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How do you pick your favorite wrestlers?

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On the forums, from time to time they ask who are you top 5 favorite wrestlers right now. You see a bunch of lists and you wonder why they select those guys. Purpose of this blog is simply to give the formula to become one of my favorite wrestlers, why do I choose them, and so on. I want to hear others opinions as well, so leave that in the comment section below. How do I pick my favorite wrestlers:

It has changed a lot as I've watched wrestling for a decade and a half....I'd say I started in 95. Almost 20 years, so it has changed. Growing up, I always rooted for the established wrestler who I knew more so than the rookies. I'd always stand by those wrestlers too. Now it is like move over dudes who have had several runs with the belt. It is time for these new guys to have their world title run. So guys like Orton, Cena, Sheamus, Big Show, Kane, and Jericho arn't in my top 5.

Who are? Why are they? 5.Ryback; 4.Prime Time Players; 3.Daniel Bryan; 2.Damien Sandow; 1.Dolph Ziggler. All these 5 have different personalities that I love that is different. When they come on to the show, you leave entertained or feel like you are part of the show. I'm not some crazy wrestling fan who just roots for technical wrestlers or 5 star match guys even though would could say I may judging by my list with Ziggler and Bryan. I don't watch WWE to watch wrestling matches. I watch WWE to be entertained. I like to watch wrestling matches, but I want to watch them for a purpose. Why should I care? Why should I want to see this match? Let me tell you, I run a camera in high school during those wrestling matches.....let me tell ya, it was torture. Thank god for technology aka my cell phone that night. You arn't going to catch me at a local schools wrestling event unless of course maybe a family member is participating.

I want to see promos to help build a match. I'm not a fan of UFC because of this. I want to hear trash talking and I want a story. So why am I a Ryback fan who can't really put on a 5 star match or is exactly that good on the mic? Ryback brings something different to the table that draws me to him. I'm a fan of Ryback because how often do you get a force like Ryback as a face. It is usually a power house heel who beats jobbers on the way to the main event scene. He also has a look and his matches are different. I like to see him vs powerhouses. I want him to face Big Show, Mark Henry among others. I want the fans to get behind him when he lifts these dudes up. Ryback is one of the few up and coming guys who can quite possibly lift these big men. Certainly not going to see a guy like Tyson Kidd, Daniel Bryan, or so many other small guys do something like that. Not to take a shot, but not a lot of guys built like Ryback in the biz right now.

Why am I such a big fan of PTP da Prime Time Players. They like to goof off like I do. They like to have fun. What other tag team in WWE in recent years entertained me like this? I'd probably have to go back a decade to find more than a handful. The whistle, comb, and millions of dollars dance is something I always looked forward to see no matter how many times they lose. I hope they don't end up like Cryme Tyme where they never hold the tag title belts during their run. How can you not like this duo? I laugh all the time watching some youtube videos featuring them. Even do the dance with my neice from time to time.

Daniel Bryan had a reputation before he came to the WWE. I knew his name before he became a WWE superstar. Huge Miz fan back when Miz was his mentor for the show. I was upset when he was chosen over the Miz for that Summerslam main event and when he beat him for the US title. However, someone had to take the strap so Miz could become the WWE champion. It took me a while to like Daniel Bryan. To accept him like CM Punk. I plan on doing a blog post dedicated to Punk to explain why and how he became my favorite in the biz. Daniel Bryan became my favorite when he started saying Yes! Yes! Yes! and especially when he started saying No! No! No! It always seems even today that he gets some of the best reactions from the crowd every night. Loved it when he would come out, goat face on a stick by a little kid. He'd rip it up on his way to the ring. Screaming no in fans faces as they along with the rest of the crowd would laugh. I think Kane has hurt Daniel Bryan. Thought this from the beginning. Feels like every time someone gets on some hot streak with the crowd. They end up teaming with Kane. Examples: Hurricane, RVD, and now Daniel Bryan. I'm ready for him to do his own thing.

Why am I fan of Damien Sandow? He is simply the best entertainer in the company. Love his attitude that he brings as if he believes he is better than everybody else. Hold his nose up as he walks to the ring. The mic in his hand as if it were a wine glass. Insults everyone and laughs afterwards. He loves like me to make people angry. I laugh with him during his rants. He belongs in the main event scene. I was disappointed when I learned Cody Rhodes would be teaming with him. I loved it when he brought a fan into the ring and ask them a question no one else would know. I wanted it to keep happening til 1 night, a fan got all 3 including the ridiculous question correct. His catchphrase is also 1 I like to use as well. You're Welcome even though fans didn't thank him. Damien Sandow is one of the few WWE superstars I imitate from time to time.

Dolph Ziggler is my favorite superstar because I like a guy who shows off. It makes me want to show off as well like I usually do anyways. No chance I want to do that hair slick back thing he does on the way to the ring. I didn't like Dolph before when he was with Vickie when he was feuding with Edge. Felt he wasn't that good at that time. Vickie going from Edge to Dolph who has 0 track record....felt as if he was handed the reigns. Listening interviews he has....you root for this guy. Like you root for Punk and others who want to achieve their goals. Dolph has come a long way from the early years of his career. He wants to show the world just like me. LOL!

In conclusion, how do I pick my favorite wrestlers? It has 0 to do with wrestling ability. My favorite wrestlers bring something different to the show we havn't seen in a while. I like to imitate them. My favorites change based on how they have changed. Are they still entertaining to me? Did they have a long reign as champion? Are they different from everybody else? I prefer them to have the same personality as me as well. Such as like to have fun such as Daniel Bryan and PTP. Cocky attitude along with liking to make people angry= Sandow/Ziggler. Different from past projects=Ryback. I also like to root for these guys to be champions particular WWE and World champions.

There you have it. That is how I pick my favorite wrestlers. Summary in conclusion while also explaining why these guys are in my top 5. Why are you a fan of wrestler X, y, and z? Do you like wrestlers to be different and act similar to you like me? What are your thoughts on this blog? You probably pick your favs differently. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!

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  1. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by weems
    My top 5 rignt now are:
    5. AJ
    4. Sandow
    3. Bryan
    2. HHH
    1. Henry

    My top 5 of all time are:
    5. Mysterio
    4. Hogan
    3. Rock
    2. Foley
    1. Austin
    AJ is a fav of mine as well. right there w/ dolph
  2. azure's Avatar
    personally I'm a fan of ryback. It's not often that we get a powerhouse in the E that literally destroys everything in his path. Not since the likes of lesnar, batista or Goldberg. Ryback isn't a submissions specialist, he's a beast and it's his goal to completely crush his opponent with his strength and size. Add his intensity to the mix and it works. Sure he doesn't have the mic work or charisma like dolph or cm punk but I don't watch ryback for that, I want to see him destroy things. He's getting better but then again there's always room for improvement, plus the guy I think is genuinely humble and wants the best not just for the company but for himself too. As a heel now you know he's going to destroy ppl more, looking forward to it
  3. WWE.TNA.2012's Avatar
    my top 5 tna:
    5. Kenny King
    4. James Storm
    3. Alex Shelly
    2. Austin Aries
    1. AJ Styles

    My Top 5 WWE:
    5. D-Bryan
    4. The Miz
    3. Cody Rhodes
    2. Randy Orton
    1. Justin Gabriel

    My Top 5 Legends:
    5. Steve Austin
    4. Mick Foley
    3. Sting
    2. Brock Lesnar
    1. The Rock

    My Top 5 Of All Time And Company:
    5.Cody Rhodes
    4. Austin Aries
    3. AJ Styles
    2. Randy Orton
    1. Justin Gabriel
  4. Rock316's Avatar
    I pick the ABSOLUTE best. Simple. LOL at some of these lists.

    Top 5 WWE Today:
    5. Cody Rhodes
    4. Damien Sandow
    3. Daniel Bryan
    2. Dolph Ziggler
    1. CM Punk
    Honorable Mentions: Barrett, Cesaro, Ryback, Sheamus, Del Rio, Show, Swagger, Henry, The Shield, The PTP, Christian and ETC.

    Top 5 TNA Today:
    5. Samoa Joe
    4. Kurt Angle
    3. Bobby Roode
    2. Austin Aries
    1. Bully Ray
    Honorable Mentions: Styles, Ryan, Bad Influence, Anderson, and Ion

    Top 5 ALL TIME:
    5. Shawn Michaels
    4. Kane
    3. Undertaker
    2. Steve Austin
    1. The Rock
    Honorable Mentions: Savage, Hall, Nash, Jericho, Steiner, Eddie, Foley, Sting, Lesnar, Goldberg, Rude, and ETC
  5. Itsonlyleggy's Avatar
    Okay okay, my turn.

    Top 5 WWE Today:
    5. Randy Orton - Creative have no clue, but this guy oozes ring presence.
    4. Wade Barrett - Something a bit different, always welcome!
    3. Big E Langston - A power guy who can MOVE! Ryback take note!
    2. CM Punk - Always has the crowd in the palm of his hand, awesome in-ring.
    1. Chris Jericho - Selfless, and still a legend. Always makes his opponent look good.

    Top 5 TNA Today
    5. Bully Ray - What a transformation!
    4. Bad Influence - Great Promos, better matches.
    3. Eric Young - So much fun to watch, whether it's comedy skits or excellent ring work
    2. Samoa Joe - Needs a real monster turn, but always awesome.
    1. Austin Aries. This guy's just great at everything he does!

    Top 5 ALL TIME
    5. Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase - Watch one of his matches. Every move executed flawlessly.
    4. Shawn Michaels - Stood the test of time. Truly the showstopper!
    3. Amazing Red - This guy showed me a whole new world of wrestling. Prob the reason I'm still watching!
    2. Jeff Hardy - Daredevil, risktaker etc. Something truly unique at the time.
    1. Motor City Machine Guns - Left me gaping open mouthed at my TV.
  6. guerillas's Avatar
    Top 5 WWE Today
    5.John Cena - Still entertains me even if he is a bit childish at times
    4.Ryback
    3.Daniel Bryan - Was never a fan when he first joined WWE but have enjoyed watching him since he started being in the main event picture
    2. The Miz - The only WWE event ive ever attended he stole the show with his interaction with the crowd and great match.
    1. CM Punk - Only since his feud with Rey Mysterio and the SES hasnt dissappointed since then

    Top 5 TNA - as im from New Zealand and we only had it on TV here for about a year it will be a list of who ive most enjoyed viewing.
    5. Jeff Hardy - Since WWE carried over
    4. Samoa Joe - Mainly his in-ring as have not seen alot of promos
    3. Bad Influence - Hilarious and great in ring ability
    2= Austin Aries and Bobby Roode - The two guys who stole the main event scene
    1. Bully Ray - as i hadnt seen him since he left WWE his transformation to a singles competitor is amazing

    Top 5 All Time
    5. Shawn Michaels - Reason its Shawn Michaels
    4. Goldberg - Still remember his first match and the streak was awesome as i was 7 at the time of hiis first match this is probably my earliest memory of wrestling
    3. Hollywood Hulk Hogan - Best heel from my childhood
    2. The Rock - Charisma, Catchphrases, Entertainment
    1= Stone Cold and Undertaker - These two and The Rock at the top of there careers when i first started watching WWF/E
    Honourable Mentions Sting, DDP, Nash, HHH, Rey Mysterio
  7. WWE.TNA.2012's Avatar
    Sorry, i Forgot Kurt Angle. So TNA Goes,
    5. James Storm
    4. Alex Shelly
    3. Kurt Angle
    2. Austin Aries
    1. AJ Styles

    and this puts all time and company as,
    5. Kurt Angle
    4. Austin Aries
    3. AJ Styles
    2. Randy Orton
    1. Justin Gabriel
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