With 2012 coming to an end, we now find ourselves looking back and debating the merits of the year as a whole. There are a number of stars that have enjoyed great success over the last twelve months, some more than others.
While not one of the industry's greatest-ever years, it seems as though the business is in a state of transition, with an innumerable amount of young talents coming to prominence in promotions across the globe. In the next few years, this new generation of talent have the potential to create wrestling's next boom period.
This list will take a wider scope and include stars from all over the world, as one promotion cannot accurately measure the amount of talent out there. Picking any top ten list has the potential to cause controversy, so let's cut right to the chase. Here are my picks for the top ten wrestlers of 2012.
Note: This list covers wrestlers, not just WWE superstars. Rankings are based on factors including match quality, promo ability, popularity, success and character development from January to December.