10 Best Professional Wrestling Moves
The 10 best professional wrestling moves got the audience excited and people out of their seats. Every wrestler has their finishing move, and some are more dramatic than others. See if your favorite wrestler's finishing move is one of the best professional wrestling moves ever.
- The Stone Cold Stunner. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin used this move on everyone he did not like, and that was everyone. Austin would plant his shoulder under the victim's chin and bring the victim down on his shoulder with a leap in the air.
- The Superfly Splash. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka electrified an arena when he would climb to the top rope to deliver the Superfly Splash. Snuka would extend his body and land on the victim's chest in the middle of the ring. The three count was all that was left after this member of the list of the best professional wrestling moves.
- Tombstone Piledriver. The Undertaker used this version of the piledriver as a very deliberate finishing move. The Undertaker would place the victim's head between his knees, and the drive the head into the mat by dropping to his knees on the victim's head.
- Choke Slam. Many wrestlers use the choke slam as their finishing move, but none used it better than the wrestler known as Kane. Kane would wrap his hand around the victim's throat, lift the victim in the air and slam him the victim to the mat.
- The Camel Clutch. There have been many variations on this move over the years, but the Iron Sheik's version known as the "Camel Clutch" was one of the best professional wrestling moves. The Sheik would lie the victim on his stomach on the mat, place his feet under each shoulder and then lift the victim until the victim's arms rested on the Sheik's knees. It was painful, and it cause many men to submit.
- Bear hug. There were many wrestlers that used the bear hug in professional wrestling, but few used it as effectively as Andre the Giant. When Andre clamped his arms around a victim, the only thing that victim could do was submit.
- The Sharpshooter. The Sharpshooter was Brett "The Hitman" Hart's finishing move, and it was a reverse Camel Clutch. Rather than lifting the arms, Hart would lift the legs and apply pressure to the victim's back until the victim submitted.
- The People's Elbow. No one delivered a finishing move with more personality than The Rock. When he had his victim down in the middle of the ring, The Rock would remove his elbow pad, run over his victim twice as he bounced off the ring ropes and then he would stop and drop the elbow right to the middle of the chest.
- The Mandible Claw. The mandible is the scientific name for the lower jaw. The Mandible Claw was Mick Foley's finishing move when he was playing the Mankind character. Foley would reach under the tongue with his ring finger and pointer finger, and then press upwards on the bottom of the jaw with his thumb. To make this worse, he performed the move while wearing an old sock on his hand.
- DDT. No one is really sure why Jake "the Snake" Roberts called this move a DDT when he created it, but everyone agrees that it is one of the best professional wrestling moves of all time. Roberts would get his opponent in a front face lock under his arm, and then fall backwards driving the opponent's forehead into the mat.