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Top 15 Best Current International WWE Superstars

WWE like to push the idea on fans that this is where every wrestler from around the world wants to end up. That there is nowhere else to make a living but in Vinnie Mac's promotion and for the most part (with minimal exceptions like the Young Bucks) this has held true. This means that wrestlers from far and wide are lucky to perform in the WWE, from Australia, the UK, Japan, Mexico and everywhere in between. No matter the product quality, there will always be an extensive range of wrestlers on show.

Some of the greatest performers of all time (Antonio Inoki, Andre the Giant, Bret Hart) and some of the greatest storylines of all time have been centered around a performers country of origin. It can make for controversial, but must- see TV (remember, controversy creates cash). While this has not always been the most respectful or ethical use of a performers background (see: Kai en tai, Cesaro’s ‘yodeling’ gimmick or Becky Lynch’s first NXT gimmick), this will always be a staple for WWE writers, as it is an effective way to garner heat from the crowds or a baby face pop for any given performer.

Within the landscape of the current WWE product, we see several performers proudly flaunt their heritage, whether it be with an obvious accent, music or overall gimmick, and this gives the WWE the diverse image that they seek. However, obvious or surprising their heritage may be, here are the 15 best current WWE superstars from outside the United States of America, with 7 different countries being represented on this list.

15 Wade Barrett (United Kingdom)

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14 Asuka (Japan)

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13 Paige (United Kingdom)

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12 Becky Lynch (Ireland)

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11 Hideo Itami (Japan)

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10 Sheamus (Ireland)

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9 Rusev (Bulgaria)

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8 Neville (United Kingdom)

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7 Alberto Del Rio (Mexico)

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6 Chris Jericho (Canada)

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5 Shinsuke Nakamura (Japan)

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4 Sami Zayn (Canada)

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3 Cesaro (Switzerland)

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2 Finn Balor (Ireland)

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1 Kevin Owens (Canada)

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The man from Quebec, Canada has captivated the WWE Universe, both young and old, in the ring and on Twitter since his WWE main roster debut in 2015 and has consistently stolen the show whenever he appears on screen. Ideally, his WWE World Heavyweight Championship win should come within the next year or two. Though not the perfect look and size for WWE management, within the new regime, led by Triple H, the focus on personality and in ring ability has been heightened, and this will be to the credit of Owens and many of his former independent allies such as AJ Styles, Neville and the Joker to his Batman, real life friend Sami Zayn. Coming from Canada, Owens is the best of the international bunch on a stacked WWE talent roster, which many historians have claimed is the deepest and most talented roster the WWE has ever possessed.

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