Ranking The Best Welsh Wrestlers In WWE History


Hamish Woodward

There have not been many Welsh wrestlers in the WWE. However, the few that have made sure to make their mark on the United States.

While a small country of only 3 million people, Wales (Cymru) has had a huge impact on Sports. As one of the first teams to play football, and one of the powerhouses of Northern Hemisphere Rugby, there is a lot to be proud of about being Welsh.

However, very few Welsh wrestlers have made it at the top level. During the heyday of British wrestling, the likes of Orig Williams and Adrian Street mainly stayed in the United Kingdom.

This all changed in later years when wrestling was taken off TV, but the WWE has been hesitant to sign new Welsh wrestlers to their company.

There have been a select few, however, who have made the jump state side. Here we will rank the best wrestlers from Wales to compete in the WWE. Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

4. Mason Ryan

The first Welshman to set foot in a WWE ring was Mason Ryan. The former Gladiator’s star was hand-picked by Orig Williams to become the next big Welsh language star, and he achieved this in America with the WWE.

He was a part of the hugely popular Nexus faction, albeit during it’s less-than-impressive run under CM Punk’s leadership. Nevertheless, Mason Ryan was a key figure in the company until injury cut his main even run short.

Often likened to Batista, Ryan showed great potential in the WWE. Sadly, he left wrestling after being released in 2014 and became a performer in Cirque du Soleii.

3. Tegan Nox

The best female wrestler from Wales to ever compete in the WWE is Tegan Nox. British fans may remember her as Nixon Newell on the BritWres scene.

The Welsh star was signed as part of the first ever Mae Young Classic tournament. She was one of the favourites to win the tournament, but a knee injury stopped her in her tracks (a key feature of her WWE run).

Despite injuries, she has had some memorable moments in the United States. Nox’s tag team, and subsequent feud with partner Dakota Kai, was a highlight of her WWE run.

If she can stay fit, Tegan Nox can have a great career in WWE. She is still young and is a favourite in Triple H, so the sky is the limit for the girl with the shiniest wizard.

2. Flash Morgan Webster

As one of the first Welsh champions in WWE history, how could we not include Flash Morgan Webster?

“The Modfather” wowed fans in NXT UK his incredible high-flying performances, usually alongside partner Mark Andrews.

The duo shocked the world at NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff. They beat Gallus and Grizzled Young Vets to win the NXT UK Tag Team titles. This was the first time a Welsh wrestler had won a championship in the WWE, and was a huge achievement for them and the entire country.

Now out on the indies, a return to WWE looks unlikely, However, he will always have that legendary title win that makes Webster an all-time Welsh great.

1. Mark Andrews

The other half of the first ever Welsh Champions in WWE history has to be voted as the companies’ best ever wrestler from Wales.

Mark Andrews had a long road to the WWE. He started backyard wrestling as a youth, before training in the UK and doing the indie rounds. A spell in TNA eventually caught the eye of the WWE, who snapped him up as part of the inaugural United Kingdom Championship tournament.

He did well in that competition, and was signed to a full-time NXT UK deal. Andrews wrestled in Championship singles matches against Pete Dunne, while also winning the United Kingdom tag team championship at NXT UK Cardiff.

Given his incredible high-flying ability and championship pedigree, Andrews is undoubtably one of Britain’s’ top stars in 2024. His singles career puts him just about his partner in this list, and he remains Wales’ best ever WWE wrestler.


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