Now since it made some people uppity I won’t be using numbers this time. I got bored so figured I’d make another list (and no recapping NXT isn’t very appealing).
The Camel Clutch, Iron Sheik-It was the move that launched Hulk Hogan into fame and the Iron Sheik into being one of the best heels ever. Hogan being the first to break out of the Sheik’s hold which no one had ever done proved him to be the American hero.
Hell’s Gate(Gogoplata), Undertaker-When Undertaker broke out this move like many others I didn’t think it fit his character. However I’ve grown to love it.
Honorable Mention: Triangle Choke, Undertaker
Figure Four Leg Lock, Ric Flair-Probaly the most famous submission hold in America. Ric Flair has been using it throughout his entire wrestling career. It’s claimed numerous victims.
Honorable Mention: Inverted Figure Four, Shawn Michaels and Indian Deathlock, Triple H (as his old gimmick)
Ankle Lock, Kurt Angle-The Ankle(sometimes Angle) Lock completely twists the ankle of the opponent. Once locked it you either tap or snap.
Sharpshooter, Bret Hart-If the F4 is the most popular in America the Sharpshooter is definitely a close second.
Honorable Mention-Walls of Jericho/Liontamer Chris Jericho, Boston Crab, Lance Storm, and Texas Cloverleaf, Dean Malenko
Mandible Claw aka Mr.Socko, Cactus Jack/Mankind/Mick Foley/Dude Love-You choke people with a dirty sock nothing more needs to be said there is no other submission like it.
STF-U, John Cena-You can hate on Cena but you have to admit the STF-U is a painful move.
Honorable Mention: Regal Stretch, William Regal
Crippler Crossface, Chris Benoit-If i had to rank these submissions this would be at the top of the list. Easily the most deadly, painful, and destructive finisher in a while. Benoit would come up with many creative reversals. Once locked in at the center of the ring your fate as sealed just ask Triple H.
Comment below on the submissions you think are the best.