I guess it's a decent card...what I wonder about is the fact that guys like ADR, Miz, and Ziggler can be used a little better than a huge tag match. Also, I didn't see Swagger on the card and he's one of the best heels right now. And in the big tag match, you have wrestlers who are rivaling right now, like Jericho and Fandango, and ADR & Ziggler, and those rivalries will probably be long over by the time SS comes around.
Originally Posted by THE PAINFUL TRUTH
So you think Kevin Nash deserves the spot over The Rock?
It's not about "deserves" --- it's all preference. Wrestling is scripted. Heck, this list could also include Mick Foley, Mr. Perfect, Roddy Piper, etc. There are a lot of great performers. I just don't buy into the whole Rock/Austin as the greatest.
Originally Posted by THE PAINFUL TRUTH
This list is better than the last but still debatable...or maybe not. Punk at #8 and Edge at #5? Interesting selections...While they were great to watch, their inclusion in a top 10 list is awkward. SCSA too edgy? Taker streak predictability ruined it for you? These are statements that you tell a best friend in which they respond with something like" Yeah I'm hammered too".
Thanks for the comment. I don't think that there is anything debatable about Edge and Punk being in the discussion. Edge was a great Tag Team champ and a great World Champ. Name a better villain....
As for Punk, who has created more of an uproar in the past 30 years? Who has spoken his mind and actually challenged the status quo like he has? Some will say Austin, but Austin's stuff wasn't as unscripted.
Stone Cold was too edgy. Yeah. For most, he wasn't. His entrance into the business brought more of the "entertainment" aspect (which is fine). I simply don't care for his body of work.
And yes, Taker's streak makes me yawn. It sucks up a spot on the WrestleMania card every year. Whoever faces him loses. Big deal.
and for the record, the top ten for me would be:
1 thru 9 in no particular order - Sting, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Jake the Snake Roberts (didn't have to speak to tell a story in or out of the ring), Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley, Shane Douglas, Tommy Dreamer.
#1 is Ric Flair - There has never been a wrestler that can combine the three attributes that if held individually can still get you over all in one package. The Nature Boy had the look, he had the stick work and least important of all he had the in ring skills that could be matched abainst any wrestler of any generation.
And while I stated 1 thru 9 was in no particular order, Mick Foley is a VEEEERY close 2nd to Rick Flair.
I would put both Stone Cold and the Rock on that list. Part of being a professional wrestler is to be able to tell your story both in and out of the ring. The Rock is a very good actor and that is most evident in his ability to sell. He's been good at selling for his opponents regardless of the stage of his career or the opponent. The Rock is one of the best stick guys ever and only seems rusty now because he's been away from the repetition of doing the mic work 300 days a year. I personally do not get the love fest for CM Punk, so for me, he would be off that list. As would be Angle. His in ring skills are evident, he's OK on the stick, but there's no depth to chrarchter beyond the Olympic Gold Medalist. I did enjoy the comedy routine he had going with SCSA way back, but beyond that I've never been a fan of his in WWF/E or now in TNA.
....even I have to admit that I should've clarified that point better than it appears. What I meant to say is that as far as trying to sell a character, he is working his ass off. Is he the hardest worker overall? No, not by a long shot. That isn't technically his fault either. If they won't let him wrestle, they simply won't let him wrestle. He can't just knock someone on the side of the head and hijack a match (although that would be very entertaining to see).
And I know we have seen stuff ten times more raunchy than what happened to Christy Hemme...but the difference is in consent. She didn't give permission to be put in that situation, which puts this incident in a completely different league.
But the punishment, whatever it may have been, has been issued. I'm sure lessons have been learned by all parties. Quite frankly, even I will admit that since all the parties have been satisfied, it's time to move on.
I do not think that. My Rock comment is independent of his top 10, which for the most part contained legitimate rankings. But yeah Nash sucks if that's what you wanna hear lol
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