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Top 25 Male Wrestlers of 2018

Top 25 Male Wrestlers
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Top 25 Male Wrestlers of 2018

Another year of wrestling is in the books. With the year 2018 coming to an end, what better way to cap off the twelve months than a “Best of” list? We, the people, of TSJ101Sports give to you the Top 25 Male Wrestlers of 2018.


This list includes all wrestling promotions, including: WWE, NJPW, Impact Wrestling, NXT, and ROH.

Side Note:

Shane McMahon will not be on this list. If you think he should be, you’re wrong.

25: Matt Cross

  • Competed at All-In 2018

24: Tag Team Move

  • Members include Nick Colucci and Swoggle
  • Current ACW Tag Team Champions

23: Jake Strong/Jack Swagger

  • Current Lucha Underground Champion

22: Dolph Ziggler

  • Former WWE Intercontinental Champion
  • Former WWE United States Champion
  • Number 30 during Royal Rumble 2018
  • Former RAW Tag Team Champion with Drew McIntyre

21: Braun Strowman

  • Won 50-Man Royal Rumble
  • Former RAW Tag Team Champion with Nicholas the Child
  • Eliminated five men in Elimination Chamber
  • Holds record for most men eliminated in a Royal Rumble match: 13
  • Main evented Hell in a Cell 2018

20: The New Day

  • Members include Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods
  • Former WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions
  • All three members competed in Royal Rumble 2018

19: British Strong Style

  • Members include Pete Dunne, Trent Seven, and Tyler Bate
  • Pete Dunne: Current WWE United Kingdom Champion
  • Pete Dunne: Longest reigning champion in WWE history: 560+ Days
  • Bate and Seven: Former NXT Tag Team Champions

18: Brock Lesnar

  • Current WWE Universal Champions
  • Main evented WrestleMania 34
  • Longest reigning WWE Universal Champion: 504 Days (2nd longest WWE Championship reign in history)
  • Main evented Summer Slam 2018

17: Johnny Gargano

  • Main evented four NXT: TakeOver events (New Orleans, Chicago 2, Philadelphia, Brooklyn 4)
  • Competed in two WON 5-star matches

16: Andrade “Cien” Almas

  • Former NXT Champion
  • Main evented NXT: TakeOver Philadelphia 

15: The Undisputed Era

  • Members include Adam Cole (BAY BAY), Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reily, Roderick Strong
  • Strong and O’Reily: Current NXT Tag Team Champions
  • Adam Cole: First NXT North American Champion
  • Bobby Fish: Former NXT Tag Team Champion
  • Won the Dusty Rhodes Tag-Team Classic

14: Drew McIntyre

  • Former WWE RAW Tag Team Champion with Dolph Ziggler

13: Daniel Bryan

  • Current WWE Champion
  • Returned from injury at WrestleMania 34
  • Main evented Survivor Series 2018
  • Former SmackDown Live General Manager
  • Longest time spent in a Royal Rumble match: 1 hour, sixteen minutes, five seconds

12: The Miz

  • Former WWE Intercontinental Champion

11: Pentagon Jr

  • Competed at All-In 2018
  • Former Lucha Underground Champion

10: Ricochet

  • Current NXT North American Champion
  • Main evented NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2


  • Current PROGRESS Heavyweight Champion
  • Recently signed with WWE
  • Former PWG World Champion

8: Chris Jericho

  • Current IWGP Intercontinental Champion
  • Hosted Cruise of Jericho
  • Shock appearance at All-In 2018

7: Aleister Black

  • Former NXT Champion
  • Married to Zelina Vega (huge win)
  • Rumored for WWE main roster call-up soon

6: Velveteen Dream

  • Competed in 6-Man Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans

5: Tommaso Ciampa

  • Current NXT Champion
  • Main evented two NXT:TakeOver events (Philadelphia and Brooklyn 4)

4: Roman Reigns

  • Former WWE Universal Champion
  • Main evented WrestleMania 34, SummerSlam 2018, Backlash 2018, Elimination Chamber 2018, Hell in a Cell 2018

3: AJ Styles

  • Former WWE Champion
  • Main evented Fastlane 2018

2: The Elite

  • Members include Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Adam Page, and Marty Scurll
  • All former members of Bullet Club
  • Omega: Current IWGP Heavyweight Champion
  • Omega: Former IWGP Heavyweight Tag-Team Champion
  • Cody: Current IWGP United States and NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion
  • Cody & Young Bucks: Created All-In 2018
  • Young Bucks: Main evented All-In 2018

1: Seth Rollins

  • Current WWE Intercontinental Champion
  • Former WWE RAW Tag Team Champion with Dean Ambrose and Jason Jordan
  • Wrestled for over an hour on Monday Night RAW
  • Main evented Extreme Rules 2018

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