He does have a championship pedigree despite the fact that it seemed to have been formed ages ago, but perhaps that past success will allow him to return to prominence one day. Smith began as primarily a tag-team competitor with Dynamite Kid and they had plenty of success together. She is also a member of NBA's Best Dance Squad for the 2005-2006 season - The Miami Heat ... , is an American former professional wrestler known for her tenure in the WWE on the SmackDown brand.McCool originally worked as a middle school teacher in Palatka, Florida. Sorry about this. His evolution was extremely impressive and although he never became a world champion either, Bulldog will always be remembered as one of the best athletes the WWE has ever seen. C.J. Although Lord Alfred Hayes was probably best known for his work as a commentator in the WWE from 1982 through 1995, he was also a very accomplished wrestler during his time. Aside from the top stars of the time like Hulk Hogan, Randy "Macho Man" Savage and Ultimate Warrior, there weren't a lot of guys in the company during Hayes' tenure who was more synonymous with WWE. Because of that, I'm compelled to include Welsh superstar Mason Ryan at No. Although the number of British superstars to break into the WWE may not be as large as I initially thought, I have no doubt that the enthusiasm of the fans will allow quality talent to be churned out for years to come. Women's wrestling seems to have taken a backseat in WWE, so it's unclear if she will be able to ascend any higher than she already has, but she is already one of the most-decorated British wrestlers in WWE history. Taylor is probably best known for being Lord Steve Regal's tag-team partner when they competed in WCW as the Blue Bloods. Melina Perez was born on March 9, 1979 in High Desert, California, USA as Melina Nava Perez. Gail Kim enrolled in the University ... Kara Drew was born on July 15, 1975 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA as Kara Elizabeth Drew. Great Britain has had just as big of an influence on the WWE over the years as the WWE has had on the island, however. Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, Crawford was a model, and signed with WWE after being ... Linda McMahon was born on October 4, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina, USA as Linda Marie Edwards. Barrett's career went into a lull, but he busted out of it in late 2011 as he went on a dominant run that he called the Barrett Barrage. She has been married to Chris Jozeph since September 28, 2009. Burchill's biggest issue was that he could never quite settle on a gimmick. When I first decided to compile a list of the WWE's greatest British wrestlers I didn't think I'd have to dig this deep, but it turns out that professional wrestling's top company really hasn't brought in many Brits over the years. Dynamite Kid never really got a chance to launch a singles career in WWE, but some of his matches from Stampede Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling are the stuff of legend. Frankie Sloan. It's a shame that he and Regal never had the opportunity to have a Tag Team Championship run in either WWE or WCW, but that doesn't make me think any less of Taylor. He debuted on the Illinois independent circuit in late-2011 under the ring name "Matt Marquee." Barrett is best known for winning the first season of NXT and serving as the leader of the revolutionary Nexus stable. Bulldog challenged for the WWE's biggest prize on a few occasions, but he never was rewarded with it. Sid Cooper. She was also part of one of the most successful female tandems in the company's history as she and Michelle McCool formed Team LayCool. Regal is primarily a talent scout for WWE now and there is no better person for that position. She has been married to Jonathan Solofa Fatu since January 16, 2014. The match was the best of Smith's career and perhaps the best of Hart's career as well, which is really saying something because of how many classic encounters he competed in. 10. It was back in 2008 that Regal seemed likely to finally break through and become a world champion, but his push was ruined when he was suspended 60 days for violating the WWE's wellness policy. He wrestled for promotions such as Chicago Style Wrestling, where he formed a tag team named "The Ryte Stuff" with Barry Ryte. (1999), Clash Time (2011) and WWE Saturday Morning Slam (2012). Hayes wrestled primarily for the NWA when he was in the United States, although he did compete very briefly for the WWE before retiring and taking a position as an announcer. Spencer Churchill. After years in WCW, though, Taylor did join the WWE in 2006 and remained with the company for a couple years. Also, in the interest of including all of Great Britain, Scottish and Welsh wrestlers were eligible in addition to English ones. He is still technically with the company, but I only recall seeing him once over the past several months and it was as a lumberjack in a match between CM Punk and Sheamus a couple weeks ago. (1999), Clash Time (2011) and WWE Superstars (2009). Before she became a mainstay in professional wrestling, she was a student at York University in Toronto, Canada where she majored in Biology and Kinesiology. She was previously ... Mickie James was born on August 31, 1979 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Mickie Laree James. She is an actress, known for WWE Smackdown! Some argue that McIntyre is a little boring on the mic, but aside from that he has an ideal look and he is quite good in the ring. This category lists English professional wrestlers, or professional wrestlers whose characters are purportedly from England. He fully understood his role and what he had to do in order to remain in the wrestling business, and he was a good soldier for many years. She is an actress, known for Talking Smack (2016), Unfiltered with Renee Young (2015) and Total Divas (2013). Bulldog returned yet again in 1994 and he was a fixture in the upper mid-card until 1997. They have one child. Smith left the WWE in 1988, but he resurfaced as a singles competitor in 1990. None of that translated into WWE success, though. Fox Carter. Ryan made his WWE debut in early 2011 when he attacked John Cena and joined the CM Punk-led Nexus. Out of 20,000 girls they ... Fijian-American professional wrestler known for her work for WWE as Tamina Snuka. His friendly, British disposition made him quite likable, but there were times when he was supportive of the heel characters as well. Layla won the Diva Search contest in 2006 and she has continued to thrive and improve ever since. Follow @MikeChiari on Twitter and listen to him on Ring Rust Radio. (1999), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE Sunday Night Heat (1998). Yikes! This rising star is a former cruise ship dancer. 5 on this list because of what he may achieve in the WWE as much as for what he already has achieved. Having been with the WWE on and off since 1998, William Regal is one of the longest-tenured superstars in the entire company. That wasn't the first time that Regal's inability to remain clean cost him as he was released from the WWE in 1999 for the same reason. McIntyre is a guy who seemed to be on the fast track to success and perhaps even a world title run, but he was derailed for whatever reason. She is an actress and producer, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), Benny Future and the Madman from Manchester (2008) and WWE Smackdown! Even so, McIntyre's story is far from over and he still has an opportunity to achieve greatness in the WWE. With that said, here are the 10 greatest British-born superstars in WWE history. Barrett did become Intercontinental Champion during that time, but the title reign didn't do much for him. What Layla has lacked in overall skill over the years, she has made up for with determination and a willingness to get better.