10 Wrestling Finishers That Were Successfully Used In Pro MMA Fights

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Watching incredible athletes perform awe-inspiring maneuvers is one of several reasons so many people enjoy the genre of entertainment that is professional wrestling.

While the results may be pre-determined, most of us know by now that the men and women performing can (and often do) suffer serious injuries; of course, many of these injuries are the result of a maneuver being executed incorrectly or poor timing.

However, what most wrestling fans don't know is whether or not the moves they watch their favorite WWE Superstars perform week in and week out would actually work in a live combat situation.

Believe it or not, over the years, there have been several professional mixed martial artists who have used patented WWE finishers to hurt their opponents - and in some cases even win their respective fights.

Generally speaking, professional mixed martial artist shouldn't rely on a WWE-based arsenal to get the job done. That being said, a well-timed superkick can certainly catch an opponent off guard.

With that in mind, it's time to take a look at some WWE finishers that have done some serious damage inside an MMA cage.

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From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.