Have you seen the International region? It's stacked as all fuck isn't it? Most recognizable are Ric Flair and the Rock. And behind them are titans such as Rikidozan, Antonio Inoki, Verne Gagne, Mistuharu Misawa, Jack Brisco, Antonino Rocca, and Frank Gotch. But among them one name remains a cut above all the others. And that man is Ed Lewis. Who is Ed Lewis? You may ask. He is the man that deserves to win this tournament more than anyone else. Not Austin, not Thesz, not Santo, not Hogan. Ed Lewis is the man to defeat. Let me tell you why... - Lewis is a 10 time world champion. Including 6 reigns under the original world championship belt that was given the undisputed best in the world [cry me a river CM Punk.] - Lewis invented pro wrestling as we know it today. Feuds? cards? story lines? Rivalry's with fellow promotions? He was the founding father of kayfabe. - Lewis drew an audience of approx. 40,000 with a revenue gate of approx. $100,000. In the 30's. This was before there were any well known regional promotions and advertising was purely word of mouth only. Meaning people reaaaaaaaaaaallly wanted to watch Ed Lewis. - That record gate stood until 1952. - Lewis wrestled approx. 6200 matches and lost approx. 33 times. He only lost in kayfabe when he damn well wanted to lose. - Lewis wrestled the longest wrestling match in recorded history. 5 and a half hours long. Literally longer than an entire Wrestlemania. That match should have been called "Stranglermania." - The French were afraid of Ed Lewis. - Lou Thesz has named Ed Lewis the greatest professional wrestler ever. - Ed Lewis was the biggest star of his era and had a prime lasting for several decades of dominance. - Ed Lewis popularized the sleeper hold. A move so overly modified that basically everyone has used it at some point. So vote for Ed Lewis this year, because he has the accolades, the legacy, the drawing power, and the kayfabe dominance to be crowned the greatest wrestler of all time. Not voting for Ed Lewis will surely invoke the wrath of Gelgarin. Who will break into your house and regale you with holier than thou lectures on how you should have fucking voted for Ed Lewis. So vote Ed Lewis, the real best of all time.