Wednesday, April 22, 2015

STF's Current Favorite Wrestlers April 2015 Edition

Haven't done one of these in a while, but I started South Atlanta Wrestling in April 2011 and figured it was time.  Here's a list of my current favorite wrestlers.  I warn you the list is heavily WWE-centric because that's all I really have time to pay attention to right now.

Anyhow, here's the list in no particular order...
  • Roman Reigns--He was my favorite member of The Shield, he played college ball up the road from here at Georgia Tech, and he's Samoan wrestling royalty.  Superman Punch and Spear is a great combination.  Promos aren't great, but he's getting better.  I'm an unapologetic Roman Reigns guy.
  • Seth Rollins--The Undisputed Future is a lot of fun as the sniveling top heel.  I enjoy his work, but hate that the Curb Stomp has been retired.  Former member of The Shield weighs heavily here too.
  • Brock Lesnar--No explanation needed.
  • Randy Orton--Plays heel and face excellently and more importantly believably. 
  • Cesaro--Fantastic talent, glad he's getting the WWE Tag Title push, but could be utilized much better. 
  • Luke Harper--Pretty much the same as Cesaro aside from the fact he's no longer in a tag team.
  • Dean Ambrose--Needs to be elevated.  Could have been a folk hero, had some really good moments that added to his mystique.  Gets The Shield bump as well. 
  • Mark Henry--Great vibe that he projects as a menacing dude no matter whether he's a heel or face.  Very similar to Orton in that regard. 
  • Bray Wyatt--I did The New Face of Fear and have since his debut.  Would like to see him in the ring more instead of just on the mic. 
  • Daniel Bryan--Ultimate underdog (even though he isn't) magnetic personality.
Honorable MentionsBig Show and Kane kind of get the "lifetime achievement" pop from me, but neither guy makes it right now which shouldn't be a surprise if you read my stuff here.  The Miz is a guy that's right on the edge as is Damien SandowJack Swagger probably should make the list, but he's pretty much disappeared so I left him off.  I like Dolph Ziggler, but not enough that he has to be on here.  Rusev is right there as well. 

That's it for me, but honestly this list could look different tomorrow.  I have been thinking about doing this for a little bit and generated the list by simply sitting down and letting the names come to me.  There was no rough draft or further evaluation at all. 

That's my list, I'd love to hear your thoughts or if you'd like to know what I think about a particular talent drop me a line.