CM Punk recently extended his impressive reign as WWE Champion following a controversial victory over Ryback at Hell in a Cell. And as his reign approaches the one-year mark, it becomes increasingly hard to argue with his title as The Best in the World.
This then became a discussion that served as the inspiration for this article, as simply declaring yourself as the best doesn't necessarily make it so; it has to be earned.
The debate over who is the greatest wrestler on the planet could go on forever, so this list will alphabetically rank eight performers who could currently lay claim to the title of Best in the World.
Note: List only takes into account performances during the last 12 months. Factors under consideration include match quality, promo work and popularity, as well as relevant achievements and accomplishments.