Wrestling's pitbulls: The 10 most dangerous guys 5-foot-10 and under

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

Clichéd though it may be, the above aphorism has been validated time and time again inside the squared circle. Not convinced? Look no further than Daniel Bryan.

The three-time World Champion — listed at an unexceptional 5-foot-10 — has consistently fought through criticism that he’s “too small.” Despite being outweighed and having far less of a reach than many of the Superstars he has beaten — a list that includes juggernauts Ryback, Big Show and Mark Henry — WWE’s “Yes!” man routinely kicks his opposition down to size.

Tenacious, at times ruthless, and tougher than a $2 steak, Bryan epitomizes the “undersized” Superstar, but he’s hardly the first grappler of average height to leave a mark on the wrestling canvas. Check out these 10 other mat men who might not have been able to step over the top rope, but nonetheless broke down barriers and raised hell inside the ring.

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