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The 10 Best Veterans in WWE Today

Sometimes the need to turn towards the older guys to pick up the slack is inevitable. In the new day and age of wrestling, where the WWE Universe takes shape, veterans like CM Punk, John Cena and Randy Orton have been essential to the company’s growth in the last 10 years although there have been older superstars who have paved the way for them and still provide the promotion with their talents – whether it be in the ring, on the broadcast team or in an executive role partaking in the action years after their prime. Here are the 10 best veterans in the WWE today.

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  • The Devourer of Dimensions

    Half of these slots do nothing and contribute nothing, Cena, Punk and Orton should be on this list regardless.

    Side note: Mark Henry thoroughly enjoyed “Sexual Chocolate”.

    • Mrs. Ambrose

      Well some of them do deserve, to be on,this list.

    • [B]ANExx

      I don’t think they quite qualify personally, whilst definitely senior members of the roster and all have been around a while now, not one of them has been around as long as anyone on this list – I think either Christian or Mark Henry have been around the ‘least’ amount of time, and both of them have been around since the late 90’s – although Punk has been wrestling pretty much his whole life he has only been in WWE since (iirc) 2006? 7 years a veteran does not make (Heath Slater is been around nearly half that already…)!

      That said those guys are the ones who have carried the company for the last three years and in the coming years will be the Kanes / Takers and Triple H’s of the next generation…

  • Mr. Creative

    It’s amazing to see that you did not mention William Regal or Ric Flair.

    • Trey Doss

      veterans that are IN wwe mainly flair

      • Jeremy

        William Regal IS in WWE.

        • Trey Doss

          i was mostly talking about flair

  • Kyle

    Nice to see an article on this site that isn’t just incessant bitching.

    • Darsow44

      If only that were true about the comments….

    • Jeremy

      It’s a rare, but welcome thing.

  • Mrs. Ambrose

    I think the Undertaker should be #1, because he has by far done a lot in the WWE.

    • [B]ANExx

      Did I miss something – he IS number 1 on the list – did they change it since your comment??

      For me he is THE guy, the greatest legend this industry has ever produced (sorry Hulk, you are not as big as you think) and will go down as the ALL TIME great in my opinion, he is the only person that three generations of wrestling fans know + respect, and always, ALWAYS puts on a hell of a match.

      There are many that come close to ‘Taker, but none that match or surpass him in my view.

      • Mrs. Ambrose

        I agree

  • godngreatnwoo

    all those guys deserved to be on that list! the list makes sense and in the order they put em is perfect

  • Devon

    Taker is the best ever and he is the best part timer. He has had the best match at WM for the past 5 years. He gives us classic matches every mania. FuckHHH & Dwayne. Y2J is a close second & Brock has been good

  • Poppy’s Hammer

    I am a bit disgusted you think JBL is a lot better than Matt Striker. Matt was a bit different and actually talked about wrestling instead of cracking sleezy jokes (Jerry) or being just bad at knowing what moves a wrestler is doing and calling a suplex a throw (Cole). You can think of Matt Striker as not great on commentary, but that guy knew his stuff and was a lot better than the other two idiots who are currently on there. Hell I would like to see Josh Matthews on there as he is great to listen too in my opinion.

    • YM5

      a suplex can be a throw, t bone suplex is a high collar throw, overhead belly to belly suplex is a waist lock throw, technically a release german suplex IS a rear waistlock throw, originally a suplex meant you held on to the opponent once you had executed the exerted portion of the move and a throw meant you released them.

      I know that Cole doesn’t know that, but he a blind squirrel that stumbled upon that wrestling nut

      • Jeremy

        Exactly, a Suplex is in fact a throw.

  • Mike Smith

    This list is missing RVD

  • cubfan4life

    Little annoyed that the author referred to the last 4 WM matches for Taker being against HBK and HHH. Did he fall and bump his head? His match against CM Punk was outstanding.

    • Jeremy

      Undertakers matches with HBK and HHH were awesome too, so what is your point exactly?

      • cubfan4life

        Wow. little late to the party huh?
        Anyway. My point is that the writer refers to Takers last 4 WM matches as being against HBK and HHH. When in fact last year he faced Punk. The way it was written completely ignored last years match as if it didnt happen.
        I agree that the 4 prior were all very good to classic matches. But the writer needed to acknowledge last years as well.

  • JamesBooth

    Excellent article, enjoyed reading it. I expected to read something about Jericho somewhere in the mix though.

  • Macho Man

    No Flair, Jericho, Regal, Lesnar, RVD? Also depending on you’re definition of a “veteran” you would need to add Cena, Punk and Orton.

  • Danny Morgan

    RVD should be in the list somewhere, or change it to top 11

  • Damian Starr

    Jericho does deserve to be on this list! Also anyone else notice that the photos for booker T and christian are both from TNA?

  • Victor82

    As in-ring performers working full time, the only three are Christian, Big Show & Kane and i’m happy for them. Hope to see them more years.

  • Teh Scary Bear

    I think its time to stop rating undertaker so highly. Are you really telling me his one wrestlemania match a year is better than anything else the full timers do all year? I also think big show is placed too high and RVD, CM Punk, and Orton should be on here in place of Booker T, JBL, and Lawler. They are commentators, not wrestlers.

  • Tyrone Marquez

    No offense to Jerry Lawler, but most shocking on air injury? Are we forgetting about Owen Hart?

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