WWE-Inspired Wrestling Moves in the NFL, NBA and College Football

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WWE-Inspired Wrestling Moves in the NFL, NBA and College Football
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Fans won't likely ever see a zone blitz in a WWE ring, but WWE-type moves have popped up in the NBA, NFL and college football.

We know LeBron James is a WWE fan after his Ric Flair comment. It appears from checking out these videos of athletes infusing pro wrestling with their sports that he isn't alone.

A German suplex or a sleeper hold is everyday fare for the WWE world. It's far more startling when those moves appear on a basketball court or football field.

From LaMichael Fanning's penalized maneuver to Kevin McHale's infamous clothesline, here are some of the most memorable and jaw-dropping WWE-style moves in sports.

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