(Please keep in mind while reading this slideshow that I wrote it on December 31, 2010 hoping to post it on the eve of New Year's Day. However, I never quite got around to it since I have been busy since with examinations. As you can probably tell, much has happened since December 31 in the WWE Universe. So please, while reading, maybe keep in mind that you're reading it on December 31. With that said, hope you guys had a great New Year's and enjoy reading my first publication here at Bleacher Report!)
What a year it has been for the WWE. One year ago, if you told me that Miz would be WWE Champion this time around, I would have said that you were crazy. One year ago, if you told me Shawn Michaels would be retiring, I would not have believed you. One year ago, if you told me that Triple H would be taken out by Sheamus for over eight months, as well as filming a WWE Studios movie, I would just laugh at you.
My point is, a lot has changed in the WWE since one year ago. Emphasis on the “a lot” bit. In 2009, we were witnessing dull feuds and recycled storylines that had happened years prior. Come in, 2010.
It was no doubt a youthful year for the WWE, as well as a breath of fresh air in terms of new stables, superstars and gimmicks. Speaking of Superstars, in this slideshow, I will be ranking the top Breakout Superstars of the passing 2010.
Breakout can mean anything, including the impact that those superstars made in the WWE, the gold they’ve worn over the year, the quality of matches they’ve put on and the skills they’ve developed and/or improved on.
So, without saying “further adieu,” let’s list the breakout stars of the WWE in the year of 2010!