John Cena, CM Punk and WWE's Top Fantasy Draft Picks

Alfred KonuwaFeatured ColumnistAugust 26, 2012

John Cena, CM Punk and WWE's Top Fantasy Draft Picks

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    In the spirit of fantasy football season, I was wondering what handful of WWE superstars on a currently thin, albeit talented, roster would be considered coveted draft picks. 

    Some names are obvious.  Others, not so much. 

    In the perfect world, if a fantasy draft of sorts involved WWE stars, just who would come flying off the board? 

John Cena

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    This one is a no-brainer.  Cena is a lock for the top draft pick in any league format. 

    Like it or not, we are currently living in the era of John Cena as it pertains to pro wrestling, and there is no reason to believe that this era is going away any time soon. 

    Cena's durability, perennial status as a main-event star and multiple WWE and World championships  would be too good for any serious player to pass up. 

CM Punk

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    The current WWE champion, CM Punk's long reign has only been overshadowed by the lack of respect he receives as champion; something he has shrewdly developed into a storyline. 

    As someone who can lay claim to the distinction of being the best wrestler in the world, Punk almost never has a bad match and is one of the best when it comes to in-ring competition.  

Daniel Bryan

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    If the WWE were a wedding, Daniel Bryan would be the bridesmaid who caught the bouquet prior to the bride and groom driving off to their honeymoon. 

    Bryan appears to be in the midst of a meticulous grooming process to eventually become the WWE champion, but don't tell that to his beard.

    Bryan has not even come close to being lost in the shuffle despite failing to hold a World title since early April—a rare feat for a first-time heel World champion. 

    From technical wrestling prowess to having a fun-to-watch character, Daniel Bryan may be the most complete wrestler in the WWE today. 

Dolph Ziggler

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    A boom-or-bust draft pick, it is no secret that Ziggler will likely be your next World champion when the time is right. 

    The current Money in the Bank briefcase holder added value to his standing by winning the prestigious World title contract in June, and will only continue to ascend once he cashes out.

    It will be important to monitor how Ziggler is booked if and when he does become a World champion, and whether or not he would be able to recover from the post-championship slump—a startling trend among young World champions in the WWE.

Ryback

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    Ryback would be a good pick for patient, savvy, future-oriented drafters.  The WWE has gone out of its way to say this will be the next face of the company, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. 

    With his size, strength and mystique, Ryback looks to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Batista, Goldberg and the Ultimate Warrior as muscle-bound specimens who enjoyed meteoric rises to the top of the WWE. 

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