The List Shop Window Display: The Top 10 Heels in the WWE
This is a special edition of the List Shop entitle List Shop Window Display. I haven't had a lot of free time lately so this isn't as nearly deep or as detailed as I wanted it (sorry) but I did the best with the short time that I have.
This is my list on the Top Ten heels in the WWE.
Quick Note: Only currently active wrestlers will be included in this list.
One. Randy Orton: Randy Orton has been on fire lately giving phenomenal performance after phenomenal performance. His current run with the McMahon family and Triple H may very well be the storyline that people remember as the one that shot him to mega-stardom. But lets not forget that Orton has been involved in many entertaining programs over the last few years. Whenever it seems Orton is going to fade he fires back with a vengeance.
Two. Chris Jericho: While Jericho may not be King of the World right now, he is still single-handedly (with a little help from Flair) carrying the legends angle. He can always be counted on to deliver great promos night in and night out. Not to mention solid ring work. The WWE superstar of the Year 2008 is more than worthy of the second spot on this list and if it wasn't for Orton's current hot streak he would be number one.
Three. Edge: So on Raw you have Jericho delivering great promos and on Smackdown you have Edge. Edge has been without a doubt the most entertaining charcter on Smmackdown for the last year and a half. Great ring work, great characters, great promo work, great everything, Edge does it all. He has shouldered the burden for Smackdown carrying even Vickie herself to entertaining programs.
John Morrison & The Miz
Four and Five. John Morrison & The Miz. Yes I am counting them as two because without The Miz this wouldn't be a complete team. Together these men have been the most entertaining team of perhaps the last decade. That is a high compliment but they deserve it with their consistent ring work and the fact that they ooze charisma. Both men have proven that they are on the rise and at least one of them (most likely Morrison) will be a mega-star one day.
Six. JBL: Though JBL's stock has fallen dramatically in the ring over the past few years the fact remains that JBL is gold on the mic. No matter how bad he is in the ring JBL still draws enormous amounts of genuine heat wherever he goes. If JBL indeed retires this year from active competition he will have left a sizable footprint in WWE history. One that will continue if he decides to continue his career behind the commentators desk.
Seven. Matt Hardy: Though his heel turn may be short lived Matt Hardy has made the best of it with stiffer ring work and some of the best promos he's delivered in his entire career. His black cloud character has been extremely solid. Though he will never reach the level of a Jericho or Orton, Matt can be commended for upping his game significantly in the past two months.
Eight. Shelton Benjamin: He may not be very good on the mic but Shelton Benjamin can deliver the goods in the ring. But don't be discouraged by his inconsistency character wise, as Shelton has show brief flashes of quality behind the microphone. Someday Shelton will prove why people have him branded as a future world champion.
Nine. Jack Swagger: Jack Swagger is a rising stud. With solid ring work and improving mic skills Swagger could soon truly be a force to be reckoned with. Still inexperienced in the grand scheme of things Swagger suffers from inconsistency both on the mic and in the ring which keeps him from being ranked higher here. Still it's hard to ignore the impact he has already made.
Ten. Kane: Though not as hot as he once was Kane remains one of the best big men in WWE's history. he also remains one of the most enigmatic and unique characters to ever step into the squared circle. Though never one to deliver five star promos, if you see Kane coming to the ring looking pissed off, you know something bad is about to happen. For such a long dominating career Kane deserves a spot on this list.