Originally posted by FreewayPoor Samoa Joe. Stuck in TNA while so many other old ROH guys are above him in the PWI 500...and in life.
Actually, Joe's been getting a pretty decent push in the last six months. He's going to be in the world title mix by virtue of finishing near the top of the BFG series and there's a very good chance that he could end up being the mastermind behind one of the hottest angles in wrestling.
A year ago, I'd have agreed, but it looks like Joe's going to do alright and I'd expect him to finish much higher next year.
aside from the 500 being both Kayfabe (and therefore not entirely accurate when it comes to wrestling ability & entertainment value) & highly worked (it's reported that several people have "bought" themselves spots) I gotta say SDR making the list is excellent (she should be ranked MUCH higher though). Also nice to see several California guys on there. Some of them are friends of mine and all def deserve the recognition. Kind of surprised to see Larry Dallas make it as he's a manager but the biggest WTF really is the Big O! dude just started training and I think has had like 3 matches at NYWC, SMH ;D
The Shield are quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite wrestling groups/factions/teams. They're just so fun to watch. That said, WWE is in danger of overexposing them on their shows. They are all over Raw and Smackdown lately.