With the WWE touring Great Britain over the past week and holding both RAW and SmackDown in England, it has brought a great deal of attention to how big the WWE is across the pond. Great Britain has had just as big of an influence on the WWE over the years as the WWE has had on the island, however.
While no British wrestler has ever broken through and won the WWE's top prize, there have been a number of highly-successful superstars hailing from the United Kingdom. The reaction Wade Barrett received this past week showed us that he may be the next great British wrestler, but his ascent may not have been possible without those who came before him.
The United States, Canada, Japan and Mexico are most often heralded for their professional wrestling heritages, but Great Britain certainly shouldn't be ignored. Although the number of British superstars to break into the WWE may not be as large as I initially thought, I have no doubt that the enthusiasm of the fans will allow quality talent to be churned out for years to come.
With that said, here are the 10 greatest British-born superstars in WWE history. This list is limited only to wrestlers who competed in the WWE, so legends like Giant Haystacks won't be found. Also, in the interest of including all of Great Britain, Scottish and Welsh wrestlers were eligible in addition to English ones.