Popularized by: Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Move type: Grapple
Jake “The Snake” Roberts says that he innovated this move by accidentally falling over, and what a happy accident that was. Decades later, there’s still no one more closely associated with the DDT than Jake Roberts. Jake slaps the opponent’s back for emphasis, and his lifeless opponent just drops like a stone. Today, the DDT is used as a transitory, “regular” move, much like an average suplex. And to any wrestling fan over 30, that’s an utter disgrace. The DDT, as performed by The Snake, was the iconic move, and no one answered a 10-count, let alone a 3-count, for something this hard.