Ranking WWE and AEW's Most Overrated Superstars Right Now

Donald WoodAugust 4, 2022

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There has never been a better time to be a wrestling fan in terms of the number of talented Superstars in the current landscape, but there are still several performers in All Elite Wrestling and WWE who are vastly overrated.

Whether fans have gotten behind a plucky babyface who doesn’t quite live up to the billing or a musclebound athlete who WWE fans view as a martyr in AEW, social media has helped build a faux perception of just how good some wrestlers are.

Here are the most overrated Superstars in WWE and AEW right now.

3. Liv Morgan

There is no doubt Liv Morgan has gotten over as one of the biggest babyfaces on the current WWE roster, but a perfect combination of perceived injustice to her character and desire to have someone new at the top of the women’s division has greatly inflated her stature.

While the 28-year-old is a talented midcarder, she can’t hold a candle to the top stars on Raw and SmackDown. She just isn’t on the level of the likes of Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair from an in-ring perspective or on the mic.

Morgan plays the likable underdog face but lacks the elite mic skills to get her character over with the crowds. The WWE Universe supports her in part due to a lack of consistent booking, but her matches are forgettable and she rarely cuts a promo that builds interest in a bout.

As seen in her match against Ronda Rousey at SummerSlam, even those booking the contest didn’t trust Morgan. Not only did she barely get any offense in during the bout, but she also managed to steal a win at the end and look like a chump in the aftermath.

Morgan’s title win was fun, but the experiment should be over as soon as possible.

2. Brian Cage

From a physical standpoint, Brian Cage can do all the power moves a man his size should be able to. In addition, his freak natural ability has him able to pull off a move set comparable to a cruiserweight.

The problem is the 38-year-old isn’t good on the mic and his in-ring storytelling leaves a lot to be desired.

Cage was at his best in Lucha Underground, where the producers of the show limited his lines and utilized his one-of-a-kind skills. His problem in Impact Wrestling and AEW has been a lack of depth to his character and storylines that just don’t click in the ring.

While a booker can help a performer like Cage out by sticking him with a manager and having coaches focus on telling a more convincing story, but a great performer should be able to take almost anything they’re given and make it work.

With the perception that he has been misused and underutilized in recent years, people have overlooked his weaknesses and consider him one of the performers who deserves a high-profile push in every major promotion.

Cage is an incredible talent, but fans vastly overrate his standing as a top guy.

1. The Miz

Over the years of being a loyal WWE soldier, the perception of The Miz has gone from a reality-show goofball who lucked into a job with the biggest wrestling company in the world to a steady hand who can be relied on in big spots.

While there is little doubt the 41-year-old has become one of the best ambassadors for WWE through his work in movies and on television, his in-ring work is still mediocre at best and he has essentially become a jobber to the stars.

Now regarded as a well-respected veteran who does exactly what he’s asked, The Miz still struggles to tell a convincing story, instead relying on comedy to get a reaction. While there is a place in wrestling for laughs, in-ring prowess should be more critical.

When people talk about Logan Paul’s performance at SummerSlam on Saturday, they mention the spots he hit, not the story that was told in the ring. If The Miz was as good as some fans think, the WWE Universe would be discussing the YouTuber's ability to sell instead of a frog splash to the outside.

The A-Lister can be great on the mic at times—look no further than his storyline with R-Truth against John Cena and The Rock in 2011—but anyone who says his matches are not formulaic and bland simply doesn’t understand what fans enjoy in 2022.

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