Dolph Ziggler is a show off. (Photo Credit: WWE.com)
A couple of guys just miss the list. These men play a character decently, but don't hit the spot as well as the six on the actual list.
Alberto Del Rio
While talking wrestling in the press box of a baseball game, a fellow media member remarked that he had Del Rio in studio and that surprisingly he was one of the nicest guys he'd ever met. Del Rio went out of his way to do whatever the producers and reporters asked of him.
That's quite the switch from the Mexican Aristocrat who talks down to "peasants." Still, not many would stop him from trying out a new angle, which means he's not all that believable. That or he's just not likable.
If CM Punk's character does not reflect his actual persona at all, then he's a fabulous actor. But living the straight-edge lifestyle in real life and on television blurs the line. If he is completely different from his on-air personality, he's done a great job of fooling this writer.
Can he sell his pants off? Absolutely. Outside of acting hurt better than anyone else, his gimmick isn't the most believable. Does anyone really think he's the best at everything and can steal anyone's woman? Please say no.
While it's doubtful people actually believe Slater is a one-man rock band, it's easy to be suckered into following his brainless antics than to consider him to actually be delusional.
It's obvious the Miz has acting chops—he went from The Real World to the WWE. But being one of the few to go from reality television to wrestling (not to mention to dating Maryse) would make anyone's confidence explode.
So how real or fake is it? No one but those close to him can be sure. Entertainment-wise though, it hardly seems like acting.
See the argument for CM Punk above. Heyman's real character doesn't seem too far off from his fake persona on television. He possesses a "take no prisoners" business mindset and aligns himself with people who will make both parties successful.
I'm sure he's a lot nicer and a lot less conniving in person, but he's an "agent" type on- and off-screen.