Could Kevin Steen Be The Next Mick Foley?
by, 05-14-2012 at 04:43 PM (4204 Views)
Today I'm gonna talk about something I don't really have much knowledge about but felt compelled to write about. I'm not a huge Indy guy, Actually I only watch WWE not even really TNA, I use to buy TNA's DVDs but I haven't really felt their matches in the last 6 years or so were good enough to buy and watch on DVD.... Years ago I bought a ROH DVD which was a best of DVD, I seen Kevin Steen and El Generico on That DVD in some matches with The Briscoes. Everything about El Generico and Kevin Steen Screamed "Cheap Indy Wrestlers". I didn't know much about them and wasn't very interested in them but has the match went on it turned it turned out to be a Incredible, Intense brawl. Easily my Favorite match on the DVD and the man that stood out to me was the one that looked the least like a Wrestler, The fat, Ugly guy with the cheap Walmart Street clothes. I thought wow he is pretty Good but he will never make it big. Then I got a PWG DVD, I really didn't know many people on their, I decided to watch the whole 3 disc best of DVD (Awesome DVD by the way, Both these DVDs are commercial DVDs I picked up at Best Buy). In that DVD I seen Kevin Steen vs Super Dragon, This was a Sickening, intense, Hard hitting Blood bath. Some spots were Sick to see and made you cringe and again I was Impressed with this Steen kid. He has such a Charisma while performing. Its much easier to have Charisma with a Mic in you hand but to have Charisma in your match is a very difficult art that takes years to master. Steen definitely had that.
After being impressed with Steen in the few matches I seen I start looking up some of his work and was watching some of his mic work. This man could talk, He isn't the best on the mic but he is easily the best on the mic in the Indy circuits.... The more I seen Steen he reminded me more and more of a Mick Foley, His Promos are reminiscent of a Cactus Jack on the Idny circuits and in ECW. Steens Character is a insane, Violent loose cannon which is very much like a Cactus Jack. Also Steen and Cactus have that stigma of not having that wrestling look. Its not their size, cause they are big men, Its their look. They don't have the Physique of a John Cena or a Randy Orton. They don't have a small man athletic look like a CM Punk, Daniel Byran or a Shawn Michaels and They dont have that special attraction looking appeal such as a Great Khali, Big Show or a Kane and Undertaker. Steen and Foley look like out of Shape no ones, Someone you would just pass in a airport, Someone you see at a bus stop talking to them self. Steen and Foley don't have that Wrestling look and I hear that complaint about Steen alot, But what everyone doesn't realize is either did Mick Foley and Foley became one of the Biggest stars in Wrestling History.
Steen and Foley have alot of the same quality's and some of the same stigmas. I think if given a chance, Steen could make a big impact in the WWE.
Please don't take My blog the wrong way, I'm not Saying Steen is a Mick Foley copy, I'm not saying Steen will be as big of Star as Foley, I'm not Saying Steens mic work or matches are as Good as Foleys. I'm saying they have similiar styles and they are very unique and I think Steen could over come that "Don't look like a wrestler" or "Tacky looking Indy guy" tag that was put on him just like Foley did. Steen like Foley is able to make a feud very personal.... Steen is a Great talent, Unpolished but still a Great talent that will only get better and better. Steen has a uncanny ability like Mick Foley to adapt very well to different surroundings.
Steen has alot of Quality's that are missing from main stream wrestling and the Indies. I'm glad ROH sees that and has made him their champion. I love too see Steen break out to the big time, I think Steen would be a great asset to any company and if given a chance will take any of the big 2 by storm. In that way I think Kevin Steen could be the next Foley by breaking New ground and overcome that cookie cutter image of what a wrestler should be.