Unlike other sports, a wrestler's success is judged not by his won/loss record, but by his ability to draw crowds and entertain people.
As I've talked about in some of my other articles, purists who prefer technicians to sports entertainers make up just a small percentage of the people who watch wrestling.
Mic workers are the one's who get people to watch the show. Those who have perfected their craft will get a promotion ratings. This is why the Cena's and the Batista's of the world cannot carry the WWE to the success it had during the Attitude Era.
When evaluating who is the best on the mic, there are a few key questions that must be asked:
—Did their promo's enhance their storyline?
—Will their work be remembered 20 years from now?
—Did their presence increase ratings?
—Were their segments conducted in a way that enhanced both their own and their opponent's credibility?
—How did they interact with the crowd?
—Did the fans miss the wrestler when they weren't around?
—Did their work impact the business?
The following are the best of the best. No one will turn off the TV when these men speak.
They are the top 10 mic workers in the history of the industry.