Yea I know wrestling sucks now, especially with Punk leaving (who could blame him?)
I rarely ever watch it anymore, and when I do stumble across it on TV I just laugh at what its become, but as a kid I loved it and studied the history of it. Hulk Hogan probably had the biggest impact on it, maybe Stone Cold. But after thinking about it I feel that the most talented in-ring performer, the guy who had persona, character, who made you believe his pain was real, and who had the most epic matches of all time was none other than The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels.
I saw a list of the top voted best matches of all time and Shawn Michaels was in many of them. I think he was in 4 of the 10 voted.