WWE and Beyond: The Best Wrestlers from Around the World

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WWE and Beyond: The Best Wrestlers from Around the World

The world is full of great wrestlers. Many of the all time greats have been American, but Fiji, Estonia and New Zealand have produced their own Hall of Famers.

While some countries had little competition like Ghana, others had countless legends to choose from, as was the case with Japan. 

One issue I encountered while compiling this list was how to define where someone was from.  Someone like Kane, though being born in Spain (his father was in the military) is generally considered to be American.   

Eddie Guerrero, though Mexican by heritage, was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.  So I’d certainly place him in the discussion of greatest Mexican-American wrestlers of all time.  But I didn’t consider him for best Mexican wrestler. 

Cases like Batista who have parents from other countries, but have lived here their whole lives were not considered for best wrestler from that country.

I didn't even touch Samoa despite all of the greats that have Samoan heritage.  The Rock, Samoa Joe and Umaga are all as American as there are Samoan.

Factoring in their ring skills, mic presence and influence on wrestling, here are the best wrestlers from around the world. 

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