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April 25th, 2013, 2:28 PM
So everyone's favourite contrarian wrestling forum posted their top 100 of 2012. The obvious omission of certain high profile Japanese wrestlers, obsession with IWRG and various European style wrestlers is no surprise but I actually think the WWE hierarchy is pretty accurate. Ziggler is quite low but he has been compared to Michaels and these guys weren't big fans of Michaels.

I don't think I saw any Lucha last year and can't really be arsed to seek out IWRG matches but I'm keen to take a look at some of the indy wrestlers.

I can see arguments for the Japanese placements and while I'm on board with the current New Japan style of Tanahashi and friends, I guess it's a fair reflection of the wrestlers in Puro who work "smart".

100. Hooligan
99. Low-Ki
98. Tank Norton
97. Harry Smith
96. Shaun Tempers
94. Shinsuke Nakamura
93. Averno
92. Robbie Dynamite
91. Andrew Alexander
90. El Angel
89. El Mesias
88. Skandalo
87. Kazushi Sakuraba
86. Dean Allmark
85. Fujita Jr. Hayato
84. Rampage Brown
83. Kid Kash
82. La Sombra
81. Volador Jr.
80. Ray Gonzalez
79. Oficial 911
78. Oficial Fierro
77. Epico
76. Steve Corino
75. Loco Max
74. Fenix
73. The Great Sasuke
72. Oficial AK-47
71. Brian Christopher
70. Guerrero Maya Jr.
68. Damien Sandow
67. Dinamic Black
66. Rey Cometa
65. Mascara Dorada
64. Bully Ray
63. 2 Cold Scorpio
62. Pierrothito
61. Kyle Matthews
60. James Mason
59. Kana
58. El Terrible
57. A.R. Fox
56. Primo Colon
55. Tomohiro Ishii
54. Angel Blanco Jr.
53. Cerebro Negro
52. Demus 3:16
51. Frankie Tucker
50. Alberto Del Rio
49. Antonio Cesaro
48. Eddie Kingston
47. Comando Negro
46. Jerry Lawler
45. Precious
44. Hunico
43. Luke Gallows
42. Dr. Cerebro
41. Vordell Walker
40. Daisuke Ikeda
39. El Hijo del Solitario
38. Tyson Kidd
37. Dean Ambrose
36. Barbaro Cavernario
35. Solar I
34. Fuego
33. Masakatsu Funaki
32. Dolph Ziggler
31. Damien Wayne
30. William Regal
29. Chico Che
28. Alan Extreme
27. Trauma II
26. Rush
25. Yuki Ishikawa
24. Mark Henry
23. Brock Lesnar
22. Jun Akiyama
21. Austin Aries
20. Trauma I
19. The Big Show
18. Arkangel de la Muerte
17. Sheamus
16. El Hijo del Santo
15. Valiente
14. Minoru Suzuki
13. Freelance
12. Derrick King
11. Sami Callihan
10. Negro Navarro
9. Villano IV
8. John Cena
7. Dave Finlay
6. C.M. Punk
5. Blue Panther
4. Daniel Bryan
3. Black Terry
2. Virus
1. Negro Casas

April 25th, 2013, 2:31 PM

April 25th, 2013, 2:34 PM
I'm intrigued by black terry! Tell me more.

April 25th, 2013, 2:34 PM

The 3rd best worker in the world is 60, number two is over 40 and 5'5" and number one is 52. :)

April 25th, 2013, 2:35 PM
Google images also got this:


April 25th, 2013, 3:12 PM
Atrocious bullshit, as tends to be the case. As usual, I can see how they got to the choices they made, but the line of thinking to get there is so tortured and misled that it undermines any logic they may be using.

Tainted Eclipse
April 25th, 2013, 6:21 PM
i support this list wholeheartedly

April 25th, 2013, 7:40 PM
I don't know shit about Lucha, and limited Puroresu, but the list does seem a TAD skewed. I agree about the WWE hierarchy being mostly well-done(though i'd put Ziggler and Cesaro higher).

This does remind that I saw one A.R. Fox match, and he intrigued me. I wouldn't be surprised to see him be called up to WWE in the next few years. I aim to keep my eye on him.

April 25th, 2013, 8:22 PM
Yeah, I've seen AR Fox getting talked up a lot. And ACH.

April 25th, 2013, 8:25 PM
ACH is the man. I saw his first match in ROH about a year ago or something like that and he seemed average with a mild bit of charisma. Then I went to a local wrestling show in St. Louis and he wrestled TJ Perkins. From that point on, I fell in love with the guy. Ever since, every match I've seen him in, he hasn't disappointed. He definitely has some of the It Factor. I would love to see him get called up at some point. Don't think he'd ever be a main eventer due to his size, but he could still be a major star.

April 25th, 2013, 10:25 PM
I've got to see him live at the last ROH PPV and I can see where the hype is. ACH has something. Add some polish and he can be another Kofi or Bourne in the E, in terms of position on the roster.

April 25th, 2013, 10:29 PM
But imagine Kofi if he actually had star-making charisma and better ring flexibility? That's pretty much what ACH is.

mr sabu
April 26th, 2013, 4:09 AM
31. Damien Wayne

isn't he dead