10 Sweet Wrestling Moves
In order to be part of the 10 sweet wrestling moves list, it needs to be a finishing move and it needs to cause a lot of drama. In many cases, it was the build-up to the move that made it sweet rather than the move itself. But when a wrestler can get 18,000 screaming fans out of their seats and cheering, then he just executed one of the 10 sweet wrestling moves.
- Figure-Four Leg Lock. No one applied the "Figure-Four Leg Lock" like Ric Flair, and he would bring the arena to their feet with this member of the list of 10 sweet wrestling moves. When the move is applied properly, the opponent's legs are in the shape of a number "4"; hence the name. Flair got so good at a Figure-Four that he could apply it so fast that many wrestlers do not even see it coming.
- Leg Drop. The Hulk Hogan "Leg Drop" was useless as a finishing move because it did not inflict a lot of damage. The move consisted of Hulk Hogan leaping in the air and dropping his leg across the opponent's chest. It was one of the 10 sweet wrestling moves because of the showmanship Hulk put behind it that made people anticipate the move for the entire match.
- Superfly. This is probably the best of the 10 sweet wrestling moves of all time. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka would lay his opponent in the center of the ring, climb to the top rope and do a cliff dive onto the opponent's chest. No one ever got up from a "Superfly", and it remains one of the most popular wresting moves ever.
- DDT. No one is really sure why Jake "The Snake" Roberts call his front face lock a "DDT," but people do know that it was a sweet wrestling move. Roberts would get his opponent into a front face lock, and then snap the opponent down to the mat in his famous finishing move. It was Roberts' body that created most of the noise when he executed the move, but it was still fun to watch.
- Sweet Chin Music. The reason that Shawn Michaels' "Sweet Chin Music" is so sweet is because he would use it at unexpected times. When you thought Michaels was out of a match and ready to be pinned, he would raise his foot to his opponent's chin and knock his opponent out for the win.
- Stone Cold Stunner. Friends and foes were recipients of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's "Stone Cold Stunner" finishing move. Austin would kick the victim in the gut, slide his shoulder under the victim's chin when the victim was bent over in pain and then drop the chin on the shoulder as Austin drove himself and his victim down to the mat.
- Choke Slam. The Undertaker and Kane were the masters of the "Choke Slam." The wrestler wraps his hand around his opponent's neck, lifts the opponent into the air using the neck and some mid-body lifting as well and then slam the opponent to the mat by the throat. It was a very effective finishing move for both wrestlers.
- Chicken Wing. The Bob Backlund "Chicken Wing" was designed to look painful, and it was painful as well. This sweet finishing move saw Backlund get his opponent's arm behind the back, slide his arm under his opponent's arm and then lift the opponent in the air.
- Goldberg Spear. Goldberg was not in professional wrestling very long, but he was around long enough to make the "Goldberg Spear" on of the 10 sweet wrestling moves. When his opponent would stand up, Goldberg drove his shoulder into the opponent's gut and pinned him. Simple but effective in every match.
- Crossbow. Many wrestlers use the "Crossbow" as a finishing move, and it works every time. The wrestler places his knees in the middle of his opponent's back, and then pulls the arms back like a crossbow.