Professional Wrestling Attacks
Attacking maneuvers are offensive moves in professional wrestling, used to set up an opponent for a submission hold or for a throw. There are a wide variety of attacking moves in pro wrestling, and many moves are known by several different names. Professional wrestlers frequently give their finishers new names. Occasionally, these names become popular and are used regardless of the wrestler performing the technique.
Professional wrestling contains a variety of punches and kicks found in martial arts and other fighting sports; the moves listed below are more specific to wrestling itself. Many of the moves below can also be performed from a raised platform (the top rope, the ring apron, etc.); these are called aerial variations. Moves are listed under general categories whenever possible.
Read more about Professional Wrestling Attacks: Bell Clap, Body Press, Bronco Buster, Clothesline, Double Axe Handle, Drops, Elbow, Facewash, Forearm Club, Forearm Smash, Headbutt, Knee Strikes, Hip Attack, Lariat, Leapfrog Body Guillotine, Punch, Senton, Shoulder Block, Standing Moonsault, Standing Shooting Star Press, Stink Face, Uppercut, Weapon Shot, Transition Moves, Illegal Attacks
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