Greatest wrestler of all time: Rick Flair or Bret 'The Hitman' Hart? | The Tylt
Greatest wrestler of all time: Rick Flair or Bret 'The Hitman' Hart?
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 butathink 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?
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!
Hulk Hogan was a hero for all, but his good-guy persona paled in comparison to the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, wheeling and dealing, limousine riding, jet flying son of a gun.
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.
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.
There may be other heels in the WWE's future, but no one will ever have the next-level swag of the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, wheeling and dealing, limousine riding, jet flying son of a gun. Woooo!
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 wrestlers 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.