Pro wrestling boasts a number of microphone masters who don't get talked about nearly enough.
These storytellers and orators spent their careers and the years following obscured by the shadows of wrestling's iconic talkers. Fans know and respect the likes of Roddy Piper and CM Punk. Fans know all about wallowing in the muck of avarice, about hard times and smelling what The Rock is cooking.
Maybe it was being in a famous group alongside Ric Flair, or having little exposure to a national audience that made a wrestler underrated by many fans. Maybe it was the passing of time, of an era fading from the spotlight. Whatever the reason, the following men (and one woman) didn't make the list of Top 25 talkers on WWE.com. They didn't earn any awards for their mic work in spite of its emotive power.
These are the underappreciated and underrated verbal wizards from WWE, Memphis, AWA, Ring of Honor, WCW and elsewhere.