Not all action figures are created equal. Which is why, in a world where creative freedom reigns—where Scott Hall can be your world champion and Undertaker can finally square off against Sting—there are still downsides to your fun.
If your Bret Hart figure can't slap the Sharpshooter on his opponent because both lack knee joints, or your Steve Austin looks more like Gillberg than the world's toughest S.O.B., things can get a little frustrating.
There are several things that go into making a great action figure. The ability to perform wrestling maneuvers is at the top of the list. They're called action figures for a reason. I don't want them just sitting on a shelf collecting dust.
The next thing is the look. I want my figures to look as close to what I see on television as possible, not like some hulking beast from outer space or a midget stepchild that looks like something his real-life counterpart crapped out last week.
There have been so many spin-off series and duplications that ranking every line ever released would be near impossible. So here are some of the major professional wrestling action figures lines, ranked from worst to best: