Which '80s Wrestlers Performed These Signature Moves?

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Gavin Thagard

6 Min Quiz

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The '80s is considered the Golden Age of wrestling, particularly for the WWE. How much do you know about the wrestlers of this era? Take this quiz and find out!

Who was known for the Atomic Leg Drop?

Hulk Hogan began his career in the WWE as an Irishman. One of his most famous feuds in the WWE was with Andre the Giant.

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Who popularized the Pile Driver?

André René Roussimoff, better known as Andre the Giant, was also an actor. He played in "The Princess Bride" in 1987.

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Which wrestler was known for the Gorilla Press Drop?

The Ultimate Warrior was a bodybuilder before he became a wrestler. He even won the National Physique Committee Georgia title in 1984.

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Who performed the Camel Clutch?

The Iron Sheik was trained by Gholamreza Takhti before he joined the WWE. Takhti was an Iranian Olympic wrestling champion.

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Who was known for their DDT?

Jake "The Snake" Roberts carried a python in a sack with him to the ring. He used it the psych out his opponents.

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Who performed the Atlantic City Avalanche?

Bundy often asked the referee to complete a five count instead of a three count. He wanted to prove how much better he was than his opponent.

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Whose signature move was the Back Breaker?

Studd carried a stretcher to the ring with him. After beating his opponents to a bloody pulp, they would leave on the stretcher he brought in.

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Who was known for the Superfly Splash?

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was known for his acrobatic style of wrestling. This often involved him climbing to the top rope and jumping onto his opponents.

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Which wrestler was known for their Bear Hug?

Josip Nikolai Peruzović portrayed a Russian villain while performing in the WWE. However, he was actually from Yugoslavia.

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Who performed the Rude Awakening?

"Ravishing" Rick Rude was one of the founders of D-Generation X. This was a stable of wrestlers who were famous for their feud with the Hart Foundation.

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Who was known for the Sharpshooter?

Bret Hart teamed up with Jimmy Niedhart to form the Hart Foundation. Together, these two played villains throughout their early careers in the WWE.

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Who performed the Figure Four Leg Lock?

Valentine was part of the first ever WrestleMania. In it, he defeated Junkyard Dog for the Intercontinental Championship.

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Whose move was the Apocalypse?

Brutus teamed up with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine to form the Dream Team. In 1985, they won the World Tag Team Championship.

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Which wrestler was known for the Double Flying Headbutt?

Shawn Michaels was one of the WWE's biggest stars. He was often referred to as the Main Event because of his ability to captivate audiences during big time shows.

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Who was known for the Swan Dive Headbutt?

After years of performing, the Dynamite Kid, Thomas Billington, was left paralyzed in his left leg. This is attributed to his signature move where he would climb to the top rope and jump off headfirst onto his opponent.

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Who performed the Bulldog?

Jimmy Jack Funk wore a Lone Ranger-themed costume during his ring appearances. This costume was often accompanied by a noose around his neck.

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Which of these wrestlers was known for their Back Breaker?

Hercules was known for his strength as a wrestler. Some people even compared it to that of a Greek god.

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Who performed the Reverse Pile Driver?

Don Muraco was one of the greatest heels in WWE history. He was known for breaking the rules, which fans hated him even more for.

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Whose signature move was the Sleeper Hold?

Adonis was known for his cross-dressing gimmick in the ring. He would wear pink tights and a massive amount of makeup.

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Who performed the Sharpshooter as their signature move?

As a gimmick, Owen Hart began lowering himself into the ring on a grapple line. However, in 1999, he accidentally released the line too soon and fell over 75 ft to his death.

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Who was known for the 747 Splash?

The One Man Gang was known for destroying low-level talent before facing off with major stars. He often found himself on the losing side when up against wrestlers on his level, though.

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Which wrestler performed the Guitar Shot?

The Honky Tonk Man was known for dressing up like Elvis Presley and carrying a guitar. During his stint in the WWE, he held the World Continental Title for 454 days, which is still a record.

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Who was known for the Airplane Spin?

Though Gorilla Monsoon started his career as a wrestler, he spent the later part as a commentator and manager. His most famous commentating partner was Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

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Whose signature move was the Body Breaker?

Jesse had an amazing wrestling career, but his career outside the ring was just as successful. He was both a Navy SEAL and the governor of Minnesota at one point.

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Who performed the Savate Kick?

Haku was a tough and intimidating wrestler. He was known as King Tonga before renaming himself Haku.

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Who was known for the Diving Splash?

In the '80s, Tama teamed up with Haku to form the Islanders. During their stint together, they had rivalries with other tag team duos such as the British Bulldogs and the Strike Force.

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Whose signature move was the Sleeper Hold?

B. Brian Blair was most known for his partnership with "Jumpin" Jim Brunzell. They were known as the Killer Bees.

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Which wrestler performed the Drop Kick?

When Jim Brunzell teamed up with B. Brian Blair, they would wear identical masks to confuse their opponents. This tactic was known as the Masked Confusion.

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Who performed the Bossman Slam?

Big Boss Man wore a cop outfit into the ring. This is probably because he was once a corrections officer before becoming a wrestler.

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Whose signature move was the Cobra Clutch?

Robert Remus was a U.S. Marine before becoming a wrestler. He incorporated his military background into wrestling persona when he became Sgt. Slaughter.

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Who was known for the Bridging Cradle Suplex?

Race won seven World Heavyweight Championships over the course of his career. That was a record eventually beaten by Rick Flair.

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Who performed the Air Africa?

Kamala was known for wearing an African tribal mask to the ring. He also carried a spear and wore face paint. This made him an intimidating foe.

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Whose signature move was the Perfect Plex?

Curt Hennig, Mr. Perfect, grew up in the wrestling world. In fact, his father, Larry "The Axe" Hennig, was a legend himself.

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Who was known for their Spike Pile Driver?

Mr. Wonderful competed in the main event of the first WrestleMania ever. He teamed up with Roddy Piper to take on Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

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Who performed the Battering Ram?

The Bushwhackers were a tag team duo made up of Butch and Luke. They were known for their tattoos and lack of teeth.

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