The Worst Wrestler In WWE History

The worst there was, the best there was, and the art of the work.

Tom Magee Bret Hart


Or, based on physical stature versus lack of physical presence, Giant Gonzalez.

Or based on match quality, promo ability and drawing power versus position, Jinder Mahal.

Or really anybody you didn't like against any parameters you set, because "best" and "worst" are just about impossible to classify anymore. There are a few names just to at least graciously justify your click, but not many articles like that speak for a vast majority anymore. Social media magnified this beyond the bitter, petty and retrospectively charming grudges held over, message boards and online forums before the proliferation of Twitter, Reddit et al. Apps such as those - accessible as they are on phones and other mobile devices - rewired the conversation as much as they did all of our brains. With instant reactions more possible than ever and the widest range of people immediately on hand to disagree with those reactions, the words themselves have lost the weight they may once have carried.

People are just as likely to argue now that Kenny Omega is the worst wrestler of all-time for reasons they believe to be true, particularly if he's just had a match that has delighted large swathes of the fanbase. 'The Best Bout Machine's always been a divisive sort, but the same is just as true for a Seth Rollins, Mercedes Moné, Roman Reigns, Kommander, or anybody else entertaining enough in one respect to light up the discourse for a few hours.

Rarely will any one group of people definitively state that they'd just seen the best wrestler have the best match, or even dare to label somebody as the next best thing to hit the industry.

Vince McMahon and his inner circle certainly did after a certain Bret Hart match in 1986.



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