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Jeff Jarrett Names His Top Three Stars Of The Modern Era

Jeff Jarrett

WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett has listed off who he believes are the three biggest stars in the wrestling world today.

Countless wrestlers would like to lay claim to being the biggest star in the world, but there are only a select few who have the legitimate star power to back up that claim.

However, being a big name is only part of the battle, if you’re going to claim to be the top star in the world, or even just in one company, you need to back it up in the ring.

Speaking on a recent episode of his My World podcast, available via AdFreeShows, Jeff Jarrett, who has wrestled some of the best to ever lace up a pair of boots, cast his eye over the current generation. Looking over WWE’s roster in particular, Jarrett had lofty praise for three stand-out Superstars, although Cody Rhodes might just be at the top of the tree.

“The top three stars. You got to put, look at Cody right now, and yes, he’s injured. But I mean, it is such a given, the momentum. I’m not sure that the business has seen somebody with that kind of momentum, because it’s not the Attitude Era, and that’s good and bad for every reason. But Cody jumping back in the manner that he did it, the stage that he did it. He didn’t re-debut at a Survivor Series or Raw, it was the ‘granddaddy of them all’ this year, it was stupendous.

So Cody has to be one right up there. You know, when you go into… it’s easy for me to think okay, is there a Mexico star that you want to, because I just think the Hispanic audience has untapped potential. So I’m trying to think on that line, but wow so top three stars I gotta go Cody one, it’s hard to argue to not really think through, and go gotta go Roman just, no pun intended or all pun intended, The Bloodline of Roman and I don’t say that from storyline purposes, you just kind of look back over the history of the the business.

Roman is up there, so if we’re gonna go three, I’m gonna go Cody as your babyface, Roman as your heel. It’s really hard to and I know that just came off and this is somewhat topical, but Seth Rollins is super versatile.”

Cody Rhodes has been on a roll since returning to WWE at WrestleMania 38, and never even a serious pectoral injury has been able to fully slow him down. Despite tearing his pectoral tendon, Rhodes wrestled inside Hell in a Cell against Seth Rollins, in one of the most gutsy displays in recent memory.

The star has since undergone successful surgery to repair the damage, with WWE announcing that the American Nightmare will be out of action for around nine months.

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