The 5 Most Underrated Wrestlers of All Time
by, 11-25-2011 at 05:22 PM (7111 Views)
Hey guys Knox here hope all is well. Hope everyone had a cool Thanksgiving. Today I want to blog on who I feel is the most underrated wrestler of all time. This will be a very tough list and a huge debate will stem from this but hopefully it remains friendly.
Qualifications: I'm judging for the most part on actual in ring ability. I'll take mic skills into content but for the most part this is based on in ring ability and not more so on marketability.
Top 5 Underrated Wrestlers of All Time:
5. William Regal
Easily a perfect combination of mic skills & in ring ability. He could've carried that World Heavyweight Title with pride. In 2008 after he won the KOTR I thought his main event push was coming but apparently he had a huge drinking problem back then.
I feel like he is the front runner of the great United Kingdom stars this business has ever seen and personally I feel their would be no Wade Barrett, Sheamus or Drew McCintyre without Regal. He's a front runner of greats and I'm so glad the IWC and the real wrestling fans show this man respect and keep him high on the lists of the greatest.
Bonus: Lance Storm
Man when he ran the "UnAmerican's" I believe that was the name. The stable with Christian & Test, I thought this guy was absolutely awesome. He was a monster heel back in ECW and continued that later on in his career.
I truly believe he never reached the heights of his good friend Jericho. They started the same time in Canada and both ended up hitting ECW, WCW & then WWE. I guess he wasn't marketable which is a bummer.
4. Shelton Benjamin
Simply amazing. I can't put into words how good this guy was. Mic skills were pretty dry but his heel "Gold Standard" gimmick was one the coolest gimmicks I've ever seen. I clearly thought he was going to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
He gave everything he had to the WWE for 10 years and I respect him because he had no hard feelings after he was cut. He said in an interview that he loves the WWE and would never bad mouth them because all he wants is his job back. Classy guy.
3. Dean Malenko
The man of 1000 holds. All out fierce competitor. He took the cruiserweight belt to huge heights in WCW. One of my favorite feuds ever will always be his feud with Chris Jericho.
Injury cut his career short but I bet it put a smile on his face to see his bestfriends Eddie Guerrero & Chris Benoit respectively capture the WWE & WHC Championship. Great talent.
2. Arn Anderson
I feel like this man is far more than the "Enforcer". He's the definition of what a wrestler should be. Ric Flair's career was made credible because of this man. Arguable some would call him one of the best hands down. He was an amazing heel on his own and in the Brain Busters. You can't discuss wrestling without bringing his name up.
He's had his paw prints on this business and done so much for the foundation of it. There would be no nWo if it wasn't for the Horsemen. Injury also cut his career short but when he was in WCW he should've been the front runner of that company instead of Hogan, Sting & Goldberg and I truly stand by that.
1. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Another guy whom I feel made Ric Flair's career credible. This guy in my book was ages better than Flair and no offense Flair because I love that guy. The Dragon was just a classy individual that had a great career but definitely deserved more.
I look at Cena being a 10-Time Champ & wonder how in the blue hell did The Dragon not even win the big one once?. I think this man should've held the record and been a 17-Time Champ. He was sick and I sill can't put into words how awesome this guy is.
He pretty much invented high flying moves. I look at the roster now and the closest thing to him in Kofi when I look at that Diving Cross Body. Great talent and atleast he made the HOF.
Thanks all for reading and i hope you guys enjoyed. Please leave feed back. Until then.