Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, WWE has continued to provide a much welcome diversion during this challenging period.
Indeed, Vince McMahon’s wrestling franchises have got some exciting talent coming through the ranks and performing for viewers watching at home.
Wrestling fans, however, have over the years formulated some strong opinions regarding who they think is overrated in the wrestling arena.
This idea in mind, TheTopTens website have come up with 30 wrestlers who they think have been overestimated, as voted for by the fans.
Here is what they came up with.
30. Rick Flair
The retired professional wrestler is currently signed to the WWE on a legends appearance contract. He may have won 16 world titles, but some clearly deem The Nature Boy overrated.
29. Dolph Ziggler
Next is Nicholas Theodore ‘Nick’ Nemeth. He best known by his ring name Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler may have previously won multiple championships, but one fan believes he has only been able to ‘steal the show’ once - against Luke Harper in a ladder match.
28. Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie McMahon Levesque is now primarily the chief brand officer of WWE but has, however, wrestled on occasions, as well as been a professional wrestling valet.
27. Shane McMahon
The brother of Stephanie is a minority owner of WWE. He has been with the company since he was 15, making his debut on Sunday Night Heat in 1999.
26. Jinder Mahal
‘The Modern Day Maharaja’ has experienced two stints with WWE, the second proving to be more successful having won his first and only WWE Championship against Randy Orton back in 2017.
25. Dean Ambrose
Jonathan ‘Jon’ Good has worked for multiple wrestling companies. He was known as Dean Ambrose during his time with WWE and is a former WWE, US and Intercontinental Champion. Good, however, has since left the WWE and now wrestles with rival company All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the name Jon Moxley.
24. Big Show
Paul Donald Wright II has been with the company since 1999. He is known in the ring, however, as ‘The Big Show’ and now mainly appears on Raw.
23. Andre the Giant
Andre the Giant was a French actor and wrestler. He is probably best known for his famous feud with Hollywood Hulk Hogan in the 1980s that culminated on The Grandest Stage of Them All, at WrestleMania III.
22. Finn Balor
Next up is NXT’s Finn Balor. The Irishman is possibly best known for becoming the first-ever Universal Champion back in 2016. Balor, however, sadly had to relinquish the belt just one night after beating Seth Rollins at SummerSlam.
21. Stone Cold ‘Steve Austin’
Now enjoying retirement, ‘The Texas Rattlesnake’ is widely considered to be the poster boy of the late 1990s and early 2000s ‘Attitude Era.’ Austin held a grand total of 19 championships throughout his wrestling career, but was perhaps more widely known for his hell raising attitude and defying the establishment.
Rob Van Dam is perhaps most well known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). Van Dam did, however, enjoy a period with WWE before transferring over to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the 2010s.
19. Rey Mysterio
The Mexican-American wrestler stands at just five foot six. Mysterio became the smallest superstar to hold the World Heavyweight Championship back in 2006.
18. Jeff Hardy
Along with his brother Matt, Jeff joined WWE back in 1998 and started a tag-team with his brother called ‘The Hardy Boyz.’ The Charismatic Enigma is mainly known, however, for his risk taking abilities both inside and outside the ring.
17. Bill Goldberg
A former American Football player, Goldberg is now a semi-retired pro wrestler and performs with WWE now on a part-time deal. He enjoyed his most successful period in wrestling with WCW in the late 90s to early 2000s.
16. CM Punk
Philip Jack Brooks aka CM Punk is now a retired professional wrestler who appears on WWE Backstage working for Fox Sport. One fan is quoted saying: “I can’t see how people still chant his name. Sure he is ok, but he is not the best. Plus, he is too nice outside the ring.”
Adam Joseph Copeland performed under the ring name ‘Edge’. He is widely considered by most to be ‘The Ultimate Opportunist.’ The Rated R Superstar made history back in 2006 by becoming the first wrestler to successfully cash in the Money in the Bank contract and rubbed his rivals noses in it by enjoying himself with former female wrestler Lita on a bed placed in the middle of the ring.
14. The Undertaker
Mark Calaway is a semi-retired wrestler who has been with WWE since 1990. In the ring he goes by the name ‘The Undertaker’ and is best known for his unprecedented streak at WrestleMania, winning 21 straight matches before finally losing against Brock Lesnar.
13. Randy Orton
Randy Orton is currently a 12-time World Champion with WWE. ‘The Legend Killer’ is a third generation superstar and benefited from learning his trade during his time in the elite faction Evolution, where he teamed up with the likes of Triple H, Batista and Rick Flair.
12. Brock Lesnar
Currently still signed with WWE, Brock Lesnar is certainly a performer who divides opinion. One fan has said: “He should have been higher in this list,” while another fan stated: “Yeah he is overrated, too many accomplishments.”
11. Roman Reigns
Next on this list is a superstar that pulled out of the WrestleMania main event this year due to coronavirus fears. Reigns has won two WWE titles and was a key part of one of the WWE’s most feared factions ‘The Shield.’
10. Ultimate Warrior
Ultimate Warrior made his debut in 1987. He was perhaps best known for his wild entrances. His biggest career victory came at WrestleMania VI, where he defeated Hulk Hogan to win his first and only WWE Championship.
9. Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is a grand slam champion in WWE. Arguably his most memorable match to date is his WrestleMania triple threat encounter with Randy Orton and Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship, which he subsequently won.
Dave Batista is next on the list. He is now a former wrestler and mixed martial artist. His most memorable period with WWE was from 2002-2010. During that time, he was a six-time world champion.
7. Psycho Sid
Psycho Sid is another retired professional wrestler. He had multiple ring names during his time with the then-WWF: Sid Vicious, Sid Justice, Psycho Sid or simply Sid.
6. Kevin Nash
Kevin Nash is still signed with WWE under their Legends program. He was part of the famous New World Order (NWO) faction.
5. The Great Khali
Standing at a remarkable seven foot one, The Great Khali towered over everyone in the WWE roster.
4. The Rock
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a man who needs little introduction. The Rock wrestled for WWE for eight years before pursuing a career as an actor.
3. Triple H
Paul Michael Levesque, aka Triple H, is now a semi-retired wrestler who primarily is focused on developing wrestling talent within WWE.
2. Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is widely considered to be one of the most recognisable names within the wrestling industry. Was considered a leading figure in wrestling business in the 1980s and best known for his infamous catch phrase: “What you gonna do brother?”
1. John Cena
Top of the list is John Cena. So far in his career with WWE he has won a grand total of 24 Championships. Despite this, a fan has said: “Honestly this guy cannot wrestle! Hate him with all my heart.”
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