Moves used in professional wrestling.

Aerial Techniques

Arm twist ropewalk Chop

Diamond Dust

Diving back elbow drop

Diving Bulldog

Diving Crossbody

Diving DDT

Diving double axe handle

Diving elbow drop

Pointed elbow drop

Diving fist drop

Diving headbutt

Diving Hurricanrana



Diving Knee Drop

Diving leg drop

Diving leg drop bulldog

Moonsault leg drop

Somersault leg drop

Diving Shoulder Block

Diving Spear

Diving Stomp

Moonsault double foot stomp

Mushroom stomp

Flying Calf kick

Flying Clothesline

Flying Neckbreaker


Flying spinning heel kick

Flying thrust kick


Reverse Frankensteiner


Corkscrew Moonsault


630 Senton

Moonsault Senton

Imploding Senton Bomb

Seated Senton


Senton Bomb

High-angle Senton Bomb


Shooting Star

Shooting Star Press

Shooting Star Leg Drop

Shooting Star Elbow Drop

Shooting Star DDT

Shooting Star Senton

Corkscrew shooting star press


450 Splash

Corkscrew 450 Splash
Imploding 450 Splash

Corner Slingshot Splash

Frog Splash

Sunset Flip


Arm Drags


Arm Wringer

Atomic Drop


Back Body Drop

Bell Clap

The wrestler slaps both ears of an opponent simultaneously with the palms of their hands, distorting their balance.

Biel Throws

Body Locks

Body Press

Big Splash

Body Avalanche


Lou Thesz Press

Stinger Splash

Tilt-a-Whirl Crossbody

Vertical Press

Bronco Buster

Koronco Buster






Backhand Chop

Cross Chop

Forehand Chop

Kesagiri Chop

Mongolian Chop

Overhead Chop


Cactus Clothesline

Corner Clothesline

Leaping Clothesline

Rebound Clothesline

Short-arm Clothesline

Springboard Clothesline

Three-point stance Clothesline

Cobra Clutch Slam

Collar-and-Elbow Tie-Up


Double Axe Handle

Also known as Double Sledge, Polish Hammer or Double Axe Hammer, this attack sees the wrestler clutches both hands together and swing them at the opponent, hitting any part of them; usually their back, chest or neck.

Double-Team Maneuvers



Butt Drop

Chop Drop

Elbow Drop

Corkscrew Elbow Drop

Spinning Headlock Elbow Drop

Fist Drop

Forearm Drop

Headbutt Drop

Knee Drop

Knee Drop Bulldog

Leg Drop


Back Elbow

Bionic Elbow

Corner Back Elbow

Discus Back Elbow

Discus Elbow Smash

Elbow Smash

Mounted Elbow Drop

Short-arm Elbow Smash

Electric Chair Drop




Fireman's Carry Throws


Forearm Club

Forearm Smash

Full Nelson

Giant Swing

Guillotine Drop



An attack where the wrestler uses their head to strike a part of the opponent's body, usually the head or skull, to daze them. Unlike a legitimate headbutt, the pro-wrestling version most often impacts with the opponent's forehead, counting on the superior hardness of the wrestler's head and the momentum delivered to harm the opponent without hurting the wrestler. Many wrestlers deliver a headbutt to an opponent's head by holding the opponent's head and delivering the headbutt to their hand instead, relying on the intervening hand to cushion the blow.

Headlock Takedown

Headscissors Takedown

Hip Attacks

Hip Toss


Irish Whip


Knee Strikes



Leapfrog Body Guillotine


Mat Slam

Monkey Flip

Muscle Buster







A simple close-fisted punch, often to the opponent's body or face which almost never result in disqualification but referees may try to stop wrestlers. They are many variations including:

  • Back Fist: The wrestler strikes the opponent with the back of their fist and there is a spinning variation.
  • Heart Punch: The wrestler raises the opponent's left arm over their head, sometimes folding it behind their neck as well, then delivers a strong punch into the side of their ribcage.
  • Mounted Punches: A common variation of the punch involves standing on the middle or top ropes and delivering repeated punches to the face while the opponent is backed up against the turnbuckles.
  • Superman Punch: This attack sees the wrestler leap in the air before striking the opponent with their fist.
  • Wind-up Punch: 


Shin Breaker


Snakes Eyes



The wrestler delivers an overpowering open-hand slap to their opponent. Variations include a double slap to slap both of the opponent's cheeks with both hands similar to a bell clap and a palm strike, known as a Shotei, delivering an open-hand strike with the palm of their hand, often to the chin.


Shoulder Block

Skin the Cat

Standing Moonsault

Standing Shooting Star Press

Stink Face


Sunset Flip


Spinning Crucifix Toss


Set up Move

Trips and Sweeps



Transition Moves

Tree of Woe

Illegal Attacks

Asian Mist

Asian mist refers to the illegal manuever of spitting a colored liquid into the face of an opponent in professional wrestling. After doing so, the opponent may be blinded and experience intense stinging in the eyes. Asian mist can come in almost any color, but the most common one used in green. On rare occasion, a wrestler may use a flammable substance such as alcohol.

  • Green Mist-The most common mist which obscures the opponent's vision.
  • Red Mist-The mist is purported to burn rather than blind.
  • Black Mist-An even more powerful mist which is puported to severely blind an opponent for a prolonged period of time.
  • Blue Mist-This mist is used to send an opponent to sleep.
  • Yellow Mist-This mist is puported to paralyze the opponent.


The wrestler seizes a body part of the opponent and bites down with their teeth. Biting is often used when a wrestler is "trapped", either in the corner of the ring or in a submission hold as a desperation move.

Eye Poke

Also called a thumb to the eye, a wrestler uses their finger(s) or thumb to poke the opponent in the eyes(s). 

Eye Rake

This is when a wrestler moves their hand down past an opponent's eyes(s), making it appear the wrestler has dragged their fingers across the opponent's eye(s) to cause pain and visual problems.


The wrestler uses a concealed lighter to light a piece of flash paper and throws it at the opponent's face, giving the impression of a supernatural ball of fire emerging from their hand. Other variations includes spitting alcohol onto a lighter or torch.


Seen when a wrestler who is on the opposite side of the ring from an opponent grabs them by the head and drops down, forcing the opponent's throat across the ropes. The reverse hangman is where the wrestler standing outside the ring or on the apron, grabs the back of the opponent's head or neck into the ropes.

Hair Pull

A wrestler takes advantage of another's long hair by pulling it and is more commonly used by female wrestlers. The wrestler is given a five count to stop before being disqualified.

Low Blow

A direct shot to the groin of an opponent and is an offense punishable by disqualification. Although kicking an opponent in the groin is the most obvious method, the most popular version sees an attacking wrestler dropping to their knees and raise their arm up between the opponent's leg, striking the groin with the inside of their elbow-joint.

Testicular Claw

A version of a clawhold in which a wrestler will grab hold of an opponent by the testicles and squeeze, and is an offense punishable by disqualification.