Greatest wrestler of all time: Ric Flair or John Cena? | The Tylt

Greatest wrestler of all time: Ric Flair or John Cena?

The WWE has had some legendary performers step into the squared circle. With the company in the middle of Wrestlemania season, we at The Tylt want to know who you think is the greatest professional wrestler ever! In this matchup, we have Ric Flair and John Cena. Flair was a 16-time champion and had enough charisma to carry professional wrestling. Cena was the hero the WWE needed in and out of the ring. Who was better? 🤼

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Greatest wrestler of all time: Ric Flair or John Cena?
#TeamFlair
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamCena
Dataviz
Real-time Voting
Greatest wrestler of all time: Ric Flair or John Cena?
#TeamFlair
#TeamCena

For many, WWE wrestlers are the real-life superheroes of the world. Whether they were upholding the values of justice or doing whatever it took 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 16 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?

This matchup features Ric Flair and John Cena. Flair made it out of the first round by grabbing 63 percent of the vote. Cena escaped the opening round getting 56.4 percent of votes.

Don't forget to vote on the other debates in our bracket! Have your voice be heard, and that's the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!

=
#TeamFlair

There were many great wrestlers, but all of them paled in comparison to the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, wheeling and dealing, limousine riding, jet flying son of a gun. Woooo!

Will J. Baker explains more on Bleacher Report:

Flair was undoubtedly the better worker and he was the "real" World Heavyweight Champion as he toured the territories defending the NWA title belt. Flair also had the swagger and he seriously lived his gimmick. He was the "Nature Boy" and he certainly loved a party...
Flair also pioneered the stable concept with the original "Four Horsemen" and he can boast 17 world title reigns.Unlike Hogan, Flair can claim to have taken part in some of the greatest matches in wrestling history. His bouts with Ricky Steamboat and Dusty Rhodes in the NWA are legendary and his "I Quit" match with Terry Funk and his cage match with Harley Race are still cited today as works of genius.
#TeamFlair

One of the greatest performers of the sport, Ric Flair's flamboyant persona perfectly fit the role of the heel. Whether it was flaunting his immense wealth, or employing some of the dirtiest tactics, Flair was always foiling the best-laid plans of faces like Sting or Dusty Rhodes.

#TeamCena

You can't see him, but it's hard to miss John Cena. From his incredible ring presence to his perfectly meme-able entrance music, the leader of Cenation is the embodiment of a hero. His mantra of "hustle, loyalty, and respect” is a code his millions of fans follow.

The 10-time WWE Champion is an example of doing things right, and never compromising your values for an easy way out. He has captured the adoration of an entire wrestling generation, and it's not hard to see why.

#TeamCena

Cena made a name for himself in the ring, but it is his work out of the ring that makes him a real hero. He has granted more Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes than anyone in the history of the organization. He has touched over 500 lives, giving people the chance to meet their hero for one unforgettable memory when things are at their toughest. There is no fan he won't go the extra mile for, and that's what makes him the greatest hero of them all.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Greatest wrestler of all time: Ric Flair or John Cena?
#TeamFlair
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamCena