Chris Jericho is the greatest working professional wrestler on the planet.
According to Chris Jericho.
"Not being egotistical or arrogant, but right here and right now, for the first time since 2010, I honestly feel that I AM the best in the world," he tweeted on 10 May. "Not gonna discuss or debate. It's just the way I feel..."
The former AEW World Champion deleted the post hours later, but no matter: he'd already given fans something to chew on. That's what Jericho does. He's a master worker with a decades-long history of making people react. Whether he earnestly believes that he's the best in the world doesn't matter, because he got you talking about it.
Debating the best in the world/greatest of all time requires objective and subjective considerations. It's an endless debate that'll never reach a consensus, though most would agree that multi-category excellence is required. This list of variables is infinite, everyone has a different take on their importance, and general consensus will never be found. Atomised conversations on individual traits are considerably easier, fortunately.
How many of these wrestlers belong in a generalised "best in the world" conversation is for you to decide, though each is the industry standard in at least one department...
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