Not sure how much play this will get, but who are your Top 8 Favorite Wrestlers of all time? I saw a similar list the other day and made me start thinking about it. Mine are below - keep in mind these aren't necessarily the "best" wrestlers, just my personal favorites through the years.
8. Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart - Loved him as a kid. The brawn behind the Hart Foundation, he had the cool goatee and the maniacal laugh. Bret always got the glory, but it was the Anvil who always bailed him out when he got into trouble.
7. Hulk Hogan - As a kid he would have been the clear #1. As an adult who's heard all about his backstage politicking and the fact that he seems to not be a very good guy, I can't drop him off the list because of how huge he was during my childhood years.
6. Eddy Guerrero - Great character, great talent. Leader of the lWo in WCW, and then of course exploded in the WWE.
5. Chris Jericho - Another tremendous talent that WCW let get away because they were too busy catering to the "names". There are of course many reasons why WCW failed, but you only need to look at Jericho and Guerrero to see how much talent they let just walk away.
4. Ted DiBiase - One of the great heel characters of all time, and a guy whose work I've appreciated a lot more as I've gotten older. So good at getting the crowd to despise him, and while not the most athletic guy in the ring he knew how to work a match.
3. Rowdy Roddy Piper - Best showman in wrestling history, IMO, bar none. His look whenever he comes out from behind the curtain - where he's just looking around the crowd, seemingly absorbing all of it - one of the best in the business.
2. Mr. Perfect - This was a tough one, because it's really the character I like more than the wrestler himself. Curt Hennig was very talented, but as Curt Hennig he just didn't do that much for me. Mr. Perfect, though, was awesome. His vignettes with the Genius during his rivalry with Hulk Hogan are gold.
1. Scott Hall - Liked him as Razor Ramon. Loved him as Scott Hall, leader of the Outsiders, and the man who "started" the nWo movement. In ring talent, mic skills, persona, cool catchphrase ("Hey yo"), his nWo "surveys". My favorite wrestler of all time from my favorite period in wrestling.