Thursday, November 25, 2010

1998 Archive

December 25, 1998
Richard Lopez
This is my first attempt as a wrestling journalist to determine the top 50 wrestlers who showed progress this year in 1998. I'll make a list of wrestlers from WWF, WCW and ECW, whom I consider the top deserving 50 wrestlers of this year.
  1. Stone Cold Steve Austin (World Wrestling Federation)
  2. WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg (World Championship Wrestling)
  3. WWF Champion The Rock (World Wrestling Federation)
  4. ECW Television Champion and ECW Tag Team Champion Rob Van Dam (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  5. WWF Intercontinental Champion and WWF Tag Team Champion Ken Shamrock (World Wrestling Federation)
  6. The Undertaker (World Wrestling Federation)
  7. Diamond Dallas Page (World Championship Wrestling)
  8. Booker T (World Championship Wrestling)
  9. Kane (World Wrestling Federation)
  10. Kevin Nash (World Championship Wrestling)
  11. Taz (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  12. Mankind (World Wrestling Federation)
  13. Sting (World Championship Wrestling)
  14. Bret Hart (World Championship Wrestling)
  15. Triple H (World Wrestling Federation)
  16. ECW Tag Team Champion Sabu (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  17. Eddie Guerrero (World Championship Wrestling)
  18. Chris Jericho (World Championship Wrestling)
  19. Owen Hart (World Wrestling Federation)
  20. Tommy Dreamer (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  21. WWF Tag Team Champion Big Bossman (World Wrestling Federation)
  22. Lex Luger (World Championship Wrestling)
  23. Chris Benoit (World Championship Wrestling)
  24. Bart Gunn (World Wrestling Federation)
  25. Dean Malenko (World Championship Wrestling)
  26. WCW World Television Champion Konnan (World Championship Wrestling)
  27. Justin Credible (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  28. WWF European Champion X-Pac (World Wrestling Federation)
  29. Scott Hall (World Championship Wrestling)
  30. Hollywood Hulk Hogan (World Championship Wrestling)
  31. ECW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  32. Rey Misterio, Jr. (World Championship Wrestling)
  33. Bam Bam Bigelow (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  34. WCW World Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman (World Championship Wrestling)
  35. Randy Savage (World Championship Wrestling)
  36. D'Lo Brown (World Wrestling Federation)
  37. The Giant (World Championship Wrestling)
  38. Lance Storm (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  39. Al Snow (World Wrestling Federation)
  40. Juventud Guerrera (World Championship Wrestling)
  41. Raven (World Championship Wrestling)
  42. Saturn (World Championship Wrestling)
  43. The Sandman (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  44. Chris Candido (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
  45. Scott Steiner (World Championship Wrestling)
  46. Ric Flair (World Championship Wrestling)
  47. WCW World Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner (World Championship Wrestling)
  48. Faarooq (World Wrestling Federation)
  49. Curt Hennig (World Championship Wrestling)
  50. Shawn Michaels (World Wrestling Federation)

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