Greatest wrestler of all time: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson or Chris Jericho? | The Tylt
Greatest wrestler of all time: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson or Chris Jericho?
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 The Rock and Chris Jericho. The Rock laid waste to Randy Orton in the first round by grabbing 64.2 percent of the vote. Jericho flipped the script on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's hot start to win the opening round with 62.4 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!
There have been superstars in the WWE before, but there was no one bigger than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. From his iconic entrance music to his athletic performances in the ring, Johnson took his popularity in pro wrestling and transcended to mainstream megastardom that had never been seen before.
Johnson may have strayed from his face role into heeldom a few times but his time as a hero lit the WWE on fire, even during one of the most popular eras of professional wrestling. Johnson wasn't just a star—he was the star. Do you smell what the Rock is cooking?
He may have been one of the best athletes on WWE roster (Johnson was a national championship football player at the University of Miami), but his mic work was what made him legendary.
When he wasn't smoking jabronies in the ring, he was killing them in promos. No one could turn a phrase or create a catchphrase out of thin air like Johnson. Don't you think? IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK.
Jericho's career started in WCW as a weird heel, but he eventually morphed into one of the most charismatic stars when he arrived at the WWE. Not only did he have the swag of a superstar, he proved he can easily stand toe-to-toe with the likes of The Rock, Triple H and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in pure wrestling talent. He was a perennial championship contender and always in the mix for the biggest storylines. Y2J dominated the company.
Often overlooked in Jericho's arsenal were his promos. He somehow shared the stage with legends like The Rock and stole the show with some brutal one-liners and clever comments. He won championships in the ring, but his work on the mic was great on its own.