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Discussion in 'Pro Wrestling Discussion' started by king of theRing, Mar 27, 2017.
Sean o haire is my number 1, with ddp's WWF run a second
What names you guys got?
Shelton Benjamin always comes to mind first.
All of them according to anyone's perspective.
Probably the Red Rooster (Terry Taylor). I remember him being a big dude with a lot of gusto, but he always seemed to have quick matches against the "nobodies" and then would get destroyed anytime he was fighting a big name. I always remember a lot of talk about how mis-managed his career in the WWF was and how his branding as the Red Rooster fell flat with the fans and just didn't work. Even as a kid I loved watching him wrestle but it was apparent that something was just "off."
couldn't talk, such a shame
On what level? Guys like Hennig, Hall, etc were midcard staples during their runs, but almost certainly could've worked on top.
Powers of Pain (Barbarian and Warlord)
and I've never felt JYD got his due.
I've heard that Sean O'Haire had the fatal flaw of having stage fright in the mic. He had the looks, size, body, athleticism and cut a good promo on camera. I think they broke up him and Mark Jindrak because they would have had to have been the #1 tag team if together because they were bigger and more athletic than anyone else out there. Jindrak is doing pretty okay for himself in Mexico.
Paul Orndorff could have been bigger than he was, not that main eventing the first WrestleMania is any kind of letdown.
Matt Morgan was wasted by WWE and wasn't even champ in TNA.
The Wall, after WCW got into fantastic shape, unfortunately a heart attack took him.
Devon Storm (aka "Crowbar" in WCW) had great chops and a lot of experience.
Curtis Axel should be on everyone's list. They took Low-Ki over him on NXT (like they didnt know where that was headed) but the guy impressed on day one.
Well sounds about right then. And good list ( props for crowbar)
I feel Perry staurn was another. Guy was an amazing worker.
I also thought they could have gotten shit load of money out of prime rvd with Austin. Those two were money. But like anything WCW or ECW, went straight to toilet in WWE ASAP
Saturn was a great worker and legit bad dude but his minuses included height, look and demons. Still, the guy got over in a dress and with a mop.
I was only ever 80% on RVD but he was sick over and, like all WCW/ECW at the time, just booked terribly. I remember thinking I couldn't have been more angry than when the McMahon faction put Benoit and Rock in a submission match and had Benoit scrambling on defense the whole time. "I'll get RVD over! No, not by putting him in a program with Rock/Austin/HHH. A match with Benoit where he gets caught in the crossface for three minutes but won't tap finally gets out. Killing another guy's move is how you get a Superman face and that's where the money is, dammit!" I'm sorry. It's late and I'm cranky.
Tazz. I understand he was short, but so were Benoit, Guerrero, Jericho, and they all thrived.
Lance Storm - Dude should have been a much bigger player than he actually was in WWE.
Yeah Taz was obvious never going to work out. He didn't sell that much in terms of people's moves in ECW. It's sad that he genuinely believed WWE was gonna let him be a major player
The Powers Of Pain had talent?
Lol you may be remembering that through little kids eyes
JYD was one of the most beloved rasslers in the country which is why Vince brought him to New York Louisiana but once he got there the drugs and the partying caused him to go downhill fast but he was still pushed as a star for years
Not really sure how you can call that not getting an opportunity
I think with the machine behind Paul Roma, (in the WWF, before he was jobbed out 1000 times) he could've been a top heel.
Kenny from the Spirit Squad was and still is great.
John Morrison should have been an absolute superstar.
Hennig and Dibiase should've been world champs, but I feel like they get enough opportunity to say this isn't a total misuse of talent.
One thing......If anyone named was really that talented, wouldn't it not matter where they went, they would've become major players?
A lot of the usual suspects had their own issues as to why they never given higher positions and there are some that are head scratchers because most had nothing else to offer than a good match.....Pro wrestling isn't just that.
Whatever though, new jack if given the opportunity would've used his unique promo ability and charisma to be more than he was in ECW. But he's a nut and it never happened.
I agree that Dibiase shouldve got the title as a transitional champ between Hogan and Macho Man, I think he couldve really built up some great heat leading up to Wrestlemania 4
Paul Roma had the personality of a paint can
Curt Hennig was world champion
I never watched Morrison in WWE but I love his work in Lucha Underground so I agree with you there too
Yeah but Roma had such punchable face. Heel heat baby.
When was Hennig world champ?
He won it from Nick Bockwinkel in May 1987 in San Francisco and then lost it about a year later to Jerry Lawler in Memphis
Ah, I keep forgetting AWA existed