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WWE: The Top 10 Stars of Survivor Series

Paul McIntyreCorrespondent IIINovember 21, 2011

WWE: The Top 10 Stars of Survivor Series

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    A lot of stars have been made at Survivor Series.

    Men like the Undertaker and The Rock all experienced the origin of their legendary careers at the prestigious event, which is one of what is known as the "Big Four Pay-Per-Views."

    Championships are decided, grudges are settled and teams are crowned victorious at Survivor Series, and nothing was different at the 25th anniversary of the show, which boasted the presence of decorated icons like The Rock, John Cena and Randy Orton.

    This list counts down the Top 10 stars of the 25th anniversary of Survivor Series.

10. Cody Rhodes

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    Along with the crowd, who obviously appreciate his continued strides as a top WWE heel, Rhodes put in a good shift in the five-on-five elimination match for Team Barrett, and—along with Barrett—was one of only two remaining survivors in the match. 

9. Hunico

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    While many believe WWE would do well to cut ties with Mistico after he botched with serious consequences last night, the man used to replace him when he was suspended a few months ago is going from strength to strength at the moment, putting on a good show in the five-on-five elimination match.

8. Wade Barrett

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    The "Barrett Barrage" continued, with the Englishman's team being victorious in the five-on-five match, as well as getting the decisive pinfall on Randy Orton after executing his Wasteland finishing maneuver.

    There can be no doubt that big things await Barrett.

7. Beth Phoenix

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    She won again.

    Besides Natalya, Phoenix is the only Diva worthy of holding a championship, so this was a good result. The traditionally astute Madison Square Garden crowd were aware of this, and cheered "The Glamazon," despite her being the heel.

6. R-Truth

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    Despite being in a team playing second fiddle to a duo of the most decorated WWE superstars in history, R-Truth played his role very well, and was both threatening and memorable.

    His comments about pigeons, in particular, were a highlight of the night.

5. The Miz

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    It's a testament to The Miz's charisma that he earned himself some great heat from a crowd that were mainly transfixed by The Rock. He played his role as smug, cocky heel to perfection and will no doubt be returning to the main event sometime in the future.

    His star will continue to rise, be it as a face or a heel. 

4. The Rock

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    Of course, The Rock was one of the stars of the show. He is adored no matter what role he plays, and fans can't complain about his performance in the ring, as he didn't seem afflicted by rust at all.

    "The Great One" is as electrifying as ever.

3. Dolph Ziggler

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    Boy, is this guy talented.

    He could be one of the biggest legends in WWE history if he's pushed right; a legitimately talented wrestler, he's slowly integrating the other key aspects into his work, like mic skills and charisma.

    Pretty soon, he may make it to the top.

2. Zack Ryder

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    Zack Ryder is currently the second most popular wrestler in WWE. Woo Woo Woo, You Know It!

    Seriously, the magnitude of Ryder's popularity is staggering, and his appearance at MSG was a resounding success, with the crowd begging for him to appear from the beginning of the show.

1. CM Punk

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    The pop CM Punk got when he won the WWE title was bigger than even The Rock's; this is a good sign that WWE can progress beyond their past legends and create new stars.

    Now, Punk has to back up his promise to make the title interesting again and back up his claim of being "Best in the World!"

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