10 wrestlers who can claim they are “the best in the world” in 2021


2021 is a great year to be a wrestling fan for sure, as there is some great competition in America between WWE and AEW, and there are also smaller promotions like ROH and Impact which are still around. fun to watch. Of course, Japanese wrestling never disappoints and is another entertaining option for fans.

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All of these companies are filled with extremely talented wrestlers, who always put on a great show. There is simply too much to enjoy. Out of hundreds of superstars, there are 10 wrestlers who can claim to be “the best in the world” this year, so let’s take a look at them.


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Bryan Danielson

Daniel Bryan debuts with AEW at All Out

Bryan had a great first half in WWE, headlining the Second Night of WrestlingMania 37 in an unforgettable Triple Threat match against Edge and Roman Reigns. Then Bryan also hosted a masterclass in his last WWE match, when he also lost to The Tribal Chief.

Danielson became the most coveted free agent and signed with AEW, making his ring debut on Dynamite – Grand Slam against Kenny Omega, winning something he had never achieved in his career, a score of five Dave Meltzer’s stars.

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Ospreay

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The 28-year-old British wrestler has had a fantastic performance this year at New Japan Pro Wrestling. Will Ospreay has delivered several outstanding games this year, such as his match against Shingo Takagi in Dontaku wrestling 2021 or the match against Kazuchika Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 15 at Tokyo Dome.

Ospreay perfectly combines his high-flying moves with hard-hitting strikes, which makes his matches very intense. Plus, he can play both a heel and a babyface very well, as Ospreay is a great storyteller.

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Bobby lashley

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Bobby Lashley is undoubtedly in the prime of his life. He had a monster year in which he held the WWE Championship for 196 days. But more importantly, Lashley has finally established himself as a leading superstar.

Dominating in WWE is something very few have been able to do, but Bobby Lashley has done just that. His work in the ring has improved dramatically, as has his character work. “The All Mighty” makes a strong case for saying he was the best in the world in 2021.

7
Edge

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Is Edge old? Yes. Is Edge part-time? Yes. Is Edge still rock? Definitely yes. Granted, Edge didn’t wrestle as much as fans would like, but every time he steps into the ring he’s delivered, and no one can deny it.

Edge outlived 29 men in the Royal Rumble match, then titled WrestlingMania 37, then put in an outstanding performance against Roman Reigns at Money in the bank 2021, and delivered some great games against Seth Rollins. Plus, Edge’s promotions are always some of the best.

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Kazuchika Okada

Although Kazuchika Okada has not won any titles this year, he can claim to be the best wrestler in the world thanks to his flawless technique and almost limitless movements.

Okada recently defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi in G1 Highlight 2021 in a match that turned out to be a masterpiece. And that’s not surprising, because Okada can have a great match with any opponent, which is precisely why he is one of the greatest Japanese wrestlers of all time.

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WALTER

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WALTER had a historic 870 day reign for the NXT UK title that put him on the map. He has delivered extraordinary matches time and time again which has skyrocketed his popularity to great heights as fans have always been in awe of his abilities.

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The Ring General has a unique aura and his wrestling style is spectacular, because watching him in the ring is a real delight. WALTER feels like a real threat to the wrestling world and he definitely has good reason to be the best wrestler in the world right now.

4
Drew McIntyre

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Granted, Drew McIntyre hasn’t had the best year compared to the fantastic 2020 he has had, but he’s undoubtedly still one of the best wrestlers in the world.

Week after week, McIntyre steps into the ring and does a great job no matter who he faces. His skills in the ring are simply excellent and his star power is remarkable. Sooner or later Drew McIntyre will be on the main event stage again, where he belongs.

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Shingo takagi

Champion Shingo Takagi IWGP

June 7 at NJPW Dominion 6.6 at Osaka-Jo Hall, Shingo Takagi defeated Kazuchika Okada to become IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. The match was truly amazing, typical of two excellent performers.

This year, Shingo Takagi also delivered some fantastic games against Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomohiro Ishii, Zack Saber Jr. and he even had arguably the best game of his career against Will Ospreay. Tagaki is simply a phenomenon in the ring and can claim to be the best in the business today.

2
Kenny Omega

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Kenny Omega played a big part in the success of All Elite Wrestling, and he is currently the company’s superstar. Omega is simply on another level in terms of pace of work and storytelling, always executing their moves to perfection and striving to put on the best show possible.

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Omega conquered Japan with their breathtaking matches and now they have come to conquer America. The current AEW World Champion and AAA Mega Champion is one of the best wrestlers in history.

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Roman reigns

Roman reigns at SummerSlam 2021

Roman Reigns has always been a big main event, but since becoming the heel he has revived his career. Reigns had a remarkable universal title reign, not only because it’s lasted for over a year now, but because each of his title defenses have been excellent.

The tribal leader seems invincible at the moment. He beat Braun Strowman, Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Cesaro, Rey Mysterio, Finn Balor and John Cena. He seems to be light years ahead of the rest. If that wasn’t enough, his character work has been great and his promos have improved so much that he doesn’t really need Paul Heyman.

Roman Reigns is the chef, and rightly so.


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