The World's Greatest in-Ring Performers of the Last 20 Years

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The World's Greatest in-Ring Performers of the Last 20 Years

In recent years, the WWE has tried to distance itself from the term "wrestling" on television, referring to the product as "sports-entertainment" and to their performers as '"superstars.' The company has also outlawed a number of maneuvers in order to make things safer for the talent, and has a regimented style of sports-entertainment that most of the roster follow, save for a few exceptions.

The in-ring technician is thought of by many as a dying breed in professional wrestling, especially when the industry's biggest stars are usually thought of as personalities as opposed to greatly talented technical wrestlers.

Thinking about this made me nostalgic for the days when great ring generals were 10-a-penny, and that served as the inspiration for this article.

This article will look at those, who in my opinion, are some of the greatest in-ring performers the industry has seen in the last 20 years.


Note: The rankings are based on in-ring skill, match quality and career success. Factors such as gimmick, mic skills etc. do not come into consideration.

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