Say what you will about wrestling: it’s fake, it’s not real fighting, MMA is better, it’s a soap opera…the list goes on. But when a wrestler steps foot on the canvas, no matter how scripted the match might be, there’s still a significant degree of danger involved. Moreover, different wrestlers have varying degrees of skill, so less technical combatants can stick out like a sore thumb. For avid fans of the sport, it can lead to some underwhelming main events. But that’s only one cog in the complicated machinery that forms the WWE. You need to be a decent actor, too, as much of your time will be spent backstage in front of cameras, fueling rivalries and moving the storyline forward. It’s a guilty pleasure for fans and adds some extra drama to matches already well-oiled as a spectacle.
Because the WWE is a multi-faceted sport, there are few wrestlers who have successfully mastered each component to become the whole package. We’re not going to go through a list of the best all-around wrestlers, maybe we’ll save that for another day, but we will examine the all-time greatest in this regard and what makes this wrestler such a commodity for the WWE.
If you haven’t figured it out despite the title, we’re talking about The Rock, of course. The Great One, The Brahma Bull, The People’s Champion, The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment…he’s earned these nicknames for good reason. So without further ado, here are the top 10 reasons The Rock is the greatest wrestler in WWE history:
10 The People’s Eyebrow
9 The Rock and Sock Connection
8 The People’s Elbow
7 The Nation
6 The Rock v. Stone Cold Steve Austin rivalry
5 “The Corporate Champion”
4 Controlling the Audience
3 The Rock v. Hulk Hogan
2 The Rock hosts Saturday Night Live
1 The Rock is the Ultimate Package
Nine paragraphs later, it’s clear The Rock is the ultimate package. He’s technically sound as a wrestler, he’s hilarious, he’s marketable, he does it all. He’s been involved in some of the best wrestling rivalries ever and he’s in at least two of the top 10 best wrestling matches of all-time. And even if you dispute that, his work on the mic alone warrants him the title as the People’s Champion. The Rock can wrestle with the best of them and work the mic better than anyone. So who, who I ask, is a better wrestler than The Rock? Oh, you don’t agree? Well, The Rock has something to say to you, Jabroni: “Know your role and shut your mouth.”
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