I am sorry for the delays on this one. I do want to get the rest of this list out once I realized the popularity of the list. To move on! Let’s discuss 60-51! If would like the other parts of this list they are linked 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 “Top 100 Greatest Wrestlers of All Time: 100-91”
oI am ready for the hate I am about to receive for this list. There are a number of wrestlers, both past and present, who receive WAY TOO MUCH adoration and praise from the fans for being sub par athletes, sub par on the mic, or are just plain dull. So this list is going to include 20 wrestlers and a few honorable mention who have received more praise then they deserve over the years. This is the Top 20 Most Overrated Wrestlers of All Time.
I should also state that this list will include wrestlers outside of the WWE sphere. While the primary focus is on WWE, WCW, and ECW talent due to the fact that this is a US centric list, you will also find wrestlers from NJPW, AAA, NWA, and so forth. With that said, I’m ready to prepare for the hate! Let’s get to some dishonorable mentions. Continue reading “Top 20 Most Overrated Wrestlers of All Time”
We continue our list of International Talent that is better than what you see on WWE with the female wrestlers in pro wrestling today. WWE does not have a good track record with women. They are often pushed to the side as an afterthought and, in the past, only been toted out to bring some sex appeal to the show. Before the recent revival of women’s wrestling, WWE has pushed more for Reality Show audience with Total Divas. It is because of this that Nikki and Bri Bella were pushed as the top women wrestlers when their skills in the ring could be seen as decent to mediocre. Even with a shift in today’s viewing audience wanting wrestlers like Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Bayley it is still an uphill battle for them. Considering that their feuds typically consist of ‘bitches be crazy’ and disgusting displays like Ric Flair forcing a kiss on Becky Lynch… They have a long ways to go before they reach the level of Lucha Underground. But anyway, on with the list. Continue reading “International Wrestlers better than WWE: Female Wrestlers”
Let’s continue part 3 of the wrestling special: International Talent Better than the WWE. Today, we are going to be talking about a type of wrestling that the WWE have been slowly weeding out over the past couple of years: high flying wrestlers. Tragically, due to the high risk nature of high flying luchadores, most of the move sets synonymous with a high flying wrestler’s repertoire is banned by the WWE. This is one of the areas that I can understand. As much as I love seeing it, sometimes high flying can be a little dangerous. However, I still love watching it and will continue to do so. I just don’t fault WWE so much on why high flyers are not exactly something they want to push. This is the list of high flyers that are better than WWE talent. Continue reading “International Talent Better than WWE: High Flying/Luchador”
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 “Wrestling Special: International Talent Better than the WWE: Non-“WWE Model” Wrestlers”
So being a wrestling fan, I tend to enjoy watching other promotions beyond the mainstay here in the United States, the WWE. Nothing really against the WWE. I can understand the appeal and I do enjoy watching it on the occasions. But given the chance, I tend to want to watch Lucha Underground, AAA, ROH, NJWP, and so forth. I find Mexican Lucha Libre, Japanese style, and the pure style of Ring of Honor over the family friendly material in the WWE. That is just how I roll as a person. However… What I do have a typical issue with is the idea that the WWE is the pinnacle that every wrestler should achieve to reach. I do understand how WWE made themselves the sole franchise in US wrestling with Vince McMahon’s cut throat tactics. But I refuse to believe that all roads in professional wrestling lead to World Wrestling Entertainment. All things considered, I would even say that WWE could potentially be a detriment to any young up and coming pro wrestling. So with that being said, let me take a crack at one of the biggest industries in the United States. This is the Ten Reasons Why Wrestlers Should Not Sign with WWE! Continue reading “Eight Reasons Why Wrestlers Should Not Sign with WWE”
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 “Top Eight Personas in Lucha Underground (as of 2015)”