WWE Roster: How to Improve Each Wrestler, Part 1
Nobody is perfect in this world, and this includes WWE talent.
I will look at the majority of the roster, and give my opinion on what area(s) they need improvement in.
This ranges from mic work, to a gimmick tweak, etc.
Just as a side note, I'm doing the majority of the roster, and it will be broken down into different parts. I won't waste my time with a talent like Primo, because in all honesty, he's probably gonna get cut soon.
We start off with the face of the WWE, John Cena. That's him in his debut, which was back in 2002. My god, he looks tiny compared to now.
Anyway, if you love him or hate him is a different story for a different day. As far as promos go, he can cut a good promo when he's not yelling into the microphone or being cheesy. When he's witty, which he can be, he can cut a impressive promo.
He has in-ring ability, but because he's the new Hulk Hogan, we see the same old song and dance. Gets beaten most of the match, no sells it by rising up, hitting his signature move, and it's over. I do believe this guy has in ring talent, but can't showcase it.
The thing he needs right now is a Heel turn, which we will probably never see. At the least, a gimmick tweak. He should be more aggressive in the ring, that would help a bit with the staleness of his character. Let's be real, this guy isn't going anywhere for a long time.
The second biggest face in the company, Randy Orton.
To be honest, I like him way more as a Heel. He just looks evil, unless he's doing a toe touch like last week, which was admittedly funny.
There's a problem with that though. That's the first time he's acted like a Face since his turn. He moves and wrestles like a Heel, which is odd.
His promos, though, are pretty bad. Not just the robotic voice, but he repeats himself too much. Here's what he usually says: I will RKO or punt you with no hesitation. Yup, that sums it up.
He needs to work on his promos more than anything, be a bit more upbeat. He's a Face, he should act like one.
Here we have a personal favorite of mine who just can't get pushed to that upper mid-card level, Evan Bourne.
He has good in-ring skills, aside from his high-flying abilities, he's a good mat wrestler. However, what he lacks is size and mic skills, two things the WWE looks for in pushing a superstar.
I think he needs to stop coming out with a big smile and doing the peace sign, you're coming out to wrestle, not a hippie convention. He needs to have more of a chip on his shoulder, like he has something to prove.
HHH and Stephanie are high on Evan, saying he could be the next Jeff Hardy without the drug problems. Hopefully that's enough to get him to the next level.
Next up on our list, Dolph Ziggler.
First and foremost, I truly think he needs to turn face, now hear me out.
There are too many Heels on Raw right now, and not enough faces to balance things out. It seems that he's going to feud with Kofi over the U.S. title (stop me if you've heard of this before).
I think Kofi should be put over, just so Dolph can turn on Vickie and hopefully get enough of a good reaction from the crowd and sustain that reaction.
He has good in-ring ability, but he needs to work on his mic skills.
I could write a whole article on why I think John Morrison is the most overrated superstar, but I'll try to narrow it down.
I have yet to see a match that makes me think "wow, he's more than just a spot monkey." If anyone has a link to that match, post it in the comments, I would like to see it.
His mic skills are terrible. Enough to where I feel awkward when he delivers a promo, like the one with R-Truth months ago. I face-palmed quited a bit during that fun exchange.
Creative doesn't really have the luxury of turning him Heel, cause once again, there is a overload of bad guys on the roster. Seriously, if Alberto Del Rio is being underused, you know there's a problem.
I think he needs a lot of things to go his way to make it happen. I just don't see him as a big draw.
Out of everyone on the roster, most would agree that this man is the best all-around performer.
He has charisma, mic skills, in-ring ability, the total package. When he was on commentary for that short stint on Raw, he made me laugh a lot. He's a very likable guy, even as a Heel.
His promos are very good to say the least, however, he can't seem to draw heat. He's sort of like Chris Jericho, in that no matter what, people are going to get behind him and cheer for him because he's entertaining.
If I had to choose something for him to work on, in-ring ability. Not because it's not there, simply because his promos are that good to where I can only choose his in-ring ability as something to improve on.
Next up we have The Miz, who undoubtedly, is the best dressed wrestler on any roster, period.
Okay, all joking aside, I am indeed a Mizfit, but I will be critical of his in ring work. He's solid in the ring, and has improved through time. However, he's not exactly captivating in the squared circle.
He's had bad matches, such as the Wrestlemania 27 match with Cena. However, his rematch with Cena after Extreme Rules was well done.
When it comes to mic skills, I think he's up there below C.M. Punk as the second-best talker in the business. He can draw good heat, and as a result, people love to hate him.
Look what happened on Monday with Riley. In order to get a pop that big, you gotta really dislike the other guy, and that's what the Miz does best.
This one is a bit tricky. He hasn't been in the company as long as the other guys, however, the WWE really wants to push this guy, so he's fair game to criticize.
First things first, this guy has no mic skills. There are reports that he can't speak fluent English, so as far as that goes, he has no mic skills to say the least.
He needs to adapt to the style of WWE wrestling, because he still botches a bit while wrestling. However, when he does a pull off a move correctly, it does look extraordinary.
Honestly, he could be someone huge for the WWE, or a total bust if he keeps botching months from now. I'm hoping for the former.
Daniel Bryan is the best mat wrestler in the WWE today.
Give this guy 15 minutes in the ring and he'll steal the show undoubtedly. Him and Ziggler had the Co-Match of the Year in 2010 for their encounter at Bragging Rights.
The match they tied with? Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker. That should tell you how amazing their match is. If you haven't seen it, go watch it.
Now for the bad. He does kind of lack mic skills, which is a must nowadays. He needs something to stand out from all the other mid-carders, and once he finds that, I think he could get another push.
However, I don't think he's a big enough draw to be World Champion unfortunately.
Cody Rhodes is a odd case. He's being pushed pretty hard and seems to have a lot of momentum, however, he has yet to win a singles title.
He's been a singles competitor for more than a year, and you'd think by now he'd at least be a mid-card champion.
His promos seem to improve more and more each week. People speculate that they're only pushing him because of his last name.
I think initially, that may be the case, but you can't deny that Cody hasn't taken the ball and run with it on his own.
His in-ring skills are above average, but it could use some work. His matches are quite entertaining, and his match with Mysterio at Wrestlemania was second-best only to HHH and Undertaker in my opinion.
The curious case of Kofi Kingston. If there's one person I feel bad for in the WWE, it's this man. Back in 2009, he began his push to the main event by feuding with the Viper, Randy Orton. Things took a turn for the worse.
To sum it up, Kofi botched a spot where he was supposed to dodge Orton's punt, attempt the Trouble in Paradise, and get RKO'd. He was in a position where he couldn't get punted, so Orton just RKO'd him and was furious about it.
Calling Kofi stupid repeatedly and even dropping an F-Bomb. Seriously, if you're a star like Randy Orton, under no conditions should you lose your temper over a small botch, one that didn't hurt yourself or anyone else, and you should never drop an F-Bomb on TV, ever.
I digressed, let me get back on track. He was ready in the eyes of management for the main event, but since that incident, has been in the mid-card ever since. He has some pretty exciting matches and can do some pretty cool spots. I think what he needs most is to improve on his mic skills.
Some believe he should turn Heel, but I don't see that happening any time soon. He's over with the crowd as a Face, so why turn him if there's an abundance of mid-card Heels. Unless he's getting pushed to the main event, he should stay face.
Alberto Del Rio
His name is Alberto Del Rio, but you already know that. His destiny was to win the World Heavyweight Championship, but that has now switched to the WWE championship.
After running over the Big Show with his car on Monday, it seems there are destined to feud, and I would be extremely disappointed if that's what they do with him.
I'm willing to bet all the money in my bank account, which isn't much, but still, that they'd put the Big Show over in that feud. Why they have this fascination with the Big Show burying people I'll never understand.
This guy has great mic skills, and can gain some really good heat from the crowd.
For some reason, though, his matches kind of bore me. It's not that he's bad, but while I'm watching some of his matches, I stop paying attention and doing something else. He needs to do more in the ring to captivate people.
More parts and more superstars will be coming your way shortly. .
I leave you with this picture of the late Randy Savage. Somewhere, he's dropping an elbow on Osama bin Laden from the top rope. RIP Macho Man.
Thank you very much for reading, and leave a comment on what you think each of these wrestlers could improve on!