Submissions are a main part of the wrestling, which become more prominent with the time. So it’s challenging to find out the wrestlers who have never tapped out in their career. Still, some professional Wrestlers are never tapped out in the ring throughout their career. Today, we will look at the ten wrestlers who never tapped out irrespective of their long run in wrestling history.
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10. Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns is an American wrestler who currently signed with WWE. In August 2010, he debuted with the ring name “Roman Leakee” and soon become a top face in WWE. After that, WWE started to protect Roman Reigns from submission loss, who managed to avoid the tap out and survived in the rivalries against Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, and many other professional wrestlers known for submission holds.
One interesting occasion was a tag team match in which his partner Seth Rollins was forced to submit on SmackDown against Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, and Kane. The avoiding of Roman Reigns is noteworthy in many other professional wrestlers in the current era. Still, he has a long career ahead; let’s see how long the Roman Reigns maintain this record.
9. Scott Steiner
Scott Steiner is an American professional wrestler, currently a member of the National Wrestling Alliance. In August 1986, he debuted in a World Heavyweight Championship, where he defeated the Great Wojo to become champion. He is best known for his run with WWE, firstly in the 90s and secondly in the 2000s. Scott Steiner was famous as a tough guy in the ring who refused to tap out in the ring during his original 2000s run.
8. Samoa Joe
He is another American professional wrestler on the list who currently signed with the WWE. Samoa Joe survived to tap out during his WWE run for a long time and most of his WWE victories come from submissions.
He faces many famous WWE stars, including Finn Balor, Chris Jericho, Sami Zayn, and Seth Rollins. But still, there is no single match where the Samoa Joe personally submits.
This American professional wrestler was best known for his time with WWF under the ring name “Yokozuna”.
He debuted under the Japanese flag on October 31, 1992. His size was very helpful for him against the other wrestlers as they always found it very difficult to hold him in the submission lock.
He belongs to one of those biggest superstars of WWE history, who never tapped out throughout their career. Yokozuna appeared against many biggest names in the ’90s, including the most outstanding wrestler Bret Hart. Still, it’s almost impossible for anyone to tap out the Yokozuna in their submission hold. The former WWE champion losses most of his career matches on Pinfall or disqualifications.
Goldberg is currently signed with WWE on a part-time deal. He belongs to those few wrestlers who refused to tap out throughout their career and lost only a few matches. None of the Goldberg defeat came as a result of the submission; almost all came via Pinfall. Goldberg survived in his one-year run even in the presence of Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, and Chris Benoit. He is known for his undefeated streak as a part-time performer from late 2016, including the two high-profile bouts with the Brock Leaner.
Goldberg is such a powerhouse that it’s tough for the fans to believe that he tapped in a submission hold as it’s not suited to his character due to his short and explosive performances.
5. Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman is currently signed to WWE, where he is performing under the RAW brand. On December 19, 2014, he debuted against Chad Gable and defeated him, after that he won many WWE encounters yet to tap out. He can’t produce the winning results against many new talents like Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. The most famous encounter of Braun Strowman was against Brock Lesnar, where Brock Lesnar locks him in his Kimura hold at No Mercy 2017, but somehow Braun Strowman manages to survive and lose via Brock Lesnar F5.
4. The Ultimate Warrior
The Ultimate warrior wrestles for World Wrestling Federation from 1987 to 1996, where he was known for his unique style. In his debut match, he wrestled just for $50 in the Texas-based World Championship Wrestling. During the ’90s, wrestler’s don’t appear much in the ring as compared to today and plays fewer games throughout their career; irrespective of the fewer appearances of the Ultimate Warrior in the ring, he almost won 90% of his matches, which is still an incredible run of that time.
Even he is untouchable during a short period of the ’90s where he won a clear match against Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI. He belongs to one of those greatest wrestlers who never face the humiliation of tapping out irrespective of their long run.
3. Andre The Giant
He is a French professional wrestler in the list, who is famously known for his height in the ring. Andre The Giant was also called the eighth wonder of the world due to his height. He mostly appeared in the ring during the 1980s to early 1990s.
Although the tapping out was still rare during Andre The Giant’s run, his special encounters with Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, and Randy Savage, where none of these able to tap out him in their submission maneuvers, makes Andre The Giant in the list.
2. Roddy Piper
He was a Canadian wrestler who worked for the WWE from 1984 to 2000. Roddy Piper appeared against many wrestlers in the ring and is known for his ring name “Rowdy”. It’s a challenging era for him as the word focus was on the giant and muscle man at that time, but still, he was the best talker of that time.
Roddy piper belongs to one of those wrestlers who never tap out in his career, irrespective of his tight appearances in the ring, including the match against Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship. Roddy piper losses most of his games on Pinfall.
1. Jim Duggan
Jim Duggan is an American wrestler who is best known for his ring name “Hacksaw”. In 1979, he debuted against Gino Hernandez and started his career as a villain. Jim Duggan was largely featured in an era of TV squash matches and only lost a few matches during this period. He comes at the top of the list as he only lost on Pinfall, count-out, or disqualification.