WWE has obviously had an insane amount of talent walk through their doors over the years.
From Hulk Hogan to Stone Cold Steve Austin to John Cena, each era has had its icons.
However, it can be argued that the sheer quality of their roster today is up there with that or any other time period. So, strap in as GIVEMESPORT brings you our take on the 25 best wrestlers in WWE today.
To kick off our list, it’s the man formerly known as Pete Dunne.
These days, the 29-year-old Brit finds himself as part of the wildly popular Brawling Brutes, though, fans will also have fond memories of his time in NXT.
Most recently, Butch was one of seven men in the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match, where he shone in front of his native crowd.
Aspects of his performance saw him fly through the air to deliver a moonsault and revert to his ‘Bruiserweight’ ways by focusing on his opponent’s fingers, reminding those who may have forgotten that the gritty brute is not someone to take lightly.
24 Wes Lee
Our first NXT entry sees the former North American Champion Wes Lee clock in at number 24.
The 28-year-old set the record for the longest reign in North American Title history, at an impressive 269 days, before he was defeated by Dominik Mysterio.
Despite losing the title, Lee continues to dazzle the audience with his matches, but his title defences over the likes of Dragon Lee, Nathan Fraser and Tyler Bate were particular highlights.
The man is a pure highlight reel and entertains the NXT faithful every Wednesday night, which earns him a spot among WWE’s most talented superstars.
23 Roxanne Perez
Back-to-back NXT talent as we give a shout-out to one of the company’s hottest rising stars.
A former NXT Women’s Champion, it’s easy to forget that Perez is just 21 years old. Holding the title for 109 days, it was only injury which cast doubt over her reign.
Initially, she was ruled out of Stand and Deliver, where a five-woman ladder match was set up to determine the next champion.
Though, showing her never-say-die attitude, Roxanne proved her fitness and was allowed into the match, only outdone by the current champion Tiffany Stratton. Roxanne is definitely one to watch for the future.
22 Logan Paul
Some may be surprised to see the social media star make our list, though, his natural athletic ability simply can’t be ignored.
Since signing for the company prior to WrestleMania 38, Logan Paul has made a serious impact in WWE.
Whether that be his impressive debut alongside The Miz against The Mysterios, his SummerSlam outing against The A-Lister or his clash with The Tribal Chief in Saudi Arabia, Paul has amassed an incredible number of high-quality matches throughout his short time in WWE.
Even his loss to Seth Rollins at this year’s ‘Mania showed the fans that the social media star has some insane in-ring skill that you have to applaud, despite obvious controversy surrounding the man himself outside of WWE.
21 LA Knight
It seems as if LA Knight’s rise is just beginning.
The now 40-year-old has grown in popularity tenfold since he was allowed to unleash ‘The Megastar’ on the main roster last summer, with many considering him the favourite heading into last Saturday’s Money in the Bank Premium Live Event.
Of course, Knight didn’t end up walking out of the O2 Arena with the future championship opportunity.
However, it’s certain the fans won’t let WWE drop the ball with the wildly popular star, and, should we revisit this list down the line, who knows where LA Knight will place.
20 Damian Priest
From someone who didn’t win Money in the Bank to the man who did, Damian Priest has been riding a wave of momentum recently as part of The Judgment Day.
In fact, it was fan favourite LA Knight who Priest threw off the ladder last, before unhooking the converted MITB briefcase, receiving deafening boos in the process.
Over recent months, there was some dissection between Priest and his fellow stablemates, with Finn Balor uncertain about The Archer Of Infamy’s future title shot.
However, the pair won the Undipsputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Payback over the weekend, another step in Priest's push right to the top of the WWE card.
19 Carmelo Hayes
Dipping back into NXT, let’s talk about the brand’s champion Carmelo Hayes.
Going by ‘Him’, Hayes proves his worth every Wednesday by defeating the developmental brand’s best.
The star is so mesmerising that the company turned him babyface shortly after he captured the NXT Title, with many viewers gaining respect for Carmelo due to his intense work rate.
With a 96-day reign under his belt so far, Hayes could go on to be one of WWE’s biggest stars.
18 Tiffany Stratton
From the men’s champion of NXT to the women’s, it’s adjacent entries for the two top performers in WWE’s third brand.
As mentioned in an earlier entry, Stratton climbed the ladder at NXT Stand and Deliver to claim her first piece of gold in the company.
Stratton’s athletic ability took many by surprise when she came into WWE, and her rise to the top of NXT has been well-deserved.
It’s hard to differentiate between the male and female champions of NXT, but the fact that Stratton is a WWE-produced talent and someone who has picked up the industry so quickly just about edges it for this list.
17 Becky Lynch
In 2022, Lynch would’ve ranked much, much higher on this list, with those around her putting in undeniable performances in recent months.
Though, we can’t ignore the Irishwoman’s awesome reign with the Raw Woman’s Championship this time last year.
Still, Lynch is a crucial part of Monday Night Raw and has just finished up her feud with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus and her protégé Zoey Stark with a win in a Steel Cage match at Payback.
An undoubtable icon of the women’s division throughout the years.
16 Bron Breakker
Perhaps NXT’s brightest prospect, Bron Breakker is a second-generation superstar.
Immediately standing out on the very first installment of NXT’s ‘2.0’ rebranding, it wasn’t long before Breakker got his hands the NXT Championship.
Recently, the 25-year-old even competed for Seth Rollins’ World Heavyweight Championship on an episode of NXT, ultimately coming up short but proving to a wider audience that he has what it takes to hang in the company for years to come.
15 Finn Balor
Finn Balor hasn’t really had a fair shake of the stick in his time on WWE’s main roster.
When the star was called up in the 2016 iteration of the draft, it seemed as if the world was at his feet. Though, due to his unfortunate injury at SummerSlam, the star never regained the momentum he once had.
Having had two stints in NXT, the Irishman has restored credibility through his work on the developmental brand and today finds himself as the leader of The Judgment Day.
The reigning Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion, Balor is certainly a top contender on Raw again, proving how dangerous he can be and finding himself at 15 in our list.
14 Rhea Ripley
Onto another Judgment Day member, it’s WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley.
The 26-year-old Aussie has hit her stride in recent times, dominating the competition and becoming the first woman to win the Royal Rumble from the number one position.
Accompanying Dominik Mysterio, the duo are endlessly entertaining and have become commonplace on Raw each week.
She’s become one of the company’s top stars and, despite fair criticisms of not defending her gold, her recent outing against Natalya has received heavy praise.
13 Kevin Owens
Pivotal to the Bloodline saga, Kevin Owens is an invaluable asset to WWE.
Working well as both a face or a heel, The Prizefighter has become one of the company’s most reliable stars in recent years, even trying as hand at some comedy segments this time last year with Elias.
Now, he finds himself at the summit of WWE’s tag team scene.
Alongside Sami Zayn, Owens was part of the main event of this year’s WrestleMania as the two dethroned The Usos to capture the undisputed tag gold.
12 Sami Zayn
Of course, following Kevin Owens is his tag team partner Zayn.
It’s hard to distinguish between the two lovable Canadians, but Zayn edges his partner due to his work as the ‘Honorary Uce’.
Arguably the focal point of WWE’s greatest-ever storyline, the 38-year-old became the company’s hottest babyface and captured the hearts of audiences across the world.
Many even let themselves believe that Zayn could’ve been the one to dethrone Roman Reigns at this year’s Elimination Chamber show in Sami’s home of Montreal, only to be crushed by the ongoing reign of The Tribal Chief.
Still though, Zayn’s rise within WWE over the last 12 months is remarkable, with the star perhaps unlucky not to rank even higher.
11 Drew McIntyre
The Scotsman carried WWE through the pandemic era, winning the 2020 Royal Rumble to a thunderous ovation before capturing his first World Title at the Performance Center with no fans in attendance.
His reign as the company’s top champion was stellar, having an awesome feud with Randy Orton along the way, with fans now craving to see the star reach the top of the mountain once again.
Amid worries that he wouldn’t sign a new contract, Drew McIntyre triumphantly returned to WWE at Money in the Bank in July, where he set himself up as a challenger to Gunther and the Intercontinental Championship.
While the 38-year-old couldn't put a stop to The Ring General’s iconic title reign, he's one of the very best in WWE right now, and has shown that since his comeback to TV.
10 Rey Mysterio
The legend himself, Rey Mysterio still cracks the top 10 in 2023.
There is absolutely no denying his quality and longevity in the ring, as he continues to light up the childhood of any WWE fan as the United States Championship.
Despite being a champion, at this stage of his career, Rey is more focused on putting over the younger talent, such as his own son Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania this year, but can still mix it up with anybody regardless of his age, truly one of the greatest ever.
Having somewhat of a career resurgence in recent times, forming The Brawling Brutes appears to have revitalised the Sheamus’ career.
Fans are still clamouring to see the three-time WWE Champion complete the set and add the IC title to his resumè, with two unsuccessful attempts at the golf within the last year.
Adding more hard-hitting offence to his game, the Irishman has become known for putting on ‘banger after banger’ as he chases down the Gunther and the Intercontinental Title.
8 Iyo Sky
Here, we find the current WWE Women's Champion, Iyo Sky, who is one of the most iconic performers that Japanese women’s wrestling has ever seen.
Her time in NXT saw her capture the Women’s Championship and the Tag Team Titles on one occasion each.
As mentioned, she now finds herself as SmackDown's top women's champion, where she's finally being given the chance to show fans just how good she is.
Sky looks primed to separate from her Damage CTRL partners and become one of WWE’s top solo female stars.
Now, the woman who Iyo could find herself feuding with soon, it's Asuka.
Asuka is one of WWE's most reliable stars, both in the ring and on the mic, with her intense promos in Japanese standing out on the shows.
Having a Royal Rumble win, Money in the Bank triumph and Elimination Chamber victory to go alongside her five women’s titles in WWE (including being the longest reigning NXT Women’s Champion in history), it’s no secret that Asuka is one of the best to ever do it.
6 Bianca Belair
The EST of WWE is one of the company’s biggest stars, regardless of gender.
Prior to her loss to Asuka in May, Bianca was on a record-setting run with the Raw Women’s Championship, becoming the longest-reigning champion in that title’s history.
It'll be interesting to see how she responds to the challenge of trying to reclaim her crown when Bianca returns to TV, whenever that may be.