WWE: Response To the Top 10 Current Wrestlers
OK, my last article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/534829-the-top-ten-current-wwe-wrestlers) caused a bit of controversy. Even I admit that I should have made better choices. I left out a few big names and added some names I shouldn't have. Some have stayed (hint: AWESOME!) and some have left (hint: slow-mo). So now, I'm going to add more. In no order, here are the top WWE wrestlers of the present. (P.S.: Wrestlers on my previous list will have the same desc. as before, edits are in bold.)
A * indicates that the Superstar or Diva was added after initial publishing because I forgot.
A ** indicates that the Superstar or Diva was added due to reader feedback.
Those who didn't make the list, but could have:
John Morrison (may be added if Miz match on RAW goes OK)
The Undertaker [due to injury (pictured)]
Darren Young (haven't seen him in a while)
Skip Sheffield (injured)
Michael Tarver (also injured)
Vladmir Kozlov (hasn't had a match in a few weeks)
Ezekiel Jackson - Domination
Big Zeke is just one of those guys you see at the gym and makes you want to cry a little.
He is very physically intimidating and has great potential. The WWE’s Creative Team needs to book him in better matches with better people. Less squashes, more wrestling. I’d like to see a Jackson-Miz feud or even Jackson-Khali when he’s done with his Indian game show. He's had a few decent matches lately, but he needs to start a big feud.
The Infamous Tiegate, With Unfitting Music
The Nexus, in case you’ve just crawled out from under the proverbial rock, is one of the greatest groups assembled since Evolution. Maybe even better.
The members are each great wrestlers on their own, but together they’re unstoppable. Wade Barrett lifted Mark Henry for a Wasteland. Let me say that again. Wade Barrett lifted Mark Henry. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don’t think that’s been done since Brock Lesnar.
I’m expecting a Nexus-Nexus feud in the near future, as David Otunga has been going on a bit of a rebellious streak as of late. Maybe Otunga, Young and Sheffield against Barrett, Gabriel and Slater? Maybe even throw Daniel Bryan’s skinny *ss back in there. Michael Tarver too.
This could bring back good ol' elimination tag matches, as Survivor Series disappointed in that department.
The addition of CM Punk and subtraction of Wade Barrett can either add or detract from the Nexus' domination. Wade might even turn face (rumor has it it's been bounced around by the WWE higher-ups).
CM Punk Tribute
This is an all-new bit, and it won't be in bold.
CM Punk is now the leader (probably) of the Nexus. He is unfortunately done commentating on RAW. He REALLY needs to grow his hair long so he won't look like such a douche. I speculate (BIG maybe) that Wade Barrett will make a new group (I heard Nexiled somewhere) with Mike Tarver, Skip Sheffield, and Danny B and go against David Otunga, CM Pun, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Mike McG, and Husky Harris. If so, I would imagine that Punk would lead the Nexus to victory.
Drew McIntyre Tribute
He’s “the Chosen One,” so Mr. McMahon has threatened me with a lawsuit unless I place him on my list.
s aside, he is a great wrestler and has a great finish (The Future Shock, which is a double-underhook DDT), which is very important in my book.
The Sinister Scotsman will go on to be the next Randy Orton, if he can get into the WHC hunt. He's only 25, he's got plenty of time to develop and should probably get moved to RAW in the new year (oh yeah, today's 1/1/11!).
Or should I say Jack Thwagger?
Mr. Two-Push-Ups has a solid amateur background and is definitely world title material. Like McIntyre, he has a great finisher (Gutwrench Powerbomb) and is worth a watch, even if he has his stupid Soaring (Boring?) Eagle with him.
The Miz Tribute
The Miz is the freakin’ WWE Champion.
I really shouldn’t have to say more, but I will.
He won Money in the Bank, beat Randy Orton, basically maimed Daniel Bryan week after week, etc. He needs to keep the belt for a few weeks, drop it to Orton and then win it again fair in the next PPV. Then, he needs to keep it for about 5-6 months, all the time cleanly defending it to legitimize him as a top-level competitor.
Unfortunately, we all know Morrison will probably "shock the world" and win the belt. If he does, Miz will have it before the winter is out. Miz has a killer theme, killer finish, great moveset, and he does it all well, which makes him deserving of a top spot on any list.
Edge has been and will always be one of my favorites.
He has a great gimmick, a great moveset, a great finisher, the whole package. He’s one half of my username, 32OrtonEdge32, and he needs some more main-event matches.
I kind of want a Rated RKO reunion and have them feud with the Usos or even Ted and Brett DiBiase.
Randy Orton Tribute
I can’t really say much on Randy, because he’s on here for basically the same reasons as Edge. Sorry?
He's out with a (most likely) kayfabe knee injury, but I guarantee you that when he gets back, there's gonna be some epic RKO-Miz matches.
Randy's been back for a while, and he is not disappointing at all. He is now the face of the WWE [you can tell because his name is said the longest (used to be "JYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN...CEEEEEEENAAH!", now it's "RANNNNNDEEEEEEEEE...OORTAAAAAAAN!!!!")]
TOO MANY LIMES, fella!
Sheamus is truly one of the most dominating (sorry Zeke) figures in professional wrestling today.
He is the WWE's King of the Ring for a reason, and he needs to get back into the title hunt. I suggest a Sheamus-Ezekiel Jackson feud, with them trading wins up to a Last Man Standing WM27 match. Perhaps a Sheamus-Lesnar feud, if he actually grows the balls (I didn't mean anything, don't hurt me, Brock) to leave Dana White and UFC,
Alberto Del Rio
The only photo I could find of ADR without his nuts showing.
ADR is one of the best wrestlers SmackDown and the WWE as a whole has to offer. He's beaten many great stars, the most famous being Rey Mysterio. He has the perfect persona: Who do people hate the most? People who are 'royalty' and can afford to drive a car to the ring every week, that's who! This "kid" (compared to, say, Ric Flair he's a kid, but he's 20 years older than me) is definitely going places.
Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson
Bryan as ROH champ.
Yup, the "internet darling" is here.
It was January 4, 2010, when Daniel Bryan made his in-ring WWE debut. Now, less than a year later, he's the WWE United States Champ and he's bangin' the Bellas. DB/BD has superior kicking and aerial ability, on par with or above most in pro wrestling today.
John Cena :(
John Cena, relaxed as usual.
As much as I truly hate to admit it, Cena needs to be on here. He's arguably the most popular WWE Superstar and really fits in well with WWE's new PG demo. Although he has less than ten moves, he's got more than ten fans.
Dolph Ziggler (*) (**)
Mr. Ziggles in SmackDown vs. RAW 2010.
Formerly Nicky of the Spirit Squad, back in the WWE's good ol' days, Nick Nemeth has achieved success (perfection) in the form of Dolph Ziggler, a brash, arrogant, cocky Superstar. He always has the WWE's most hated female, Vickie Guerrero, by his side. He consistently puts on great matches (the 12/21 SmackDown match w/ Vickie against Cena being one of the best of the year), has a good theme, and has an awesome gimmick. He's definitely high-midcard material, and may move into the WHC hunt in the new year.
Vickie Guerrero (*) (**)
Vickie a few years back.
Vickie Guerrero is the most hated female in wrestling today. On RAW a few weeks ago, she got so much heat that she couldn't even be heard with a microphone. She has gotten Superstars to glory & championships (Chavo, Edge). She has pinned a woman 14 years her junior (Kaitlyn). She's been relevant since 2005, and will be for many years to come.
Am I Missing Anyone?
Well, am I?
Gimme a name you think should be on here, and if I concur, it goes up.