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.

Honorable Mentions
100-91
90-81
80-71
70-61
60-51
50-41
40-31
30-21
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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

Top 100 Greatest Wrestlers of All Time: 50-41

We have reached the downward slope. The top bracket is finished and now just to count them off to the finale. There may be a few surprises here and there but from here on out, you are going to be getting the classics. It is just a matter of where they fall in the grand scheme of things. If you stumbled upon this list first, be sure you check out the other parts of the list linked below.

Honorable Mentions
100-91
90-81
80-71
70-61
60-51 Continue reading

100 Greatest Wrestlers of All time 60-51

I am sorry for the delays on this one. I do want to get the rest of this list out once I realized the popularity of the list. To move on! Let’s discuss 60-51! If would like the other parts of this list they are linked below.

Honorable Mentions
100-91
90-81
80-71
70-61
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Tanner Reviews Survivor Series

surviorseries2016posterIt is that time of the year again! Time to review one of the Big four of the WWE, Survivor Series. This show was… relatively successful. There was certainly some surprises to say the least and overall I walked away from the show feeling satisfied with how things worked out. It certainly wasn’t a perfect show, but the new RAW vs. SmackDown Survivor Series motif certainly played to the PPV’s strength and set it apart from the other members of the Big Four. So as always, I will review each of the matches on the Preshow and on the main show then give an overall opinion on the show itself. Also, due to them being on the pre-show, those matches will receive less attention and will have less of an impact on the overall show. Continue reading

Top 100 Greatest Wrestlers of All Time 70-61

The list keeps on trucking along! Check out the links below for the honorable mentions and wrestlers 100-71!

Honorable Mentions
100-91
90-81
80-71 Continue reading