WWE.com, once a wasteland of kayfabe nonsense, has become a hive for great pro wrestling content. Sure, the editorial team is still tasked with moving stories along through the written word, but they no longer ignore the smart mark fan base and often feature similar content to that which you might find on this very site right here.
Like getting into the tournament business.
Indeed, the latest venture into bracketology involves crowning the greatest WWE champion of the new millennium:
Click here to head on over and vote in round one.
There have been 23 separate WWE champions since Jan. 1, 2000, but, as you can see, you get to pick from just eight.
1. Triple H
3. The Rock
4. Randy Orton
5. Kurt Angle
6. CM Punk
7. Brock Lesnar
8. John Cena
There is no set criteria, so you can base your vote on anything you want, be it kayfabe or reality or even a mixture of the two. For my money, it's between perhaps the two most obvious candidates: Triple H and John Cena.
This also provides a nice little look into where Punk's name belongs in the history books. Is he one of the greats? That depends on perspective and personal taste, of course, but to my eyes, he simply doesn't fit in all that well with the list of names you see here. Then again, Edge also looks out of place, at least in regards to the tournament's theme.
Cagesiders, who would you say is the greatest WWE champion of the new millennium?