WWE: Top 10 Best Technical Wrestlers in the WWE Right Now
The WWE has started to go back to technical wrestling. The current WWE Champions are where they are because of their ability in the ring.
While professional wrestling today is not always about the in-ring wrestling, there is still something to be said about wrestlers who can actually wrestle. The craft of wrestling is an art form that takes time and talent to master.
Here is a look at the top 10 technical wrestlers in the company today.
Honorable Mention: Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston is an exciting high-flyer and because of this, you might not think of him as a technical wrestler. But he actually has some technical skill as his reversals are some of the best right now.
While sometimes he is a little over the top, he is good at what he does. Kingston pushes the pace of a match is is still able to deliver. There is something to be said for that.
Kingston is maturing in the ring and with a serious push, we could see more that he is actually a quality technical wrestler.
Kane may not be considered a technician in the ring because of his character and size. However, if you look closer, he actually is a solid technical wrestler.
Kane has found himself in feud's with John Cena and Randy Orton as of late. This is a strategic move by the WWE as Kane is a reliable and safe wrestler.
Cena was going into one of the biggest matches ever for the company at WrestleMania 28. He feuded with Kane because Kane will keep him safe and is not a risk for making a mistake and injuring Cena.
Orton has had to deal with nagging injuries lately and the WWE has put him in a feud with Kane which will most likely help him get healthy while avoiding another injury.
Kane is a seven-foot monster. So when he comes flying off the top ropes or flips over the ropes and lands on his feet, it is a sight to see. Kane is a veteran and his in-ring skill reflects that. He is underrated for his in-ring ability because of his infamous gimmick.
9. Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes is currently having one of the best Intercontinental Championship runs in recent memory. Wrestling is in his blood as his father was legendary superstar Dusty Rhodes and his brother is Goldust. He has an amateur wrestling background and improves each time he steps into the wrestling ring.
Rhodes has come into his own and continues to polish up his skills inside the ring. He is still very young and will only become a better technical wrestler as he matures and gets older. A Heavyweight Championship push could be in the near future for Rhodes.
Christian enrolled in a wrestling school almost 20 years ago and began his career as a high-flyer alongside Edge.
You could argue that he has been underused throughout his career. But when he is given chances, he has not disappointed.
Christian has mastered his skills in the ring and his experience makes him one of the best technical wrestler today. While he is getting up there in age, he still can put on exciting matches.
7. Alberto Del Rio
Whether you hate him or love him, there is no denying that Del Rio has some skill in the ring. He actually is a throwback to the 80's style of wrestling and has a unique move-set.
He is pretty agile for a guy his size and is sneaky when setting up his armbar. Del Rio blends together suplex's and submissions well.
6. Jack Swagger
Jack Swagger has the amateur wrestling background as he wrestled at the University of Oklahoma and set the record in 2006 for most pins in a season.
Swagger may still be working on his character and becoming a complete WWE superstar, but the in-ring skill and talent is there. His collegiate background gives him an edge over many superstars.
5. Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho has been around for a long time because he is very well-rounded. He has charisma and mic skills to go along with his in-ring skill.
Jericho has mastered his wrestling craft in many different companies and at the age of 41, can still keep up with anyone in the ring.
His match with CM Punk at WrestleMania 28 has potential to be one of the best technically-wrestled matches ever.
4. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler consistently has quality matches no matter the opponent. He is quickly climbing up the list of the best technical wrestler in the company. His matches during his feud with CM Punk helped display his abilities in the ring.
One thing that he may be the best at in the company is selling the moves of his opponents. Ziggler throws himself around the ring and makes his opponent look better. He also has developed a nice move-set.
With the success of quality in-ring wrestlers like Punk and Daniel Bryan, you would think a WWE or World Heavyweight Championship is not far away.
3. CM Punk
CM Punk has basically been through it all in professional wrestling.
He started off in backyard wrestling, then had stints in the independent circuit, Ring of Honor and TNA. It has ended up with him refining and mastering his craft in the ring that has resulted in he becoming WWE Champion.
Punk is one of the best technical wrestlers in the WWE today and is a nice blend of striking and high-flying. He is a striker especially with his feet. However he mixes in submission moves and some top-of-the-line mat wrestling.
He is 33 years old and if he stays on top of the company for any length of time, he could move up the ranks as one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time.
2. Randy Orton
Bret Hart is the greatest technical wrestler of all time. So for him to say, "Randy Orton is as good a technical wrestler as they come," is a big deal and great honor for Orton.
Orton is a third generation superstar and has been around for 10 years. He has matured in the ring and has improved his technical skill to be one of the best in the company. Orton moves are very smooth and crisp.
If your wrestling Orton, you better know what your supposed to do and be as solid technically as him or he might call you "stupid" and lose his cool.
1. Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan had long been regarded as the best wrestler in Ring of Honor. While he is not necessarily flashy or the most entertaining, his in-ring ability is the best in the company right now.
Like CM Punk, Bryan has been all over the place crafting his ability. He has MMA training and is a submission specialist. He has the ability to make whoever is in the ring with him better and is a throwback wrestler.
Daniel Bryan is the best technical wrestler in the WWE and possibly the world today.