Ok, before I go, I just wanted to bring up as to who I thought were the 'Top 25 Biggest Names' in the WWE as of now. I think the first 10 or so are on the money in terms of how I ranked them, but the last 15 are interchangable.
Also, I find it hard to believe that with a roster this stacked, the WWE can be in such poor shape. What do you casual fans want for pete's sake?!!! It really doesn't get much better than this. Well maybe with the additions of Sting, Bret Hart, and Randy Savage.
01. Hollywood Hulk Hogan 02. The Rock 03. Stone Cold Steve Austin 04. Vince McMahon 05. Ric Flair 06. Bill Goldberg 07. Triple H 08. Kurt Angle 09. Shawn Michaels 10. The Undertaker 11. Brock Lesnar 12. Chris Jericho 13. Kevin Nash 14. Trish Stratus 15. Rowdy Roddy Piper 16. Sable 17. Eric Bischoff 18. Rob Van Dam 19. Booker T 20. Scott Steiner 21. Stephanie McMahon 22. Stacy Keibler 23. Torrie Wilson 24. Lita 25. Chris Benoit
Originally posted by lordazzingtonAlso, I find it hard to believe that with a roster this stacked, the WWE can be in such poor shape. What do you casual fans want for pete's sake?!!! It really doesn't get much better than this. Well maybe with the additions of Sting, Bret Hart, and Randy Savage.
It's not that they don't have the talent. It's more like...they aren't doing anything with it. I would like more in-ring action, and more compelling story lines. But hey, that's just me.
Originally posted by lordazzingtonAlso, I find it hard to believe that with a roster this stacked, the WWE can be in such poor shape.
OK, let's take a look, shall we?
01. Hollywood Hulk Hogan - old, hardly wrestles, can hardly get around the ring 02. The Rock - no problem, but back for how long? 03. Stone Cold Steve Austin - neck in bad shape, just returned, contract up soon & looking to sign a non-wrestling one 04. Vince McMahon - non-wrestler 05. Ric Flair - non-wrestler 06. Bill Goldberg - *just* returned, gone from US wrestling scene for 2+ years 07. Triple H - not as good since the quad injury, too much pull backstage? 08. Kurt Angle - no problem here (pending the neck surgery) 09. Shawn Michaels - part-time wrestler 10. The Undertaker - OK, I guess (I don't like him), not averse to the "political card" 11. Brock Lesnar - no problem 12. Chris Jericho - no problem, although quasi-buried ever since his feud w/ HHH, *needs* to go over HBK to blow off the feud 13. Kevin Nash - injured, bad in the ring, old 14. Trish Stratus - improved tremendously as a wrestler, but no one cares about women's wrestling in the US 15. Rowdy Roddy Piper - old, can't wrestle, why is he in the WWE? 16. Sable - gone for a long time, no reason for them to bring her back 17. Eric Bischoff - non-wrestler 18. Rob Van Dam - BURIED 19. Booker T - no problem, but how will outcome of HHH feud leave him? 20. Scott Steiner - horrible in the ring and on the mic 21. Stephanie McMahon - non-wrestler 22. Stacy Keibler - non-wrestler 23. Torrie Wilson - non-wrestler 24. Lita - no one cares about women's wrestling in the US, plus she's horrible in the ring 25. Chris Benoit - no problem
Matthew: You would've loved it, David. A week in a foreign country, strange people, strange customs... Dave: Oh, I know what you mean. I've been to Canada.
Outside of the "Legends & Icons", my non wrestling fan friends seem to know who Big Show, Chris Jericho, and Edge are. Jericho and Edge mainly because they've done a lot of PR stuff in Canada where they've been seen by non wrestling fans.
They also know pretty much any of Bret Hart's main WWF feuds because they used to "cover" wrestling in the newspaper here until 1998.
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I think Undertaker is probably known by non-wrestling fans because he's been around forever and he always wins at WrestleMania. If I've got a friend who's a fan and I'm not, but I agree to watch WM with them every year, then I'd eventually notice that big guy who always wins.
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Not bad freeway, except I would put Vince up a notch simply because everyone knows Vince McMahon with the pub he got during the Attitude boom. Hunter and Angle should be up a notch to, because they were break out stars when the largest amount of casual fans were watching in 2000.
Adding to the face list you have Ivory and Jackie (for now, that can change quickly as we saw with Gail). For those that don't think Jazz can be a face, she was in ECW and got pretty good fan reactions IIRC.