Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #30 – Ultimate Warrior

Warrior looked at the industry for what it really was – a business. He knew he could become a professional wrestler to be successful and make a lot of money. For all the strange ramblings and goofy tirades that Warrior has become known for, he really was a smart guy in the business aspect of wrestling. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #31 - Ted DiBiase

Wrestling was in Ted DiBiase’s blood. DiBiase’s mother, Helen Hild, was a professional wrestler. When Ted was young, she married Iron Mike DiBiase, who adopted Ted. #31 didn't have to buy his way onto this list. But he would have if it was necessary. After all, everybody's got a price. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #32 - Booker T

Booker T is one of the best wrestlers of the 90’s and at the turn of the millennium he had more potential to rule the wrestling world than anyone else. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #33 - Harley Race

He is one of the most respected wrestlers in the history of wrestling. And it all started with a fight in high school. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #34 – Edge

From sitting in the crowd at WrestleMania VI as a kid to being voted “most likely to be WWF Champion” in his high school yearbook, Edge was destined to become a professional wrestling superstar. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #35 - Stan Hansen

Fear the Lariat. 35. STAN HANSEN Hometown - Borger, Texas Debuted - 1973 Retired - 2000 Titles Held - AJPW Triple Crown; AJPW Unified World Tag Team (8x – 2 with Terry Gordy, 3 with Genichiro Tenryu, 1 with Dan Spivey, 1 with Ted DiBi »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #36 - Arn Anderson

Arn Anderson was not the flashiest wrestler ever. He wore boots and trunks and used an effective and sound technical style. If he came off the top it was for special occasions. However, Anderson was the backbone of every company he ever worked in. He could work with anyone and be used on any part of the card, his in ring and microphone skills over shone his everyman physique and look. Arn Anderson was an old school wrestler, and he was damn good at it. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #37 - Tully Blanchard

He hasn’t been an active player on the national level of professional wrestling in nearly two decades, but every time you tune in to Raw on Monday night, you see Tully Blanchard. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #38 - David Von Erich

He was one of the shining stars of the Von Erich family. He was destined to be NWA World champion. And he was the beginning of the family's tragedies. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #39 - Bob Backlund

Meet a man who held the WWF title twice, with a decade between his reigns. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #40 - Kevin Nash

The lucrative success of Kevin Nash's career amuses and angers people as it reaffirms two great constants of any profession - it's not what you know but who you know, and likeable personalities have more potential for advancement than more talented yet boring people. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #41 - Nick Bockwinkel

What could a man who was 46 at the beginning of this countdown's era bring to the table? Plenty. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #42 - Rob Van Dam

Mr. Money in the Bank. Mr. Monday Night. The Whole F’n Show. Mr. Pay-Per-View. All of these names could only apply to one man – Rob Van Dam. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #43 - Bobby Eaton

Very few men define the term “tag team specialist” like Bobby Eaton. However, there is much more to his career than simply the Midnight Express. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #44 - AJ Styles

His nickname, well earned, is “Phenomenal” - an adjective that is the only fitting to describe his incredible athleticism and skill inside the wrestling ring. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #45 – Owen Hart

Owen Hart grew up into wrestling royalty. He was the youngest of twelve children, all of whom ended up having some sort of ties to the wrestling business. Despite being the youngest, Owen Hart may very well have been the best in-ring athlete of the entire bunch, and that’s no knock on his brother Bret. 45. OWEN HART

Aliases Owen James; The Blue Blazer; The Rocket; The King of Harts
Hometown Calgary, Alberta Canada
Debut May 30, 1986
Titles Held IWGP Junior Heavyweight; Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight; Stampede North American Heavyweight (2x); Stampede International Tag Team (with Ben Bassarab); USWA Unified World; WWF European; WWF Tag Team (4x - 2x with Yokozuna, 1 with British Bulldog, 1 with Jeff Jarrett; WWF Intercontinental (2x)
Other Accomplishments Winner of PWI Rookie of the Year Award in 1987; Back-to-Back Winner of Wrestling Observer Best Flying Awards in 1987 & 1988; Winner of PWI Feud of the Year Award in 1994 (vs. Bret Hart); Winner of Wrestling Observer Feud of the Year Award in 1997 (Hart Foundation vs. Steve Austin); Recipient of PWI Editor's Award in 1999; Ranked as #66 of the 500 Best Singles Wrestlers During the PWI Years; Ranked as #84 of the 100 Best Tag Teams of the PWI Years (with Davey Boy Smith); Member of Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame

He was the crown prince of Calgary.

Owen Hart grew up into wrestling royalty. He was the youngest of twelve children, all of whom ended up having some sort of ties to the wrestling business. Despite being the youngest, Owen Hart may very well have been the best in-ring athlete of the entire bunch, and that’s no knock on his brother Bret.

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Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #46 - Bam Bam Bigelow

It’s become more than a cliché in wrestling that if a super heavyweight can so much as leave his feet for more than a second, the announcers will rail about how “he can really move for a big man.” Sometimes it’s earned, but more often than not the hype just amounts to Big Daddy V dropping an elbow. However, when it came to Bam Bam Bigelow, the “Beast from the East” more than lived up to the hype. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #47 - The Great Muta

When I saw that The Great Muta was going to be in the top 100 I knew I had to cover him simply because I'm the biggest Muta Mark you can find. Ever since I first saw Keiji Mutoh in the guise of the scary and evil Great Muta I knew I'd seen one of the coolest wrestlers I would ever see. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #48 - Bryan Danielson

Number 48 on our Best Wrestlers of the Modern Era is a man who will almost certainly end up ranking far more favorably in a few years than he does now, and he’s already at the top half of the list. This man, the Best Wrestler in the World today, is a two time winner of Pulse Wrestling’s Male Wrestler of the Year award as well as a former ROH and PWG Champion. Bryan Danielson has gone from a backyard wrestler to an international star and one of the few draws on the indies. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #49 – Superfly Jimmy Snuka

When you see Rob Van Dam hit a “five star” frog splash or see Austin Aries hit a 450 splash, think of “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #50 - Rick Martel

He is a former AWA World Heavyweight champion. He is a former WCW Television champion. And yes, he is a model. »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #51 - Brian Pillman

51. BRIAN PILLMAN Real Name - Brian Pillman Aliases - Flyin' Brian; Yellow Dog; The Loose Cannon; The Rogue Horseman Hometown - Cincinnati, Ohio Debuted - 1986 Titles Held - Stampede International Tag Team (2x, with Bruce Hart) ; NWA United St »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #52 - Big Van Vader

52.BIG VAN VADER Real Name - Leon White Hometown – Lynwood, California Debuted – January, 1985 Titles Held – WCW World Heavyweight; IWGP World Heavyweight; AJPW Triple Crown; WCW United Sta »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #53 - Ricky Morton

53. RICKY MORTON Hometown - Nashville, Tennessee Debuted - 1978 Titles Held - NWA World Tag Team; WCW Six Man Tag Team; USWA Tag Team Other Accomplishments - Rock N Roll Express voted #4 in PWI's 100 best tag teams list in 2003; has trained you »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #54 - Paul Wight

54. PAUL WIGHT Aliases – The Big Show, The Giant Hometown – Tampa, Florida Debuted – 1995 Titles Held – WCW World, WWF/E World, WCW Tag Team, WWF Tag Team, WWE United States, E »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #55 - Michael Hayes

55. MICHAEL "PS" HAYES Real Name - Michael Seitz Aliases - Dok Hendrix Hometown - Marietta, Georgia Debuted - 1977 Retired - 2001 Titles Held - NWA World Tag Team (with Jimmy Garvin); WCCW Six Man Tag Team (five with Terry Gordy and Buddy Rob »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #56 - Scott Hall

56. SCOTT HALL Aliases - The Bad Guy; The Lone Wolf; Last Call; Starship Coyote; The Diamond Studd; Razor Ramon Hometown - Chuluota, Florida Debuted - October 1984 Titles Held - AWA World Tag Team (1); USWA Unified World Heavyweight (1); WWC Ca »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #57 - John Cena

57. JOHN CENA Aliases - The Prototype Hometown - West Newbury, MA Debuted - 16th February 2000 Titles Held - OVW Heavyweight (1) OVW Southern Tag (1); UPW Heavyweight (1); WWE Heavyweight (3); WWE Tag Team (1); WWE United States (3) Other Acco »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #58 - Dick Murdoch

58. DICK MURDOCH Aliases - Captain Redneck Hometown - Waxahachie, Texas Debuted - 1965 Titles Held - WWF World Tag Team; WWC Universal Heavyweight; NWA World Tag Team Other Accomplishments - son of wrestler Frank Murdoch; cousin of wrestler »»

Pulse Wrestling's Top 100 Wrestlers of the Modern Era: #59 - Terry Gordy

59. Terry Gordy Real Name - Terry Gordy Aliases - Terry Mecca; The Executioner Hometown - Chattanooga, TN Debuted - 1977 Titles Held - AJPW Triple Crown (2x); AJPW Unified World Tag Team (7x, 2 with Stan Hansen, 5 with Steve Williams); NWA Ge »»

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