The PG era, every kid's dream, and every adult's nightmare. Especially those who have grew up in the Attitude Era and have seen the violence and the bloodshed that has been seen on a weekly basis. \
People like Stone Cold, The Rock, Shawn Michaels have attracted us to watch wrestling during our childhood, but nowadays, the WWE is going in a completely different direction.
With all the bad storylines and the bad booking, I still find some things in the WWE interesting, like Smackdown! for instance; they have amazing booking, and amazing wrestling, but Raw ruins it all.
So I took some time to make a list of the top ten superstars that still impress me in this PG Era phase...starting from 10 and ending with 1.
I hope you enjoy it and agree with me on this.
DH Smith, son of the legendary British Bulldog.
Tyson Kidd, an amazing high flyer with an awesome haircut, and great ring skills, a survivor of the infamous Stu Hart's dungeon.
Natalya Neidhart, daughter of Bret Hart's former tag team partner Jim Neidhart, one of the most dominant divas yet sadly has never gotten the push she deserves.
I see a bright future for these three talented young superstars, they form a great stable and they are my favourite tag team.
The mixture of Tyson Kidd's high-flying style and DH Smith's power, in addition to having a valet makes this team just perfect.
A perfect dynasty to a perfect foundation.
One of the best mid-carders in the industry right now.
Whether he is a babyface who you love, or a heel who you love to hate, there is no denying MVP's drawing abilities and natural charisma.
He is great in the mic and always has the crowd on the palm of his hand, a very sound technical wrestler, and I see huge potential in this superstar.
Montel Vontavious Porter is a two-time US Champ and a one-time WWE tag team champ. And he is definitely a future world champion.
Captain Charisma, the current ECW champion.
A very talented superstar who is also great on the mic and in the ring. Not quite a "technical wrestler," but his performance in the ring is always great.
He made his debut in the WWE as Edge's brother in the late 90's over ten years ago, together they formed an unforgettable alliance known as Edge & Christian or simply, E&C.
Winning various tag team titles in a number of occasions. They are most known in their TLC matches at WM 2000, Summerslam 2000 and WM X7.
After going solo, Christian remained a heel while Edge turned babyface. He was not as successful as his "brother", yet still maintained a good career, winning the (then) vacant IC championship and was on the verge of a push but sadly did not get it.
After his departure form the WWE, Christian made a sudden impact on TNA (no pun intended) winning the NWA title in various occasions and being one of the top talents as a heel and a babyface.
Christian returned to the WWE early February of this year, in the WWE's C show ECW. He quickly became the brand's top face and has won the ECW title twice.
Many claim that Christian's push is well deserved but Vince still holds a grudge against him for being "unfaithful" to the WWE and going to TNA. I guess only time will tell...
"Hi, I'm Dolph Ziggler", is what you'll always hear from this brash, young, talented superstar.
As soon as I laid my eyes on him I saw a young Jeff Jarrett in this kid. Arrogant, cocky, and a great talker.
Unfortunately, his debut was cut short due to a 30-day suspension for failing a Wellness Policy Drug-test. However, his comeback was not that impressive, but of course, he was on Raw.
Dolph did literally nothing in Raw, only short backstage segments and jobs. But what really saved his career was the supplemental draft when he went to Smackdown, he began a road to stardom.
Early this summer, he began a feud with The Great Khali, which put him over and gave him enough air time.
Later, he began a feud with Rey Mysterio over the Intercontinental title, where his match was right before the main event, which is quite impressive for a newcomer.
His match delivered and he impressed the whole "WWE Universe" with his performance. And now, two weeks away, he will challenge Rey Mysterio again for the Intercontinental title at SummerSlam.
Many are speculating that Dolph will win this match, and will be crowned with his first title in the second-biggest PPV of the year. That is impressive!
He is known as the young Shawn Michaels; this kid really is the future of the WWE.
He began is Johnny Nitro, at Raw. He then started a good tag-team on Smackdown with Joey Mercury, dominating the tag team division for almost two or three years.
After that, he became a midcarder on Raw competing for the IC title with a very memorable feud with Jeff Hardy over the IC title.
He then shone on ECW as the top heel by winning the ECW title and feuding with CM Punk over the title.
After that, he returned to tag team action for a year and a half, with The Miz in what many call the best tag team of our time.
They won the World tag team title once, and the WWE tag team titles once, and who can forget their famous web-show, "The Dirt Sheet."
After their split, The Miz became a midcard heel in Raw, while John Morrison was lucky, he went to Smackdown and is currently the top midcarder.
Many claim that Morrison is on the verge of stardom with matches against Smackdown's two biggest stars: Jeff Hardy and CM Punk, even beating Punk twice in non-title matches while CM Punk was the World Champion!
I don't know whether to compare him to Kurt Angle, or Brock Lesnar.
This kid has it all, arguably the best in-ring performer in the WWE today, already won the ECW title early right after his debut.
It's obvious that the WWE has so much faith in him. I truly hope they give him a feud with Shawn Michaels, which could elevate him to main event status.
The Ultimate Oppurtunist, The Rated R Superstar.... Edge!
Edge has been with the WWE for over a decade now, dominating each and every division.
He began his career with "The Brood,", a stable of Edge, Christian (Edge's kayfabe brother), and Gangrel, together they would often join forces with other stables such as "The Ministry" and "The Corporate Ministry,"
After gaining more experience, they formed a solid tag-team instead of a stable, and were one of the best tag teams of their times. But they would eventually split...
Edge began his single's career as a babyface midcarder, gaining numerous Intercontinental championships, and the 2001 King of the Ring, and possibly the highlight of his career was joining forces with Hulk Hogan (his childhood hero) to beat Billy & Chuck to win the Tag Team gold.
Edge turned heel again after feuding with Micheals and Benoit, and would quickly elevate to the upper mid-card status, and would often be in the main event scene.
And one of his most famous feuds was his with Kane, then with Matt Hardy; in which the creative team reflected the actual reality behind Lita's affair with Edge, and turning it into a storyline where the fans knew that the same events had took place in reality.
His feud with Matt was a very violent one, and only ended when Edge beat Matt in a "Loser quits Raw" match...
At the beginning of 2006, Edge shocked the world by cashing in his Money In The Bank contract, to battle a bloody John Cena (who has just endured a Hell in a Cell match), and two spears after that, Edge won his first WWE title.
That was just the beginning...Edge won eight other World titles since then, and has continued to dominate the main event scene.
The first ever Undisputed World champion, the man of 1004 grapples, Y2J, Chris Jericho.
A record breaking nine-time IC champion. five-time World Champion, and numerous tag team championship wins (one of them is his current).
A great heel, great on the mic, great in the ring, possibly one of the greatest mat technicians of all time.
The WWE depends on him so much that they use him as a floating heel on Raw and on Smackdown every week! Possibly the greatest ever.
The Legendkiller, Randy Orton.
The third generation superstar is still on a rise, and he is still in his prime. His fame began when he joined Evolution, which many call the best stable of this decade, with HHH, Batista and Ric Flair.
Along the road, all Evolution members held all the Raw titles, with HHH as the World Champion, Orton as the IC champion, and Batista & Flair as the Tag Team champions.
At SummerSlam 2004, Randy Orton made history by becoming the youngest World champion ever, after defeating Chris Benoit for the title.
HHH, surely, did not agree with this, and threw Orton out of Evolution, which led to Orton's (unsuccessful) babyface run, his title reign lasted only one month, and the crowd reactions were not good enough.
The WWE tried to re-cement him in the main event status by turning him heel again, and keeping him in the main event scene and giving him feuds with Undertaker, DX, John Cena, etc., but he went for nearly three years without another World title reign. Until late 2007...
Orton went by a new gimmick after winning the WWE title twice at the same time, he had this whole "One Man Dynasty," "The Age of Orton" thing going on where he held on to the title for seven months, until HHH took the title from him at Backlash 2008, yet the feud continued.
At One Night Stand 2008 there was a "Last Man Standing" match scheduled between Orton and HHH, during the match, Orton broke his collarbone and took a 4-5 month break.
After his return, Orton began to get a lot of cheers, and rumors were going that they would turn Orton babyface, but nothing happened, as he remained as Raw's top heel by winning the Royal Rumble after his return, and won the WWE title from HHH at Backlash.
There is still a lot of potential in Orton, and he is just in his prime: "The Age Of Orton" continues!
Oh, hell yeah!
CM Punk has been the greatest aspect in the WWE ever since winning his second World title, his promo's have improved, and his ring work (as always) is amazing.
CM Punk's slow transformation into a full-fledged heel was one hell of a roller coaster ride; every week he gets booed more and more until he finally made it.
CM Punk is mostly known for his matches at ROH against Samoa Joe (Part II was the best match I have ever seen in my life), and I knew that he would be a big star ever since I knew he signed with the WWE.
And after showing his true colors as a "Straight-Edge" heel, he has become the best thing going on in the WWE right now.