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Top 10 high flyers in the WWE

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Modified 20 Mar 2019, 14:54 IST
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The Charismatic EnigmaIn pro-wrestling, stars who do high flying maneuvers command a certain amount of respect and get over with the crowd in a quick time. The fans appreciate the risks involved and are always rooting for their high-flying heroes. Even heels who tend to be great in the air, over time are forced to turn face or drop their aerial move set to suit their ongoing storyline.It is a fact that the fans love to see the back-flips and moonsaults that leave them awestruck. Over the years, there have been countless stars who in spite of lacking the promo skills, have left the fans wanting more due to their daredevilry and pure ability to improvise in the air.We take a look at the past and the present crop of stars, that were a pure joy to watch every time they stepped into the squared circle to show how well they can defy gravity.Honorable mentions include Randy Savage, Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat, Sabu, Kalisto, Sin Cara, Shelton Benjamin and Kofi Kingston just to name a few.

#1 Jeff Hardy

If there is any superstar in the WWE that had complete disregard for his personal well-being barring Shane McMahon of course, it has to be ‘The Charismatic Enigma’ Jeff Hardy.

He was among those superstars, who did not have the look or promo skills to be the top guy in the WWE, but his ability to leave the fans in disbelief due to his move set and dedication, made him a main event talent.

His move, The Swanton Bomb is an iconic finisher, that he has executed from spots that would make you rethink his sanity. The bumps he used to take due to his high flying ability would make you cringe. He was a pure treat to watch as he would jump out of the rope on his opponents, perform the 450 splash out of nowhere and execute suicide dives like none other. He is credited with creating many moments that are forever etched in the memory of fans.

It's a shame he left the WWE due to his drug problems, but you never know when he might be back considering the return of The Dudley boyz came as a surprise. So keep your fingers crossed folks and hope for the best.

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Published 28 Aug 2015, 13:52 IST
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