IWC Message: Please Use the Word 'Overrated' Sparingly

Matt OffermannCorrespondent IFebruary 4, 2011

I have been wanting to do this for a while now, and I have had about enough of hearing it. This guy is overrated, that guy is overrated, that team is overrated.

Now, I am not going to say there are not any wrestlers who are not overrated—believe me there are a few—but it's the ones that are called overrated that really are not that annoy the hell out of me.

At the end of the day calling a wrestler overrated will be opinionated and there is no real way to stop it, but I am asking that you please think about the word before you say it.

Now, saying that someone (Example: don't jump at me for saying this) like John Cena is overrated could be explained better than someone like Zach Ryder.

One example of this is one I have heard a million times, Christian is overrated.

It's very amusing to me hearing this statement yet there is no real fact to it. For this, I would just like to know one little thing.

How can someone be overrated if they have not done anything?

(Sorry, Cena fans, but he is the best example.)

John Cena would be the best example for the use of the word. Face of the company, multiple world titles, some might say not a lot a moves.

These are real key aspects to use overrated. What of this does Christian have? Not one.

He hasn't won a world title, he has shined in every opportunity to do so yet continuously gets shot down.

I don't know about you but that doesn't sound like an overrated wrestler to me.

This does not go for Christian alone, either. I have heard people say that Morrison is overrated, too. Just hearing that makes me laugh. He has incredible athletic ability, which (imo) is the best to ever step foot in the ring, yet every time he gets a chance people always throw the overrated card at him.

So while I do not expect these to stop, I just would like to know, how do you figure the word overrated when you use it?