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The Mackem
11-13-2009, 07:18 AM
A lot of the old favourites Bret Hart, Benoit, Malenko, Hennig, Eddie Guerrero etc are simply not with us or retired. If you had to do a who's who of technical wrestling who would you pick?

Technical wrestlers tend to be, IMO, the story tellers, with a vast array of; holds, moves and counters in their arsenal. They can have an amateur wrestling background, be trained by the best or simply have many years experience.

My list would have to include the likes of:

- Kurt Angle
- Bryan Danielson
- Shawn Michaels
- Chris Jericho
- William Regal
- Nigel McGuinness
- Dave Finlay

Anybody within the WWE, TNA, ROH, indies, Japan etc you would include?

kareru
11-13-2009, 07:34 AM
how much would you want to see Kurt Angle vs Bryan Danielson?
that would be awesome

anyways

- Mike Quackenbush
- Delirious
- Chris Hero
- Naruki Doi
- Lance storm

Schlomey
11-13-2009, 08:04 AM
I don't know any indie guys or a lot about TNA so this might be a shit list in comparison to some of you guys, but here goes:

Kurt Angle
Chris Jericho
William Regal
Nigel "wolf" McGuinness
Colt Cabana



Oh and Lance Storm is retired and only wrestles on special events.....If he can be considered a worker TODAY then add him to my list as well. Love that bland fucker.

Wolfpack423
11-13-2009, 08:12 AM
I think it's definitely:
Kurt Angle
Bryan Danielson
Christian (I think he's the best wrestler pound for pound in the WWE)
Shawn Michaels
Chris Jericho
Shelton Benjamin
William Regal (I love the British style
Nigel McGuinnes
Finlay
If Benoit was still alive, he'd be at the top of the list.

The Mackem
11-13-2009, 08:49 AM
I haven't seen any of Shelton Benjamin's work lately. He always came across as a guy with the abilities but not quite at top technician level, definitely had the potential though. As he progressed much in the last few years? Christian is a good one, Lance Storm would be a definite if he was active. Another name not mentioned - Jerry Lynn could be classed in this as well, I guess

Dave Youell
11-13-2009, 09:00 AM
Mike Quackenbush
Delirious
Lance storm
Johnny Saint
Cabana
Angle
MCMG (seriously, watch their match against each other, great tech stuff)

Narcissus
11-13-2009, 09:09 AM
Angle and Regal

BigDaddyCool
11-13-2009, 09:59 AM
Ultimate Warrior.

SixxT9
11-13-2009, 10:03 AM
Khali.

Schlomey
11-13-2009, 10:06 AM
http://starsmedia.ign.com/stars/image/object/143/14352076/fouad_family-guy_pictureboxart_160w.jpg


HA HA HA HE SAID KHALI BECAUSE IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF GOOD TECHNICAL WRESTLER! OH MY YOU SO FUNNY :)

SixxT9
11-13-2009, 10:21 AM
Thank you very much, I was hoping for someone to appreciate my witty sense of humor.

Schlomey
11-13-2009, 10:29 AM
just so you know it took 5 minutes to remember that fuckers name to find an image. I hope your impressed.

SixxT9
11-13-2009, 10:33 AM
Yes, I am. I didn't even remember that guy until you posted the pic.

Schlomey
11-13-2009, 10:36 AM
trying to make a good impression haha

XCaliber
11-13-2009, 10:46 AM
Kurt Angle
Chris Jericho
William Regal
CM Punk
Shelton Benjamin

The Jayman
11-13-2009, 10:50 AM
Angle
Punk
Jericho
Christian

The Jayman
11-13-2009, 10:51 AM
Khali.

I was going to agree with you but then Batista came to mind :D

redoneja
11-13-2009, 01:50 PM
I was thinking about this the other day, and I really feel like the definition of "technical" wrestler has changed over the last decade and a half or so. When I think of a "technical wrestler" the people that come to mind for me as the epitome of this are:

Nick Bockwinkel
Dory Funk Jr
Bret Hart

And to a lesser extent, Chris Beniot and Dean Malenko. While I think both were very technically proficient, they integrated more of the 90's high impact Japanese style into their respective movesets.

Nowadays, I think the best technical wrestlers are:

Bryan Danielson
Kurt Angle
William Regal

And there are probably some more I can add to the list, but these three come to mind first.

mike adamle
11-13-2009, 03:10 PM
I don't think any come close to Bryan Danielson or Kurt Angle, just don't know which one is better than the other.

Anybody Thrilla
11-13-2009, 03:17 PM
Has anyone made the Khali joke yet?

Anybody Thrilla
11-13-2009, 03:17 PM
Kurt Angle is a proven success on a higher level. We'll see what Danielson brings to the bigs.

Nicky Fives
11-13-2009, 04:57 PM
Kurt Angle
Chris Jericho
Christian
Edge
William Regal

and from the past, everyone pretty much has been mentioned..... glad to see even my main man Lance Storm has been getting respect

Theo Dious
11-13-2009, 09:10 PM
If Benoit was still alive, he'd be at the top of the list.

If Benoit was still alive he'd be in jail for murdering his wife and son.

Noid
11-14-2009, 06:30 AM
Besides the guys mentioned (specifically Angle, Jericho, Christian, Regal and Benjamin) I'd have to mention Charlie Haas. He doesn't have much success, but he does what he does well.

I also think that Paul London's technical skills are really quite high. The man can tell a fantastic story when he needs to. He's far from a "spot monkey."

Dorkchop
11-14-2009, 07:52 AM
just so you know it took 5 minutes to remember that fuckers name to find an image. I hope your impressed.

It took three minutes to remember and post.

I can't mention anyone that hasn't already been mentioned.

Theo Dious
11-14-2009, 10:11 AM
I also think that Paul London's technical skills are really quite high.

Unfortunately so is he.

Theo Dious
11-14-2009, 10:12 AM
And incidentally, a spot monkey is defined by what he does, not by what he's capable of.

kareru
11-14-2009, 12:35 PM
i think it' safe to say that the general consensus is that Kurt Angle and Bryan Danielson are the best wrestlers in the world as far as skill goes its a shame that we wont be able to see them wrestling each other anytime soon, its a smark dream match.

Indifferent Clox
11-14-2009, 04:09 PM
we get nigel v angle