Mic Check 1,2,3 : Wrestlers who can cut a promo! (With Videos)
This is about cutting the best,funniest and down right serious promos. How can wrestling be without good mic skills to make the fans love you or to where they want you dead at the end of the show? These guys I'm about to list come in some of these ranks, and being that most of them are mentioned alot its only fitting to have them with videos of a classic moment where their mic skills were at there best if you say...
The Monster Abyss!
Remember when Abyss was feuding with Matt Morgan? When Matt Morgan and Abyss where partners then Matt betrayed abyss by attacking him and blaming him over the lost of the tag titles. I personally never seen Abyss work the mic to that level it seem like Abyss was really getting into the feud with Matt, and I'm not the only one to say that he perfected it by punching the thumbtacks boy that's just extreme. This can only mean that we will see more of Abyss at this boiling point in his career in TNA...Janice lol epic.
Controversy Creates...Eric Bischoff
This Guy is always knowed for being that guy that the fans just don't like, his smile would just make you think he was going to do something sinister, and it seems that he always haves the company by the neck we seen this when he joined WCW ,and shortly became the president of it then joining Hulk hogan in nWo. Eric threw the whole wrestling world is an mastermind at getting at the fans, but not only that he made WCW alot of money in the process Eric bought in superstars,Movie stars and anybody at the time of 97-2000 wanted to at least show up on TV once at the time Eric had the WWE by the neck in ratings and he publicy challenged Vince to a wrestling match tahts how much balls this guy had. To me it would've been epic if Eric invaded the WWF but that was just one of the times i wished happened but didn't but who can forget the epic Ric Flair battle,and the hostle takeover of WCW.
"I like to Fight! Rowdy Roddy Piper
Remember when the NWO took over WCW and then Piper came into the picture ? He ended up fighting Hulk Hogan making it a Roddy Piper vs Nwo match of the year. The feud lasted for almost 5 months if i can recall it right, and Piper even cut a promo where he was locked up in Alcatraz. Hey Piper is knowed for cutting sick promos to prove a point and no one can disagree with that he once cracked a bottle over his own head to prove a point now that's crazy right? One thing that everyone can agree one is that Rowdy Roddy Piper plus a mic feuding over anybody over a week or two is golden! When Piper had a heated fulled feud going on it was his time and he would take the fans to another level. The man even made the first ever Wrestling in ring talk show which never went as planned to the wrestlers that came to the Pipers Pit!
The big mouth self promoting wrestler himself Mr.Anderson. Yes this man can get under the fans skin so deep that they will feel it with just one spit of his words. When i first seen Mr.Anderson i wanted to punch the screen and change the channel , and i mean that! Well lets say that Mr.Anderson is a young talented wrestler in the ring and on the mic. This guy even gets the fans to love him and his still a beast over the mic whats up Anderson?
Anderson is knowed to have a big mouth and he isn't scared to speak up as we can see every time he got a mic with him. The Angle feud Anderson had with him was crazy i have to say that i saw a new side of Anderson that i liked even though he was winning all the matches he made it seem like it was a personal thing with Kurt which was amazing to me.
Scott Steiner Big Poppa Pump
Ever since Scott Steiner and his brother Rick Steiner disbanded their tag team Scott became one of those guys that could cut a promo that was either funny,serious, or down right uncalled for. Scott Steiner would get so heated that it seem like the feud or whatever he was talking about seem like it wasn't scripted, and that's what beats the cake for me Scott Steiner will always be remembered to work a decent promo he is very. This guy gets under your skin when he gets on the mic! And when this guy would cut a promo he would make you think is this guy for real?
Mick Foley aka Mankind!
Remember when Mick Foley was Mankind and he was feuding with The Undertaker in 1996? Well lets say that Mankind won that feud over the mic his promos when he was feuding with The Undertaker was faultless they had matches to the Hell in the Cell,Boiler Room brawl a feud continued through the whole year with The Undertaker making his first ever debut to a PPV,The Mankind-Undertaker feud continued with the first ever Buried Alive match at In Your House: Buried Alive. Undertaker won the match, but you can say that Mankind won the feud. Mick showed guys in the locker how to work a promo the right way, and if it wasn't for Mick killing the mic back in the days boy lets just say that feud with the dead man wouldn't be so epic like it was. The match with Undertaker is one of The Undertakers most memorized matches of all time, and the emotions that were there just made the feud just so epic.
The Cerebral Assassin Triple H!
The Game himself Triple H is not only the game that can't be beat but also a godd promo cutter as well. Triple H is at his best when he was feuding as a heel to me,because thats when it seems like Triple H is at his best! Triple H can make the fans think that his an asshole but he could get the job done and could careless what the fans though. Remember the feud he had with Stone Cold Steve Austin over the "Who ran over the Rattlesnake story? Well lets say that Triple H won that feud over the Mic he was feuding with 5 other men at teh time but to me it seems like The Cerebral Assassin took the mic into a sleeper hold and had a iron grip. And even when he was feuding with Shawn Micheal's most people thought this feud would alst forever and the friendship just made it seem even better the promos that Triple H did were amazing.
Paul E. Dangerously
Paul Heyman the man himself is know for starting ECW from its foundation, and took them into new heights. Paul Heyman is know to have some of the best promos ever from being the guy that could get the fans to yell to the top of their laughs to listening to him when he had something to say. Remember the One Night Stand where Paul was cutting a shoot and he called everyone out of WWE and showed us what he had to say? Paul is one of those guys that can make you ,but if you want to fight him then he will verbally break you into an ant! Paul Heyman will always be remembered as one of the best to cut a convincing promo of all time.
Hollywood Hulk Hogan Aka nWo Mastermind!
Who can forget the man himself the leader of the nWo? When the hulkster left WCW in his early run with them it seemed like Hulk was always going to be the Hulkamaniaic leader and do the good guy thing, but it seemed that they had different plans for the Hulkster making him the leader of the most dominate stable in wrestling history being that they were over 41 member's and broken into different branches over the time. Hulk Hogan showed us he could work the mic just as good as he could make the fans cheer for him in a heart he turned into public enemy # 1 finishing the touches of the nWo being its leader.
Hulk was feuding with almost everybody that wasn't in nWo and frankly he loved it! He feuded with Randy Savage,Ric Flair,Rowdy Piper,Sting,The Giant well you get it almost everyone! Hulk took WCW/nWo to another level making the outside invasion tacit stable into a thing of gold.
The Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle
Remember when Kurt Angle was feuding with the founder Jeff Jarret over a match that happened at Bound for Glory where Jeff KO ed Kurt with his trademark guitar with the addition of Mick Foley as special guest enforcer. Then Kurt Angle took it to another level sparking comments that even i thought Kurt couldn't do. Even though the feud with Jeff Jarret went on Jeff himself wrote the story after it was rumored that Jeff and Kurts ex-wife were a package, and Jeff thought it could be a storyline they could work with in TNA, but it wasn't mentioned on TV but everyone knew they knew.. Well Kurt Angle is knowed to be at his best over the mic when his heel well in my prospective he is. Being that his face now his promos aren't as good as they could be if he was heel, and i think that when his Heel like Jeff Jarret they are dominate in TNA.
The Peoples Champ! The Rock
Who can forget the Great one back in the great days of the attitude era there were a few wrestlers that could work the mic but the first name that would come up was the Peoples champ The Rock. I remember when The Rock was going to wrestle like 6 wrestlers in a Hell in the Cell match he cut a promo and who can forget the promo when Mick Foley bought out his teacher and coach. Knowing that The Rock was always cutting promos insulting someone he did it at random like it wasn't scripted the man was not only a good wrestler but he good promo cutter since Ric Flair. Being face or heel The Rock would take shots at the Good guys and the bad guys it got even worst when he use to insult even the camera guys.
The Chairman of the WWE
Remember when Vince was doing commentary? Well i think he should give it a try again, but back to the topic Vince" McMahon will always be remember to have bring the attitude era to its peak with the more famous feud with Stone Cold,Triple H,The Rock and The Undertaker withe many more that can be added to this list, and it seems like Vince had ever single one of those wrestlers can say that Vince bought them to their breaking point over the Mic. This man even mad a "Kiss My Ass" Club which was down right crazy, and it got even worst Vince had promos when the WWE won the rights to WCW he even made a promo for it then he even signed them into the WWE to re do the WCW/nWo story but it didn't last long.
Vince McMahon is one of the most powerful-est mans behind the wrestling world now and its to the point that he doesn't need to make TV appearances. Vince will always be remembered to have being the guy that was the Devil as you can say of Wrestling it was like if you lined yourself with this man you were his elf's to the devil. Remember that night where Vince was firing everyone for no good reason it was a Just because i was bored. Yeah and even the Montreal Screwjob made Vince one of the most unpredictable mans that could cause controversy in like that that.
To beat the man you gotta know how to speak like...Ric Flair
Oh boy the Nature Boy himself is always the guy that cuts the best promos of all time to his time in NWA,WWE,WCW and TNA most recently. Ric Flair will always be remember for his high profiled feuds as being the winner over the mic. Ric Flair had the fans to where you were saying Whoa?! not Woo! to what he would say to his opponent ,and people loved it. Remember that night Ric Flair had enough of nWo of taking control of WCW and what he loved? Well Ric Flair along Hogan took this feud into new heights when Hulk Hogan and nWo branded his son and beat him in the ring, Flair wasn't taking it anymore. This Feud lasted for almost two years being the Four Horsemen vs the nWo, and which lasted until the company went bankrupt. Ric Flair today still got the amazing mic skills like he did back in the days, and it doesn't seem like he can stop making you mad,laugh or go huh? and still like it! Ric Flair is one of the best to cut a promo in wrestling history.
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