The 5 Most Overrated Wrestlers in WWE Today
Lists like these are always a subjective matter for everyone. We all have got different opinions over who is the best, worst, most popular, overrated, underrated and so on.
Here is my list of five current active wrestlers in WWE today who are, in my view, highly overrated. I have also tried to add all the possible reasons of why I think these guys to be overrated.
But before moving on I want to make it clear that by overrated, I don't mean mid-card wrestlers.
Some people may say Miz, Khali, Hornswoggle and all should be on this list but I have not included them simply because they are not even rated anywhere nor are they any big superstars, so why call them overrated? (In fact, you may find some surprising names inside)
The kid's champ is here for the fifth position.
In all honesty, I don't find John Cena to be a bad wrestler as many people say; on wrestling ability, I find him to be on the same level as the Stone Cold and The Rock of the Attitude Era.
His gimmick and his own way of story telling in matches appeals mostly to kids, and I clearly don't see anything wrong with that.
The reason I find Cena to be overrated is because of his very high win/loss record and his constant appearance in the main-event title picture.
So whether he is champion or not doesn't matter, we know that it is Cena who is either defending or challenging for the belt in every PPV and Raw.
And this thing has been continuously going on since...I don't even remember (maybe January of this year).
Well, a lot of guys would disagree here with me on this one.
Randy Orton is the current WWE Champion and the leader of Legacy. He is the biggest heel right now in the company (although I find Jericho to be way better than him).
And unlike Cena, Orton is very much appreciated by the so called "cool" sections of the wrestling community. Some even hail him as the best wrestler today in WWE!
Come on guys, when was the last time (or maybe the first time), we saw a solid five-star performance from this guy. The only match that I can remember is his match against Foley at Backlash-04.
As compared to other guys, he got the big boost in his early days when he joined the Evolution. Soon he became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history when he cleanly defeated Chris Benoit at the age of 24.
Well, nothing wrong until here. I was also a huge Orton fan back then. But then, a slow decline in his performances began.
The Viper today looks completely devoid of any energy inside the ring now. And the reason he is more overrated than Cena is simple, Cena is much more popular and better crowd puller than him.
Rey Myserio was certainly one of the best high flying wrestlers once and he is still entertaining to watch but for many reasons, I always find him to be damn overrated.
First, as much as his move sets are entertaining to watch they are hardly believable, especially his finisher.
And second he also wins most, and I mean really most of his matches, when a wrestler of his size should be going with entirely 50-50 track record.
I don't think I need to say a lot about him or why I picked him at No. 2.
Poor ring skills, poor mic skills, poor move sets and absolute lack of energy = Batista.
Now, I know, I am going to get a lot of heat from Taker fans here.
But before everyone starts to go bonkers, by no means I am saying here that Undertaker is a bad wrestler and I truly respect him for what he has done for the company. But yes, he is overrated.
The man came to WWE with a very powerful gimmick. And truly his gimmick was his saviour for his poor wrestling skills in his early days (although today Undertaker is much better).
Many people would list Undertaker among the all-time greats. Yes, he is great because he is a good man, he has wrestled for over 20 years and for his in-ring presence, but by no means he is a great wrestler because of his in ring skills and performances. He was never a crowd puller either.
Most of his matches are boring and we all know in 80 percent of the cases, Undertaker is going to win. He rarely jobs cleanly ( and I mean cleanly, no kayfabe injured, no DQ, countouts).
Coming on to the other things, he wasn't good on the mic either but to make it all work, he was given a manager to talk for him the first 10 years of his career! Although today he is okay.
So, how come the guy is not overrated then?