10 GIFs Of The Greatest Pro Wrestling Finishing Moves Of The 90s

Every great pro wrestler needs a great finisher — and these are ten of the very best.

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    Swanton Bomb - Jeff Hardy

    There are few high flyers who can defy death quite like Jeff Hardy. His Swanton Bomb was enough to get crowds on their feet when he did it from the top rope — the roof nearly blew off any time he landed it from the top of a ladder, sometimes through a table.

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    Atomic Leg Drop - Hulk Hogan

    Hulk Hogan used his signature Leg Drop to dispatch opponents for some 25 years, and it rarely failed him. You have to think if he ever does lace up his boots again, he'll still be able to hit it one more time for the Hulkamaniacs.

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    Chokeslam - Kane

    There are plenty of wrestlers who use the Chokeslam, but few are as vicious about it as Kane. His incredible one handed strength has even allowed him to hit the move on super-heavyweights like Mark Henry and the Big Show.

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    Jackknife Powerbomb - Kevin Nash

    Whether he was performing as Kevin Nash or Diesel, the Jackknife Powerbomb always looked like the move to end a match. It may not have been the prettiest finisher out there, but it certainly got the job done.

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    Lionsault - Chris Jericho

    Named for his early 'Lionheart' persona, the Lionsault was one of many things that set Chris Jericho apart from the pack. At a time when moves off the ring ropes were typically left to Lucha Libre, Jericho's finisher always got a big reaction.

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    Rock Bottom - The Rock

    The Rock's primary finisher was quite simple compared to the theatrics of the People's Elbow, but it certainly won him a fair few titles. However, it was a move that was often copied; across his battles with Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin, he probably took nearly as many Rock Bottoms as he delivered.

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    Pedigree - Triple H

    The Pedigree will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest finishing moves of all time. It's as brutal as it is unique — it's difficult to say where the move or Triple H's trusty sledgehammer is your biggest thing to worry about if you find yourself in the ring with the Game.

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    Sweet Chin Music - Shawn Michaels

    Randy Orton's RKO is the 'out of nowhere' move of the day, but the original surprise finisher might just be Sweet Chin Music. Whether Shawn Michaels tuned up the band beforehand or simply snuck up on you with a kick, this is one tune that means lights out.

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    Stone Cold Stunner - Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Perhaps the most popular pro wrestler of all time, Stone Cold Steve Austin's finisher was entirely well suited to his raucous personality. The double-bird, the kick to the groin and then the move itself — he did it thousands of times, but it never got old.

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    Tombstone Piledriver - The Undertaker

    Nothing says 'the end' like the Tombstone Piledriver. Undertaker's huge arsenal gives him a lot of ways to get at his opponents — the Last Ride, his Chokeslam, even Old School — but when he really needed to put someone away, there was simply no substitute for this match-winning maneuver.

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