Top 100 WWE Wrestlers of All-Time: 90-81
So many wrestlers have graced a WWE ring.
Some, we barely remember. Others, we think about every single day.
If you could break every WWE wrestler down and put them in a top 100, who would you list and how would you rank them?
I will try to attempt this over the next month, taking a page out of NFL Network's book.
Recently, the NFL Network had a series of shows of the top 100 NFL players of all-time, listing just 10 players a week, until they got to the final 10.
Once a week, I will post a slideshow of 10 wrestlers, starting at 100.
I want to be clear that I am only considering time with CWC (Capitol Wrestling Corp.), WWWF,WWF and WWE.
Time spent with other organizations, rather they were an affiliate of WWE or not is not being considered in my list.
Wrestlers will be ranked on championships won, charisma, skills, popularity and their overall impact on the WWE landscape.
I know I will take a lot of heat for some of my picks, and maybe a lot of respect for some of my picks. This is nothing more then an opinion article and I am entitled to who I think belongs where, and I am looking forward to all of your comments and where you would rank these wrestlers.
Also, if I miss out on anybody, let me hear about it.
Last week, the first ten wrestlers of my top 100 (100-91) were posted, let's revisit them before we head into 90-81.
100. Hillbilly Jim
99. Big Bossman
97. Killer Kowalski
96. Pat Patterson
95. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
94. Buh Buh Ray Dudley
93. William Regal
92. Big John Studd
91. CM Punk
90. Ken Patera
One of the most hated heels in wrestling history, Ken Patera, didn't spend a whole lot of time in the WWE during his wrestling career, as he also spent time in many other organizations.
However, Patera defeated Pat Patterson to become only the second Intercontinental Champion ever.
He held the title for nearly the entire year of 1980. before being defeated by Pedro Morales.
Patera was also holding down Andre The Giant as Big John Studd cut Giant's hair.
89. Kerry Von Erich
The late "Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich comes in at number 89 on the list of Top 100 WWE Wrestlers of All-Time.
Von Erich was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2009 and is a former Intercontinental Champion as well.
Just three years before his death at Summerslam 1990, Von Erich defeated Mr. Perfect at Summerslam 1990 to win his only Intercontinental Championship.
Von Erich would hold the belt for three months before losing the belt back to Mr. Perfect.
Though much of Von Erich's success came outside of the WWE, he still had a good three years in the company.
On top of the Intercontinental Championship victory, Von Erich competed in two Royal Rumble matches (91, 92).
He was also on the winning Survivor Series team in 1990 and 1991.
Von Erich also holds a 1-0 record at WrestleMania, defeating Dino Bravo at WrestleMania VII in his only WrestleMania match.
88. Trish Stratus
The Top 100 isn't just exclusive to men, women will be listed here as well.
With an amazing six year career in the WWE, Trish Stratus comes in at number 88 and is the first woman in my Top 100.
Stratus was a seven-time WWE Womens Champion, the most championship reigns by any female in WWE history.
Her very first Womens title was won at Survivor Series 2001, when the vacated belt was put on the line in a six way match.
Since 2006, Trish hasn't been a full-time employee in the WWE, but has made spot appearances in the last few years.
Stratus was an amazing athlete and will always be considered one of the best women wrestlers in WWE history.
"The bizzare one", Goldust (Dustin Rhodes) is the next wrestler on my Top 100 list at number 87.
Not only is this respected wrestler wearing gold on his outfit, he has won a lot of gold in his WWE career.
On top of winning the Tag Team Championship with Booker T, Goldust is a three-time Intercontinental Champion, and a nine-time Hardcore Champion.
Goldust has feuded with the likes of Roddy Piper, Ahmed Johnson and Razor Ramon in his on-and-off WWE career.
Goldust is currently employed by the WWE and is an avid user of Twitter @WWEGoldust.
It is safe to say that Goldust isn't the same as his father Dusty, but, he has had an amazing career, breaking ground, and doing his own thing without needing his fathers name to do it.
Known to many wrestling fans as Kevin Nash, in WWE he was Diesel, and he ruled 1995.
Other then a quick return to the WWE in 2002, due to the WCW buyout, Nash competed as Diesel in the WWE from 1993-1996.
In the shortest WWE title match in history, Diesel defeated WWE legend Bob Backlund for the WWE Championship on November 26, 1994.
Diesel would hold the belt for nearly the entire year of 1995, before dropping the belt to Bret Hart at Survivor Series 1995.
Diesel was brought in as Shawn Michaels bodyguard, but quickly branched out on his own and became a fan favorite as champion.
He also won the Tag Team Championship on two occasions with Shawn Michaels and also defeated Razor Ramon to become the Intercontinental Champion.
He hasn't won that big match in his solo career, or had that "Wrestlemania moment", but Christian has had an amazing WWE career so far, and has plenty of years left.
Christian spent seven years with the WWE before leaving for TNA in 2005.
He was first introduced along with Edge as members of The Brood with Gangrel.
Christian and Edge quickly branched out on their own to do things in the WWE that no other tag teams have done before.
Along with The Hardy Boys and The Dudley Boyz, Edge and Christian were part of a stretch run in the tag team division in the WWE that will never be duplicated.
Christian is a nine-time WWE Tag Team Champion, seven of those with Edge, one with Chris Jericho and the other with Lance Storm.
He has also won the Intercontinental Championship three times and the ECW Championship twice.
On top of those major title wins, throw in one title reign a piece on the European, Light Heavyweight and Hardcore Championships.
That is a lot of gold.
Christian, at age 36, does have some injury concerns, but he still has time to do bigger and better things in the WWE.
However, it is safe to say that he will go down as one of the greatest that WWE has ever seen.
84. Tito Santana
The two-time Intercontinental Champion and two-time Tag Team Champion Tito Santana has had an amazing career in the WWE.
Santana was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2004.
Along with Hulk Hogan, both him and Santana are the only two wrestlers to appear at the first nine WrestleMania's. Officially, Santana is listed, only in the first eight, but WrestleMania IX was a dark match.
Also, in 1989, Santana became the fifth wrestler to win the King Of The Ring tournament.
"El Matador" Tito Santana will always be remembered as one of the best WWE has ever seen.
83. Rick "The Model" Martel
From 1980-1982, Rick Martel competed with his tag team partner Tony Garea, winning the Tag Team Championships twice.
In his return to the WWE in 1986, Martel would branch out on a solo career.
As a narcissist heel, he would spray perfume on his opponents, known as "arrogance", which he kept in a large container shown in the photo above, that he would use to "blind" his opponents.
Upon blinding opponents, WWE would create Martel's most memorable match at WrestleMania VII against Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
The even the odds, both wrestlers would be blindfolded. Martel would be defeated by Roberts.
Martel would also go on to win his third Tag Team Championship, this time with Tito Santana.
Martel would also have a memorable feud against Shawn Michaels, when both men has feelings for Sensational Sherri.
John Bradshaw Layfield would wrestle from 1996 to 2009 in the WWE.
Bradshaw would team with Farooq as the Acolytes and win three Tag Team Championships.
Bradshaw was a brawler and would go on to win seventeen Hardcore Championships.
He also won the Intercontinental Championship, United States and the European Championship.
JBL's biggest accomplishment in the WWE has to got to be his WWE Championship victory against Eddie Guerrero in a Texas Bull Rope match at the 2004 Great American Bash.
What is special about that title victory is the fact that it would be the last time Eddie Guerrero would ever be WWE Champion before his untimely death in 2005.
JBL holds the mark for being the twentieth Triple Crown Champion and tenth Grand Slam Champion of all-time.
81. Booker T
Booker T, also known as "King Booker", was a multi-time Champion in the WWE.
When the WWE bought the company of WCW in 2001, it was hard not to look at what he accomplished.
Though it doesn't have anything to do with where I placed him, Booker T was one of the most decorated wrestlers in WCW history, winning twenty three different championships with the company.
Booker entered into the WWE as the current United States and World Heavyweight Champion when the buyout took place and he accepted a WWE contract.
If I were doing a WCW ranking, Booker would be in the Top 5 for sure, and most likely is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time, no matte what company.
He made a grand impact in the WWE, attacking the current WWE Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin at the 2001 King of The Ring.
Booker would wrestle from 2001 to 2007 in the WWE, winning multiple championships.
Booker won the Intercontinental Championship and World Heavyweight Championship once, along with three World Tag Team Championships, three United States Championships and two Hardcore Championships.
He also won the WCW Championship and WCW Tag Team Championship while in the WWE before they switched the belts names.
Booker also was the winner of the 2006 King Of The Ring tournament.
He also holds two major accomplishments in the WWE, the sixteenth Triple Crown Champion (WWE/World Championship, Intercontinental Championship, Tag Team Championship), and eighth Grand Slam Champion (WWE/World Championship, Intercontinental Championship, Tag Team Championship, European or Hardcore Championship.)
My fondest memory of Booker T would be when he teamed with Goldust, some very funny moments.