Wrestling's Top 10 Channel-Changing Superstars
I often feel compelled to change the channel whenever certain superstars appear on my television screen. So wouldn't it be a treat to rank them in a traditional Top 10 (or Worst 10) list? Of course it would.
This is my personal Top 10, which I'm sure many of you will disagree with.
And what's with the picture of Rey Mysterio?
Surely he didn't make the list.
Or did he?
Read on to find out...
10. John Morrison
Most of my issue is with Morrison’s ridiculously flamboyant and bedazzling ring attire. Can’t we change that up a bit? Plus, he was so much better as a heel. There would have been no way he made this list had I compiled it during the MNM days.
Kaz seems to strut around with a cocky swagger, which aggravates me. This could be a case of “not having a second chance to make a first impression” since he has annoyed me since day one.
I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is; maybe it’s the combination of a lot of little things. His in-ring ability is actually pretty good, but his mic skills and ceaseless hand gestures have me looking for the remote.
8. Heath Slater
This “One Man Rock Band” is incredibly bland. What annoys me most is the constant hair flipping. The only thing going for him is that he’s involved with NXT, which has its ups and downs but has been entertaining for the most part.
He would be nowhere near WWE’s radar if it wasn’t for this kind of show. Does he remind anyone else of a red-headed Owen Wilson?
7. Matt Hardy
His awkward hand gestures do nothing for me. He is a far cry from what he was with his brother 10 years ago, but even then I wasn’t a big fan.
6. The Great Khali
5. Big Show
What can you do when the “world’s largest athlete” has the personality of a wet sponge? Well, you can’t turn him into a 500-pound jobber. If anyone else had Big Show’s personality they would be reduced to mid-card status at best. They surely wouldn’t be competing for the World Championship at the latest Pay-Per-View.
4. Zack Ryder
The Zack Ryder character is incredibly annoying, and definitely not in a good way. Any segment involving Ryder in his current character is a total waste of time.
I’ve never been a fan of “little people” in wrestling. They are generally portrayed as mischievous little children, which really bugs me.
2. Rey Mysterio
I’m sure most people do not agree with this choice, but Rey Mysterio is one that I’ve never really enjoyed watching. He has been involved in some dreadfully dull storylines, especially those that involve his family.
Why would a wrestler bring his daughter into the ring to celebrate her birthday? Did anyone in the world not expect someone to come out and disrupt the party?
The child custody issue between Rey and Eddie Guerrero regarding Dominik, Rey’s son, was also ridiculous.
Another wretched angle was WWE trying to make us believe that Mysterio could defeat Batista in a Steel Cage Match.
Abyss is the round peg to TNA’s square hole. They have tried desperately to push him onto the fans, even going as far as to reinvent his character in the likeness of Hulk Hogan.
It has been a pathetic attempt, but what’s worse is that TNA still continues to force him upon us. He is awful. There’s no other way to describe him… absolutely awful.
Which superstars trigger a channel change from you?