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Greatest wrestler of all time: Shawn Michaels or 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper?

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 Shawn Michaels and Roddy Piper. Michaels was one of the most emotive wrestlers whose passion was beyond question. Piper was one of greatest heels ever. Who was better? 🤼

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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?

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!

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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 Shawn Michaels was a part of, but he also had his lighter moments.

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No one was able to get you to despise him more than Hot Rod. Piper was never the best wrestler, but his charisma and mic work was legendary. He went toe-to-toe with Hulk Hogan not because he was athletic, but because he had a knack for pissing people off. Whether it was an eye gouge or a cheap shot, Piper had an arsenal of moves and insults to rile people up.

No one will be more hated than Hot Rod.

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His show "Piper's Pit" was infamous for its vulgarity and was spearheaded by Piper himself. One of the show's most notorious moments was when "Rowdy" Roddy Piper insulted Jimmy Snuka's Fijian heritage, beat him with a coconut and stuffed his face with a banana.

Nothing was out of bounds for Hot Rod.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Greatest wrestler of all time: Shawn Michaels or 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamHBK
#TeamRoddyPiper