My Top 10 Wrestlers of All Time – 201802/17/2018 Steve Add Comment
Kendall is one of my very oldest (possibly actual oldest) and best friends, and back in the day we were both into pro wrestling. We still are, so when he posted his list of favourite wrestlers earlier today I just knew I had to reciprocate. As great friends as we were, and still are, and shared lots of wrestling experiences, most memorably my first ever live (on PPV) show in WrestleMania VI, our tastes always differed, and these lists show that in spades. While he cheated by having all members of the Kliq as one choice, and being that I have 2 Kliq members in my list and others knocking on the door, I feel my cheating of using a tag team as one option is by far the more forgivable crime. So, the list…
1. Shawn Michaels
Highlight Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker (WWE Badd Blood – October 5, 1997)
2. The Ultimate Warrior
Highlight Match: The Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan (WWE WrestleMania VI – April 1, 1990)
3. The Midnight Express
Highlight Match: The Midnight Express vs. Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk (WCW Capital Combat – May 19, 1990)
Close call between this and the match vs. The Southern Boys from The Great American Bash of the same year, but I love Pillman and Zenk as a team too, so this one gets the nod.
4. Sid Vicious
Highlight Match: Any squash match in WCW in 1989, singles or tag team match as part of The Skyscrapers with Dan Spivey.
Highlight Match: Ric Flair & Sting vs. The Great Muta & Terry Funk (WCW Halloween Havoc – October 28, 1989)
“But what about Sting vs. Ric Flair at NWA Clash Of The Champions?”. Sorry, its’ good, but not as great as the legend has grown, not for me anyway. Embrace this genius Thunderdome match instead!
6. Hulk Hogan
Highlight Match: Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage & Zeus (WWE SummerSlam 1989 – 28 August, 1989)
7. The Great Muta / Keijo Mutoh
Highlight Match: Keiji Mutoh vs. Genichiro Tenryu (NJPW Super Power Series tour – June 8, 2001)
8. Yuji Nagata
Highlight Match: Yuji Nagata vs Kazunari Murakami (NJPW Triathlon Survivor – December 12, 2002)
9. Scott Hall
Highlight Match: Watch his promo on WCW Nitro on May 27, 1996, then watch the first 6 months of the nWo.
Highlight Match: Hullk Hogan vs. Big Boss Man (WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event – May 27, 1989)
Just falling short: Triple H, Chris Jericho, Eddie Guerrero, Brian Pillman, Tom Zenk, Braun Strowman, Rick Martel, Kevin Nash, Bob Sapp.
Wrestling NJPW, WCW, WWE