The Most Iconic Finishing Moves Of All Time

Wrestling | 4/5/19

A wrestler’s finishing move is directly connected to their personality in the ring. A lot of the time, it’s what distinguishes them from their opponent and a good finishing move is protected at all costs. For example, the Stone Cold Stunner is as much a part of Stone Cold Steve Austin as much as his beer drinking or Austin 3:16.

There are A LOT of finishing moves, so putting them all into an article would be impossible. So, we decided to gather all the most unique and recognizable finishing moves ever to see how they stack up against the rest.

CM Punk’s GTS (Go To Sleep)

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Moses Robinson/Getty Images

If you’ve ever taken another man’s knee to your face, you know how unpleasant it is. Now, add in the gravity factor and a rising left knee and you have CM Punk’s finisher.

Honestly, the name Go To Sleep couldn’t be any better or more appropriate to what it does to the opponent. Punk isn’t the biggest or meanest guy in the world, but he can get his opponents into a fireman’s carry and that’s all he needs to do.