WWE has no shortage of guys who can pull off a good promo. Most are heels, but some of the faces can pull off a good one at times. Point is, WWE has a lot of people it can turn to when they need something said.
This list is going to rank the top 10 talkers, in WWE. Some of you may agree with my choices, and some of you may disagree, but remember, this is all opinion.
This list will contain only those superstars who compete in wrestling matches on RAW, Smackdown and NXT, aside from the NXT Rookies.
Now, let's get on with the slideshow.
Since coming to the WWE, this two-time WWE Champion, former King of The Ring and former United States Champion has done a lot in his short tenure with the company, and through all that, has proven to be capable of good promos.
Sheamus is able to bring a level of intensity and also a good deal of humor in some of his promos, and even has, in my opinion, a helpful accent that can assist with his mic work. His face promos aren't that bad, and he's certainly someone I wouldn't mind giving the mic to more.
On this slide, you'll find my favorite Sheamus promo, along with a match against The Great Khali.
He ranks at the bottom of the list, but that's not really a knock to his mic skills, because in my opinion, the guys to follow are all fantastic mic workers.
Wade Barrett's mic skills were first shown on the show NXT, and those, among with his look, and skills, managed to make him an odds on favorite to win the show-even being given Chris Jericho as his pro, and since then, he's continued to impress.
From cutting impressive promos from his debut, to the creation The Nexus, to The Corre, and even on his own, Wade, has managed to keep people wondering what the Englishman has had to say, whenever he grabs a microphone.
With topics ranging from wind to why he would target Big Show, after jumping to Smackdown, Wade Barrett has managed to pull off great promos, showing that he can truly be a standout star.
The future is bright for this young superstar, and I've no doubt we'll see more great mic work from him, for years to come.
Many will say The Miz's vast amount of success and popularity as of late can be accredited to the man's mic skills, and I'd find it very hard to disagree. Miz is one of the best talkers in the WWE.
The Miz has made a career out of cutting scathing promos about his opponents and proclaiming himself awesome while also proving it, and it's worked out well for the young superstar, as apparently Vince thinks very highly of him.
I believe The Miz's success will continue. Already appearing in commercials, getting guest spots on shows such as Attack of The Show and attending several other high-profile events, The Miz has a lot to look forward to.
Alberto Del Rio, the current WWE Undisputed Champion and one of the most entertaining men to grab a microphone in the WWE right now. People have claimed that he's a bit tired, but I've found the many renditions of his "destiny" to be rather interesting.
Again, I'll say I find Del Rio a very interesting guy on the mic, often with a very cheery disposition. He's similar to John Cena in that he doesn't let much get to him until he gets riled up. Del Rio, while he can be a jovial joker on the mic, can also be a very condescending and arrogant on it as well.
Whatever role The Essence of Excellence is playing, he nails it, and his promo above is a very good example of this.
Woo Woo Woo-You Know It. Coming in at No. 6 is the WWE Internet Champion. Zack Ryder actually gets a good deal of his points for creativity. Not all of his stuff being done in WWE, Ryder managed to get across his mic skills via Z: True Long Island Story.
From his infamous catchphrase, to his ability to replace words with "bro(ski)" and "Zack," Ryder has certainly impressed me and earned his No. 6 spot. Here's hoping for more comedy gold from Woo-Z in the future.
Til then, though, take care; spike your hair.
CM Punk clocks in at No. 5. Very impressive feat for the former leader of the New Nexus. Punk's claim to fame, stems not only from his great in-ring work, but also from his ability to work the mic like a master.
Punk's infamous shoot promo awhile back sent shock waves throughout the WWE, and the effects of it can still be felt to today, as Punk, is still doing battle against "The Establishment," and his "pipe bomb" is helping him deal some heavy blows.
It doesn't matter if he's funny or serious, Punk can handle a mic. Add that in with CM Punk's usual snark, and it makes for a killer combination and a No. 5 on this list.
You know him, and either you love him or you hate him, and there are even some people who are indifferent, but everyone knows the name "John Cena." I'm probably going to get some flack for putting him above Punk, but really, I gotta say, John is the better on the mic of the two.
Heel or face, I think Cena Just edges out Punk, from his time free-styling to his mantra of "Hustle, Loyalty, Respect." Though he often is very goofy despite the fact it's not needed, he manages to impress me more often than not when handed a microphone, and can turn it up a notch when the time arrives, such as confrontations with The Rock and CM Punk.
So, when it's all said and done, I think John Cena's mic skills, which have been a key in carrying the company, are one of the best in the company today, and that's why he's No. 4.
Christian comes in at No. 3 on the list, and his mic skills, combined with his impressive in-ring skills, are a good indication of why Christian is a six-time World Champion, and in my opinion, one of the funniest men in WWE when he wants to be.
It doesn't matter what role you give Christian; he always finds a way to make the material work. Heel, face, it never seems to hurt, and when you've got Christian on the mic, you know you're in for a treat if you enjoy a good promo (and who doesn't?).
Even when he was whining and complaining, he made it look totally real and made a convincing character when he puts his mind to it. And apparently, he always does.
Cody Rhodes just last week took a huge step forward in his career when he claimed the WWE Intercontinental Championship. After doing so, he stated he wants to restore the glory of that Championship.
It's promos like that, and many others, that can make a WWE Star a Superstar, and Cody is a WWE Superstar. From gaining his first real gimmick as "Dashing" Cody Rhodes, which gave him his own segment on the show, to his new "Masked" gimmick, Rhodes has proven that when it comes to the mic he can deliver.
Every week, I look forward to Cody's entrance, as he often cuts a new promo on the fans in attendance, reminiscent to the ones Chris Jericho cut out with the use of many large words. A second generation superstar, Cody has a bright future ahead.
"Stop what'n me!" "I got got by Little Jimmy! That ain't funny-shut up!" "The Grits gone hit the pan!" "I got acrophobia ya'll!" "That Briefcase gone get got!"
All of these are quotes from the best mic worker in the WWE: The Truth. Formerly of TNA Wrestling, where Truth for a time played a similar character (gaining him World Titles), R-Truth has brought this gimmick to WWE, and it's pure platinum.
Truth is the most unpredictable person in the WWE and that helps in his delivery when ever he has a mic, and when he has a mic, everyone (who's not saying "what?") is always waiting to hear what The Truth has to say.
Hey may be an older guy, but I think when it comes to "The Truth," age is just a number, and in this article, his number is 1.
And there we have it. In my opinion, this is the order for the top mic workers who are active in the WWE
Also, we do have a few honorable mentions:
The Undertaker (if not for his inactive status at the moment, he would have been on this list.)