Top 5 Jewish stars active in wrestling
Once again, it's time for the Jewish New Year, where Jewish people around the world gather with their families, eat sweet bread, and dip apples in honey. Last year for Rosh Hashanah, the name of the festival in Hebrew, we covered the 10 best Jews in Professional Wrestling History. This time around, we're looking at the 5 best Jewish stars still actively performing today.
The requirements are that the wrestler must not only be active in wrestling today, but be performing either with the biggest promotions in the world: All Elite Wrestling, New Japan, WWE, ROH, or else must be regularly performing at multiple top-level Independent promotions like Progress, MLW, and WXW.
Jewish stars have a long history in professional wrestling, both inside the ring and as promoters. Wrestlers like Dean Malenko, Matt Bloom, Randy Savage, and Billy Kidman are all famous wrestlers with Jewish heritage.
With this in mind, here is a list of the top five Jewish stars still active today.
Honorable Mention - Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman belongs on a list of the greatest wrestling managers of all time. He is up there with the likes of Gorilla Monsoon, Jim Cornette, Paul Ellering and Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan. Heyman is still active in wrestling today, serving as Brock Lesnar's advocate and as the head of RAW. Heyman has never been one to get in the ring, and it's not fair to put him on this list against some of the other names.
However, if we were including Heyman as an active participant, there would be few better than the former leader of ECW and the man who became synonymous with Hardcore Wrestling.
Heyman is also one of the greatest mic workers in the history of wrestling. His promo ability has helped create Brock Lesnar's incredible image. Shows with Paul Heyman cutting a promo are better off for it.
Heyman even evoked his Judaism during Brock Lesnar's feud with Goldberg. During one of his promos, Heyman recited Kaddish which is the mourner's prayer.