As 2010 draws to a close, many within the IWC are compiling their lists of favourites matches, greatest moments and biggest superstars of the year.
I am no different. Several Bleachers have provided real insight and in-depth analysis of the past few days, with real attention to detail of the events of the year. I cannot hope to do the same, so I have decided to take a slightly different approach.
As a mathematician, I often believe data speaks louder than words, so here I have provided a ranking system for the superstars of WWE based upon the rankings of WWE's Power 25. This system works as follows: if a superstar is ranked first in the Power 25 for a particular week, they receive 25 points, down to one point for coming 25th.
For the purpose of this list, I have only included male superstars who are still under contract at WWE.
Therefore, the likes of Shawn Michaels, Batista, Chris Jericho and LayCool will not been found on this list. I had done the research for a corresponding article in 2009, but never wrote the actual article. Last year, to my surprise, Jack Swagger ended the year in 6th or 7th place, making me wonder if a main event push was on the horizon for 2010.
Therefore, sometimes certain conclusions can be drawn from this sort of analysis.
So, without further ado, here are the 25 top superstars of 2010 according to the Power 25.