Daniel Bryan and the Top 10 Everymen in Wrestling History

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Daniel Bryan and the Top 10 Everymen in Wrestling History
Credit: WWE.com

Some of professional wrestling's biggest stars have been its most common men. It's one of the great ironies of the larger-than-life enterprise.

Common knowledge dictates that it takes an inhuman amount of charisma to appeal to a broad spectrum of wrestling fans. It's just as effective, however, to convey to a mass audience of largely ordinary individuals that you are just like them.

The everyman appeal builds a natural popularity that can be just as strong as a following built through electric promos or a unique look.

In today's social media age where the voice of a fan is louder than ever, the two biggest wrestling companies boast everymen as their world champions.

WrestleMania XXX concluded with over-bearded and undersized Daniel Bryan hoisting the WWE World Heavyweight champion.

Meanwhile in TNA, likely as a response to the Yes Movement, unspectacular lifer Eric Young shockingly captured the TNA Heavyweight championship.

Professional wrestling is no stranger to the everyman, or his success. It is a trait that will forever be a staple in entertainment, from Jason Bateman to Al Bundy.

Wrestlers featured on this list were able to transcend below-average traits into wrestling glory through championship victories and general popularity.

The Average Joe's of pro wrestling is anything but a collection of average wrestlers.


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