10 Active Wrestlers With The Most Submission Wins (According To ProFightDb) (2024)

Submission victories are just as exciting as pinfalls, because when the move is applied to a wrestler, the fans go wild and expect to see them tap out, or somehow escape the hold. Throughout history there have been several submission specialists who got several wins by that route, such as Bret Hart, Kurt Angle and Ric Flair.

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There are some active wrestlers who followed in the footsteps of those legends and recorded a lot of submission victories, and today they are the best in that department. Let's take a look at the top active wrestlers with the most submission wins, according to ProFightDb.

10 Charlotte Flair (134)

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Charlotte Flair followed in her father's footsteps and loves to finish her opponents with submission moves, specifically the Figure Eight Leglock. In fact, according to ProFightDb, The Queen has 134 submission victories in her career. That's 43.1% of her wins over the years, because we know Charlotte has also won a lot of matches with her Natural Selection.

9 Alberto Del Rio (140)

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In case you were wondering, yes, Alberto Del Rio is still active. In 2023, he has wrestled in several Mexican promotions, including AAA, and he has not stopped recording submission victories. The now known as Alberto El Patron has 140 submission victories in his career. The Cross Armbreaker is a pretty cool and effective move that few wrestlers could escape, and he recorded most of his career wins with that move.

8 Mercedes Moné (145)

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Mercedes Moné, known as Sasha Banks in WWE, has recorded 145 submission victories in her career, according to ProFightDb. Her Bank Statement is one of the best submission moves in the history of women's wrestling, or at least one of the most effective. Every time she executed it with her flawless technique the fans knew the end was near. It was mainly thanks to that submission move that she became one of the best female wrestlers in WWE history.

7 Zack Sabre Jr. (145)

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Zack Sabre Jr. is one of the best technical wrestlers of his generation. His holds and submission moves are amazing, a delight for fans of this style. The most impressive thing about Sabre Jr. is that he can end a match with any hold, which makes his matches unpredictable and more fun to watch.

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He has the Young Boy Killer, Orienteering With Napalm Death, Jim Breaks Armbar, Cross Armbreaker, Hypernormalisation and, of course, The Inexorable March of Progress Will Lead Us All to Happiness. It's a fascinating moveset.

6 Asuka (148)

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Wrestling fans know very well how lethal Asuka is, especially when it comes to her Asuka lock. When Asuka traps her opponent with the Crossface Chickenwing with Bodyscissors, it is practically impossible to escape, and her opponent will most likely tap out within a few seconds due to the excruciating pain. With that said, it's no wonder Asuka is among the active wrestlers with the most submission wins, as she has 148 such wins in her career.

5 Becky Lynch (166)

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Becky Lynch is one of the best female wrestlers in WWE history. She has had several memorable moments and has built a huge legacy. She has defeated the best wrestlers in the company, mostly with her submission move, the Dis-Arm-Her. In fact, she has 166 submission wins in her career. However, Becky started using The Manhandle Slam in 2019 and her wins via submission have dropped considerably.

4 Bryan Danielson (171)

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Bryan Danielson has one of the most iconic submission finishers of his generation, the LeBell Lock, also known as the Yes Lock. With that move, Danielson has recorded most of his 171 submission victories, including some of the biggest of his career.

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For example, Danielson defeated Kazuchika Okada via submission, and also his iconic victory at WrestleMania 30 was via submission. Danielson is one of the best technical wrestlers of all time, so it's no surprise that he is one of the wrestlers with the most submission victories.

3 Miro (205)

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Miro, formerly known as Rusev in WWE, currently has 205 submission wins in his career, the third most among active wrestlers. Miro finishes his opponents with his Game Over / The Accolade (Camel Clutch) most of the time. In fact, nearly 69.7% of Miro's victories have been by submission. Miro loves to force his opponents to submit, that's for sure. Miro defeated via submission wrestlers such as John Cena, Ryback, The Big Show, Mark Henry, among others.

2 Jake Hager (208)

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You might be surprised to see Jake Hager (known in WWE as Jack Swagger) on this list. We're talking about a guy who was never a main eventer and has had no memorable moments in his career, so it's surprising that he's the active male wrestler with the most submission wins, with 208. Hager used to use an Ankle lock to finish his opponents, but eventually started using a Triangle Armbar, which is also very effective.

1 Natalya (251)

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Believe or not, the active wrestler with the most submission wins is Natalya, with 251. In fact, according to ProFightDb, Natalya is the wrestler with the most submission wins in wrestling history, although they admit the data may be incomplete. Surely you expected any other name to top this list, but it actually makes sense for Natalya to be the leader of this department. She has been wrestling for more than 20 years, and she recorded the vast majority of her victories with the Sharpshooter.

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