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WWE Superstars and Their Musical Alter Egos

Aaron BowerFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2013

WWE Superstars and Their Musical Alter Egos

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    WWE Superstars are a funny breed. Over the years, there have been many wrestlers that remind you of plenty of other people from all walks of life.

    Sportsmen, musicians and movie stars all come to mind when you consider alter egos of WWE Superstars from years gone by.

    With wrestlers and musicians, though, there are a lot more comparisons than you might think. Let's take a look at some of WWE's current roster and who their musical alter egos might be.

Bray Wyatt

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    Unlike his musical alter ego, Bray Wyatt is a relative newcomer to his industry. However, they both definitely possess the crazy factor in terms of their comparisons.

    Wyatt looks destined for big things in the WWE—and he is doing that with his bizarre, surreal performances that are keeping everybody on their toes as to what will happen next.

    Interestingly, it took Wyatt a few attempts to make it big in the WWE—most notably his effort as Husky Harris that fell flat on its face disastrously.

    After years of persevering, Wyatt seems to finally have landed on the big stage, and he seems destined to stay there.

Bray Wyatt Is Lady Gaga

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    For bizarre, quirky wrestlers, Bray Wyatt is at the top of the list.

    For bizarre, quirky musicians, there aren't many that fit that description better than Lady Gaga.

    Gaga is at the top of the music industry, without a doubt, and she has done it by doing something completely different. Wyatt is now making his force felt in the WWE by being completely random and bizarre.

    It took Gaga a few years to make her mark in the music industry before she finally made it big. Wyatt himself has been trying now for several years, and he finally seems to be getting somewhere.

    What makes this comparison a perfect fit above all, though, is the weirdness. Both have it in abundance.

Dolph Ziggler

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    He says what he wants, and he does what he wants.

    Dolph Ziggler is constantly unpopular with WWE officials due to his inability to keep quiet in interviews and shoot from the hip whenever he feels like doing so.

    If he played that character on screen rather than off it, he might be a bigger hit with creative. Regardless, though, Ziggler is a man who does not listen to others and plays by his own rules.

    Ultimately, Ziggler is considered to be a pretty cool guy who, for some, has all the perfect characteristics of the modern-day wrestler.

Dolph Ziggler Is Mick Jagger

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    The ultimate rock star, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were a prime example of doing exactly what you want.

    They played by their own rules and were pretty successful in doing so, too.

    Dolph may not be anywhere near the level of Jagger in terms of their respective industries, but their personalities certainly do strike up an element of familiarity.

Ryback

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    The man who exploded onto our screens as an absolute monster is now struggling to get any limelight in the industry.

    Poor old Ryback was even reduced to jobbing against R-Truth a couple of weeks ago on Raw. It seems bizarre that it has come to this for Ryback, given how many WWE Championship matches he was involved in less than a year ago.

    Where now? Who knows? A dramatic shift is needed if the monster formerly known as Skip Sheffield is to save his ailing career.

Ryback Is Britney Spears

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    She burst onto the scene in a blaze of glory, taking her industry by storm with some huge performances to capture the imagination of the public.

    Remember Ryback's early days in the WWE? All those handicap victories were pretty impressive. He was then thrust into the public limelight and seemed to crumble under the pressure.

    Who knows, Ryback's patented bald look could even have been modeled on Britney's infamous meltdown a few years ago. We don't know for certain.

    Britney's successes of late has come in duets—Ryback has been getting some help from Paul Heyman to try and help him regain his place at the top.

    They are both now fading into obscurity in their respective industries and need a smash hit to force their way back to the top.

Vince McMahon

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    Forget Triple H—Vince McMahon is still the man in charge of the WWE. He's also been around for longer than most of us can remember.

    Growing up, Vince was the top dog on screen, even bigger than the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. He was the daddy of the business and the man who really made the "Attitude Era" tick seamlessly.

    Longevity, legendary status and a real element of a cool, older guy. Who could Vince be most like in a musical sense?

Vince McMahon Is Bruce Springsteen

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    I tried my hardest not to include the word "boss" in that previous slide. I didn't want to give it away.

    That's right, folks, Vince McMahon is Bruce Springsteen. Not a bad comparison for either man, I'd say. The Boss is still one of the most inspirational and legendary figures in musical history, and he certainly still retains that cool element that evades many rock stars as the years go by.

    He's still rocking stadiums all over the world, as is Vince—or at least he will be when he returns for WrestleMania season.

    They both have incredible longevity and show no signs of easing up any time soon.

John Cena

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    John Cena is the top guy in WWE. Forget all this Randy Orton "face of the company" stuff—the WWE knows who its top guy is, and it is the World Heavyweight champion, without a doubt.

    Cena splits opinion like nobody else in the company's history. He is supposed to be a mega face character, yet there is a large segment of people that find him unwatchable and just don't like him.

    He's incredibly popular with teenagers, though, and most children would probably name him as their favourite wrestler of all time and love the whole "never give up" attitude that sees him become their hero.

    For everyone else, though, he is just not very popular. In fact, many people actually dislike him and dislike how he always seems to be at the top.

     

John Cena Is One Direction

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    Yes, it's that horrific example of how reality TV has taken over the world—it's One Direction.

    In many ways, the reaction both John Cena and One Direction draw from their respective audiences is a perfect match.

    They're both loved around the world by children (particularly teenage girls). Everyone else, however, struggles to find anything worthwhile they have done for their respective industries.

    Both Cena and One Direction always manage to find a way to worm their way up to the top of the ladder, too, and on a frequent basis.

    When you think about it, ladies and gentlemen, these two are a perfect match.

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