PTBN Greatest WWE Wrestler Ever Results: Honorable Mentions, Part One (331-275)

“The revolutionary force for over 50 years in sports entertainment” was a clever tag line used in the mid 90s before every WWF show. For most United States wrestling fans that are still alive, it is a way of life. Greater by the day is the lack of variance in the answer of what wrestling an individual grew up on. For better or worse, WWE has been the standard bearer. Throughout that rich history, performers ranging from Nature Boys to Undertakers have graced the squared circle. Foreign legends have had extended runs and some of the most iconic figures in pro wrestling history have been aces of the promotion reaching unequivocal mainstream pop culture heights in the world of wrestling.

With such a large history to play with, discovering the beauty of Bob Backlund’s charisma or the connection of Bruno Sammartino to the MSG crowd was a new development throughout this project similar to rewatching The Godfather and On the Waterfront to rediscover the genius of Marlon Brando. WWE may not have always been YOUR promotion but for the better part of 50 years, it was THE promotion in the United States and transformed the pro wrestling landscape. This project serves to praise the individuals that best helped shape the vision of Vince McMahon Sr. and Jr. Place to be Nation is proud to present to you a ranking of the Greatest WWE Wrestlers Ever.

– Chad Campbell

Note: Results of this list are based on 118 ballots received between May and December 2017. Voters were asked to submit their list of the 100 Greatest WWE Wrestlers of all time and consider only their WWWF/WWF/WWE career. Ties were broken based on 1) number of ballots a wrestler appeared on and 2) high vote. 

Every wrestler who received at least one vote will be recognized in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned to Place to Be Nation as we reveal all of the honorable mentions right through the cream of the crop. Read the other installments, both written and audio, of this project here.

331. Uncle Elmer
Total Points: 1
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 100
High Vote: 100
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: Glenn Butler

Key Matches & Moments:  Married Joyce Stazko on an episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event; Wrestled at WrestleMania 2; Left the company

Staff Thoughts:  For a man who was perpetually eating from a bucket labeled “Uncle Elmer’s fried pig parts,” he certainly waddled his way into our (one person’s) hearts in his brief WWF tenure. Perhaps he set the template for such guys as Henry Godwinn and… Phineas Godwinn? Perhaps we’re reading too much into the 331st ranked wrestler.

From the Voters: “Now someone back me up on Uncle Elmer!” – Glenn Butler, May 28, 2017

330. Arnold Skaaland
Total Points: 1
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 100
High Vote: 100
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: TheBestThereNeverWillBe

Key Matches & Moments: Throwing the towel in ending Bob Backlund’s title reign in 1983; Getting murdered by Bob Backlund in 1994; Jobbing to Mr.Fuji in the 70s; Going 7-1-1 against Boris Malenko

Staff Thoughts: He was never a huge star to the level of a Bruno Sammartino or Santino Marella but Skaaland was a decent hand who could fill in at a moment’s notice for the bigger stars of his era. Perhaps better remembered for his managerial run accounts for his singular vote in our top 100.

From the Voters: “The Golden Boy! Never seen a single match, but he is a useless manager on every level.” – David Bayens  September 10, 2017

“He was the greatest jobber ever in WWE, imo.” – Lee Wes September 19, 2017

329. Adam Bomb
Total Points: 1
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 100
High Vote: 100
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: Neil Trama

Key Matches & Moments: Was prematurely declared the winner of the 1994 Royal Rumble by Vince McMahon; Last Man eliminated from his team at the 1993 Survivor Series; House show series of casket matches with the Undertaker; Return as one half of KroniK is as loathed today as it was then

Staff Thoughts: Adam Bomb was a million dollar body with a ten cent pun for a name. Without the gimmick, Bryan Clarke may have reached higher heights, as is he’s little more than a very wet man with awesome contact lenses. Within a year he was being crushed by Earthquake, which should tell you all you need to know about his standing in the company. Still a fun and memorable personality though.

From the Voters: “He has white teeth. And was in KroniK” – Will Olsen, December 9, 2017

Are we all forgetting his part in the Giant Gonzales face turn?!?!?!?” – Lee Wes, December 28, 2017

328. Dory Funk Jr.
Total Points: 2
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 99
High Vote: 99
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: Andrew Lacelle

Key Matches & Moments: Teamed with brother Terry against Tito Santana and The Junkyard Dog in one of the better matches at WrestleMania 2; Teamed with fake brother Jimmy Jack which much less impressive results; Appeared at the 1996 Royal Rumble where he was NOT called a youngster by any of the commentators.

Staff Thoughts: Very short tenure, which is a shame as the team with Terry was quite fun to watch. Just when they were on the verge of what could have been an all time title feud with the British Bulldogs, Terry bolted and left him stranded. His showing in the 96 Rumble was impressive despite Dory looking like a depressed elk.

From the Voters: “No one wrote a damn thing about Dory Funk Jr. in the eight months the comments were active.” – Aaron George, January 2 2018

327. Max Moon
Total Points: 3
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 98
High Vote: 98
Low Vote: 98
High Voter: Henry Rivers

Key Matches & Moments: Participated in the 1993 Royal Rumble; Beat enhancement talent; Colorful suit that possibly inspired Fatu’s “Make A Difference “ jacket in the mid-nineties.

Staff Thoughts: Perhaps someone’s vanity pick?

From the Voters: I might have him as my vanity #100 for Mike Quackenbush.” – Henry Rivers November 23, 2017

326. Steve Blackman
Total Points: 4
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 99
High Vote: 99
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: Microstatistics; Mr.P

Key Matches & Moments: Debuted jumping out of the crowd to help Vader; Participated in the much “loved” Brawl for All; Was Shane McMahon’s surrogate against Stone Cold Steve Austin at King of the Ring 1999; Solid feud with Ken Shamrock throughout the summer of 1999; Had a tremendous hardcore title run in the year 2000 including dropping Shane McMahon to his death at SummerSlam 2000

Staff Thoughts: The Lethal Weapon was a mid-card staple throughout the Attitude era. While never the greatest in-ring technician he thrived in the plunder-filled Hardcore division. Said Hardcore division helped him revitalize his career after the Head Cheese incident of 2000. Could he smile? Nope. Did his music make you want to get up and dance? Absolutely! Sadly the beating of those frantic drums are what comes to mind when we think of Blackman rather than his swift kicks and karate sticks.

From the Voters: If this was a list of legit tough guys in WWF history, he’d be a top 10 easily. However, his career was not memorable at all. Not on my list.” – Brian Bayless, June 2, 2017

One of the most underrated entrance themes of all time” – Chris Manning, June 3, 2017

325. Kelly Kelly
Total Points: 4
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 97
High Vote: 97
Low Vote: 97
High Voter: Stacey O’Loughlin

Key Matches & Moments: Won three years in a row at Survivor Series from 2007-2009; Had a decent series of matches against Beth Phoenix that polarized fans, including a victory at the 2011 Survivor Series.

Staff Thoughts: Beginning her career as simple eye candy whose entire gimmick was taking her clothes off, Kelly Kelly worked hard to improve throughout her six year WWE career. Was she the greatest diva of all time? Nope. Was she the worst? Far from it. Did she have the most awkward way of holding her arms in the air. You bet she did. Good or bad, she was the cornerstone of the diva’s division for an extended period of time.

From the Voters: Kelly Kelly is no laughing matter gents. Definitely not a joke, I’m considering her along with a whole bunch of women, and I’m happy to get into them if people are skeptical. She’s better and has a better body of work than someone like, say, Ivory. Or Chyna ffs.” – Stacey O’Loughlin, May 31, 2017

“Yelled more than Mike Sharpe.” – Greg Phillips, June 1, 2017

324. Little Tokyo
Total Points: 5
Total Ballots: 2

Average Rank: 98.5
High Vote: 98
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: Good Ol’ Will From Texas

Key Matches & Moments: The HUGE six man tag from WrestleMania III; A Phoenix house show in 1986 that Will saw live

Staff Thoughts: Perhaps the most talented of the little people, and always up for a fun outing. Will forever be remembered for the great revolt of 1987 against the monster King Kong Bundy. Sadly hurt by only totaling about 80 WWF matches over a fifteen year career.

From the Voters: I loved watching him at a Phoenix house show in 1986.” – Good Ol’ Will From Texas, May 31, 2017

323. Samu
Total Points: 5
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 96
High Vote: 96
Low Vote: 96
High Voter: Dean Coles

Key Matches & Moments: Helped the Tag Team Champion Wild Samoans as “Samula” filling in for an injured Sika in 1983; Fought Bob Backlund once; Solid matchup with The Steiner Brothers at WrestleMania IX; Very consistent as part of the Headshrinker team; With Fatu, defeated the Quebecers to become WWF Tag Team Champions; In January 1994 was part of a gang beating/attempted murder; Later returned and threatened Fatu to stop making a difference

Staff Thoughts: The Headshrinkers were a beacon of light in a tag division living in the shadows of Money, Inc. Fatu gets all the credit though which explains Samu at the bottom of this pit. I can’t imagine he deserves to be this low but by the same token I couldn’t believe he rolled around in a ring full of food with Bastion Booger in 1993 either.

From the Voters: Samu is not nominated, but was voted for. (Ed. note: Samu was subsequently nominated.)” Steven Graham, December 21, 2017

322. Lelani Kai
Total Points: 5
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 96
High Vote: 96
Low Vote: 96
High Voter: Nate Milton

Key Matches & Moments: Former WWF Women’s Champion; Was part of the groundbreaking WrestleMania match that included Cindy Lauper; Was one half of the daring and incredible sexy Glamour Girls; Was dragged back into the promotion to put over Alundra Blayze at WrestleMania X

Staff Thoughts: Was an afterthought in the groundbreaking WrestleMania match that included Cindy Lauper. The fifth most important woman in the match and one of them was David Wolfe! And she was the champion! She just always felt like someone they would drag out to to get beaten by the better talent. Richter, the Bomb Angels, Judy Martin, I’m surprised Stephanie McMahon hasn’t bashed her brains in yet. The Glamour Girl costumes were a poor man’s Killer Bees, which were already a poor man’s bees.

From the Voters: Just not enough to be on the right side of the pay winda.” – Jeffrey Thomas, June 2, 2017

321: Warlord
Total Points: 5
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 98.5
High Vote: 97
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: Karl Grant

Key Matches & Moments: One half of the Powers of Pain, along with Barbarian from 1988 until the team split in 1990; At the 1988 Survivor Series the team was the sole survivor of the tag team elimination match, eliminating Demolition in the process when Mr. Fuji turned on the Tag Team Champions, siding with the POP; Was eliminated from the 1989 Royal Rumble in two seconds by Hulk Hogan, a record that stood for 20 years; Warlord’s contract was sold to Slick upon the POP split; Had a good feud with the British Bulldog peaking with a match at WrestleMania VII

Staff Thoughts: Warlord had a great look with his jacked physique, Road Warrior-light face paint and hair style and, later, the Phantom of the Opera tribute mask and W staff. He wasn’t the smoothest in the ring, and the Powers of Pain had a mostly unmemorable run, but the feud and WrestleMania match with British Bulldog are both quite good.

From the Voters: “Great look, not much else. His matches with Bulldog were ok.” – Ben Morse, June 7, 2017

“Like an action figure come to life but with stiffer arms.”- Neema Parvini, June 15, 2017

320. Hakushi
Total Points: 7
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 94
High Vote: 94
Low Vote: 94
High Voter: Mike Rudh

Key Matches & Moments: In Your House #1 and Monday Night Raw matches with Bret Hart; Sneaky solid match with the 1-2-3 Kid at SummerSlam 95; Bringing great dishonor to his family by covering himself with Tattoos

Staff Thoughts: Sadly a guy a little ahead of his time. Once he got through Bret Hart and 1-2-3 Kid there was hardly anyone for him to work with at the time. King Kong Bundy would have squished him, Mabel would have squashed him and Yokozuna would have probably befriended him based on one of them being Japanese. A sorely underused exciting presence on a roster clearly lacking them at the time.

From the Voters: I really liked him as a kid as I’d never seen wrestling like that before, but even his IYH match with Bret doesn’t hold up, and he wasn’t around long enough to warrant consideration.” – Adam Russell,  July 9, 2017

“Nah not around long enough. Though I love his Match with 1-2-3 Kid in the opener of SummerSlam 95.” – Jay Hinchey, May 30, 2017

319. Hans Mortier
Total Points: 8
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 93
High Vote: 93
Low Vote: 93
High Voter: Steve Gennarelli

Key Matches & Moments: Feuded with Bruno Sammartino in 60s; In the 70s was known as Lord Charles Montague despite having zero knowledge of Romeo, Juliet or the Capulets

Staff Thoughts: A competent hand who held down feuds with Bruno Sammartino and Bobo Brazil throughout the sixties.

From the Voters: “Who?” – Aaron George, January 2, 2018

318. Haiti Kid
Total Points: 8
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 98.3
High Vote: 97
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: Good Ol’ Will From Texas

Key Matches & Moments: Appeared at WrestleMania 2 in as the Ludmilla to Mr.T’s Ivan Drago; Was also part of the great King Kong Bundy revolt of 1987

Staff Thoughts: Haiti Kid was always good for a fun matchup in the undercard and was a surprisingly decent mat wrestler as well. He will forever be known as the one that King Kong Bundy didn’t kill.

From the Voters: I’m not sure if he makes anyone’s top 100, but the unintentional comedy of him sitting on Gorilla Monsoon’s lap for an interview in 1986 might be the best part of the WM2 build.” – Steve Bennett, May 29, 2017

“This is a joke correct?” – Eric Boyd, May 30, 2017

317. Kota Ibushi
Total Points: 9
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 92
High Vote: 92
Low Vote: 92
High Voter: Henry Rivers

Key Matches & Moments: Kota Ibushi participated in the Cruiserweight Classic in the summer of 2016, losing in the semifinals to eventual winner T.J. Perkins; He teamed with Perkins in the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in NXT, falling to Sanity in the second round

Staff Thoughts: Kota Ibushi is a great wrestler, with the bulk of his work elsewhere.

From the Voters: When Kota Ibushi obtained the three votes necessary to gain eligibility for this project, it was the culmination of Henry Rivers’ boyhood dream, resulting in the posting of the Shawn Michaels video in Ibushi’s comments thread on December 8, 2017.” – From the Editors

316. Virgil
Total Points: 9
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 98
High Vote: 95
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: ElliottPWO

Key Matches & Moments: Virgil served as the bodyguard to the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, where he was repeatedly humiliated by DiBiase and beat up by babyfaces looking for revenge on his Ted; Eventually growing tired of DiBiase’s mistreatment he turned on The Million Dollar Man hitting him with the Million Dollar Belt at the 1991 Royal Rumble; This sparked a hot feud where Virgil defeated DiBiase via countout at WrestleMania VII and eventual won the Million Dollar Belt from him at SummerSlam; He continued with the company until 1994

Staff Thoughts: Virgil was an important part of the Million Dollar Man act, and generated sympathy, resulting in his babyface turn being white-hot. Fans were solidly behind Virgil and the pop when he wins the Million Dollar Belt is huge and a great feel good moment. He was never great in the ring, but wasn’t supposed to be originally as he wasn’t trained as a wrestler. Today he is an advocate of meat sauce and other fine delicacies.

From the Voters: “Olive Garden Hall of Famer.”- Greg Diener, June 3, 2017

315. Bushwhacker Butch
Total Points: 9
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 92
High Vote: 92
Low Vote: 92
High Voter: Jason Fastkade

Key Matches & Moments: The lesser-worker of a legendarily popular and commercial tag team, Butch will be most remembered for the Bushwhacker walk, his action figure with movable arms, being featured on children’s bed sheets and a guest spot on TV’s Family Matters; Oh, he’s a Hall of Famer, too

Staff Thoughts: It is no secret that the Bushwhackers were workrate champions in the ring, but their schtick was super memorable and they knew how to brawl. Multiple kids on the block growing up had the action figure, and to this day, nerds in wrestling crowds do the Bushwhacker walk. Throw traditional wrestling out the window and have fun.

From the Voters: “The Bushwhackers were awesome in their role, and pass the non-fan test with flying colors. I have a friend I got into wrestling around 2006 and the only people she knew right off from the 80s were Hulk Hogan, Macho Man & The Bushwhackers. If they could be ranked as a tag team act, they’d get strong consideration from me, but either guy by himself? Not even close.” – James Proffitt

314. Tony Parisi/Tony Pugliese
Total Points: 10
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 91
High Vote: 91
Low Vote: 91
High Voter: Timothy Drake

Key Matches & Moments: Read our Lee Wes’ thoughts below

Staff Thoughts: Not even going to pretend here.

From the Voters: “Started WWWF in ’66 as a cousin to Bruno, won the US tag titles in ’66 with Johnny Valentine from the Millers resulting in Valentine turning heel on Parisi. Won the belts back from Smasher Sloan & the Baron in ’67 with the help of Spiros Arion. Parisi held them for six months, with Arnold Skaaland filling in as co-holder of the belt when Arion left the country for several months. He later won the WWWF World tag titles with Gino Brito in ’75, defeating the Blackjacks, and holding the belts for six months before dropping them to Big John Studd & Killer Kowalski. In ’76, he headlined MSG with Bruno, defeating Ivan Koloff & Superstar Billy Graham. When the International title was restarted in ’82, Parisi was the inaugural champion, before losing to his former tag partner Gino Brito who lost it to Tatsumi Fujinami.” – Lee Wes, September 29, 2017

“Anybody got any handy links though?” – Lee Wes, September 29, 2017

313. Tyler Breeze
Total Points: 12
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 95
High Vote: 91
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: Henry Rivers

Key Matches & Moments: Tyler Breeze was a mainstay on the NXT roster from the character’s debut in 2013 until his call-up to the main roster in 2015; During his time in NXT, he feuded with Tyson Kidd, Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville, challenging for the NXT title at NXT Takeover: Fatal Four-Way; Competed against Jushin Thunder Liger at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, losing to the Japanese legend; Debuted on the main roster in the fall of 2015, where he feuded with Dolph Ziggler for the remainder of the year, before going on a long losing streak to start 2016; Went on to form the Breezango team and hone his detective skills on the Fashion Files

Staff Thoughts: Tyler Breeze was a perfectly servicable upper-midcarder in NXT to trot out for a title match, though I never bought him as a serious threat. He had good matches with other good workers in NXT. Didn’t do much on the main roster until teamed with Breezango for the Fashion Files vignettes.

From the Voters: “Had a great run in NXT putting on top notch matches with the likes of Sami Zayn, Tyson Kidd, and Adrian Neville. Stalled out initially on the main roster, but his Fashion Police teaming with Fandango may be the most watchable thing on WWE TV right now. He needs a bit more to make the list, though.”- Ben Morse, June 9, 2017

312. Scotty Too Hotty
Total Points: 13
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 94.5
High Vote: 90
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: Pete Schirmacher

Key Matches & Moments: Scott Taylor debuted as part of the WWF’s plans to reboot their light heavyweight division in 1997, but floundered until teaming with Brian Christopher as Too Much and later Too Cool; The Scotty Too Hotty persona as part of Too Cool led to a very popular tag team act and eventually three person stable with Rikishi; Too Cool later won the tag team titles from Edge and Christian in 2000; Held the Smackdown tag titles with Rikishi in 2004; Feuded with Dean Malenko over the light heavyweight title winning it in 2000 before dropping it back to Malenko; They battled for the Light Heavyweight belt again at Backlash 2000 in what is considered a hidden gem of a match; Scotty remained with the company until 2007

Staff Thoughts: Too Cool was a fun mid-card act, and  the spot in the Rumble where Rikishi clotheslined Scotty and Grandmaster out after their dance was great. The worm was a ridiculous but unique and very over finisher. The Dean Malenko match is a hidden gem and Too Cool was a fun part of the late Attitude Era. Scotty was always a solid to good worker that shockingly stuck around until 2007.

From the Voters: “I think Scotty was better than Grandmasta. Longer tenure, had a legit ****+ ppv match with Malenko, and had one of the most over finishers of the Attitude Era. That having been said, I’m still not listing him.” – Neil Trama, June 2, 2017

311. Mil Mascaras
Total Points: 14
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 87
High Vote: 87
Low Vote: 87
High Voter: Robert Silva

Key Matches & Moments: Appeared in more than 80 WWWF/WWF matches between 1972 and 1987 and in the 1997 Royal Rumble, where he eliminated himself; Fought several stars of that era at Madison Square Garden and elsewhere, participating in numerous battle royals and challenged Don Muraco for the Intercontinental Title

Staff Thoughts: Mil Mascaras has been vilified for his selfishness in the ring by Mick Foley, Chris Jericho and JBL, and his record in WWWF/WWF matches seems to be about as free of jobbing as you can get. If there are good matches, they are hidden indeed. He did have a remarkably long career, is a legend in Mexico and is a WWE Hall of Famer.

From the Voters: “Fuck Mil Mascaras.”- Aaron George, January 2, 2018

“Justin you need to stop posting these things when your drunk.” – Nicholas Lawrence, June 17, 2017

310. Bruiser Brody
Total Points: 17
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 84
High Vote: 84
Low Vote: 84
High Voter: Steve Gennarelli

Key Matches & Moments: Bruiser Brody wrestled in more than 25 matches for the WWWF in 1976 and 1977; Challenged Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF title four times, including in a Texas Death Match in Madison Square Garden.

Staff Thoughts: Bruiser Brody was known to draw crowds wherever he went, though most of his work took place outside WWE. Your mileage may vary on his brawling style.

From the Voters: “Call me Bloody Brody Head.” – Jordan Duncan, December 31, 2005

309. Great Khali
Total Points: 17
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 92.5
High Vote: 85
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: Chris Jordan

Key Matches & Moments: Debuted in 2006 and immediately feuded with and defeated the Undertaker: Appeared on SmackDown, RAW and ECW in 2006-2007, and feuded with John Cena over the WWE title; Won the World Heavyweight title in 2007 in a battle royal and held the belt for about two months; Became a comedy act with the Khali Kiss Cam; Competed in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX; Returned in 2017 to aid Jinder Mahal in his Punjabi Prison title defense

Staff Thoughts: He’s very large and was with the company for a long time. With the positives out of the way, he may be the worst wrestler many have ever seen, with every movement looking wooden and unnatural.

From the Voters: “So bad that I felt sorry for him being out there. Didn’t seem to have a clue what he was doing, where he was or how he got there. I’d rather just pretend he never existed.” – Adam Russell, July 10, 2017

308. Berzerker
Total Points: 17
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 95.3
High Vote: 86
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: Andy LaBar

Key Matches & Moments: HUSS HUSS HUSS; Had excellent matches with British Bulldog, Greg Valentine, Mr. Perfect and was a highlight in battle royals; Rarely got off the bottom of the card, but tried to stab the Undertaker with his sword and won most matches via throwing his opponent to the outside for a countout

Staff Thoughts: Berzerker is so much more than a jobber, usually working squash matches and rarely getting pinned cleaned, but never getting truly pushed. Going back and watching Berzerker matches is a blast, they are quick and full of power moves. He was way more agile than others his size and had the best finisher of all time (throwing people out of the ring).

From the Voters: “I love the idea that he would win all of his matches by countout. They should have done a Goldberg like winning streak with that bit. The only storyline I remember is the time he tried to stab Undertaker with a sword. He is not making my list.” – Michael DeDamos, June 26, 2017

“Berzerker rules.” – Andy LaBar, January 5, 2018

307. Edouard Carpentier
Total Points: 19
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 82
High Vote: 82
Low Vote: 82
High Voter: Steve Gennarelli

Key Matches & Moments: Main eventer for Capitol when the WWWF was created; Had three WWWF title shots against Buddy Rogers

Staff Thoughts: We will defer to Lee Wes write up on the Facebook page listed below.

From the Voters: “Former NWA World champion, was a main eventer in Capitol when WWWF was created, main eventing against the likes of Killer Kowalski and Hans Mortier. Had 3 WWWF title shots against Buddy Rogers. Teamed with Bruno against the Kangaroos. Returned in ’67/’68 defeating the likes of Tank Morgan and Luke Graham. Teamed with Bruno in Philly against Monsoon & Prof. Toru Tanaka. Went to a 20-min time limit draw with the Sheik at MSG. Defeated Gorilla Monsoon in singles matches. Lost to Virgil the Kentucky Butcher (AMAZING worker John Quinn) at MSG to set up Quinn’s match with Bruno. Defeated George Steele at MSG in July ’68. Beat Killer Kowalski in Boston in ’73. Returned for a match at MSG in ’75. Worked two tv tapings in 1985. His final match was the Legends battle royal in ’87.” – Lee Wes, November 26, 2017

306. Melina
Total Points: 19
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 91.5
High Vote: 87
Low Vote: 96
High Voter: Microstatistics

Key Matches & Moments: Melina debuted as manager of MNM in 2005 and was known for doing splits as part of her entrance; Managed MNM to the WWE Tag Team championship three times; Involved in an angle with Mick Foley joining the Kiss My Ass Club to save Melina’s job, only to have her turn on him and fire him anyway; About the same time she developed the primal scream that we all know and love; Won the Women’s Championship three times and the Divas Championship twice; She remained with the company until 2011

Staff Thoughts: She may be remembered for her entrance far more than any particular match or feud. She was an important part of the MNM act. Solid run against all the divas of the era and was multi-time champion. Not the best diva, not the worst. That scream would peel paint off walls.

From the Voters: I think she was better than many of her peers (Kelly Kelly, Candice Michelle), but wildly overrated and never really put together a convincing body of work. Great entrance, somewhat memorable character, but that’s it.” – Greg Phillips, June 1, 2017

“I think she is ok. Not list worthy. That flexibility, tho.” – Jason Sherman, June 1, 2017

305. Test
Total Points: 19
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 94.67
High Vote: 93
Low Vote: 96
High Voter: Ian Goldsworthy

Key Matches & Moments: Debuted in 1998 as “The Corporation’s Hired Gun” before being removed from the group in 1999 and joining the short-lived Union; Had an on-screen romantic relationship with Stephanie McMahon that led to the “Love Her or Leave Her” match vs. Shane McMahon at SummerSlam 1999; Formed the T&A tag team with Albert; Won the Hardcore Championship twice and later won the European Championship, which he lost to Eddie Guerrero at WrestleMania X-7; Featured part of the Invasion angle, turning on the WWF and siding with The Alliance; Teamed with Booker T to win both the WWF and WCW tag team titles and won the Intercontinental Title; Part of the Un-Americans stable with Christian, Lance Storm and later William Regal, before being paired with Stacy Kiebler, dubbing his fans the “Testicles” and teaming with Scott Steiner; Returned in 2006 as part of the ECW brand

Staff Thoughts: There was a time following the Stephanie McMahon angle and the Shane McMahon match that many thought Test could become a top star. But that was the highlight of his career, although it seemed he was poised for something again with the Invasion and having immunity from being fired for a year. Of course, they dropped that angle and didn’t have any follow-up, which was a problem for Test throughout his career. At the same time, he never did much with any opportunities he was given and is a sad case of potential never fully realized, and yet another wrestler gone too soon.

From the Voters: “He lived off potential. If he could have been a main eventer, he would have been; they gave him enough chances. Sadly never put it all together.” – Ben Morse, June 9 2017

304. Tyson Kidd
Total Points: 19
Total Ballots: 4
Average Rank: 96.25
High Vote: 89
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: TheBestThereNeverWas

Key Matches & Moments: Helped “Uncle” Bret Hart beat up an old man at WrestleMania XXVI; With partner David Hart Smith captured the unified WWE Tag Team Title; Had a stellar year in NXT including main eventing NXT Takeover against Neville

Staff Thoughts: This small headed competitor was unfortunately just finding his stride on the main roster when he was sidelined with a likely career ending injury after a match with Samoa Joe. He was coming into his own with cats and facts which were a wonderful contrast to his stoic partner Cesaro. Without his NXT run it’s doubtful he receives any votes.

From the Voters: Tyson has to be the most underrated WWE wrestler. A great NXT run with awesome matches with Zayn, Cesaro & Neville. He has many sneaky great matches against Rey Mysterio from Superstars, Christian ECW & the great triple threat match from Smackdown with Dolph & Cesaro. He formed the best tag team in around 5 years with Cesaro. As wrestler he is incredible smooth & along with AJ has the best execution. Great combination of High Flying & Technical wrestling” –  Hasan Mulla, June 6, 2017

303. Damien Sandow
Total Points: 20
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 91
High Vote: 90
Low Vote: 92
High Voter: Scott Herrin

Key Matches & Moments: Debuted as Idol Stevens, one half of the Teacher’s Pets and feuded with London and Kendrick in 2006; Returned in 2012 as Damien Sandow, the intellectual savior of the unwashed masses; Formed the Rhodes Scholars tag team with Cody Rhodes; Sandow threw Rhodes off the ladder to win the 2013 Money in the Bank however he failed in his Money in the Bank cash-in against John Cena; Began a gimmick as a comic impersonator, eventually leading to an alliance with The Miz and his evolution into Damien Mizdow; He and Miz won the tag team titles in 2014, before splitting because Miz felt Mizdow was upstaging him

Staff Thoughts: Great character work and was always over and never booked to go anywhere.

From the Voters: “Wasted opportunity by WWE to capitalize on his talents. Whenever he did get a chance to show his skills, he proved that he was entertaining and deserved a better push from the company. He’s on my list but probably very low due to limited exposure.”- Dennis Nunez, May 29, 2017

302. Butch Reed
Total Points: 21
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 90.5
High Vote: 90
Low Vote: 91
High Voter: Jesse

Key Matches & Moments: Beat the living shit out of Koko B Ware at WrestleMania III; Part of Andre The Giant’s winning team at the inaugural Survivor Series; Participated in the WWF Championship tournament at WrestleMania IV, bowing out in the first round to eventual winner Randy Savage; Along with Slick and The One Man Gang beat the living shit out of Superstar Billy Graham, pleasing fans throughout the four corners of the Earth

Staff Thoughts: Butch Reed felt like the perfect dance partner for the Doctor of Style. He was cut, solid in ring and had ludicrous blonde hair. His run was quiet and uneventful for the most part, but still Reed could always be counted on for a solid match in the lower midcard. If the legend is true he should have been the IC champion but thankfully we got eighteen god damn months of Honky Tonk Man instead. Damn you Butch Reed. Damn you to Hell.

From the Voters: Just watched a Prime Time match between Reed and Hillbilly Jim. That was… unimpressive on many levels.” – Steven Joseph Ferrari, May 30, 2017

“No shot for me. I like Reed a ton especially in Mid South vs Flair but his WWF run was pretty poor. I couldn’t even fathom what his top performance was.” – Chad Campbell, May 29, 2017

301. Brian Knobbs
Total Points: 21
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 80
High Vote: 80
Low Vote: 80
High Voter: ElliottPWO

Key Matches & Moments: Along with Jerry Sags stole Power & Glory’s spot at WrestleMania 7 and went on to defeat the Hart Foundation for the WWF Tag Team Titles; Got demolished along with Sags by the Legion of Doom at SummerSlam 91; At WrestleMania was insulted by Ray Combs and humiliated in an eight man tag team match; Turned face and as a consequence made the world a worse place

Staff Thoughts: Knobbs was the “personality” of the Nasty Boys who were a middling team during their WWF tenure. Their matches were fun yet unspectacular. Pity City might be the reason the tag division died a slow death in the early 90s. It’s a good thing he came to the WWF though, it was there he met Hulk Hogan, who used Knobbs as a contrast to pick up chicks for years.

From the Voters: Jerry Saggs >>> Brian Knobs. Saggs was a fucking nut in there.” – Martin Boulevard, May 29, 2017

“Mildly entertaining but nope.” – Will Gentler, May 29, 2017

300. Nunzio
Total Points: 23
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 78
High Vote: 78
Low Vote: 78
High Voter: David Carli

Key Matches & Moments: Nunzio debuted in 2002 as Jamie Noble’s cousin, but soon formed the WWE version of the Full Blooded Italians with Johnny the Bull and Chuck Palumbo; Moved onto the cruiserweight division, winning the Cruiserweight title twice; Nunzio reverted to his Little Guido character on the 2005 ECW One Night Stand PPV and later during the ECW reboot, reforming the FBI with Tony Mamaluke and Trinity

Staff Thoughts: Good worker and solid hand in cruiserweight and tag team matches at a time when WWE cared little about either division (which is pretty much true for most of the company history.) He was in good company, as it seemed like the entire early 2000s cruiserweights had good, forgettable matches to fill TV and had better runs elsewhere.

From the Voters: “I love Nunzio. A definite sentimental favourite. But I can’t think of a single memorable match or moment from his WWE run, nor was he ever really over.” – Adam Russell, July 18, 2017

299. S.D. Jones
Total Points: 23
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 93.3
High Vote: 85
Low Vote: 98
High Voter: Scott Criscuolo

Key Matches & Moments: Special Delivery Jones wrestled over 1,200 matches for the WWWF/WWF losing the majority, but making heels look strong in the process; Was a mainstay of TV tapings and MSG shows, often facing incoming heels with bright futures; Tag team partner of Andre the Giant when Big John Studd and Ken Patera cut his hair; Appeared on the initial WrestleMania card facing King Kong Bundy, losing in in “nine seconds.”

Staff Thoughts: One of the more well-known jobbers in company history, filling the role of making the incoming heels look good. But S.D.’s greatest claims to fame are the loss to Bundy at WrestleMania and having an LJN action figure for reasons that still aren’t clear to anyone. In terms of jobbers, you could do worse.

From the Voters: “S.D. Jones’ LJN figure sucked from a practical standpoint. Can’t do nuthin with those arms!” – Aaron George, October 10, 2017

“You could pin his shoulders to the mat, though!” – Chris Jordan, October 10, 2017

298. Jazz
Total Points: 24
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 77
High Vote: 77
Low Vote: 77
High Voter: Ash

Key Matches & Moments: Jazz was a mainstay of the women’s division, including memorable matches with Trish Stratus; Held the WWE Women’s Championship twice, successfully defending her title in a three-way against Trish and Lita at WrestleMania X8, and challenged Trish and Victoria at WrestleMania the next year

Staff Thoughts: Jazz stood out from the rest of the women’s division at the time with her power moves and had some good matches with other good workers like Trish Stratus and Victoria. She fell short of some of the other women of the era in character work and the women’s matches were rarely given time to really get going.

From the Voters: “‘The bitch is back, and the bitch is black’. It was a memorable little run, but nowhere near enough to even be considered.” – Adam Russell, July 9, 2017

297. El Torito
Total Points: 24
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 93
High Vote: 86
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: Henry Rivers

Key Matches & Moments: The highlight of El Torito’s WWE tenure was the WeeLC match where he defeated Hornswoggle in the pre-show of Extreme Rules 2014 in what was considered one of the greatest pre-show matches ever; Appeared as the mascot of Los Matadores and appeared in about 70 matches, many with Los Matadores

Staff Thoughts: The WeeLC match is great and if you have a midget quota he’s as good as any and has better matches than most in his division (or all in WWE).

From the Voters: “El Torito and Hornswoggle vs. Slater Gater, WeeLC. Never forget.” – Henry Rivers, June 14, 2017

296. Jason Jordan
Total Points: 25
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 76
High Vote: 76
Low Vote: 76
High Voter: Henry Rivers

Key Matches & Moments: Formed many mismatched teams in NXT before being graced with the blessing that is Chad Gable; Winning the NXT Tag Team Titles from the Revival at NXT Takeover Dallas; Flopping on the main roster as Sharmell T’s illegetimate child

Staff Thoughts: Jason Jordan was a spectacular hot tag guy in his team with Chad Gable but unfortunately has floundered in virtually every other role. Still, the matches with the Revival are spectacular in no small part thanks to him. Has the potential to be great in the ring if he could only shake a horrid case of RockyMaiviaitis.

From the Voters: Has to have an amazing next six months since I like his NXT tag work. Been a nothing act since on SmackDown. Will go on with Gable or not at all.” – Good Ol’ Will From Texas, May 30, 2017 (Ed. note: “He didn’t.”)

295. Bushwhacker Luke
Total Points: 26
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 88
High Vote: 85
Low Vote: 91
High Voter: Blaise Perrone

Key Matches & Moments: By 2017 standards, spent years sexually harassing fans in the front rows of shows; Watched as cousin Butch shamelessly sexaully assaulted Jacques Rougeau at WrestleMania 5; Was fun

Staff Thoughts: Twelve spots ahead of Butch?

From the Voters: His most memorable moment is the ’91 Rumble, so…” Jeremy Ray, June 1, 2017

“Was Jameson Jameson’s first name or Jameson’s last name?” – Greg Phillips, June 1, 2017

294. Dick Togo
Total Points: 26
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 88
High Vote: 77
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: Microstatistics

Key Matches & Moments: Had a series of fun matches as part of Kai En Tai; Aided in attempted genital severing in the summer of 1998; Inspired Kevin Owens’ ring gear

Staff Thoughts: Dick Togo was great but wasn’t around long enough while being hampered with a comedy gimmick. To this day he reminds some of a shorter, angrier Tomohiro Ishiii.

From the Voters: What Jinder was in 2012, Togo was in 1998. Pure mush. See ya, Dick!” – Jason Greenhouse, May 29, 2017

“Kaientai sucked. Come on.” – Eric Boyd, May 29, 2017

293. Tyler Bate
Total Points: 26
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 92.3
High Vote: 85
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: James

Key Matches & Moments: Breakout star of the U.K Tournament earlier this year, which he won in a tremendous match against Pete Dunne; All of his matches in the Tournament were highlights and he was very over as a babyface during the tournament; Bate and Dunn went on to top themselves in a rematch for the U.K. Title at NXT Takeover: Chicago in a show-stealing MOTYC

Staff Thoughts: Tyler Bate has delivered in every bout with WWE, and if he had more matches on his resume, no doubt he’d be higher. He stood out in the U.K. tournament working great as a babyface (better than most in the WWE stateside). Both matches with Pete Dunne were as tremendous as Bate’s mustache.

From the Voters: “His match at Takeover: Chicago could be a MOTY candidate. Having said that, the resume is too small.” – Scott Criscuolo, June 7, 2017

292. Mike Sharpe
Total Points: 28
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 91.667
High Vote: 87
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: Ray Miller

Key Matches & Moments: Canada’s greatest athlete was a fixture as enhancement talent from 198 to 1995; His matches consisted of him yelling throughout before ending flat on his back; He somehow overcame the mysterious arm injury he was nursing for years to challenge Bob Backlund for the WWF title in 1983, although shockingly, he was defeated and would never hold a title for the promotion

Staff Thoughts: Yelled a lot throughout his matches, which he always lost (at least after 1983 or so). May have passed along whatever contagious degenerative arm condition he had to Owen Hart, but I’m not a doctor so can neither confirm nor deny. One of the more well-know jobbers of the 80s and early 90s.

From the Voters: “If there is a discussion thread open for Iron Mike Sharpe, I cannot find it as I write this summary.” – Tyler Kelley, January 5, 2017.

291. Tatsumi Fujnami
Total Points: 29
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 86.5
High Vote: 75
Low Vote: 98
High Voter: Microstatistics

Key Matches & Moments: Defeated Jose Estrada for the WWWF Junior Heavyweight Title; Beat noted asshole Chavo Guerrero for that same title in 1980; CRUSHED Gino Brito to win the WWWF International title in 198; Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015 and NOT just because they wanted to put in a Japanese guy

Staff Thoughts: While his appearances were sporadic he still managed to stick around for about seven years and was a highlight to most cards he was on. Come on now, how much more do you want me to say about this guy?

From the Voters: 7-year WWE career, WWF International Heavyweight champ and WWWF Junior Heavyweight champ. WWE HoF class of 2015.” – Les Wes, October 7, 2017

290. Luke Graham
Total Points: 32
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank: 69
High Vote: 69
Low Vote: 69
High Voter: Steve Gennarelli

Key Matches & Moments: Teamed with brother Jerry Graham to win the WWWF US Tag titles in 1964; Along with Tarzan Tyler were the first WWWF Tag Team Champions in 1971; In the late 70s and eary 80s feuded with the likes of Andre The Giant and LEGEND Dino Bravo

Staff Thoughts: Crazy Luke Graham was an important cog in the development of tag team wrestling for the WWWF.

From the Voters: “I would like to second the nomination for Luke Graham.” – Lee Wes, September 5, 2017

289. Paul Roma
Total Points: 33
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 90
High Vote: 84
Low Vote: 95
High Voter: Andy Atherton

Key Matches & Moments: One half of both the Young Stallions and Power & Glory, both had their moments in high profile matches; The Young Stallions twice defeated the Hart Foundation, once in a non-title shocking reverse decision win and later by disqualification and also defeated Demolition; Were also were one of the surviving teams in the initial Survivor Series tag team elimination match; Power & Glory were best known for their cool PowerPlex finisher and for defeating the Rockers at SummerSlam 1990

Staff Thoughts: Paul Roma was part of two interesting tag teams that could have been bigger than they wound up being. The PowerPlex was a cool finisher. Still Roma could never put it all together to rise above second-tier tag team with upside.

From the Voters: “I might like Hercules better.” – Good Ol’ Will From Texas, June 1, 2017

288. Jerry Sags
Total Points: 36
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 83
High Vote: 79
Low Vote: 87
High Voter: ElliottPWO

Key Matches & Moments: Sags was half of the Nasty Boys, who were one of the primary tag teams of the early 90s, for better or worse; Won the tag team titles from the Hart Foundation at WrestleMania VII and held them until SummerSlam 1991, losing to the Legion of Doom

Staff Thoughts: The Nasty Boys had some good brawls elsewhere, but you can have their WWF run. Sags may have been the workhorse of the team (that is damning with faint praise) but the team pretty much took the tag division to pity city.

From the Voters: “Jerry Sags? Yes, he does.” – Todd Weber, May 30, 2017

287. Jinder Mahal
Total Points: 36
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 89
High Vote: 76
Low Vote: 98
High Voter: Chris Jordan

Key Matches & Moments: Debuted as the Marcus Licinius Crassus to The Great Khali’s Antoninus; Formed the jobber group 3MB as the “funny” one; Took some time off and upon return was inexplicably given a six month reign as WWE champion; Had the honor of jobbing and bowing to Triple H in his “home” country

Staff Thoughts: On a show with AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton, Rusev and Mojo Rawley THIS is the guy they tasked with carrying the main events for most of 2017. Not only did he make Smackdown feel interminable but he may have also killed the push of sure fire star Shinsuke Nakamura. We would love to joke more about this entry but it makes us too sad. Corporate greed over artistic accomplishment. Greed that didn’t even pay off as they had to cancel one of their India shows due to poor attendance. Who knew that putting a turban on a Canadian, making him the biggest coward/asshole on TV and declaring him a “Modern Day Maharajah” didn’t electrify the Indian people.

From the Voters: “Fuck you pal.” – Vince McMahon, November 7, 2017

286. Judy Martin
Total Points: 37
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 82.5
High Vote: 66
Low Vote: 99
High Voter: Jamie McGleave

Key Matches & Moments: Judy Martin challenged Wendi Richter for the women’s title early in her career but is best known as one-half of the Glamour Girls; Along with tag team partner Lelani Kai, were part of the women’s elimination match at the initial Survivor Series, losing to Fabulous Moolah’s team; Feuded with the Jumping Bomb Angels for much of 1988, staging some of the best women’s matches the company had seen and would see for decades to come, including a two out of three falls match at the first Royal Rumble in 1988; Also attempted to murder Desiree Petersen in Madison Square Garden in 1985

Staff Thoughts: Track down any Glamour Girls and Jumping Bomb Angels match you can find.

From the Voters: “Incredibly underrated. Was able to keep up with the Jumping Bomb Angels too. Don’t know if she makes the list but people should check out her matches.” – Brian Bayless, May 30, 2017

285. Tommy Dreamer
Total Points: 38
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 82
High Vote: 64
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: El Groino

Key Matches & Moments: Tommy Dreamer was brought into the Invasion angle as part of whatever bastardized version of ECW joined forces with the shell of the bastardized version of WCW to form the most intimidating wrestling stable name, The Alliance; Later found his niche on RAW by eating food off the floor and drinking the Undertaker’s chew spit; Was crucial to WWE re-launching the ECW brand, wrestling in the main event of the 2005 One Night Stand and being involved in the hottest angle and one of the best matches in 2006 when he teamed with Terry Funk and Beullah to take on Mick Foley, Edge and Lita; Dreamer’s name and reputation with ECW fans was an important component to WWE relaunching the ECW brand; Won the ECW championship at Extreme Rules 2009

Staff Thoughts: The heart and soul of ECW was valuable whenever WWE wanted to gain any credibility with former ECW fans, for the One Night Stand PPVs or the “brand re-launch.” The match vs. Mick Foley, Edge and Lita is must-see and probably the highlight of his WWE career, though he also made his WWECW title win compelling by saying he’d retire if he didn’t win the title. Since WWE was never committed to the spirit of ECW, Dreamer’s moments were few and far between despite his surprisingly long tenure. Good matches were even rarer, unless he could get involved in a chaotic brawl. And don’t get us started on the gross-out contest era of RAW.

From the Voters: “He’ll probably sneak on near the bottom of my list. His Hardcore/IC unification match against RVD on Raw in 2002 was pretty fun, as was a Singapore Cane match with Stevie Richards around the same time.” – Stephen Brogee, June 19, 2017

284. Sable
Total Points: 38
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 82
High Vote: 70
Low Vote: 94
High Voter: Brad Faulk

Key Matches & Moments: Sable was one of the most over acts in 1998-1999; Teamed with Marc Mero in a WrestleMania XIV to defeat Goldust and Marlena; Overshadowed Mero leading to a feud that led to Mero pretending to lay down for Sable before pinning her; Led to the debut of Edge as Sable’s mystery partner for a match vs. Mero and Jacqueline; Won a bikini contest she won at Fully Loaded 1998 when her bikini consisted of body paint over her two most prominent assets; First diva to pose for Playboy, which was certainly influential and started a trend for future divas; Returned to WWE in 2003-2004 and was involved in a variety of angles with McMahons and the divas of the day

Staff Thoughts: One of the hottest stars of the Attitude Era, due to her huge boobs, posing for Playboy and her remarkably clutch ability in bikini contests. In a shocking development, bikini contests judged by applause from crowds of teen and twenty year old predominantly male audiences tend to favor attractive women with big boobs who show a lot of skin. And that’s Sable’s starpower in a nutshell, although she did garner sympathy in the Mero feud.

From the Voters: “The worst kind of stripper… no soul, all makeup.” – Good Ol’ Will From Texas, June 2, 2017

“The Big Show… Sable… AND ME!” – JT Rozzero, January 5, 2017

283. Stevie Richards
Total Points: 38
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 88.3
High Vote: 79
Low Vote: 98
High Voter: Rory McNamara

Key Matches & Moments: Meandered with a tag team with Blue Meanie, including the making of the Blonde Bytch project and impersonating other wrestlers, before forming the Right to Censor.; Best known for the RTC and their annoying entrance music and heat generation; Staple of the Hardcore division and a 22-time champion, before taking on the Stevie Night Heat gimmick proclaiming himself the GM of Heat; Formed an alliance with Victoria where he served as her manager/valet; Reformed the Blue World Order as part of the ECW reboots at the One Night Stand PPV and continued with the gimmick

Staff Thoughts: Threw himself into everything he did, making some potential shit entertaining.

From the Voters: “I want to rate him, I just don’t think the meat is on the bone. Good character and great team player, but he never got the changes he deserved. One of the biggest “what might have been” guys of his era.” – Dylan Hales, July 11, 2017

282. Bobby Duncum
Total Points: 38
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 88.3
High Vote: 79
Low Vote: 94
High Voter: Grady Blount

Key Matches & Moments: Was a regular challenger to both Bob Backlund for the World title and Pat Patterson for the Intercontinental Title.

Staff Thoughts: While a frequent challenger to Bob Backlund and Pat Patterson, he was never able to match the high match quality that other Backlund and Patterson opponents did.

From the Voters: “Bobby Duncum is not nominated, but was voted for. (Ed. note: Duncum was subsequently nominated.)”” – Steven Graham, December 22, 2017

281. Albert
Total Points: 38
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 88.3
High Vote: 71
Low Vote: 97
High Voter: Ash

Key Matches & Moments: Amongst the best tattoo artist/piercing specialist to convert to a wrestler; Was in a number of uninteresting groups like T&A, X-Factor and his team with Scotty Too Hotty as the Hip Hop Hippo; The most significant accomplishment of his career was having a very good match with Kane, which might be the best singles match of both their WWE careers; Returned to WWE in 2012 as Lord Tensai, which was a thing

Staff Thoughts: Kane and Albert having good matches together remains one of the great mysteries of our time to be studied by wrestling-obsessed scholars. Whether the reasons were some type off chemical reaction from the residual formaldehyde fumes from the fire that killed Kane’s parents interacting with Albert’s back hair, or simply a rare on night for both performers, we may never know.

From the Voters: “It was always the same guy just with more or less hair on his back. Another guy for me who was around too long in the early 2000s. Always a channel changer. He was also colossal flopped as Tensai. Within six months he was back to dancing.” – Aaron George, June 2, 2017

280. Terry Taylor
Total Points: 40
Total Ballots: 2
Average Rank: 81
High Vote: 62
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: Scott Herrin

Key Matches & Moments: Beat a bunch of the regular jobbers of the 1980s; Was the first eliminated in the 1988 Survivor Series main event; Worked the ‘89 and ‘90 Royal Rumble and Survivor Series; Beat Bobby Heenan in 30 seconds at WrestleMania V; Had a rooster-styled haircut and clucked liked a damn chicken

Staff Thoughts: “Red Rooster” Terry Taylor, despite being a long-time wrestler, trainer and stalwart of both the NWA and WWF did not even get the required nominations to be a part of this project, and yet he was voted on twice. Generally considered one of the most boring wrestlers on the planet and someone who loved to bury talented folks backstage with NXT, Taylor actually agreed to play the role of Red Rooster in WWF, one of the worst gimmicks of all time.

From the Voters: “Cluck, cluck, you suck, pal.” – Vince McMahon, March 30, 1990 (probably)

279. Noriyo Tateno
Total Points: 40
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 87.7
High Vote: 74
Low Vote: 95
High Voter: ElliottPWO

Key Matches & Moments: As part of the Jumping Bomb Angels, worked only 61 matches total between 1987-1988, all but two solely against the Glamour Girls, Judy Martin and Leilani Kail Had a memorable match at the 1987 Survivor Series, won the WWF Women’s Tag Team title once

Staff Thoughts: Though the list of accomplishments and variety of opponents is slim, Noriyo Tateno and Itzuki Yamazaki were nevertheless voted on due to high match quality and lasting influence. The Jumping Bomb Angels worked at an in-ring pace that was rarely seen in the ring in 1987, by men or women. Almost any match with the Glamour Girls is enjoyable if not outright good, but 11/87 MSG and 3/88 Boston Garden are both 4+ star classics, despite being seeing by so few.

From the Voters: “I love the Jumping Bomb Angels!” – Jeff Machado, December 15, 2017

278. Itsuki Yamazaki
Total Points: 41
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank: 87.3
High Vote: 73
Low Vote: 95
High Voter: ElliottPWO

Key Matches & Moments: See Above

Staff Thoughts: The Jumping Bomb Angels also had a killer entrance theme.

From the Voters: Pardon my ignorance, but one of the Bomb Angels?” – Will Gertler, May 30, 2017

277. Killer Khan
Total Points: 41
Total Ballots: 3
Average Rank:87.3
High Vote: 74
Low Vote: 100
High Voter: Kris Zellner

Key Matches & Moments: Feuded with Bob Backlund over the WWF title and Pedro Morales over the Intercontinental title in 1980; His most well-known feud was with Andre the Giant, where he broke the Giant’s ankle in a match in 1981, leading to a Mongolian Stretcher Match in November 1981 in Philadelphia; Made a brief return to the company in 1987 feuding with Outback Jack and challenging Hulk Hogan for the belt on house shows

Staff Thoughts: Always looked like a monster, and was very believable in the role. The Andre the Giant feud was one of the best WWF feuds of the early 80s and won the Observer feud of the year in 1981.

From the Voters: “Andre and Backlund matches were good, and he was a very solid worker. I don’t think that alone gets him past some of his contemporaries to the next phase for me though.” – Brad Woodling, May 30, 2017

276. Jacqueline
Total Points: 42
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank:59
High Vote: 59
Low Vote: 59
High Voter: El Groino

Key Matches & Moments: Involved in no less than two (2) nipple violations in the nipple filled attitude era; Helped establish the newly formed Women’s division in the late nineties; Was a founding member of the Pretty Mean Sisters whose primary job was interfering in matches and sexually humiliating Shawn Stasis; Won WWE Cruiserweight Title during a feud with the Chavo Guerreros

Staff Thoughts: Jacqueline was the legit wrestler that helped Sable get over and become the face of women’s wrestling for a while. A steady mainstay in the division she acted as gatekeeper for many years before quietly entering retirement. Was tremendous as Marc Mero’s second and fun as the third Acolyte. Sadly despite her immense talent was always put aside for the models that would populate the division as the 2000s went on.

From the Voters: I second/third noms for Jacqueline, Jazz, Melina, Michelle McCool, Natalya, Ken Kennedy.” – Stacey O’Laughlin May 30th 2017

275. Kalisto
Total Points: 43
Total Ballots: 1
Average Rank:58
High Vote: 58
Low Vote: 58
High Voter: Karl Grant

Key Matches & Moments: LUCHA! LUCHA! LUCHA! Formed a kickass team with Sin Cara and won the NXT Tag Team titles, finally ending the Ascension’s reign; Defeated Alberto Del Rio for the US title and enjoy relative success in rematches; Best singles match may be the pre show match with Ryback at WrestleMania 32; Has recently joined the cruiserweight division where success has varied

Staff Thoughts: Rey Mysterio without the physical charisma of Rey. LUCHA! LUCHA! LUCHA! Very strong in ring performer who is usually regulated to sub ten minute matches. LUCHA! LUCHA! LUCHA! chant does nothing but make me want to leave my family. His push was probably abruptly ended when he imploded trying to cut a promo on Talking Smack. Nobody took Rusev’s accolade like Kalisto. Like he was bent in fucking half.

From the Voters: He’s enjoyable, but he’s like a poor man’s Rey Mysterio.” – Michael Schoen, June 1, 2017

“He was, then they turned him into a poor man’s Rellik, and now a poor man’s Drago” – Eric Miller, June 5, 2017

“Unfortunately, this guy works for a company run by folks who do not completely understand the nature of smaller guys and the lucha-ish style. Probably out of my list.” – Will Olson, June 1, 2017

Stay tuned for more in the coming days!