Top 25 most devastating submission holds

#4 Ankle Lock

If you’ve ever rolled your ankle while playing a game of touch football, you know excruciatingly painful an injury to that joint can be. Now imagine what it would feel like to have a Superstar as powerful as Jack Swagger wrenching on that tender part of your body with the intention of detaching it by force. That’s a rough idea of how the Ankle Lock must feel. First popularized in WWE by former Intercontinental Champion Ken Shamrock and later adopted by Kurt Angle, the Ankle Lock became particularly devastating in the hands of "The All-American American." Using his awesome strength, the University of Oklahoma graduate twists his opponent's ankle until he hears the gruesome sound of tendons snapping. The hold can be so debilitating, it put greats like Big Show and Rey Mysterio on the sidelines.