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WrestleMania season is upon us! As we look ahead to the thirty-third iteration, I’d like to take this opportunity to look back at the history of WWE. Three years ago, I wrote a comprehensive ranking of all 287 WrestleMania matches that had occurred up to that point for Buzzfeed. For those who have asked, yes, I do plan to revisit that project someday with the addition of ‘ WrestleMania season is upon us! As we look ahead to the thirty-third iteration, I’d like to take this opportunity to look back at the history of WWE. Three years ago, I wrote a comprehensive ranking of all 287 WrestleMania matches that had occurred up to that point for Buzzfeed. For those who have asked, yes, I do plan to revisit that project someday with the addition of ‘Mania matches that have happened since, but for now, I’m tackling the wrestling business from a different angle.The advent of WrestleMania roughly coincides with arguably the biggest tectonic shift in pro wrestling since the 1890s (when predetermined outcomes became the norm, so promoters could make more money via more compelling dramatic effect). WrestleMania was a culmination and a coronation for the reign of Vince McMahon who eschewed the territorial tradition of the business in favor of creating an all-encompassing, dominant brand across the US. That shift included, by degrees, dropping the pretense of pro wrestling as competitive sport, in favor of recognizing it as “athletic exhibition” and a mode of storytelling.There’s no singular right way of ranking the practitioners of the wrestling art form. Some might focus on kayfabe—who won the most matches and titles, or who reigned the longest. Some pundits will champion “work rate” exclusively, i.e., a performer’s technical skill, psychology, and athleticism in the ring. Some will emphasize charisma, because the ability to “talk fans into the arena” is a time-honored focal point of many all-time greats’ toolkits. Attempts at looking at wrestlers more holistically often veer toward “drawing power,” in terms of a performers popularity, or, more precisely, how much money that performer generated via ticket sales, pay-per-view buys, television ratings, and merchandising.In compiling this countdown, I decided there was no right answer for gauging greatness, and thus tried to take all of the aforementioned factors into consideration, with additional considerations like longevity and influence on the product of the day and the product to follow. With all of these considerations comes a generous dose of personal opinion: I can’t claim these rankings are definitive but they do represent what I believe.For those who might question how valuable or prestigious the rankings could possibly be after the top fifty-to-a-hundred performers, I will have you know that I had over 150 performers considered who did not make the final cut. By my unscientific methods, I estimate that a total of somewhere between 600–700 performers were eligible based on the criteria to follow, though there is a precipitous drop off around the 350 mark, at which point the tasks becomes ranking jobbers or outlandish gimmicks that didn’t survive much past a month—not as much fun for me to work out, not as much fun for you to read.I should note that some of the top honorable mentions included Rob Conway, Ezekiel Jackson, Maven, Virgil, Ronnie Garvin, Paul Roma, JTG, Headshrinker Samu, Kelly Kelly, Mr. Hughes, Skinner, Maria Kanellis, Snitsky, The Genius, Essa Rios, Kevin Thorne, Erick Rowan, and personal favorite Dan Spivey/Waylon Mercy.A few more technical notes before we dive in.


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WrestleMania season is upon us! As we look ahead to the thirty-third iteration, I’d like to take this opportunity to look back at the history of WWE. Three years ago, I wrote a comprehensive ranking of all 287 WrestleMania matches that had occurred up to that point for Buzzfeed. For those who have asked, yes, I do plan to revisit that project someday with the addition of ‘ WrestleMania season is upon us! As we look ahead to the thirty-third iteration, I’d like to take this opportunity to look back at the history of WWE. Three years ago, I wrote a comprehensive ranking of all 287 WrestleMania matches that had occurred up to that point for Buzzfeed. For those who have asked, yes, I do plan to revisit that project someday with the addition of ‘Mania matches that have happened since, but for now, I’m tackling the wrestling business from a different angle.The advent of WrestleMania roughly coincides with arguably the biggest tectonic shift in pro wrestling since the 1890s (when predetermined outcomes became the norm, so promoters could make more money via more compelling dramatic effect). WrestleMania was a culmination and a coronation for the reign of Vince McMahon who eschewed the territorial tradition of the business in favor of creating an all-encompassing, dominant brand across the US. That shift included, by degrees, dropping the pretense of pro wrestling as competitive sport, in favor of recognizing it as “athletic exhibition” and a mode of storytelling.There’s no singular right way of ranking the practitioners of the wrestling art form. Some might focus on kayfabe—who won the most matches and titles, or who reigned the longest. Some pundits will champion “work rate” exclusively, i.e., a performer’s technical skill, psychology, and athleticism in the ring. Some will emphasize charisma, because the ability to “talk fans into the arena” is a time-honored focal point of many all-time greats’ toolkits. Attempts at looking at wrestlers more holistically often veer toward “drawing power,” in terms of a performers popularity, or, more precisely, how much money that performer generated via ticket sales, pay-per-view buys, television ratings, and merchandising.In compiling this countdown, I decided there was no right answer for gauging greatness, and thus tried to take all of the aforementioned factors into consideration, with additional considerations like longevity and influence on the product of the day and the product to follow. With all of these considerations comes a generous dose of personal opinion: I can’t claim these rankings are definitive but they do represent what I believe.For those who might question how valuable or prestigious the rankings could possibly be after the top fifty-to-a-hundred performers, I will have you know that I had over 150 performers considered who did not make the final cut. By my unscientific methods, I estimate that a total of somewhere between 600–700 performers were eligible based on the criteria to follow, though there is a precipitous drop off around the 350 mark, at which point the tasks becomes ranking jobbers or outlandish gimmicks that didn’t survive much past a month—not as much fun for me to work out, not as much fun for you to read.I should note that some of the top honorable mentions included Rob Conway, Ezekiel Jackson, Maven, Virgil, Ronnie Garvin, Paul Roma, JTG, Headshrinker Samu, Kelly Kelly, Mr. Hughes, Skinner, Maria Kanellis, Snitsky, The Genius, Essa Rios, Kevin Thorne, Erick Rowan, and personal favorite Dan Spivey/Waylon Mercy.A few more technical notes before we dive in.

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