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12 times an athlete stole a professional wrestling move or taunt

There is no denying the crossover appeal between WWE and professional sports in recent years.

Top 5 / Top 10 03 Oct 2017, 00:11 IST

Credit: USA Today
Credit: USA Today

Whether it's the Chicago Cubs showing off their custom-made championship belts or the Cleveland Cavaliers wearing their favourite superstar's gear, it’s apparent that many athletes and organisations not only share a unique appreciation for the wrestling industry but also borrow from it in more ways than one. Listed below are twelve real-life instances where an athlete paid homage to a pro wrestler by stealing his signature move or taunt.

#12 RKO outta' nowhere!

Credit: NESN
Credit: NESN

Seattle Seahawks cornerback and trash-talking “Legion of Boom" member Richard Sherman decided to have some fun during the usually tame AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game. 

Immediately after the ball was down, Sherman tried to catch Clay Matthews off guard with an RKO Outta Nowhere but wasn't able to knock him fully off his feet. Maybe it’s because Matthews has prior experience inside a WWE ring.

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