Now that we're getting the hang of this Top Ten thing- I'll say for possibly the last time, this list is based solely on my own utility of whatever I'm ranking. You can argue or add your own favorites in the comments, but this is a 100% dictatorship. Basically, I also want people to know that I understand that these Top Tens are not exhaustive- I'm well aware I might omit highly popular or deserving items. "In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king."
10. Shawn Michaels "The Heartbreak Kid" - Once a member of the Rockers with Marty Janetty, HBK has made his way to the top of wrestling one "sweet chin music" kick at a time. If Michaels is Paul Simon, Janetty would be his Art Garfunkel. Michaels was also instrumental in bringing Dengeration X to the WWE. I don't watch WWE all that often these days, but I'm pretty sure HBK is still mixing it up. Classic/Messed up moment: Pinning Brett "The Hitman" Hart in Brett's final WWF match when Brett was told he was going to win.
9. Bret "The Hitman" Hart - I know many girls that wish they could've been the one to receive Bret's sunglasses before he entered the ring. His sharpshooter submission move was deemed unbeatable back in the day (now people "know" how to get out of it) as Brett dominated the early '90s wrestling scene. Awesome moment: Bret taking out Diesel for the WWF Championship at Survivor Series.
8. Mr. Perfect - Curt Hennig's persona was one of cockiness and, dare I say, perfection. With his Perfectplex (another seemingly unbeatable signature move) was a star from the early 90's. This is the first deseased wrestler on the list, which is unfortunate, but the "Perfect" persona will live on in every cocky wrestler for generations to come.
7. Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase - Everybody's got a price. Truer words have never been spoken. Dibiase took the "heel" to a new level by saying that people would do anything for the right amount of money. Recently, I heard an interview where he confirmed the story that he said he'd pay a kid $500 to bounce a basketball 15 times. The kid started going and the crowd was getting into it- "ONE! TWO! THREE!..." When the kid got to fourteen, Dibiase kicked the ball into the crowd! What a great gimmick! He later admitted that they paid the kid the money, but the persona he gave off was excellent. Also, check THIS OUT.
6. The Undertaker - I still remember when the Undertaker came to the WWF. He dominated. Andre the Giant was probably the only wrestler that has ever been as feared as Undertaker (it's also harder to pull off this kind of thing now-a-days.) Undertaker's entrance pagetry was excellent (until he started coming out to Kid Rock's awful "American Badass" song- sidenote: can't believe he ripped off Metallica in that song- Kid Rock is up there with Nickelback as hack musicians I can't stand.) Anyway, Undertaker in his finest form involved Paul Bearer as his manager and buried alive matches.
Top 5 coming in soon...