The eyes of the entire world are currently fixed onto the action in Brazil as the FIFA World Cup takes place this month. With it come lots of spin-offs, such as tenuously linked food items where miniature chocolates become a team or a crisp flavour suddenly represents a team. But what if the World Cup translated into wrestling? Its time to put your Fantasy Wrestling hat on and pick up your countrys flag as we travel the world looking at the best wrestlers to have ever come from some of the countries that are currently playing in the World Cup. There are only three criteria that I have used in my selection: firstly, they must have competed at some point in the WWE; secondly, the wrestler must legitimately have come from the listed country. This immediately ruled out all manner of heel Russians from the 70s and 80s like Ivan Koloff and Boris Zhukov. The third point was that only one wrestler could represent a country, which means theres a hell of a lot of choice when it comes to the representative of the United States. If you dont agree with any of my selections, particularly the United States, please do add your comment below Id love to hear from you! Wrestlers who didnt make the top ten were Australias Nathan Jones (just downright awful) and Emma (hasnt been around long enough). And the one legitimate Russian whos been in the WWE, Vladimir Koslov, well..he wasnt very good either, was he? And so poor Vlad doesnt make the list. Aksanas Lithuanian, in case youre wondering, and again, I dont think she has the calibre to crack the top ten either.
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