All professional wrestling fans must admit, there are guys that we once did not like, but over time, we begin to appreciate what they do for the business, and we become fans.
And then there are guys we are just sick of. Those are the guys who get stuck in same storyline, who always has to be champion because in any other situation they are completely lame.
But this edition of This Kid's Legacy is about guys who, whether I like it or not, are beginning to get my attention. Enjoy.
At one time, The World's Greatest Tag Team was indeed, my favorite tag team. They were athletic, charismatic, and they had skills. Even though I have always been a Charlie Haas fan, Shelton is obviously the more successful.
Shelton has held Tag gold as well as both mid-card titles, on more than one occasion. Shelton has two pinfall victories over Triple H. (Or is it 3?? AkD?) Even though he has never won MITB, he has been in more MITB than any other superstar. And lets face it, this dudes got more hops then King Kangaroo.
His athleticism has always been the wow factor about Shelton Benjamin. His entrance song keys in the fact that he Shelton has mad heart.
Even though I really haven't seen much of him lately, Shelton made the last spot on my list because he has that drive, and he is the little fish that will grow in the big ocean of historic superstars.
I will not lie, I kinda liked Mike in Real World/Road Rules Challenges, because the guy was good. Does that make you a WWE superstar? No. But with proper training, Miz has the charisma to be a big star.
Now that he isn't shadowed by John Morrison, his solo career on RAW will jump start. My guess is that he will be the next US champion. He will get some good feuds going with Mr. Kennedy, MVP, and if John Cena can remain titleless, I can see them locking up as well.
A lot of people don't think Miz has it, but in due time he can be promising. John Cena got his chance, and look what happened.
The deciding factor, however, is what Miz said in his speech last monday. He brought up some very VERY good points. No 1, .John Cena movies suck. I'm glad my mom got rid of The Marine. No. 2, everyone is sick of the same main events and the people who are in them. Is it me, or is the WWE turning into WCW?
It would be good to see some fresh faces in the main event spotlight. Question is, can Miz be one of them?
I never thought I would say that I am getting into John Morrison. But... I can dig John Morrison.
Unlike his former comrade, JoMo will become a bigtime player on Smackdown. He has enthusiasm, he has mic skills, he has in-ring ability, and he also has a fanbase.
Former tag champ, ECW champion and IC title holder, it is his time to shine as a big name for Smackdown. He can do type of storyline and to me, he will look good doing it.
He can be World champ, and maybe have a successful run. He can even be an IC champ—one of the better champions of the decade.
Everyone knows what John Morrison is capable of. I just hope the WWE utilizes his talent.
...I am going to regret this.
As we all know there a two different types of wrestling fan. One that knows whats going on and can appreciate a superstar for his talent, and if their character suits them.
And then there are the other fans that like a superstar because he is suppose to be their hero. They like him because of how the WWE portrays them.
Well, I can be both. Jeff Hardy can't wrestle for shit, but the man is entertaining. Chris Jericho can do some amazing things in the ring, but I am annoyed by his character. John Cena has heart and that is why I used to like him. Now he is stale, just like CM Punk, just like Triple H.
And then you have Edge. I only liked Edge during the Alliance story. That is it. Ever since then, I did not like him.
Back when I used to be a kid, there was nothing good about me to him. But he got his push, and then he became annoying. He hooked up with Lita, and then I thought, Oh great, Edge is going to be pushed even further. I just never liked the guy.
But the more and more they push John Cena vs. Edge down our throats, the more I hate 'em both. But, I begin to root for Edge more so than Cena now. And since their whole feud even started, I have noticed Edge as a better wrestler than John Cena. (Duh)
Edge is an amazing wrestler. This man has paid his dues for 11 years and he deserves to be in spotlight. He does things on the mic and in the ring that actually make the WWE fresh.
I also think that Edge can carry this business once HBK, Undertaker and Triple H leave for retirement, face or heel. I would certainly want a guy like Edge to be the face of my business instead of a kiss ass like John Cena.
So I can give Edge more than I take away from him, and I guess that is why he made my list. He can lead the future of this business, and make the WWE that more interesting.
I never really liked the Big Show, but I never really hated him. He was just always there.
But he is probably one of the most athletic big men this sport has seen. He can do so much with his size. The WWE, as well as many viewers downplay him too much as a big man but really he can do some work even if he was two or three hundred pounds.
There isn't that much to say about Show except for that he doesn't get a lot of credit on how good he is, just how big he is. I just hope he stays in the spotlight he is in now, and that the WWE doesn't make the mistake of shipping him to TNA. (Releasing him and then TNA picking him up.)