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Greatest wrestler of all time: Ric Flair or Shawn Michaels?

The WWE has had some legendary performers step into the squared circle, and with the company's popularity still high, we at The Tylt want to know who you think is the greatest professional wrestler ever! In this matchup, we have Ric Flair versus Shawn Michaels. Flair was a 16-time champion and had enough charisma to carry professional wrestling on his own. Michaels was one of the most emotive wrestlers whose passion was beyond question. Who was better? 🤼

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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 we want you to answer one question: Who is the greatest WWE wrestler ever?

Ric Flair survived early-round challenges from Hulk Hogan and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin while Shawn Michaels bested Bret Hart and Dwayne "The Rock' Johnson. Who should hold The Tylt's championship belt?

Have your voice be heard, and that's the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!

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There are none who compared to the Rolex-and-diamond-ring-wearing, kiss stealing, wheeling and dealing, limousine riding, jet flying son-of-a-gun—Ric Flair.

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.
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One of the greatest performers of the sport, 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.

There may be other heels, but no one will ever have the next-level swag of the Nature Boy. Woooo!

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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.

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People remember the classic matches Michaels was a part of, but he also had his lighter moments.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Greatest wrestler of all time: Ric Flair or Shawn Michaels?
#TeamFlair
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamHBK