In 2014, one of our first Top 50 lists was the one you'll see below. However, there were a ton of issues with it.
For beginners, it only included wrestlers from the past 30 years. While that's certainly within our comfort zone, the fact remains that at least a dozen prominent competitors hung up their boots before 1985 and absolutely deserved to be included. And some wrestlers were just plain missing - which may be chalked up to the fact that we were just beginning this Top 50 business and may not have researched it as thoroughly as was needed.
In selecting the (updated) Top 50 Canadian Wrestlers, we included any professional wrestler who was born and/or raised in Canada - regardless of where they were billed from. Then we considered the following criteria:
How memorable were their runs in professional wrestling?
How successful were they in terms of championships and other accolades?
How well have they represented the country of Canada, either on screen or off?
If you'd like to be a part of this conversation, Tweet us at @canadianbulldog using the hashtag #Top50, or leave a comment below.
Ready? Here we go!