Top 10 WWE Superstars: 2004-2010
The reason this article only features superstars between the years of 2004 and 2010 is because I've been watching WWE between those years.
Until this day, 2004 to 2010 have been the years in which WWE produced several new main eventers like Randy Orton and John Cena, these same years also furthered the careers of legends like Shawn Michaels and Undertaker.
Now before you begin reading this article just because the title says 2004-2010 doesn't mean every superstar on the list had to be a main eventer since 2004 and had to be with the company since then either.
10. CM Punk
When I first saw CM Punk, I thought he would be one of those wrestlers who would never make it big in WWE.
Damn, did he prove me wrong.
Since his debut in 2006, CM Punk has gone on to become world tag team, ECW, and three-time world heavyweight champion.
He also became the first-ever superstar in WWE history to win Money In The Bank two years in a row.
Not to forget, in my eyes, his straight edge gimmick may be one of the best gimmicks in WWE history.
CM Punk went from being that fan favorite on ECW to a true main eventer on Smackdown.
9. Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy, the risk taker, the rainbow haired warrior, and the charismatic enigma.
Hardy returned to WWE in 2006 after a four-year hiatus.
A year later, Hardy proved to Vince McMahon that he's worthy of a main event push, despite violating the company's wellness policy.
Hardy's in ring style and charisma helped him achieve his dream.
At Armageddon 2008, Jeff Hardy beat Triple H and Edge to win his first-ever WWE championship.
Hardy also won the world heavyweight championship two times in 2009.
Although his world title reigns were short, they were memorable.
He's come a long way from one half of the Hardy Boyz, and I wish Hardy the best in his future endeavors.
8. Shawn Michaels
Although Shawn Michaels was already a legend before 2004, he is still ranked No. 8.
Since 2004, he's stolen the show almost every single year at Wrestlemania.
In fact, he also retired a true legend in Ric Flair at Wrestlemania 24 in what some call the match of the decade.
The following year at Wrestlemania 25, he showed critics that he can still put on a great match when he went one on one against Undertaker.
Shawn Michaels also joined with Triple H to reunite D-Generation X numerous times between 2004 and 2010.
This year HBK goes one on one with Undertaker in a streak vs career match.
If HBK does retire, thank you for all of your accomplishments; we will miss you Shawn.
Ranked at No. 7 is the Rated-R superstar, Edge.
After a legitimate groin injury, Edge returned to WWE in 2004 as a crazed villain hellbent on winning the world championship.
Two years later, Edge won the first ever Money in the Bank and cashed in on John Cena after Cena retained his championship in the elimination chamber.
That wasn't the only dirty thing Edge has done to win a world championship, he's done it all and was rewarded with nine world heavyweight and WWE championships between the years 2004-2010.
6. Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio, one of the most popular superstars and most successful cruiser weights in WWE history is ranked No. 6 and was recognized as a real main eventer back in 2006.
Mysterio won the 2006 Royal Rumble after prevailing 29 other men and went on to become world heavyweight champion at Wrestlemania 22.
After his historic win, he has won numerous Intercontinental and tag team championships, not to forget he is also one of Smackdown's top superstars.
5. The Undertaker
2004 was the rebirth of Undertaker's infamous dead-man gimmick.
Ever since Undertaker's return at Wrestlemania XX, he has had many memorable feuds such as his feud with Randy Orton.
He finally got rid of his legendary manager, Paul Bearer.
He won three world heavyweight championships, two of which have been at Wrestlemania.
Most importantly he furthered his Wrestlemania streak to 18-0 in which he beat the likes of Batista, Randy Orton, and most recently Shawn Michaels.
Undertaker's definitely a future Hall of Famer and 2004-2010 may have been the most memorable years in his career.
4. Randy Orton
Randy Orton, the legend killer and most recently, the viper is ranked No. 4.
Randy was a member of Evolution and during his time with the Alliance, he won his first-ever world heavyweight championship at Summerslam.
Between 2004 and 2010, Randy won the 2009 Royal Rumble, intercontinental and tag team championships and five WWE world championships.
Orton also creating an alliance himself called The Legacy, which helped further the careers of Ted Dibiase and Cody Rhodes.
Many say Orton may be one of the greatest heels in WWE history, and I for one agree.
Like Randy Orton, Evolution also helped Batista achieve his main event status, or should I say after Evolution.
After winning the 2005 Royal Rumble, Batista turned on Evolution by challenging Triple H instead of JBL.
At Wrestlemania 21, Batista beat Triple H to win his first-ever world heavyweight championship in a slobberknocker.
Since then Batista truly solidified his status as a main eventer in WWE.
He formed a team with friend, Rey Mysterio and they became tag team championships together which they dedicated to the late Eddie Guerrero.
Above all, Batista has had four world heavyweight championship and two WWE championship reigns, one of which is happening right now.
2. Triple H
Ranked No. 2 is the Cerebral Assassin, Triple H.
Between 2004 to 2010, Triple H reformed D-Generation X with Shawn Michaels, Triple H helped elevate Randy Orton and Batista to a whole new level with Evolution.
Triple H also won two world heavyweight championships and three WWE championships between those six years.
He also headlined five of six Wrestlemanias and although he only won at Wrestlemania 25, he let Batista, Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, and John Cena beat him so they could make their place as a main eventer in WWE.
Triple H is one of the best wrestlers to step foot in a WWE ring, and he is a real legend.
1. John Cena
Some of you may hate him, but he deserves to be ranked No. 1 on this list.
Although Vince already saw potential in John Cena, Cena won his first-ever WWE championship at Wrestlemania 21.
Since then Cena has done it all.
He has headlined five of six Wrestlemanias between 2004 and 2010 and has won four of five beating the likes of Triple H, JBL, and Shawn Michaels.
He's won the WWE championship six times and the world heavyweight championship two times.
He's made numerous appearances on television to promote WWE and has starred in two WWE home films.
Ever since he won the WWE championship from JBL at Wrestlemania he truly has become the face of WWE.