WWE's Best Big Men of the Last Year
It seems like now a days everyone is making lists stating their opinion on some of the greatest debates regarding the WWE & Pro Wrestling, so I thought what the hell, I'll get in on this latest fad.
So, with one year of WWE history under my belt, I thought I'd start with one of my favorite subjects, the big men of the WWE. And when I say "Big Men", I'm not saying that have to be giants, just that they are well know for their size.
And can I just add that Andre's performance in "The Princess Bride" is probably the best of any superstar's role in a major motion picture.
10. Shad Gaspard
Mr. Gaspard is the brute strength behind the tag team Cryme Tyme.
I've been moderately impressed with Shad's wrestling ability, and even though he is very large, I think it is on the mic or on "Word Up" that Shad really leaves his mark.
Cryme Tyme feuded with both Priceless and the Miz & Morrison, making them a top team in the tag team division, even though the closest they came to the belts were stealing them.
Note: Shad barely edged out my No. 11 (Ezekial Jackson) by being a complete performer with decent promo skills.
Biscuits & Gravy!! Is there a better hillbilly theme in the WWE?
Unfortunately for Festus, his TV has been dwindled down to next to nothing, but I believe he still has great potential as a singles wrestler, maybe with Jesse as his manager.
This guy is a bruiser, but will probably be limited by his "mentally slow" gimmick.
8. The Great Khali
Over the last year, I think I've seen Khali give more kisses than Punjabi Plunges.
I don't think that he can even bend his knees anymore, and it would seem that his days with the WWE are numbered.
But, with just his pure size, I am still entertained when this giant is competing in the ring.
7. Mike Knox
The Bearded Bruiser made big splash on Raw by beating up on the little guys like Mysterio and Bourne, but has yet to have a challenge against someone his own size.
I really liked him as a heel on ECW, and my guess is that he'll be moving with the upcoming draft, hopefully someplace that needs a monster heel like he has the potential to be.
6. Mark Henry
The World's Strongest Man is one of my favorite big wrestlers.
Unlike Show or Taker, he doesn't rely mostly on his punching ability, but really utilizes his weight with every motion in the ring.
Also, his run as ECW champion and subsequent feud with Matt Hardy excellently showcased his talent on the mic.
I am looking forward to see how his dominating presence effects this year's MITB.
This Texan Millionaire from "New York City" is pound for pound the best big man cutting promos in the WWE today.
Although he leaves a lot to be desired with his wrestling ability, he is a nasty street brawler, with versatility on the mic that I feel makes him on par with Jericho and Edge as the top heels in the WWE today.
As of late we've heard a lot about his upcoming retirement, and I can only hope the he stays with the WWE in some form or another.
4. Vladomir Kozlov
The Moscow Mauler doesn't seem quite as impressive now that he has been defeated, but I feel is still the best moving big man in the business today.
Even thought he leaves a lot to be desired on the mic with that thick Russian accent, I think the time is right for the WWE to put Kozlov in a feud with a very nationalistic superstar, maybe Mysterio, Finley or Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
Without a good storyline push, Kozlov will get lost in the onslaught of young wrestlers with more personality.
3. Big Show
Well... it's the Big Show. That song gets me excited to see the World's Largest Athlete in action.
From his ability to "put over" a man half his size in Floyd at WM25, to his dominating performance in the Singapore Cane Match at One Night Stand, all the way to his involvement in the Edge/Vicki love affair, the Big Show has not let me down.
Although I don't think he'll win at WM25, I do think he'll get the benefit of a short feud with Cena that should keep him in the spotlight for a little bit longer.
The Red Monster is a versatile company man, filling any void the WWE needs, whether it be as ECW Champion, or the villain to Rey Mysterio, the little dude that could.
He is my sleeper pick for MITB, and probably one of the most agile giants ever in professional wrestling.
I adored his work with Kelly Kelly, even though it seemed to have got cut way short.
I'm hoping this year is Kane's year with a major title push or maybe a reuniting of the Brother's of Destruction.
1. The Undertaker
How can you bet against the Phenom? One of the top five storylines of the year was Undertaker vs. Edge, with the pinnacle being the TLC match at One Night Stand.
I believe he added another dimension with the addition of Hell's Gate, and he'll stay at the top of this list until he calls it quits.
Alright B/R Nation, time to let me know how you feel! Let me know who your top 5 would be. Good or bad I want your feedback.
Remember, I'm judging these Superstars on what I've seen the last 365 days. Thank you for reading, and have a pleasant tomorrow.