My Top 5 Canadian Wrestlers
This presentation is to show my five favourite Canadian wrestlers of all time. These are guys that I grew up watching or that I still see today and feel that these guys have helped in some way to put pro wrestling on the map. This isn't a general opinion but guys who I myself have enjoyed watching. I have put an honorable mention list at the end to satisy some omissions who are worthy of noting.
#5 - Edge
Edge is one of the most entertaining wrestlers in recent times and is on top of his game. He cuts great promos, is pretty good on the mic and is a very skilled wrestler. He has achieved a lot in his career and has helped put on some of the great matches in recent times, helping to pioneer tlc and MITB.
Accomplishments include: 9 WWE world titles, 14 tag team titles, 5 IC titles, US title, Royal Rumble 2010, KOTR 2001 and MITB 2005
#4 - "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
One of my favourite guys to watch. While he was billed from Scotland, he was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Even though he didn't win any major world titles in the top promotions he wrestled in, he was without a doubt one of the most entertaining wrestlers to watch of all time. He was one of the greatest heels of all time and set the standard for future guys to follow. Who could forgot his interview with Jimmy Snuka on Piper's Pit.
Accomplishments include 1 IC title, 1 WWE world tag title with Ric Flair, WWE Hall of Fame and 1 WCW US title
#3 - Chris Benoit
Despite his transgressions and the controversy he created, Chris Benoit was a true champion of wrestling. He will go down as one of the greatest in ring technicians of all time. He has put on some top quality matches in recent history. He could make anyone look good in the ring, that's how talented he was.
Accomplishments include being a 2 time world champion, 5 US titles (across WWE and WCW), 6 tag titles across WCW and WWE, 4 Ic titles, 2004 Royal Rumble and 3 tv titles in WCW.
#2 - Chris Jericho
Jericho is one of my all time favourites. The self proclaimed "the best at what he does" is one of the few wrestlers over time to have the package. He's got great in ring skills, has plenty of charisma and is excellent on the mic, in my opinion one of the best talkers of all time.
He has done it all in wrestling. He is a 5 time world champion, the first ever undisputed champion, a record 9 IC titles, 5 time wwf/wwe tag champ, 1 european champ and hardcore champ. Not to mention 4 time cruiserwight champ and 1 time tv title champ in WCW.
#1 - Bret "The Hitman" Hart
What can I say about "The Excellence of Execution". He is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He was also without a doubt one of the, if not the greatest in ring technicians of all time who had some of the most memorable feuds and matches in WWF history.
He is also one of the most accomplished wrestlers of all time. Among his accolades include 5 WWF championships, 2 IC titles, 2 WWF World Tag team titles, 2 King of the Rings, 1994 Royal Rumble, WWE Hall of Fame, 2 WCW heavyweight titles, US title and WCW Tag Team title.
Truly deserving of the top spot on this list
- Owen Hart
- Lance Storm
- Trish Stratus