Who is/was the most complete wrestler? I mean, a guy that he's skillfull enough to throw around some actual technical moves and good enough to entertain the crowd? IIRC Dwayne Johnson was a fan favourite, but his technique was very basic. Chris Benoit was really skillful, but he was terrible with the mic. Guys like Eddie Guerrero or Kurt Angle were good enough in both fields. Are there more? Keep in mind that I stopped following wrestling every week since 2005-2006, more or less.
Bret Hart was up there technically and after he went solo became a personality, too. He was entertaining and had a pretty great set of skills, moves and instincts, coming across as an honest guy and turning heel when and how it was just right. Sure he didn't pout the cokehead kid over, but he was getting screwed over anyways.
Bulldog was stuck in the car because it was a two door and he was in the back so he didn't help at all. That's why Shawn would later take the Euro belt away from him at the England ppv
Angle was the whole package in WWE. Amazing mic skills, amazing heel, amazing face, could be hilarious, could be serious and of course one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time.
I seem to recall HHH saying the same thing about Angle and that's why he shouldn't be pushed
Gerald Brisco told HHH if he believes that he should challenge Angle to a shoot right now
HHH then immediately shut up
FEELING ASP VIBES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brWKmlmvlic
Keep sucking that vanilla midget dick /asp/.
The Rock was swift as fuck in the ring mate. He didn't have a huge moveset but he was as smooth as the rest. Benoit was a serviceable talker, not great but not terrible either. Angle had a technical style and his psychology was decent, but his pro wrestling game never seemed that smooth.
Owens is far from green. His mic work has tonnes of potential but definitely needs work.
>great wrestler and talker
Am I being trolled, or do you really think a mediocre performer deserved a huge main event singles run? He was great with Christian, that's it.
Talented, but generic as fuck in the ring. Like Bryan but with less flavour and no intensity.
Where's the love for KO? He's one in a handful (in WWE) that actually plays the crowd and fucks with them yet can back it up in the ring.
Kurt Angle. For all the talk about Austin, he had a shit move set. Angle could out wrestle anyone and was a hoot on the mic. He was the complete package. Old Lesnar was getting there but New Lesnar is ass.
I am completely serious. Dude is not even top 50. And Ive been watching Pro wrestling for almost 30 years, was in high school during the Monday Night Wars, and generally know what the fuck I am talking about. This guy was never anything special and took advantage of a week era in pro wrestling to become champion when all the real talent took time off.
> And Ive been watching Pro wrestling for almost 30 years,
> This guy was never anything special and took advantage of a week era in pro wrestling to become champion when all the real talent took time off.
Taker was good on the mic only when he was leading the Ministry and could cover up most of his lapses or pauses with generic statements of evil. Elsewise, his mic work sucked pretty hard, which is why Paul Bearer was used for so long. Even without Bearer, Taker rarely says much, and even in the bikertaker days, most of his lines were recycled from Austin or other Texas wrestlers. Great wrestler, but go back and watch some of his promo work without Paul Bearer.
Anyway, Savage and Michaels are my picks. Punk was pretty good too.
He had everything except the ability to rise to his potential.
WCW DDP was pretty good. Though I'd put him below Angle and WWE Eddie. Didn't see Y2J when he first went to WWE, but I remember him being pretty good in WCW's Cruiserweight division, having great matches with Dean Malenko.