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 here we are… The top 20 greatest wrestlers of all time. Jesus Christ this has been one hell of a journey and already, looking at the 20, I have come to the conclusion that I may have split the finest of hairs in my number. Even the person who is ranked “20” can have a compelling argument as to why he would be number one. So keep that in mind people, at this point, we have truly hit the pinnacle. Any one of these 20 could be considered the greatest… But ultimately, I did make decisisions… So here we go! Also, be sure to check out the other sections as well!
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
So, over the past year I have began to write a series of articles related to the world of pro wrestling, while I do want to keep this as a movie and video game review site, I do think it is fun to throw in some variety. I have had a number of pro wrestling specials and they have all been fun. But ultimately, there has been a list that I want to make for a long time now and I have recently just came to the realization that I don’t really give a shit any more, so fuck it, let’s do this shit. I am going to list the 100 Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time!
This post is here to announce how I am going to create this list, what the perimeters are for this list, and finally to list the 50 honorable mentions with one or two sentences for each of them, to show all of you which 50 wrestlers came close… But ultimately were not able to crack the Top 100. Continue reading
I still feel like absolute ass fighting my head cold. But luckily this thing was already mostly written. Either way, after writing a list of the competitors ranked least likely to win to most likely to win the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, I decided to also rank their performances from worst to best as they are eliminated. So this is the first round list of all the wrestlers who were eliminated, after the second round is finished, I will write one for them, and then we will see how we combine them from there. Ultimately this will all lead to a list of all the competitors ranked from worst to best. Continue reading
I’m going to admit, there are two things that I like when it comes to wrestling; international wrestlers and cruiserweights. Give me Rey Mysterio and Fenix over Brock Lesnar and Undertaker any day of the week. Nothing against the big guys, but I like my wrestlers small and fast as opposed to large and hulking. So when WWE introduced the Global Cruiserweight Series, I have to admit that I marked out hard. Some of the World’s most talented wrestlers under 205 lbs competing in one 32 man tournament, SIGN ME UP!
Yeah, with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Super J Cup and the GCS going on this summer, I’m going to be a happy mark. I have heard the rumor milling running hardcore when it comes to these tournaments. Wrestling fans can be notorious gossipers. But one of the main things I have noticed is people instantly throwing all of the world’s best cruiserweights into the WWE’s camp. People like Riccochet were rumored for months of their involvement with the GCS until Trevor Mann finally ended rumors by saying he was going to be in the Super J Cup. Yes, tragically, WWE is not the mecca for everyone. People have contracts and lives to live. Personally speaking, I cannot just pack up my shit and spend 10 weeks in Florida to film this thing and this holds true for a lot of wrestlers who have taken route in various parts of the world. One of the main reasons that WWE is going to have a hard time finding Japanese and Mexican talent. However, the WWE does have several arms to reach out to obtain talent. Promotions like EVOLVE (or Dragon Gate USA) and PROGRESS have been key players in this game.
With this in mind, I decided to create a list of wrestlers who will most likely end up in the GCS. In order to make this list, I have chosen to eliminate all wrestlers currently affiliated with NJPW, ROH, and CMLL who have all banded together to work on the Super J Cup. This will hopefully be a much more inclusive list of people we can legitimately see in the up and coming tournament. Also, I will be avoiding anyone who is not considered a Cruiserweight. I love the fact that names like Pentagon Jr get tossed around regardless of the fact that the man is a solid 20 lbs overweight for being a Cruiserweight and has historically been booked as a heavyweight. So with that in mind, no heavyweights.
Keep in mind that this list will also not include those either in the GCS already or in a qualifying match, so we can already count the following as heading to Full Sail this summer: Zack Sabre Jr, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Noam Dar, Ho Ho Lun, Akira Tozawa, Rich Swann, Lince Dorada, Jack Gallagher, Pete Dunne, Flash Morgan Webster, TJ Perkins, and Fred Yehi. Continue reading