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What a Rush! The 14 Greatest (and 3 Worst) Pro-Wrestling Moves Used in MMA

6.) Jamie Varner uses the Death Valley Driver on Sherron Leggett at WEC 29, 8/5/2007.

The Death Valley Driver comes at the 3:30 mark

I always thought that once Perry Saturn left the ECW, he was criminally misused. He could have gone on to be so much bigger than he was if he was just allowed to have a decent gimmick. Saturn was a large inked up tough guy who, for whatever reason, was stuck with awful gimmicks like World’s Most Annoying Wrestler Lodi’s slave, guy who loves a mop and…dude, someone in WCW seriously looked at this guy and thought making him Lodi’s slave would be the proper way to utilize him. How did they manage to lose $60 million in one year and go out of business again?

Jamie Varner pays a wonderful tribute to the wrestling icon that should have been by using his signature move, the Death Valley Driver, on Sherron Leggett. Naturally, Steve Mazzagatti is perfectly okay with Varner’s slam, but stops the fight seconds later due to a punch that lands in the back of Leggett’s head. Oh, Steve. Your antics will never cease to amuse me (until you get someone killed).

5.) Alvin Walker Perfect Plexes Matthias Merkle at Kombat Komplett 4, 6/4/2011.

If you haven’t heard of Alvin Walker, he’s a 3-0 fighter that has competed exclusively in Germany. If you’re a self-proclaimed “wrestling fan” who grew up in the 80s/90s and forget his name after today, just admit that by “wrestling fan” you actually mean that you own more Brooke Hogan CDs than any human should ever admit to owning (i.e. more than zero).

Unfortunately, since being Perfect Plexed and knocked out by Alvin Walker, Matthias Merkle has still been giving this whole MMA business a shot, having been choked out by Jessin Ayari in March. Even more heartbreaking: Alvin Walker hasn’t fought since. Perhaps this is fitting though - You can’t top perfection.

4.) Yoshihisa Yamamoto DDTs Mark Kerr at PRIDE 27, 2/1/2004

It’s easy to rag on anything Mark Kerr has done this millennium; the term “monumental collapse” quickly comes to mind. But Mark Kerr was actually in control of this entire fight until he made the mistake of having a neck that Yoshihisa Yamamoto could grab. The Japanese grappler scored the desperate DDT, picking up a victory over “The Smashing Machine” while that still sort of meant something. If the victory looked like a fluke to you, then just look at Yamamoto’s 14-23-1 record, which includes a loss to Bob Sapp. Yep, certainly a fluke.

3.) Shannon Ritch Super Kicks John Wood at Shark Fights 2, 12/13/2008.

When these two first met at Shark Fights’ debut show, Ritch won by heel hook in under a minute. I guess Wood felt that Ritch didn’t kick his ass nearly enough, so the two met up again less than two months later. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but one of these guys improved to 43-62 (4) while the other went on to be known as some hapless can who jobs to the popular local fighters at regional shows. Like I said, I don’t want to spoil the ending.

2.) Travis Fulton Rock Bottoms Jeremy Bullock at Extreme Challenge 22, 11/21/1998.

Oh man, this fight.

I know the early days of our sport were all about criminal mismatches, but come on. I like to pretend that the matchmaker who decided to put the undersized, inexperienced Tae Kwon Do “fighter” in the cage with Travis Fulton at least cried himself to sleep for the rest of his life over how badly this one ended. Long story short, Bullock uses a pro-wrestling stall headlock on Fulton (aka “clinging on for dear life”), who then picks him up over his head and Rock Bottoms his ass straight to the mat. Bullock hasn’t fought since, which is probably the only positive thing to take out of this one.

Hit that “next page” link for yet another example of PRIDE being awesome and The Worst in the World…

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Comments

  1. guelph gym Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 02:00


    wow some sick slams brought me down memory lane fuck im getting old
  2. SethF Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 02:01


    Oops...looks like #1 worst is missing, at least on my end. I'll fix it when I'm in front of a computer. Sorry guys!
  3. knucklesamitch Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 02:01


    That perfect-plex was awesome, and that rock bottom is still my favorite. Also, that is NOT a DDT, that's just Kerr KO'ing himself.
  4. nesbitt Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 02:06


    no love for tiger mask (dos caras jr/alberto del rio) getting Cropcop'd in the best of the worst?
  5. AlanBelcher619 Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 02:26


    No Alan Belcher..... wtf?
  6. ReX13 Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 02:44


    i still say severn deserves a mention for his sweet double german (ALL THE WAY ACROSS) on anthony macias, but still mad props, yo. some really cool finds here. And brad baker put himself in a fucking inverted heel hook BRAD ARE YOU SERIOUSLY BRO
  7. FilmDrunk Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 02:48


    That was a double wizzer suplex (overhooks not underhooks) from Jones, which makes it even more awesome.
  8. danomite Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 02:57


    Dos Anjos briefly turned his calf crank into an STF (regal stretch) against tyson griffin and benson henderson almost landed an enziguri on Frankie Edgar.
  9. Blakethoria Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 03:34


    Genki Sudo's helicopter spin thing into a heel hook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7XbzXBB1uc at 3:10 Also his bounce of the ropes drop kick against Butterbean.
  10. SethF Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 07:55


    No, but the main image for this article is Dor Caras Jr. actually winning a fight...which he managed to do more than you'd think in his MMA career.
  11. smiledriver Says:

    Mon, 07/23/12 - 10:42


    Didn't Emerson and Maynard do a double knockout DDT once. That and where in Nick Denis and his belly to back into a chokeslam.
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    Tue, 07/24/12 - 05:48


    I like articles like this every now and then
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    Tue, 07/24/12 - 08:02


    Missed Jon Jones rock bottom on the Hammer.
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