Greatest wrestler of all time: Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels? | The Tylt
Greatest wrestler of all time: Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels?
For many, WWE wrestlers are the real-life superheroes of the world. Whether they are upholding the values of justice or doing whatever it takes to win, professional wrestlers continue to inspire or draw the ire of fans. Some feel that wrestling is a fake sport, but people will defend their favorite performers to the death. These athletes breathe so much life into their personas that fans can't help but think they're real.
Many go to the WWE believing they will become legendary, like some of the wrestlers before them, but few performers can really count themselves amongst the best of the best. These almost mythical heroes and villains have etched their names into eternity with unforgettable performances and inimitable characters. That's why we picked eight of the best wrestlers to fight in the squared circle of the WWE and want you to answer one question: Who is the greatest WWE wrestler ever?
Don't forget to vote on the other debates in our bracket, Jabronies! Have your voice be heard, and that's the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!
For 15 years, Bret Hart was the hero who saved the day against the heels of the WWE. When Yokozuna or Ric Flair got a little too loose in the company, Hart was always around to right the ship. You could always depend on Hart to stand up for good and never back down from putting a villain in his place. He may have had his problems with fans in the past, but that never stopped him from being one of the most popular wrestlers of his generation.
Say what you will about his outside-the-ring reputation, no one was Hart's equal in the ring. He is regarded as the most technically sound wrestler to ever step into the ring, with incredible body control and athleticism. Whether it was his signature sharpshooter or creative pins he was able to execute, Hart provided some of the most beautiful performances in the sport. When it came to actual wrestling part of the job, Hart was the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be.
There was no one more natural in the ring than Shawn Michaels. Whether he was a face or a heel, you never questioned what the Heartbreak Kid was feeling. His passion was also evident in his ring work, where he sacrificed his body with some of the most athletic, high-flying moves in the WWE while he was active.
There may never be another overall threat like Michaels ever again.