Top 5 Underrated Wrestlers in WWE History

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Ranking the 5 Most Underrated Wrestlers in WWE History

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I have taken it upon myself to compile a list of the top five underrated performers in WWE history. Lists are a subjective thing, and wrestling may be the most subjective sport when it comes to fan perception. First things first, what does it mean to be underrated? This list is not interested in guys who may have been underpushed, but rather focuses on wrestlers whose talents or successes are overlooked. Arguments are welcome.

5. "Double J" Jeff Jarrett

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5. "Double J" Jeff Jarrett

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Fans of the WWE in the 1990s will remember Jeff Jarrett as an obnoxious heel who held several mid-card titles. What they may forget is that Jarrett was a top-notch worker who sold like crazy and made countless babyfaces look like a million bucks. His Intercontinental Championship bout with Shawn Michaels at the second In Your House PPV in July 1995 is considered one of the best WWE matches of the decade.

4. Christian

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4. Christian

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Despite never having a signature WWE body, Christian has had a long, successful run in the promotion. Excellent as both a face and a heel (although better as a heel), Christian is one of the best and most consistent performers in the company. As good on the mic as he is in the ring, Christian has made a living having great matches and making other guys look good. Hopefully one day, he gets the recognition he deserves.

3. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase

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3. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase

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Ted DiBiase was an awesome worker who unfortunately never got a run with the WWE Championship. He did "buy" the belt from Andre the Giant after Andre controversially defeated Hulk Hogan for the strap in Feb. 1988, but this was never officially recognized by WWE. Nonetheless, DiBiase was arguably the top heel in the promotion in the late-'80s/early-'90s who could tear the house down on the mic and between the ropes.

2. Edge

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2. Edge

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The rare total heel package who could draw on top, have great matches with just about anybody and work magic with a mic. Edge was the top heel of the mid to late 2000s and has many world title runs to his credit. One of the best wrestlers of the 2000s (if not the best), Edge hardly receives any credit for being the breakthrough performer he was. His feuds with John Cena and The Undertaker were among the best programs of the time period.

1. Bob Backlund

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1. Bob Backlund

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A great pure wrestler who worked an extremely realistic and believable scientific style, Backlund is an anomaly among past WWE Champions. The top draw in professional wrestling from 1978-1982, only Bruno Sammartino has more MSG sellouts. In 1982 he broke Buddy Rogers' record for most big gates in a single year. Backlund enjoyed an entertaining comeback in the mid-'90s, showing his range as a heel in a long feud with Bret Hart.