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The Best Finishing Moves in Wrestling History

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The best finishers in wrestling are the signature moves our favorite professional wrestlers from the WWE, TNA and international leagues use as a knockout blow to their opponents to win a match. Just like the unique wrestlers' entrance music, each wrestler has their own finishing move which not only launches these wrestlers to the win column of matches but also helps to define a wrestler's career.

Years ago, wrestling finishers were primarily submission holds that were more functional than flashy. Professional wrestling has however evolved more into an entertainment event leading to intricate and harsher finishers. No longer do wrestlers rely on simple headlocks to subdue their opponents. Now it's all about the complex moves involving jumping from the ropes, flying kicks and other intricate maneuvers.

Still, some of the older and greatest wrestlers of all time are still regarded as having some of the best closers. Hulk Hogan's Atomic Leg Drop, Randy Savage's Diving Elbow Drop and Kurt Angle's Ankle Lock are all quite simplistic in comparison to newer moves but are undeniably classics. Similarly, they've inspired professional and amateur wrestlers around the globe to improve upon these moves to create their own signature finishers.

What are the best finishing moves in wrestling? Whether you're a fan of Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter, Rick Flair's Four Figure Leglock or Stone Cold Steve Austin's Stunner or any of the finishers in between, it's hard not to respect the creativity that goes into creating these moves. Have a favorite wrestling finisher? Vote for it below or add it if it's not yet listed!
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    The Undertaker's Tombstone

    100
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    Stone Cold Steve Austin's Stunner

    94
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    Shawn Michaels' Sweet Chin Music

    88
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    Down 655

    The Rock's Rock Bottom

    86
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    Down 580

    Bret Hart's Sharpshooter

    79
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    Down 563

    Chris Benoit's Crippler Crossface

    75
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    Brock Lesnar's F5

    74
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    Bill Goldberg's Jackhammer

    74
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    Randy Savage's Diving Elbow Drop

    72
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    Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter

    71
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    Down 491

    Ric Flair's Figure Four Leglock

    67
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    CM Punk's GTS

    67
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    Jake the Snake Roberts' DDT

    66
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    Rob Van Dam's Five Star Frog Splash

    64
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    Scott Hall's Razor's Edge

    63
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    Jeff Hardy's Swanton bomb

    62
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    Jimmy Superfly Snuka's Superfly Splash

    60
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    No image

    Undertaker Last Ride

    57
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    chokeslam

    57
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    controversial
    Kurt Angle's Ankle Lock

    56
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    Codebreaker

    55
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    Edge Spear

    54
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    controversial
    John Cena's Attitude Adjustment

    54
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    No image

    Batista's Batista Bomb

    54
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    Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig's Perfect Plex

    52
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    controversial
    Petey Williams' Canadian Destroyer

    51
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    John Morrison's Starship Pain

    51
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    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Randy Orton RKO

    51
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    49
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    Down 395

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dean Malenko's Texas Cloverleaf

    49
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    49
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    No image

    sheamus Brouge kick

    49
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    No image

    Kevin Nash's Jackknife Power slam

    46
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    Daniel Bryan Yes Lock

    45
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    controversial
    Rob Van Dam

    45
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    controversial
    CM Punk

    45
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    EDDIE GUERREROS THREE AMIGOS

    43
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    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

    43
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    twist of fate

    42
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    often listed &controversial
    Raven's DDT

    42
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    No image

    Batista Bomb

    42
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    No image

    Jimi Superfly Sanuka Flying Headbut

    42
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    No image

    Jericho's Codebreaker

    42
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    42
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    Down 351

    Victoria's Widow's Peak

    41
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    Down 76

    five star frog splash

    41
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    No image

    Ivan Putski's Polish Hammer

    41
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    Down 194

    AJ Lee's Octopus

    41
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    swanton bomb

    40
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    Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

    40
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