It is finally done. What was supposed to be a few weeks turned into the better part of a year. But we have reached the final 10, the creme-della-creme. The best that ever was in professional wrestling. Believe me this list was not taken lightly. Each of the top ten have switched spots more than once. But at the end of the day this is the final lock. These are the ten wrestlers who honestly represent the best and the brightest. To see the rest of the list, please follow the links below.
So it begins. The 100 greatest wrestlers of all time starting with 100-91. If you want to take a look at the 50 honorable mentions that didn’t quite make the cut, please click on the link here. Beyond that, please keep in mind that this list encompasses all of pro wrestling history, I may have missed a couple of people, there are a few deliberate omissions, and this is based on singles stardom, not tag teams. So with that being said, this is 100-91. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I posted a list that included a number of reasons why a professional wrestler should not sign with the biggest promotion in the United States, World Wrestling Entertainment. I encourage you, if you found this first, to go and read that before continuing on with this list. But basically, I am firmly behind the idea that WWE is or should be the pinnacle in which all people strive. I am critical of how they do business, how they treat their talent, and the condescending nature they take against the fans that pay money for their product.
But I do not feel that this is enough! No! For those of you out there who do not know of the alternatives available to you, I would like to start a series that highlights some of the best wrestlers who are either ‘on par with’ or ‘better than’ some WWE talent. Thus, I give you this wrestling special. Continue reading
As most of you are aware, I am a wrestling fan. There are various kinds of wrestling, it isn’t just limited to the WWE. While pro wrestling has an overall culture, there are various sub-cultures that form within it. Now I am not going to get into the various sub cultures of extreme wrestling vs. traditional wrestling. We will be here all day, but for now, I will focus on pro-wrestling culture divided into the three big styles on an international level. Typically speaking, when you separate wrestling into sub-cultures you tend to have the following variety. You have North American wrestling which includes the United States and Canada. This is the wrestling most American and Europeans are used to. This is where you find your WWE’s, your Ring of Honors, your Extreme Championship Wrestling and so forth. Although it has changed over time, this style wrestling was known for being the land of giants. This is where you would see big mother fuckers hitting other big mother fuckers. Next up you have your Japanese style wrestling. These guys typically focus on martial arts style hitting. Finally, we have Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling, my personal favorite. This is where you find your masked wrestlers, flying through the sky, and dazzling the audience with their colorful characters and high flying tactics. Continue reading