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Wrestlers' wrestlers on wrestlers' wrestlers

It is a term often used to identify certain performers, what exactly is a "wrestlers' wrestler?" WWEClassics.com spoke with CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho, William Regal and others to find out what the term means to them and who they consider a "wrestlers' wrestler."

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Rodzilla on the rampage: Inside the sports-entertainment career of Dennis Rodman

Sixteen years controversial NBA star Dennis Rodman joined Hulk Hogan's New World Order in WCW, WWEClassics.com looks back on Rodzilla's ring career with insights from Diamond Dallas Page, Lex Luger and more!

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"Hit Man" and "Iceman" take sides in "battle of the bests"

Bret "Hit Man" Hart and "Iceman" Dean Malenko weigh in on the debate of which Superstar is truly the "best": Chris Jericho or CM Punk.

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Five-Star Match of the Week: Rey Mysterio vs. Dean Malenko - Cruiserweight Championship Match, The Great American Bash 1996

Every Wednesday, WWE Classics and Greatest Matches team up with WWE Superstars for the Five-Star Match of the Week, presented by Wrangler. This week, the criminally underrated Dean Malenko looks back at defending the Cruiserweight Championship against Rey Mysterio in the luchador's WCW debut.

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Five-Star Match of the Week: Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko - 2-out-of-3 Falls Match - ECW, Aug. 26, 1995

Every Wednesday, WWE Classics and Greatest Matches team up with WWE Superstars for the Five-Star Match of the Week. This week, Matt Striker selects an ECW classic. But this bout doesn't feature barbed wire or flaming tables. It's just two amazing technical competitors performing a wrestling clinic.

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The light history of the WWE Light Heavyweight Championship

The Attitude Era lays claim to having produced the legendary rivalries and moments that pushed the envelope. But one lesser-known aspect from this period was the Light Heavyweight Championship. On the 15th anniversary of the title's inception, WWE Classics looks back at its short-lived lineage.

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Rev your engines for WCW Road Wild

From 1996 to 1999, WCW held an annual outdoor event during the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Former WCW competitors Dean Malenko, Billy Kidman and Chris Jericho ride down memory and talk about WCW Road Wild.

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How the Cruiserweight Title changed the game

Competitors like Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio and Dean Malenko first made their marks as WCW Cruiserweight Champions. From there, they revolutionized sports-entertainment and our perceptions of sports-entertainers. This is their story.

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The hardcore history of ECW

ECW announcer Joey Styles chronicles every brutal chair shot in this hardcore history of sports-entertainment's most daring promotion, Extreme Championship Wrestling.

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Where Are They Now? Dean Malenko, Part Two

From the match that defined his career to the heart attack that nearly killed him, respected grappler Dean Malenko talks about his life both inside and outside of the ring with WWE.com.

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