One of the biggest matches of the year is the showdown between Daniel Bryan and John Cena at SummerSlam.
A strong undertone in the buildup of their match is that Bryan is far smaller than the usual type of superstar the WWE like to represent their company.
Vince McMahon has called him diminutive and ‘toothpick sized’ in an obvious attempt to endear him to fans, but the truth is some of the company’s most successful performers have been relatively small men.
The following are the greatest ‘small’ world champions in the modern era of the WWE.
The two main criteria for rankings are quality and number of world title reigns, although success in the WWE outside of championships will also be considered.