Best Pro Wrestling Submissions

The Top Ten
1 Sharpshooter

The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be. No one pulls this submission hold like Bret "The Hitman" Hart!

It is simple to do

2 Hell's Gate

It is the most deadly hold in WWE. It made some people spit blood.

Triple H had to be taken out of the arena on a stretcher. Wrestling is fake, I don't buy it

Undertaker didn't create this submission. It is a triangle choke

3 Figure 4 Leglock

The greatest submission hold in the history of pro wrestling

4 Walls of Jericho
5 Sleeper Hold

if you apply enough pressure, it looks brutal! Just look at the sleepers of Suzuki, Joe, and the cobra variation of Okada. If it's in right, there's pretty much no escape.

With the sleeper hold everyone taps to in me league if you apply pressure

6 Crippler Crossface

Date:October 22 Year:2010, Where:in my classroom, I did this finisher to my enemy, like he was so MAD so he ran after me then I stopped running and he swung his arm to hit me but I maneged to grab it and put him on the floor and applied this move.. and wel... I;m getting sued 4 breaking his arm on november 2... pretty suckish

7 Arm Bar

I do the arm bar to win 14 of my 30 matches in my wrestling league the UWE we've been together for 3 monthes and I'm the only undefeated wrestler.

An armlock used in martial arts too, this can also be known as a cross armbreaker, or straight armlock


Sometimes you forget that John Cena actually didn't invent this Crossface variation. A wrestler called Lou Thesz was the first to bust out this submission, and if that name sounds familiar, you're most likely thinking of the Lou Thesz Press, which you might have seen done by legends like Stone Cold and Randy Orton. This early legend of wrestling also invented moves like the German Suplex and the DDT, which have both been used to great effect by the likes of Jake Roberts, Brock Lesnar and even The Rock.

This move literally squeezes your brain when perfectly locked in.

Its nice john cena

9 Anaconda Vise

Within seconds a person passes out. once it is in, better be by the ropes

10 Khali Vise Grip
The Contenders
11 Ankle Lock

Kurt Angles Ankle Lock was one of the first submissions that most kids that started watching WWF/WWE around that time would see, and to them, it was brutal! But nowadays, the Wrestling world is favouring moves like Roman Reings' guillotine, or Gunther's sleeper. Still cool to see Chad Gable do it every other RAW he's on.

The best move ever.

Moves don't have to be complicated to hurt, this move is a perfect example of what I mean

12 Kimura Lock

A brutal MMA hold used to great effect in WWE by former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. He's used this deadly submission to win many important matches, like his Royal Rumble 2019 Universal Title match against Finn Balor. It looks and is devastating, as it helps Lesnar bulldoze through WWE's locker room with ease

I don't know why more people don't use this move in WWE. Guaranteed someone will tap in ten seconds or less, it's that painful

13 Calf Killer

One of the most... dangerous submission move and it's use by number 1 Wrelter The Phenomenal Aj Styles so this Submission move deserve number 1 Spot

Randy Orton has RKO out of nowhere. AJ has calf killer out of nowhere. Plus it's call calf crusher

14 The Hart Lock

Come on! This thing is the sharpshooter mixed with hell's gate! It's amazing!

15 Lion Tamer

The lion tame ris better than sharpshooter and walls of jericho
just have a look at jericho using lion tamer on Rey Mysterio
It should be No.3

16 LeBell/Yes/No Lock

Daniel Bryan is one of the most technical wrestlers of all-time. And it's because he perfected this painful submission

If someone has been caught in yes lock, then I don't think he would escape

17 The Muta Lock

The way Muta bridges with it is amazing. It looks like it could snap your neck

18 Figure Eight Leglock
19 Cocina Glitch
20 Brock Lock
21 The Rings of Saturn
22 Inverted Sharpshooter
23 Mandible Claw

You take your middle and ring fingers and push down on the soft tissue under the tongue. Just saying it sounds painful

24 The Tazmission
25 Bank Statement
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