WWE news: The 50 greatest finishers of all time have been named

  • Alex Batt

Nothing beats a good finisher in the world of WWE.

Apart from when it comes to those big pay-per-view nights like WrestleMania and SummerSlam, as soon as a finisher is landed, it's usually night night for the opponent.

However, it begs the question... what is the greatest WWE finishing move of all time?

Of course, every individual is going to have a different opinion on this, with some people loving nothing more than a Triple H Pedigree, or a classic Rock Bottom from The People's Champion The Rock. It is all down to personal preference and opinion, which is worth baring in mind.

Having said that, the fans over at Ranker have done the tough task of ranking the best finishers in WWE history, and we've decided to list out the top 50 from the said list. So if you are stuck in isolation due to this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, then sit back, relax and take a look at the 50 greatest WWE finishers!


50. Dean Malenko's Texas Cloverleaf

49. Lion Sault

48. Sargent Slaughter's Cobra Clutch

47. Booker T's Scissors Kick

46. Kevin Steen's Package Piledriver

45. Brock Lesnar's Kimura Lock

44. Victoria's Widow's Peak

43. Rhino's Gore

42. Chris Benoit's Crippler Crossface

41. Roman Reigns Spear

40. Roman Reigns Superman Punch

39. Christian's Killswitch

38. Kofi Kingston's Trouble in Paradise

37. John Cena's Attitude Adjustment

36. The People's Elbow

35. Sheamus' Brogue Kick

34. Petey Williams' Canadian Destroyer

33. Daniel Bryan's Yes Lock

32. John Morrison's Starship Pain

31. AJ Lee's Octopus

50-31 Summary

So there we have the starting block to the list, and there are already some memorable moves!

Of course, if you've forgotten any of them, or want to watch them, we suggest a quick load up of YouTube and you'll find them in a matter of seconds.

Some legendary names already feature, with the likes of Kevin Nash, Booker T, Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, John Cena, and The Rock's classic People's Elbow.



30. Scott Hall's Razor's Edge

29. Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig's Perfect Plex

28. Kurt Angle's Ankle Lock

27. Eddie Gurrero's Three Amigos

26. Jericho's Codebreaker

25. Bray Wyatt's Sister Abigail

24. The Rock's Rock Bottom

23. Rob Van Dam's Five Star Frog Splash

22. Ric Flair's Figure Four Leglock

21. AJ Styles' Styles Clash

20. Edge's Spear

19. Jeff Hardy's Twist of Fate

18. The Chokeslam

17. Kevin Nash's Jackknife Powerbomb

16. Triple H's Pedigree

15. Brock Lesnar's F5

14. Chris Jericho's Walls of Jericho

13. Batista's Batista Bomb

12. Undertaker's Last Ride

11. Goldberg's Jackhammer

30-11 Summary

What a legendary bunch of wrestlers and also finishers making the middle part of the rankings. 

Tough on some of them to miss out of the top 10, but you can't argue that they deserve their place in the list.


One that is certainly questionable is Triple H's Pedigree not even making the top 10; surely that deserves a spot in there?!

It does beg the question, however, who on earth makes the final section if these legendary moves don't?!

Well, we're about to find out!


10. Jeff Hardy's Swanton bomb

9. Jimmy Superfly Snuka's Superfly Splash

8. CM Punk's GTS

7. Rey Mysterio's 619

6. Bret Hart's Sharpshooter

5. Shawn Michaels' Sweet Chin Music

4. Randy Orton's RKO

3. Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter

2. The Undertaker's Tombstone

1. Stone Cold Steve Austin's Stunner

10-1 Summary

Was there really any doubt?

Of course the Stone Cold Stunner was going to take top spot and take home the award of best finishing move in WWE history. There was truly no better sight than a superstar selling it to the max, in particular The Rock and Vince McMahon... well, the latter tried, bless him.

Some other classics have made the top 10, though, with interestingly DDP's Diamond Cutter finishing one place above Randy Orton's RKO, despite them essentially being the same move.


But there we have it; the 50 greatest WWE finishers according to Ranker.

Do you agree? Are you annoyed? Are you happy? Just remember, though, it's voted for by fans, and every fan has a right to their own opinion!

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