In my view, Chris Jericho is in the top five wrestling performers of all time, and when you rank someone that high, it's a very tight race for the top.
Plain and simple, the guy has pretty much done it all, and not just in WWE either. He's traveled and wrestled all over the world in almost every different style imaginable, and he's excelled everywhere he's performed. Let's face it, there aren't many people in the wrestling world that have a more extensive and vast knowledge of the business. He's wrestled in Japan, Mexico, Canada, ECW, WCW, WWF, WWE and more. He's pretty much the consummate performer. His mic skills are off the charts. I mean, he can cut a promo that is funny, emotional and angry all at the same time. He's one of those rare talents that can make the crowd do whatever he wants. He can be a terrific face and I can honestly say that he is one of the best heels of all time.
Inside the ring, he very well may be the best in the world today. I know that because he's a big time heel, he isn't allowed to use his more entertaining moves, but he can work any type of wrestling, with any competitor, big or small. When he wants to be, he's a tremendous high-flyer, but he can also work mat wrestling with the best of them.
He's proved time and time again that he can be a great champion and he can be just as good working in a non-title fued. Just look at his program with Shawn Michaels. It isn't to often that you have a main event star who can be just as good without having the title involved.
So really, of all time, who is in Jericho's league? The Rock, Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin you could all make cases for as better overall performers than Jericho, but it's pretty much a coin toss. Other than those guys though, it's tough to find anyone. Sure, The Undertaker is great, but I think that Jericho is a better overall performer. Same goes with Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle and Triple H. Jericho blows guys like Kevin Nash, Goldberg, Randy Savage and Randy Orton out of the water.
I think that one guy in WWE right now who has a shot at becoming a better performer is John Cena. It's pretty close between them. Jericho is clearly the better wrestler but other than that, they are pretty similar. Both are great storytellers and both can carry a company.