Greatest wrestler of all time: Shawn Michaels or John Cena?
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Greatest wrestler of all time: Shawn Michaels or John Cena?

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The WWE has had some legendary performers step into the squared circle. We at The Tylt want to know who you think is the greatest professional wrestler ever! In this matchup, we have Shawn Michaels and John Cena. Michaels was one of the most emotive wrestlers whose passion was beyond question. Cena was the hero the WWE needed in and out of the ring. Who was better? 🤼

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#TeamHBK
30.9%
#TeamCena
69.1%

For many, WWE wrestlers are the real-life superheroes of the world. Whether they were upholding the values of justice or doing whatever it took to win, professional wrestlers continue to inspire or draw the ire of fans. Some feel that wrestling is a fake sport, but people will defend their favorite performers to the death. These athletes breathe so much life into their personas that fans can't help but think they're real.

Many go to the WWE believing they will become legendary, like some of the wrestlers before them, but few performers can really count themselves amongst the best of the best. These almost mythical heroes and villains have etched their names into eternity with unforgettable performances and inimitable characters. That's why we picked 16 of the best wrestlers to fight in the squared circle of the WWE and want you to answer one question: Who is the greatest WWE wrestler ever?

This matchup features Shawn Michaels and John Cena. Michaels dominated Roddy Piper in the first round by grabbing 64.3 percent of the vote. He then pinned "Macho Man" Randy Savage by a margin of 8.2 percent of the vote to advance to the final four wrestlers.

Cena escaped the opening round against Sting getting 56.4 percent of votes. He then went toe to toe with Ric Flair and came out victorious with 59 percent of the vote in a back and forth match. But who will win this battle?

Don't forget to vote on the other debates in our bracket! Have your voice be heard, and that's the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!

There was no one more natural in the ring than Shawn Michaels. Whether he was a face or a heel, you never questioned what the Heartbreak Kid was feeling. His passion was also evident in his ring work, where he sacrificed his body with some of the most athletic, high-flying moves in the WWE while he was active.

There may never be another overall threat like Michaels ever again.

People remember the classic matches Shawn Michaels was a part of, but he also had his lighter moments.

You can't see him, but it's hard to miss John Cena. From his incredible ring presence to his perfectly meme-able entrance music, the leader of Cenation is the embodiment of a hero. His mantra of "hustle, loyalty, and respect” is a code his millions of fans follow.

The 10-time WWE Champion is an example of doing things right, and never compromising your values for an easy way out. He has captured the adoration of an entire wrestling generation, and it's not hard to see why.

Cena made a name for himself in the ring, but it is his work out of the ring that makes him a real hero. He has granted more Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes than anyone in the history of the organization. He has touched over 500 lives, giving people the chance to meet their hero for one unforgettable memory when things are at their toughest. 

There is no fan John Cena won't go the extra mile for, and that's what makes him the greatest hero of them all.

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