10 Wrestling Moves Wrestlers Refuse To Do Anymore

Wrestlers may not want to use these moves anymore, but we'll always have the memories.

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Though the art of professional wrestling is an amalgamation of many different vital elements all pulling in the same direction, such as larger than life characters, jaw-dropping pageantry, and compelling narratives, it's hard to look past the actual physical performances going down inside of the ring when it comes to the most important aspect of the form.

Whether they be heart-stopping superkicks, or body-breaking power slams, it's these constantly evolving manoeuvres that keep this industry from feeling like little more than an elaborate pantomime.

However, as time has gone by and the moves executed by our favourite faces have become more intricate and dangerous to pull off on a nightly basis, never has it been more apparent that not all weapons are created equal.

Some take years off careers or threaten to end them altogether, so it's no surprise a few stars have opted to leave them on the shelf indefinitely.

From frankly ridiculous springboard assaults, to finishers that almost guarantee a significant injury at some point down the line, you won't catch wrestlers doing these moves anymore and it's not exactly hard to see why...

10. Kevin Owens - Steenalizer

The former Kevin Steen has shifted through a couple of finishers since officially landing in World Wrestling Entertainment back in 2014, relying heavily on his Pop-up Powerbomb (more on that later) in the early days to get the job done before more recently using the Stunner made famous by Stone Cold Steve Austin as his go-to match-ender.

But before he went by the name of Kevin Owens, the former Universal Champion had another destructive weapon in his arsenal that would frequently leave his opponents staring up at the lights when all was said and done.

Yet, while his trademark Steenalizer was devastatingly effective, it was also a move that could have potentially led to disastrous real-life consequences for the poor soul on the receiving end of it. As Owens admitted himself, the fact that he had a couple of "close calls" when using the move on the indies led to him feeling as though the Package fall-away Piledriver into the corner needed to be retired once he set foot in WWE.

Sure enough, we've never seen KO use said signature under the WWE banner and we likely never will.

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