Was listening to JR and Cornette talking and they mention in passing that they thought that, when Dick Murdoch was on, he was one of the greatest wrestler ever. So I watched some DM matches and, while they weren't fantastic, they were a classic example of someone doing more with absolutely less. Heck, there's a jobber match where he gets punched and literally sells that one punch throughout the match and in the Post-match interview.
So, in his honor, I propose a "Greatest Wrestler" question WITH A TWIST. For this criteria, actual athleticism is a determent. That is to say, wrestlers who actually put in a lot of work into their match or perform a ton of high-flying captivating maneuvers are actually downgraded.
Upgraded are wrestlers that get by PURELY on Ring Psychology; guys who understood know to work a crowd and get the most with the least. Guys like Roberts, Lawler, who could get the crowd excited over a headlock or have a different match with a variety of different wrestlers.
I'm also downgrading "body guys" so as to DQ wrestlers like Sid, Hogan, Warrior, etc because obviously 1/2 of their attraction was their look and their booking.
If you're going by that criteria, it's Jerry Lawler hands down. The man could work a 20,000 seat arena into a frenzy by pretending to stuff a foreign object in his tights that didn't even exist. He was not only a fantastic heel, but an even better babyface, and he did NOTHING in his matches. Sell, sell, sell, comeback, and the big highspot is a fist off the second rope. He could have continued wrestling until he was 80 were it not for the heart attack.