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Ranking The 20 Best Wrestlers Currently In WWE - The 2016 Edition

Debating who is the best at any particular activity is always something that will get people worked up and eager to discuss. This assertion rings incredibly true when the discussion is brought to the world of wrestling. Wrestling fans, some of the most passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable fans of anything out there, take these discussions extremely seriously.

Every fan has their own thoughts, loyalties and insights that they take into consideration when discussing the “best.” In a sport that has predetermined outcomes and storylines, there is really no way to ever rightfully determine, by competition, who is the best. For the purposes of this particular article, we decided to grapple with the question of who is the best wrestler currently in the WWE? If you were to ask 100 different wrestling fans that question, you would probably get quite the variety of different answers. Some fans might consider everything that goes into a sports entertainer such as: charisma, physique, pedigree and pure wrestling talent, while others may just consider one of the aforementioned traits. Regardless of your scale used to rate the best, a roster filled with a recent influx of incredibly talented performers, and great veterans, makes this task harder than ever before. Here are the 20 best wrestlers currently in the WWE:

20 20. Kalisto

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19 19. Apollo Crews

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18 18. Asuka

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17 17. Bray Wyatt

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16 16. Sasha Banks

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15 15. Samoa Joe

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14 14. Chris Jericho

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13 13. Dean Ambrose

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12 12. Hideo Itami

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11 11. Austin Aries

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10 10. Randy Orton

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9 9. Sami Zayn

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8 8. Neville

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“The man that gravity forgot” has to be one of the most fitting nicknames handed out to a WWE talent in recent memory, and Neville almost always lives up to it. The English-born Neville started off his WWE days with NXT initially working mostly tag-team matches, but an unfortunate injury to his partner opened the door for Neville to work as a single competitor and he took full advantage of that chance. Neville won a ladder match to win the NXT championship and was the longest reigning champion until he was surpassed by Finn Balor.

7 7. Brock Lesnar

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6 6. Cesaro

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“The Swiss Superman” has the wrestling prowess that can match just about anyone in the world of sports entertainment. Cesaro is probably pound for pound the strongest man in WWE and he’s a flat out stud in the ring. Cesaro has given fans some absolute classic wrestling matches over his time with WWE and the only thing that really lacks with him is the much desired personality and charisma that a wrestler needs. However, the “king of swing” has been swinging his character in the right direction for quite some time now.

5 5. Finn Balor

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4 4. Shinsuke Nakamura

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The newest addition to WWE on the list, Shinsuke Nakamura has been in the wrestling industry for what seems like forever. Nakamura became a star in Japanese wrestling at a very young age when he became the youngest IWGP Heavyweight champion at the age of 23. Nearly 12 years later, when Nakamura’s tenure in Japan was complete, he compiled a list of accolades a mile long.

3 3. Seth Rollins

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2 2. Kevin Owens

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The absence of Seth Rollins due to an ACL tear last November left WWE in desperate need for a top heel. No man stepped up to fill the void more than Kevin Owens did. Owens has made the most of his first 18 months under contract as he sky-rocketed to the main roster after winning the NXT title shortly after his debut. Owens has now been a top heel in the company for over 12 months and proved he can handle the main event picture based off his lengthy feud with WWE’s top man last summer, John Cena.

1 1. AJ Styles

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After years of working with TNA, Ring of Honor, and Japanese promotions, AJ Styles finally made his way over to WWE in 2016. The “phenomenal” AJ styles has drastically shot up the power rankings in WWE since signing with the company earlier this year. Styles debuted in grand fashion, shocking WWE fans when he entered the Royal Rumble at number 3 in 2016. The Georgia native put on quite the performance that night logging over a half an hour of time in the match. Styles was eventually eliminated from the match by Kevin Owens, who accompanied the elimination by telling Styles, “welcome to the WWE.” Styles went on the feud with Chris Jericho after the Rumble and was placed in matches for the WWE title at two of the past pay-per-views. Now, Styles in entrenched in the middle of a feud with John Cena.

Styles has wasted no times showcasing his talents in WWE as he turned in several high quality matches with some of the biggest names in the company. Styles is the complete package inside and outside of the ring. He’s a great pure striker with both his arms and legs, a submission specialists and a high-flyer. Simply phenomenal.

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