John LaRocca looks at the best matches he’s seen in 2017 so far.
So here it is, my final ballot for what I consider the 100 greatest in-ring wrestlers of all time.
As anyone who’s been reading my blogs on this knows (Intro| Baseline|3 month update|July update|November update) I did a list of 100 roughly 16 months ago and have watched all types of wrestling in that time since, with a view to how it changes the original list. I got exposure to wrestlers I hadn’t seen much of, promotions and eras that I had barely scratched the surface on, and overall, really took a lot from this as a fan.
But as I noted in the second blog, I very quickly realized that I had no chance of covering the volume I initially envisioned. There is just so much amazing old wrestling and SOOOOOOO much amazing current wrestling ongoing. I wish I had more time to sink my teeth into World Of Sport, I wish I could have watched even more Joshi than I did, and I wish I could have re-watched all the great stuff that I loved from the 2000s US indy scene. But hey, I’m not going anywhere anytime soon, plenty of life left for all that, haha!
I won’t do another list like this for many years so that when I do it will be interesting to see how it changes. It was interesting enough seeing how it changed from the baseline list in December 2014. Continue reading
It’s time to update the Greatest Wrestler Ever project. Continue reading
As a wrestling fan for 23 years I’ve had a lot of periods of “new discovery” which I always find massively exciting and reinvigorating for my fandom. Continue reading
Should Jun Akiyama be in the Wrestling Observer Hall Of Fame? Continue reading