Sports are played all around the world whether as hobbies or as careers. Sports play a vital role in our lives. Since our childhood, we played different types of sports to entertain us. But many people make a career in sports. They gain popularity and money from these sports. There are many sports in the world. But only some of them are the most popular and most loved in the world. We have made a list of the top 10 most popular sports in the World.
Golf is a precision club and ball sport that is played between different players using many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes. Golf is more popular in elderly people as compared to young people. Golf’s popularity is limited on the internet and there are a limited number of searches related to golf. It has a very limited presence on social media because social media is mostly dominated by the younger generation.
There are several biggest competitions of the Golf such as the Master’s Tournament, The US Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. It is one of the most popular sports in the world and there are 118 countries in the International Golf Federation. Golf has a fan base of more than 390 million fans which is enough to place it in 10th position in the top 10 most popular sports in the world list.
Rugby is a widely played sport in France and it has a strong tradition in the people of Basque, Occitan, and Catalan areas. Rugby is mainly popular and has a strong fan base in Australia, England, France, and New Zealand. Rugby is also moderately popular on the Internet and enjoys a limited presence on social media. Many developed countries have professional Rugby Leagues. This league’s popularity is quite varying.
Rugby World Cup is one of the biggest tournaments of Rugby which is held every 4 years in which 20 different countries from Rugby playing nations participate in it. Rugby is also considered as one of the most male-dominated sports at both the professional as well as at the amateur level. With around 400 million fans all around the world, Rugby is the 9th most popular sports in the world.
Baseball is a bat and ball sport that is played between two teams having nine players in each team who take turns batting and fielding. In baseball, teams can score runs by hitting a ball thrown by the pitcher with a bat and move in counter-clockwise around a series of four bases. Baseball has a huge number of fans in Canada, the USA, Cuba, and many other countries. This sport is widely watched in the US, Cuba, Canada, and Japan.
Baseball World Cup and World Baseball Classic are the biggest competition of this sport where all the major countries that play baseball participate. When it comes to gender equality, there is no equality between males and females because it is one of the most male-dominated sports. It is also sponsored by top brands such as MasterCard, Chevrolet, etc which pays lots of money to these baseball teams. It is the 8th most popular sports in the world with more than 500 million fans globally.
Table Tennis which is also known as ping pong is a sport in which 2 or 4 players hit a table tennis ball back and forth using table tennis rackets. Table Tennis fans are scattered around the world. It has a strong fan base of around 900 million fans with millions of hobbyists, amateur players and professional players all around the world. It is also played in the Olympics Games.
The biggest event of Table Tennis in the world is the World Table Tennis Championship which is held every two years and top players of the game from all around the world participate in the event. Table tennis has excellent gender equality. Both the men and women table tennis attracts media attention. It is basically popular in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas and it ranks in the 7th position in the list of top 10 most popular sports in the world.
Volleyball is a sport that is played between two teams of 6 players which are separated by a net. In this sport, each team will get a point if they ground a ball on the other team’s court under the organized rules. Volleyball has a reasonable number of fans with around 900 million fans in almost all the countries of the world. Since 1964, Volleyball has been a part of the Summer Olympic Games.
Volleyball is a sport that receives a great deal of attention on social media. The popularity of Volleyball is among both genders and it is one of the fastest emerging sports in the modern age. The biggest competition of Volleyball is the FIVB Volleyball Championship in which 24 countries of the world participate in it and it is held every 4 years. Both the men and women volleyball get lots of attention nowadays. So, it is the 6th most popular sports in the world on the list.
Tennis is a sport in which people usually play individually against a single opponent or even played between two teams of two players each. Tennis has a huge and pretty good fan base all around the world. Tennis superstars like Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are widely known all over the world and have millions of fans. The major competitions of Tennis are watched by more than 400 million people all over the world.
Tennis is an individual sport so there are no national teams for it. But there are national tennis federations which look after the tennis tournament in the country. There are many international tournaments held every year. Among them, Wimbledon, the US Open, the Green Open, and the Australian are the biggest tournaments of Tennis. Many brands like Rolex, Mercedes, Nike, Puma, and other brands sponsor superstars of tennis to promote their brand. It is in the 5th of the list of top 10 most popular sports in the world 2020.
Hockey is a sport in which two teams play with each other by trying to maneuver a ball into the opponent’s goal with the help of the hockey stick. It has two versions including Ice and field hockey. Both ice hockey and field hockey is considered as one of the most popular sports in the world having almost 2 billion fans all around the world which especially follow the National Hockey League (NHL). Field hockey is also the national game of some countries such as Pakistan, India, etc.
Hockey is basically male-dominated sport but some countries also promote the participation of women and they also have a national women’s hockey team. Both the hockey also receive considerable attention from many popular brands such as Gatorade, Rebook, and others which are willing to sign sponsorship deals with these teams. Hockey ranks in the 4th position in the list of top 10 most popular sports in the world 2020.
Basketball is one of the most playing sports which is played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The main aim is to shoot a ball through a hoop which is 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end. Basketball has a huge number of fans that ranges from 2 to 3 billion and most of them are from the US, Canada, Japan, and the Philippines.
The NBA of the US is the most popular league which is watched and followed by millions of fans all around the world. In 2016, the NBA sold the TV rights deal for $24 billion for 9 years which means $2.6 billion per year. Many popular brands also spend millions of dollars in endorsement deals with top basketball players. These deals can sometimes continue after the player’s retirement also. It is a very popular sport in America and one of the most talked sports. Baseball is the third most popular sports in the world.
Cricket is another most popular sports in the world with great global reach and followed by more than 2.5 billion fans. Cricket has three different formats that are Test, ODI, and T20. The test is the longest format of cricket which is played in 5 days including 4 innings. ODI is the format which is played of 50 overs and T20 is the shortest format of this game that cricket fans find exciting and thrilling. The Cricket World Cup is the most followed competition in Cricket which was last played in 2019 and was watched by about 2.6 billion people from all over the world.
Cricket also has a good number of endorsement deals from various popular brands. The popularity of cricket has seen an increase over the years. Like all other sports, male cricket is more popular than the female version but the ICC has taken steps to make women cricket popular and many countries have also developed their women’s cricket teams. Due to its popularity and craze among people, it is in the 2nd position of the top 10 most popular sports in the world 2020 list.
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world which is also known as associative football and is widely followed and celebrated especially in Europe. It is estimated that football is played by 270 million players in over 200 countries and more than 3.8 billion people which is more than half of the world’s population consider themselves to be football fans.
In soccer, there are two teams of even players in each team and the objective of this sport is to drive a ball into the goalpost which is defended by the opponent. The FIFA World Cup which is the most prestigious and biggest competition in football was watched by a record number of 3.2 billion fans in 2018. Besides this, every major football tournament like UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, etc are also widely followed by football fans.
Not only male football receives a lot of media attention but female football also attracts media. Due to the wide media attention and popularity among fans, top brands such as Coca Cola, Qatar Airways, Pepsi, Nike, and many other brands have signed multi-million dollar contracts with football governing bodies such as FIFA, UEFA, top football clubs and even national teams. Due to the most popular sports in the world and contracts with top brands, football players are also considered as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
Top 10 Fastest Runners In The World.
Running is a method of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. Running is a type of gait characterized by an aerial phase in which all feet are above the ground (though there are exceptions). This is in contrast to walking, where one foot is always in contact with the ground, the legs are kept mostly straight and the center of gravity vaults over the stance leg or legs in an inverted pendulum fashion. A feature of a running body from the viewpoint of spring-mass mechanics is that changes in kinetic and potential energy within a stride occur simultaneously, with energy storage accomplished by springy tendons and passive muscle elasticity. The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting. It is assumed that the ancestors of humankind developed the ability to run for long distances about 2.6 million years ago, probably in order to hunt animals. Competitive running grew out of religious festivals in various areas. Records of competitive racing date back to the Tailteann Games in Ireland between 632 BCE and 1171 BCE, while the first recorded Olympic Games took place in 776 BCE. Running has been described as the world’s most accessible sport.
Richard “Torpedo” Thompson (born 7 June 1985) is a sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago who specializes in the 100 meters. His personal best of 9.82 seconds, set in June 2014, was one of the top ten fastest of all time, and a national record. In the 200 meters, he has the fourth-fastest time by a Trinidad and Tobago athlete. Thompson studied at Louisiana State University (LSU) and broke the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) indoor 60 meters record in 2008, his final season of collegiate athletics. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Thompson was the silver medalist in the 100 meters, running a then-personal best of 9.89 seconds, and the 4×100 meters relay along with Emmanuel Callender, Keston Bledman, and Marc Burns. He also won the silver medal in the 4×100 meters at the 2012 Olympics with the same team he competed in the 2008 Olympics with. Also in the 2012 Olympics, he finished 6th following the disqualification of Tyson Gay in the final of the 100 meters. Thompson is a five-time Trinidad and Tobago national champion. His current personal best of 9.82 was set at the 2014 Trinidad and Tobago national championships.
Steve Mullings (born 28 November 1982) is a Jamaican former sprint athlete who specialized in the 100 and 200 meters events and in 2011 was given a lifetime ban for doping. Mullings began his international athletics career with a bronze medal win in the 100 m at the Pan American Junior Championships. At the 2004 national championship, he made his first impact in senior athletics, setting new bests of 10.04 and 20.22 in the sprints, and finishing as the 200 m national champion. This earned him qualification into the 2004 Summer Olympics, but he was withdrawn from the competition after his sample from the national championships tested positive for banned substances. After his B sample also tested positive for testosterone, he was banned from competition for two years and his results between mid-2004 and 2005 were removed from the record.
Maurice Greene (born July 23, 1974) is an American former track and field sprinter who specialized in the 100 meters and 200 meters. He is a former 100 m world record holder with a time of 9.79 seconds. During the height of his career (1997–2004) he won four Olympic medals and was a five-time World Champion. This included three golds at the 1999 World Championships, a feat which had previously only been achieved by Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson and has since been equaled by three others. His career was affected by a number of injuries from 2001 onwards, although he won the 100 meters bronze and silver in the sprint relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Greene was also successful indoors: he was the 1999 Indoor World Champion, was the world record holder in the 60-meter dash for nearly 20 years, and remains the joint-fastest man over 50 meters. He raced sparingly after an injury in 2005 and officially retired in 2008. Over his career, he made the third most sub-10-second runs (52) in the 100m, tied with Usain Bolt, and only surpassed by Asafa Powell and Justin Gatlin.
Nesta Carter (born October 11, 1985) is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters event. Carter has been successful as part of the Jamaican 4 x 100 meters relay team, taking gold and setting successive world records at the 2011 World Championships and 2012 London Olympics. He also won a 4 x 100m silver medal at the 2007 World Championship and a gold at the 2015 World Championships. On August 11, 2013, Carter secured an individual 100m World Championship bronze medal in Moscow, behind Justin Gatlin and teammate Usain Bolt. He followed this with another gold in the 4 x 100 meters relay. In August 2010 he became only the fifth sprinter to run the 100 meters in less than 9.8 seconds. His current 100m personal best of 9.78 ranks him as the sixth fastest man of all time, behind fellow Jamaicans Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and Asafa Powell, and Americans Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin.
Christian Coleman (born March 6, 1996) is a currently suspended American professional track and field sprinter who competes in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. He is the current world champion in the 100 meters. He was a double medallist at the World Championships in Athletics in 2017, winning silver medals in both the 100 m and 4 × 100-meter relays. He holds personal records of 9.76 seconds for the 100 m and 19.85 for the 200 m and is also the world indoor record holder for the 60-meter dash with 6.34 seconds. He was IAAF Diamond League champion in 2018 and the world number one ranked runner in the 100 m for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Coleman represented the United States in the relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics, competing in the heats only. He was the gold medallist in the 60 m at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships and is a two-time American national champion, having won the 60 m in 2018 and 100 m in 2019. Coleman competed collegiately for the Tennessee Volunteers and won five NCAA titles indoors and out, including American collegiate record performances in both the 100 m and 60 m.
Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 meters events. He is a 5-time Olympic medalist and a 12-time World Championship medalist. He is the 2004 Olympic Champion in the 100 meters, the 2005 and 2017 100 meters World Champion, and the 2005 World Champion in the 200 meters. Gatlin is a two-time 60 meters World Champion in 2003 and 2012, and 2019 4 x 100 meters World Champion. Gatlin was banned from competing between 2006 and 2010 by USADA for failing a drug test, testing positive for testosterone. A five-time Olympic medalist, Justin Gatlin’s personal best of 9.74 seconds ranks fifth on the all-time list of male 100-meter athletes. He is a two-time 100m World Champion and a two-time indoor World Champion in the 60-meter dash in 2003 and 2012, and won both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2005 World Championships. Gatlin is also a World Champion in the 4 x 100 meters relay, which the United States of America team won at the 2019 World Championships.
Asafa Powell, CD (born 23 November 1982) is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in 100 meters. He set the 100 meters world record twice, between June 2005 and May 2008 with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds. Powell has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s ranking fourth on the all-time list of male 100-meter athletes. As of 1 September 2016, Powell has broken the ten-second barrier more times than anyone else—97 times. He currently holds the world record for the 100-yard dash with a time of 9.09 s, set on 27 May 2010 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, he won a gold medal in the 4 x 100 meters relay. Powell competed in the 100 m at 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics, finishing fifth in 2004 and 2008 and eighth after injuring his groin during the race in 2012. At the 2007 Osaka World Championships, he won a bronze and a silver medal in the 100 m and 4 x 100 m relay respectively, and he was successful at the Commonwealth Games, winning two golds and one silver medal. At the 2009 World Championships, he won the 100 m bronze and relay gold. Powell has won five times at the IAAF World Athletics Final and was the former 100 m world record holder in the event.
Yohan Blake (born 26 December 1989), is a Jamaican sprinter of the 100-meter and 200-meter sprint races. He won gold at the 100 m at the 2011 World Championships as the youngest 100 m world champion ever, and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100 m and 200 m races for the Jamaican team. Blake is the second fastest man ever in both 100 m and 200 m. Together with Tyson Gay, he is the joint second-fastest man ever over 100 m with a personal best of 9.69 seconds which he ran on 23 August 2012. Only Usain Bolt has run faster. His personal best for the 200 m (19.26 seconds) is the second-fastest time ever after Bolt (19.19 seconds). He holds the Jamaican national junior record for the 100 meters, and was formerly the youngest sprinter to have broken the 10-second barrier (at 19 years, 196 days). He was coached by Glen Mills until 2019, his training partners were Usain Bolt and Daniel Bailey.
Tyson Gay (born August 9, 1982) is an American track and field sprinter who competes in the 100 and 200 meters dash. His 100 m personal best of 9.69 seconds is the American record and makes him tied for the second-fastest athlete ever, along with Yohan Blake. Gay has won numerous medals in major international competitions, including a gold medal sweep of the 100 m, 200 m, and 4 × 100 m relay at the 2007 Osaka World Championships. This made him the second man to win all three events at the same World Championships, after Maurice Greene (Usain Bolt duplicated the feat two years later). Gay is a four-time U.S. champion in the 100 m. At the 2008 Olympic Trials, he ran a wind-assisted 9.68 seconds in the 100 m. Days later, he suffered a severe hamstring injury in the 200 m trials and did not win any medals at the Beijing Olympics. His performance of 9.71 seconds to win the 100 m silver medal in the 2009 World Championships is the fastest non-winning time for the event.
Usain St Leo Bolt, born 21 August 1986) is a Jamaican retired sprinter, widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. He is a world record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4 × 100 meters relay. An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016). He also won two 4 × 100 relay gold medals. He gained worldwide fame for his double sprint victory in world record times at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which made him the first person to hold both records since fully automatic time became mandatory. An eleven-time World Champion, he won consecutive World Championship 100 m, 200 m, and 4 × 100 meters relay gold medals from 2009 to 2015, with the exception of a 100 m false start in 2011. He is the most successful athlete of the World Championships. Bolt is the first athlete to win four World Championship titles in the 200 m and is one of the most successful in the 100 m with three titles. Bolt improved upon his second 100 m world record of 9.69 with 9.58 seconds in 2009 – the biggest improvement since the start of electronic timing.
Top 10 Finishing Action Moves of WWE Wrestlers upto 2021
As in other professional wrestling promotions, WWE shows are not legitimate contests, but entertainment-based performance theater, featuring storyline-driven, scripted, and partially-choreographed matches. However, matches often include moves that can put performers at risk of injury, even death, if not performed correctly. The pre-determined aspect of wrestling was publicly acknowledged by WWE’s owner Vince McMahon in 1989 in order to avoid taxes from athletic commissions. WWE brands its product as sports entertainment, acknowledging wrestling’s roots in competitive sport and dramatic theater.
Spear – Roman Reigns
Spear of Roman Reigns is really dangerous for any wrestler.With this spear Roman Reigns has become Universal,WWE, United States and Inter Continental champion and also beat the phenom,the dead man “The Undertaker”.So according my considering spear of Roman Reigns is the best move in WWE.
I think roman’s move should be on top because he has beaten the undertaker triple h john cena and almost all legends.
It’s the reign of BIG DOG
The spear delivered by roman is really tough and disastorouS its enough to take on big guys like lesnar l am talking about 2012 and 2013 but now the wwe has toned his finisher and now it is the most protected finisher in wwe even more than AA because it proved brutal for the opponents goldberg spear went to the summit because those days mostly all matches werent scripted.Thank u#WWE IS FAKE
Bill Goldberg is the best at the spear and the spear is the best move Roman is the second best at the spear.
619 – Rey Mysterio
The 619 should be number 1 because it’s so cool I’d like to try to do it on my friend and I’m a fan of Rey mysterio since I’m 6 years old. And I wish they will bring him back on WWE 2k17. I also wish he would make a surprise entrance at royal rumble 2017 at entry number 30
But this finisher only can be done in the ring…like other finisher they can do anywhere
A just all-around amazing move from this amazing wrestler. One of the greatest luchador wrestlers of all time.
It is awesome move. Also a cool name like 619.I love it. Also many WWE fans
Attitude Adjustment – John Cena
I like FU because John Cena can do it very night. Like he Fu The Big Show He was like The Greatest of the world John Cena says that he will never give up. Until he will get the Champion Belt and keep that gold belt. We love you John Cena! He jumps over the head of opponent, put him on his solder and through him to the ring, he did that so flawless, even he did it with many of heavy weighted superstars too… Superb john.. Keep it up!
This moves is amazing. Cena does great, specially when he does it to the likes of Big Show, Mark Henry and Khali. I’ve also seen him picking up some of his opponents with one harm, AMAZING! Attitude adjustment is the best, hurting lower back, head and knees all at once truly devastative… No opponent of John Cena has ever been able to stand up after getting hit by it…
Sweet Chin Music – Shawn Michaels
Simply the best MOVE ever, nobody could do it and bring such a sense of reality like Shawn Michaels, it really looked like he just turned their faces to frying pans. The allure, the set up, the selling, even the sound of it rocked. You’re Still missed Shawn <3, you’re the best ever.
It had a great name, it could be performed almost anywhere, it was used by the best wrestler of all time. What more so you want?
One of the best finishers in history, not to mention that it is by the best wrestler in history
There’s no question.. Sweet Chin Music is without doubt the best finishing move in the history of WWE..
Rock Bottom – The Rock
It is the best ever finishing maneuver in entire WWE history… This is a form of side Slam but not just that much… Breaking down the opponent’s momentum and lifting him and hitting a Rock Bottom destroys the opponent!
It is the most electrifying move in wwe history no one can stand up in this move.
Through this move many of the best wrestler loose like: John Cena, Randy, Bigshow, Rey mysterio Hulk Hogan& many other wrestler
It is a very complicated move and it could go wrong but it does a lot of damage to the opposition and when they are on the floor you could easily pin them out to win the match and claim the WWE champion.
It is awesome move. It’s powerful, impacting, dangerous, disastrous and most important the most electrifying sportsman in sports entertainment performs it – “The ROCK”
Pedigree – Triple H
Is there anything more impactful or intimidating then the idea of being planted face first to the mat and having your arms locked too so you can’t get out. TRIPLE H is a great wrestler. His pedigree is so dangerous. He is number 1 and he is awesome
I gave this move to my cousin on pillow but still he cried for an hour with his face red. Pedigree it’s my favorite best luck for team authority.
F-5 – Brock Lesnar
F5 can be performed any where and can be as dangerous as the performer want with this move brock really hurt and injured the best in wwe and without Brock Lesnar no one can match to this move. Because every thing he did matched him.
Even Dangerous than a level f5 tornado.. ! Basically a dangerous fire mans carry face buster move, Breaks Ribs, Faces, shoulders and K. Os.. and Looks very Cool. It is one of best moves I have ever seen. He carries him, twists him in the air and the opponent falls on his face! F5 is very painful that is why all wrestlers that are fighting with Brock Lesnar give up.
Stone Cold Stunner – Steve Austin
Yes it can hurt you but it’s not banned in 7 states so what does that tell you! I have super huge respects for the rick slap and the iron claw by the von erichs (for the young ones who don’t know) but pound for pound the stunner is only one of very very few moves to ever be outlawed! I’m not older than dirt, just old enough to know I can talk abd walk my opinion!
Best part is you can do it anywhere to anyone. 619 relies on your opponent being in the ring. Tombstone Pile-driver requires your opponent to be light enough to lift up (doubt that Big Show for example can be pile-driven with ease).
It is one of the strongest wrestling moves not to mention it bodes well with his personality. Stone cold suits his move extremely well and h mixes a taunt with it as well. His signature/finisher move actually does what his move says which helps your cause, it seems quite simple. Toughest, quickest and the most stylish finishing move.. This should be on the top… I feel rko is a sloppy version of stone cold stunner.
RKO – Randy Orton
It’s my favorite finisher because of how simple yet effective it is. It’s extremely versatile and can be used in many scenarios. I think that Tombstone and pedigree can’t get to RKO because RKO is far more quick and Randy can perform it hundreds of times without being tired because it doesn’t take any power of him + one of shortest time requiring move in WWE just like giving a kick to someone!
Best wrestler ever should be first because the undertaker is now fat and only fights at main events that he did not deserve. Randy orton should of went against roman reighns because he won the rumble but since roman eleminated undertaker they took the main event? what the heck. I think rko is the best because the tombstone only hurt the neck but RKO will affect to the face and neck. So the fighters get pained with RKO so I say RKO is the best. So friends vote to the randy orton’s RKO.
Tombstone Pile-driver – The Undertaker
Tombstone is killer! If I take an rko I think ow and make on, a Batista bomb I think oh I took a powerbomb from Batista the attitude adjustment sucks (sorry it does) the stunner is basically a sitdown RKO so read my RKO review for that one then f-5 is a spinning attitude adjustment then swanton bomb is hard to pull of pedigree looks to ridiculous sweet chin music is a superkick (derp) the rock bottom! It had to be a move where you grab your opponents shoulder lift them by the shoulder and slam them down but the tombstone would give me a concussion so tombstone is best It’s the best move ever performed in wwe performed by the best wrestler in the world. He never lost a single match in wreslemania thanks to tombstone and the hells gate. He is gonna rock in future wrestlemania also.
The 10 Deadliest Submission Moves In WWE History
The history of submission holds in wrestling is a long and storied one. The thought that one opponent could stretch another until they say uncle was an appealing way to not just beat your opponent but embarrass them too. At first, they were rudimentary and like a lot of moves from way back, look a little ridiculous. However, if you squeeze or yank hard enough, wrestlers could really hurt you with moves like the Bear Hug, the Claw, or The Sleeper (which really looked like they could decimate a man).
As the business has evolved, as well as real fight sports, these basic finishers, while still damaging, have given way to far more complex and diverse submission maneuvers that get the crowds right off their feet. When we suspend disbelief in this world, the level of pain these moves must feel like if properly applied would cause anyone to tap out. Here are The 10 Deadliest Submission Moves In WWE History, Ranked. Special shout out to moves like Tajiri’s Tarantula and Bret Hart’s Figure Four around the ring post. They’d both have spots on this list if not for them both being illegal.
The Stump Puller
It’s a bully move fit for a real nasty heel. That’s why it worked so well for Matt Borne during his days as Doink The Clown. He’d sit on his opponent’s shoulders keeping their arms at bay and then grab their leg and then do exactly what the name of the move implies. He’d pull the stump as hard as he could. The move clearly is too sadistic for anyone to utilize today. It hasn’t been seen before or since the evil clown did it.
Speaking of Bret Hart, when he embarked on his singles career, he borrowed the Scorpion Death Lock from Sting. He dubbed his version the Sharpshooter and wrestling fans have been enthralled by it ever since. Being a better technical wrestler than Sting allowed for Bret to lock the move in all kinds of interesting ways.
The move has become a staple of the Hart Family and family friend Cesaro, who usually locks his version after spinning his foe around the ring about 65 times first.
Only from the mind of Mick Foley, who was not a master technician, would a submission move so vile come from. He adopted the Mandible Claw from an old school wrestler, Sam Shepard, the real-life inspiration for The Fugitive TV series and movie. Foley would popularize the move while wearing a sock on his hand. But we all know that tanking down a guy’s throat is a much more jarring sight than Mr. Socko.
One of the coolest things Paige did in her short WWE career was reintroduce the WWE Universe to Bull Nakano’s Angelito submission. Paige called her version the PTO. It’s one of the most inventive submissions of all time. Essentially an inverted Sharpshooter / Surfboard hybrid, if it’s locked in properly, there’s a huge amount of torque being applied on an opponent’s arms, legs, and back – so basically everything. With no escape in sight, anyone would have to tap from it.
The Black Widow
AJ Lee might wind up going down as the smallest wrestler ever that wasn’t classified as a “little person.” That didn’t stop the petite pixie from crafting a terrifying submission move, aptly named The Black Widow. Since she was so tiny, any opponent might think they could just heave her around the ring. But once she spun herself around your body, you’d be locked into her vice before you even noticed. One leg sling around your head while she wrenches back on your arm and if you try to move, you would just fall to mat, leaving no choice but to tap.
Once it became established that the Undertaker was far better in the ring than having bigger monsters fed to him, it was on. The Deadman began having all kinds of marquee matches against all sorts of great competitors. He would eventually allow his love of MMA to shine through when he is starting using the Gogoplata submission hold for his own. The Hell’s Gate locks your arm and neck right on top of the Phenom’s shin. Then he pulls on his other leg as hard as he can. Just press on the back of your neck for one second. That discomfort – imagine the Reaper Of Wayward Souls doing that tenfold.
Figure Four / Figure Eight
For nearly forty years, when Ric Flair had you on the mat, grabbed a leg and let out a “Wooo!” You knew that the Figure Four was coming. Now it’s something his daughter Charlotte does before snapping on her variation of the move – the Figure Eight. Over time the move had become a little bit of an inside joke since Ric was too busy putting guys over than actually winning matches with the Figure Four. When Charlotte bridges up on the other hand, if her opponent is nowhere near the ropes, expect the match to be over really quick.
He doesn’t break it out that often anymore, but when a move is associated with Brock Lesnar, it’s a safe bet that it’s going to be a very dangerous submission hold. The Kimura or Key Lock is an MMA move that can legitimately break a fighter’s arm if they’re caught and can’t escape. In storyline, Brock used it to break both Triple H and HBK’s arm. In reality, it’s the same move that eventual Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder caught Kurt Angle with in Puder’s only claim to wrestling fame.
If you can control an opponent’s body, you can more or less do anything you want to them. If you get them in the Ultimo Dragon’s Dragon Sleeper you can do all kinds of irreversible damage. Grab them from the back as if you were going to deliver a Scorpion Death Drop. But instead of driving your opponent into the mat, cinch in on the reverse facelock and yank as hard as you can.
For extra pain, Ultimo and others who have used the move would bring their opponents to a kneeling position where they could dig a knee into the small of their back. If you’ve ever wrestled around with your friends, be careful pulling this move out – it’s the epitome of “Don’t Try This At Home.”
Walls Of Jericho
Chris Jericho is persona non-grata in the WWE these days due to his allegiance with AEW. That doesn’t mean that his variant of the Boston Crab, The Walls Of Jericho isn’t still one of greatest submission finishers in all of wrestling.
The human body isn’t meant to be elevated from its chest with 245 pounds of Chris Jericho leaning into it – knee first. The guy likes to reinvent himself as much as Madonna does and come up with all kinds of finishers, the AEW legend’s original finisher is still his best.
Top 10 Best Fielder in between 2010-2021
What strikes in your mind when you think about cricket? Of course bat, ball, wicket, and players. What all the players you think about? I guess only the prominent batsman and bowlers? But there is the third category of players as well without them batsman and bowlers can’t win and complete the match.
They are fielders! Only a fielder can save runs from batsman bat and can run out the batsman with speedy fielding. Fielders are known for their energy and power. In this article, we will talk about the Top 10 Best Fielders in the World.
The prominent left-arm spin bowler who boasts 2.2 Million Twitter followers is lethal in his batting and fielding too.
His style of catching balls and taking run-outs is uncompetitive. He is a complete package.
All these best fielders in the world have proven the quotation “Catches win Matches” with their style and strategies.
The left-handed batsman of the Indian cricket team who ensures every ball to hit boundaries from his bat doesn’t allow others to hit the boundaries.
His power pack performance at batting and fielding has mesmerized every heart.
He has a record of 150 catches in all the tournaments. However, this talented player is not much active on social media platforms still boasts a huge fan following.
The 6.6 ft tower of the West Indies team is not active on Twitter and other social media platforms.
He has used his long height many times to save the runs just against the boundaries. He is excellent at taking heart taking catches and wickets. He is a complete package of an excellent batsman, a lethal bowler, and a breathtaking fielder.
ODI test captain of Australian team Steven Smith is popular for his aggressive game on the field.
He boasts 1.7 million Twitter followers. His strategic planning on the field has changed many games and turned victory for the team.
The captain of the cricket team, who amazes everyone from his style of batting is nowhere behind when it comes to fielding.
Virat Kohli is very popular and boasts 33.5 million followers on Twitter. He had proven that Indians have the potential to be among the top 10 fielders in the world.
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis, the rocket man of South African team who has 1.7 million Twitter followers is known for his lethal batting and fielding.
In power play overs, his speedy decision and reactions in fielding have completely changed many games.
Pride of the Australian team Glenn Maxwell, who has never disappointed his team in any way. He is prominently known for his slogs, switch hits and off-spin, his lightning-fast reflexes and of course his commendable flashy fielding.
His historic catches in the Indian Premier League have proved his talent and capabilities. He holds 1.3 Million twitter followers.
Dwayne Bravo is the complete package of the West Indies.
Bravo is known for hitting long-distance sixes and one-handed catches. One of his popular catch against Rajasthan Royals was nominated for the best play award for an American Sports Award. He is not active on Twitter but we wish he joins the platform soon.
Brendon McCullum is the Superman of the New Zealand team. He has always done wonders with his commendable batting and flashy fielding.
He is known for taking impossible catches from behind the wicket and in the field. He boasts a total of 457 dismissals both as a fielder and wicketkeeper. He boats 360k followers on Twitter.
Ab de Villiers
Ab de Villiers is at the top of this list and a player from South Africa. He owns a record of 350+ catches and is known for his spider-man style of catching balls.
His phenomenal performance in the field has made him the best fielder in the world. Villiers boasts 6.9 million followers on Twitter.
Top 10 Best Wicket Keeper in the World
Think about cricket and there are hundreds or thousands of greatest batsmen of all time. But, do you know what are the best wicket-keepers in the world right now? While good wicket-keeping is extensively important in cricket, we often disregard them.
A good wicket-keeper is really important in the sport of cricket because he can change the entire game behind the wickets. While the best wicket-keepers in the world are underrated and don’t gain much fame similar to batsmen, we have created this blog dedicated to some of the best wicket-keepers in the world right now. In this blog post, we looked at the top 10 best wicket keepers in the world – in terms of dismissals in ODI and Test cricket.
One of the most popular names in the sport of cricket, Brendon Barrie McCullum was the captain of New Zealand in all 3 forms of International Cricket at the time he became the first player to score two 20-20 international centuries and 2000 runs. His career was started in 2004 and was on peak till 2016. McCullum participated in 101 Tests and 260 ODI matches. He comes last among the top 10 best wicket keepers in the world.
There are many other brilliant wicket-keepers in Pakistan, but Moin Khan comes 9th on our list of the 10 best wicket keepers in the world. Former team manager of the Pakistan National Team, Moin started his career in 1990 and played his last match in 2004. He appeared for a total of 66 Tests and 219 ODI matches.
Australian wicket-keeper and polished right-handed batsman, Bradley James Haddin made a name by replacing Adam Gilchrist when gilly was injured. The second-only wicket-keeper to claim 5 half-centuries in test series, Brad had an active career from 2008 to 2015 in which he batted in 66 Tests and 115 ODI matches. Cleaning stumps at a lightning speed, Haddin surely deserves 8th place among the top 10 best Wicket Keepers in the World.
Former West Indian wicket-keeper and lower-order batsmen, Peter Jeffrey Leroy Dujon was one of the most brilliant wicket keepers in the world and held the record for the fastest stumping. He started his international career in 1981 which continued to 1991 in which he appeared for 81 Tests and 166 One Day International matches. The way he used to catch balls, he surely deserves a place among the 10 best wicket keepers in the world.
Number six on the list of best wicket keepers in the world, Rodney William Marsh held the record of higher dismissal by the time he retired. In regards to his partnership with Dennis Lillee, Wisden said, “A few partnerships between bowler and wicket-keeper have had a profound impact on the Gentlemen’s Game”. He had an active career from 1970 to 1984 and played 96 Tests and 92 ODI matches.
Coming fifth on the list of the best wicket keepers in the world, Ian Andrew Nealy is also known as ‘Heals’ and holds the world record of highest dismissals in tests at the time of his retirement. A middle-order Australian batsman had an active career from 1988 to 1999 in which he showed in 119 Tests and 168 One Day International matches.
Former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper and captain, Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara is best known for his batting skills and also considered as ‘most skilled and prudent batsman’ in the history of cricket. He had an active career from 2000 to 2015 in which he played 48 test matches and 300 One Day Internationals. With amazing batting on the field, he holds a place among the top 10 best wicket keepers in the world.
Here comes India’s cricket sensation – Mahendra Singh Dhoni also considered as ‘Captain Cool’ for his generous and cool behavior on the field. One of the best wicket keepers in the world, MS Dhoni is popular for giving some greatest finishes in limited-overs. Also listed among the “Most Influential People in The World” by The Time Magazine.
Dhoni has an active career from 2004 to 2020 in which he played 90 Tests and 341 One Day International matches. Fans also regard him as one of the greatest finishers of all time. Although, there is no doubt that Dhoni is one of the best wicket keepers in the world with a lightning stumping speed of 0.08 seconds.
Former Australian wicketkeeper and Captain, Adam Craig Gilchrist names the record of highest dismissal in test cricket by any Australian. Also known as ‘Gilly’, Adam had an active career from 1996 to 2008 in which he participated in 96 Tests and 287 One Day International matches.
Former South African wicketkeeper, Mark Verdon Boucher holds the records of higher dismissals in test cricket. Widely considered as one of the best wicket keepers in the world has an active career from 1997 to 2012 in which he played 147 Tests and 295 One Day Internationals.
Top 10 International Fast Bowlers of All Time
Fast bowlers running in, bowling quick bouncers, accurate yorker, just terrorizing batsmen, or even bowling a good line and length troubling them with accuracy is a rare sight these days. Fast bowlers in form, bowling in rhythm, are a delight for a captain, even in a flat track. Even if the conditions are unhelpful, they can bowl those quick bouncers and suddenly bring their team back in the game.
Yes, they are prone to injuries, and historically speaking, it has ended promising careers, but we have seen bowlers overcome those adversities and become one of the greats of the game. So, today we will talk about the ‘Top 10 fast bowlers of all time’ who have made international cricket what it is today.
Standing tall at almost 6’6”, Courtney Walsh, the fast right-arm bowler, was one of the best fast bowlers of all time. This big Jamaican pacer made his debut in 1984 but always remained bowler alongside Marshall and Ambrose in the 80s.
It was only in the 1990s when Walsh got the opportunity with the new ball, and from there on, he never looked back. Courtney had the rare ability to swing the ball both ways quickly from the same spot, which made him unplayable in any condition. Along with his partner Ambrose, Walsh formed one of the best new-ball bowling pairs in the 90s and helped the West Indies win many matches.
Even though he lost quite a bit of his pace towards the end of his career but never lost his wicket-taking ability and his 66 Test wickets in 2000 were proof of that. He managed to pick 519 Test wickets and 227 ODI wickets and maintained a good economy throughout his entire career.
Mitchell Aaron Starc (born 30 January 1990) is an Australian international cricketer who plays for the Australian national team and New South Wales in domestic cricket. He is a left-arm fast bowler and a capable lower order left-handed batsman. He was a prominent member of the victorious Australian squad that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup and was declared Player of the Tournament as a result of his consistent performances. With 49 World Cup wickets, he is the joint 5th highest wicket taker in tournament’s history.
On 15 November 2015, Starc delivered the fastest recorded delivery in a Test match, of 160.4 km/h against Ross Taylor of New Zealand. Starc then became the fastest bowler to take (over) 100 ODI wickets on 21 August 2016 against Sri Lanka, doing so in 52 innings and breaking Saqlain Mushtaq’s 19-year-old record of taking 100 wickets in 53 innings. However, just 19 months later on 25 March 2018, Starc had his record broken by Rashid Khan, who took 100 wickets in only 44 innings. As of February 2019, Starc nevertheless remains the fastest paceman to achieve the feat.
On 30 December 2016, against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test, he broke Andrew Symonds’ record of the most sixes at the MCG in one innings, hitting 7 sixes.
Sir Richard Hadlee
One of the best fast bowlers in cricketing history, Sir Richard Hadlee, was regarded by many as the best cricketer New Zealand has ever produced. Highly accurate with a lethal outswinger, Hadlee carried the entire New Zealand bowling on his shoulders in both 70s and the 80s.
In the beginning, he was one of the quickest bowlers in the international scene, but with injuries had to cut down on his pace. Instead of troubling through pace, Hadlee, with his whippy side-on bowling action, generated steep bounce out of any surface. Therefore, he managed to generate discomforting pace, bounce, and movement of any surface, which troubled batsmen worldwide.
A tough competitor, Hadlee developed a particular liking for Australia, and in the 23 Test matches he played against them, he managed to pick 130 wickets. He was the first bowler to breach the barrier of 400 wickets and retired after picking 431 wickets from 86 tests at an average of just 22.29. Shortly after his retirement, he received his knighthood and was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.
When rhythm, stamina, and intensity get combined with deadly pace and pitch-perfect outswingers – only then we get someone like a Dale Steyn. In an era where we only get batting-friendly pitches and smaller boundaries – Dale Steyn has shown that bowlers too can dominate, and he did. He made his Test debut in 2004, but it was only in 2008 when we saw him in his best. He managed to pick 86 wickets in 14 matches and earned the prestigious ICC Player of the Year award.
One of the best fast bowlers of his generation, Steyn, with his impressive long run-up and lethal outswing, troubled batsmen worldwide His 7-51 against India on a flat wicket in Nagpur remains one of the best exhibitions of reverse swing bowling in recent years. Steyn formed a fearsome bowling partnership with Morne Morkel and helped the Proteas dominate all over the world.
He was the fastest South African bowler to reach the 300-wicket mark and is currently the highest wicket-taker for South Africa in test match cricket. Even with a career plagued by multiple injuries, he has managed to pick over 439 test wickets at an astonishing strike rate of 44.3
One of the best fast bowlers of all time, Dennis Lillee, was considered the godfather of fast bowling by greats like Imran Khan and Malcolm Marshall. One of the most iconic cricketers of the 70s and early 80s, Lilee, from the beginning, was not only quick but was quite a character both on and off the field.
With his classical side-on action, he had immaculate control over his line and length and a natural outswinger to keep the slips interested all the time. After a series of injuries, he had to remodel his action, his pace got reduced, but he made it up with sheer accuracy and intensity.
Lillee, along with Jeff Thompson, formed one of the most fearsome bowling pairs and terrorized batsmen all over the world in the 70s Lillee performed consistently throughout his career and became the first bowler to breach the barrier of the 350 wickets mark. He retired in 1983 and continues to play an essential role in grooming young fast bowlers from all over the world.
Standing tall at 6 feet 7 inches, Curtly Ambrose was one of the best fast bowlers the world has ever seen. He managed to extract bounce on all surfaces with his intimidating height and high arm action and made batsmen play almost every delivery. He had impeccable control over line and length, and with a hint of seam movement, kept both edges of the bat interested. Moreover, he was very economical in his bowling and had a very well-disguised slower delivery.
Along with Courtney Walsh, Curtly formed one of the most destructive bowling pairs in the 90s. He bowled more than 1100 maidens, and in the 98 Tests he played, he managed to pick 405 wickets at an average of 20.99
One of the best fast bowlers of the golden era of West Indian Cricket, Malcolm Marshall was one of the best bowlers of the late 1970s and 80s Often considered the best West Indian fast bowler of all time, his Test bowling average of 20.94 is the best among all bowlers who have taken 200 or more wickets. He was not as tall(5 ft 11 in) as his contemporaries like Ambrose, Walsh, or a Joel garner but generated a quick bouncer with his skiddy action. Malcolm could swing both ways, and with a very well-disguised bouncer, batsmen were always on their backfoot
He was also a handy lower-order batsman, scoring ten fifties in tests and two in ODIs. After the 1992 Cricket World Cup, he ended his international career, and in his entire career, he managed to pick 376 Test and 157 ODI wickets.
The best swing bowler in the world right now, James Anderson is one of the best fast bowlers. He made his international debut in 2002 and quickly produced a sensational spell of 4-29 in the 2003 World Cup against Pakistan. But he remained in and out of the team, but it was only in late 2007 that he became a regular member of the English team. His stand-out performance came in the 2010 Ashes, where he managed to pick 24 wickets, and from there on, never looked back.
A classical side-on bowler, he is equally effective with both old and the new ball, and when on the song, was pretty much unplayable. Along with Stuart Broad, Anderson formed one of the best bowling pairs in recent times by picking more than 600 wickets together. In the ICC Champions Trophy match against Australia (2013), Anderson picked his 235th wicket and became England’s leading wicket-taker in the ODIs. He is the most successful fast bowler in test cricket with 614 test wickets and the 3rd highest wicket-taker in test cricket.
The ”Sultan of swing” Wasim Akram was probably the greatest left-arm pacer in cricket history. He was a member of Pakistan’s 1992 World-cup winning team and the leading wicket-taker in that tournament. A magician with both new and the old ball, Wasim could swing both ways, which made him one of the most difficult bowlers of his era.
Besides, he had immaculate control over his line and length, which made him unplayable even in unhelpful conditions. But we will best remember him for his ability to reverse the old ball and hit lethal inswinging yorkers, especially in the death overs when it comes to ODI cricket. Along with Waqar Yonis in the 90s, Wasim terrorized the batsman from all over the world with sheer pace and swing bowling. He was the first to cross the tally of 500 ODI wickets and ended his career with 414 Test and 502 ODI wickets.
One of the greats of Australian cricket, Glenn McGrath, was probably the best fast bowlers in the 150 years of cricketing history. In an international career spanning 14 years, he outclassed many of his contemporary fast bowlers, not in terms of pace or bounce but by sheer accuracy. McGrath did not have the pace and prodigious swing to terrorize the batsmen, but his greatest strength lay in his ability to bowl accurate line and lengths. He formed an effective bowling partnership with Shane Warne and just crippled the opposition batting.
Mcgrath picked twenty-nine 5-wicket hauls in his entire career among which, ten came against their arch-rival England. He was one of the key reasons for Australia’s domination of cricket from the mid-90s and in the early 2000s McGrath managed to win the man-of-the-tournament award in the 2007 Cricket World Cup and helped Australia win that tournament. He is the second most successful fast bowler after James Anderson in test cricket with 563 Test wickets. He held the record for the most number of wickets (71) in the Cricket World Cup and was rightly inducted into the ICC Hall of fame in January 2013
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