Top 15 Biggest Pro Wrestling Busts from USA Promotions

Let’s just be honest, busts are just a sad fact of sports and pro wrestling is no exception. There are guys that are slated for big and great things. They are given all the tools, all the opportunities, and all the chances… And yet they end up fading into obscurity instead of becoming the next Stone Cold Steve Austin or John Cena. This list is to commemorate fifteen of those people who was handed the world and quickly fumbled it. This is the Top 15 Busts in US Pro Wrestling!

NOW! I do have some rules on this list. First and foremost, this will NOT just encompass WWE, but other promotions in the USA. Second, I am excluding people on this list who had terrible runs with promotions, but had otherwise stellar careers. As such, people like Dr. Death Steve Williams, Kevin Nash under his Diesel run, Scott Steiner, Vader, and so forth will not be included on this list. Nor am I including those on this list who have had a career resurgence such as Drew McIntyre Galloway. With that being said, here are three honorable mentions.

Honorable Mentions

Tank Abbott: Tank Abbott makes an honorable mention due to the fact that he was slated, during the height of Russo WCW, to be WCW Champion. This did not happen and he ended up with a silly boy band love gimmick. The reason he just misses the list… Because unlike others on this list that felt like wasted potential… We all knew Tank Abbott was not World Champion material and he was only potentially pushed hard because Russo was running the show.

Rene Dupree: Rene Dupree had it all going for him. He was the youngest champion in the WWE, claiming the Tag Team belt with Sylvan Granier at 19. He had a great physique, and had charisma. However, back stage politics and a bad attitude derailed him and his career never truly recovered. The reason he remains an honorable mention is because he was not pushed as heavy as some on this list.

Chris Sabin: This one is a tragedy as I love Chris Sabin. He is a great wrestler. But he was the unfortunate recipient of TNA pushes in their painful years that tried to make Sabin a star overnight… That tragically was not even remotely successful. Chris Sabin stays off the list because he still has a chance to salvage a little bit of his career and show off more of what he can do. Continue reading

100 Greatest Wrestlers of All Time: 10-1

It is finally done. What was supposed to be a few weeks turned into the better part of a year. But we have reached the final 10, the creme-della-creme. The best that ever was in professional wrestling. Believe me this list was not taken lightly. Each of the top ten have switched spots more than once. But at the end of the day this is the final lock. These are the ten wrestlers who honestly represent the best and the brightest. To see the rest of the list, please follow the links below.

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100 Greatest Wrestlers of All Time: 20-11

So here we are… The top 20 greatest wrestlers of all time. Jesus Christ this has been one hell of a journey and already, looking at the 20, I have come to the conclusion that I may have split the finest of hairs in my number. Even the person who is ranked “20” can have a compelling argument as to why he would be number one. So keep that in mind people, at this point, we have truly hit the pinnacle. Any one of these 20 could be considered the greatest… But ultimately, I did make decisisions… So here we go! Also, be sure to check out the other sections as well!

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Wrestlemania 33 Review

 SPOILER ALERT: This is a review of Wrestlemania 33. This means that the results of which will be listed in the post. If you have not seen Wrestlemania 33 yet, PLEASE, go watch it before you read this. Now that I have said this, I am conscious free. 

It is that time of year again! Wrestlemania has come and gone and it is time to look back at the night and see how it compares to years prior! This is a review of Wrestlemania 33. I will review each match, scaling them on a scale of 1-5. With that said, let’s start with the pre show

Pre Show

Neville AriesCruiserweight Championship
Neville (C) vs. Austin Aries
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100 Greatest Wrestlers of All Time: 30-21

The list continues as we approach the top 20! If you haven’t checked out the honorable mentions or 100-31, please check out the links below!

To those looking for my list of the most hated movies of all time, apologies. I wasn’t entirely pleased with it so I wanted to go back and do some revisions. So I decided to carry on with this one instead.

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5 WWE Wrestlers Who are Deserving of their Low Spot on the Roster

To those looking for my list of the most hated movies of all time, apologies. I wasn’t entirely pleased with it so I wanted to go back and do some revisions. So I decided to carry on with this one instead.

But on to the topic. I have blasted WWE in the past and will continue to do so in the future for critiques that are justifiably lobbed at the wrestling juggernaut. However, the door does swing both ways. WWE, for its shortcomings and the fact that it can be an easy mark for the internet folk like myself, is still a great company that does put on some stellar entertainment. There are some critiques that the WWE gets, that I find at least, are completely unfounded. In particular, when it comes to certain wrestlers who others cry foul at for being low on the card. While I do understand that WWE does bury some talent for strange reasons, petty reasons, or seemingly no reason at all. There are some that it is justifiable and this list is dedicated to being the Devil’s Advocate in that regard. These are 5 wrestlers that WWE is completely justified in keeping as low to mid card talent. Continue reading

Current WWE Cruiserweights Ranked from Worst to Best

There has been a major uptick, as of late, with WWE’s Cruiserweight division. What was once considered dead on arrival after the brilliance of the Cruiserweight Classic has suddenly seen new life with a slew of new wrestlers and two excellent performances during Fastlane. After the title match between Neville and Gallagher as well as a tag team match that may have been the best pre-show match to occur since the start of the WWE Network, the future for the Cruiserweights went from black to darly dim after the Vinnie Mac Express viciously clipped their wings early in their run. But even with this up swing, there is still room for improvement on the roster. With that said, I am going to rank the 16 current cruiserweights on the roster from worst to best.

I should stress that this list will include those who are permanently on the roster and have made several appearances. So the Bollywood Boyz are out since they only wrestled one match and disappeared. Austin Aries, however, is eligible due to the fact that it is clear their are big plans for him and he has been seen since day one in a commentary capacity. Continue reading