Greatest wrestler of all time: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson or John Cena? | The Tylt
Greatest wrestler of all time: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson or John Cena?
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 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, Jabronies! 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.
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.
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.