Underrated wrestlers since the Attitude Era Part 2.


Before I get to my list, I wanted to have a say on the career of the one and only Shawn Michaels. On Monday night when he announced he was retiring from wrestling, I about cracked a tear as well as millions of fans probably did too. If anybody were to make an argument on who is the greatest wrestler of all time, Shawn Michaels is at least in the top five. His speech was about as genuine as you could ask for. He admitted that he made a lot of dumb decisions in his life. His career was suppose to be over in 1998 after his back injury. In 2002, he made his comeback and gave it eight more years. As far as someone who would use steroids, Micahels has looked like he did it the right way. His body did not change over the years and there were no major “freak injuries”. He was one of the few guys left that could actually wrestle. He was damn good at it and for that, I am going to miss him.

Continuing with my list from a couple weeks ago are the other three most underrated wrestlers since the Attitude Era.

1. Christian

The self-proclaimed “Captain Charisma” has been wasted by WWF/WWE management for the better part of a decade. When Christian went to TNA a few years back, he won the championship and was a top star. He came back to WWE last year and won the ECW title which meant absolutely nothing. He basically has been thrown around without getting the big break. When he first started, he was a tag team champion with Edge. They won numerous titles together. They both had some hilarious segments in their “Five seconds of flash photography”. I believe he also won the Intercontinental and European titles about nine years ago.  It is such a shame how this guy in his mid-30’s now only has a few years left in him and still has not won the WWE/World title.
2. Kane

Kane made his debut in 1997 as the Undertaker’s half brother. He played the perfect bad guy. His entrance in person is loud but also pretty bad ass. He has won numerous tag team titles and even the Intercontinental title. One match that I loved was the Inferno match he had with the Undertaker. The ring was surrounded by fire and was a unique thing to see. In 2002, he lost the mask and became a more “evil” character so to speak. After that, in a storyline mode he would poor gasoline on people and try to set them on fire. If there is one thing I wish management would have done with him in his prime, it would be to make him champion. They did it in 1998 at the King of The Ring against Stone Cold, but he lost it the next night. Now, he is basically just a guy in the locker room who helps out the other young stars out. It pisses me off that in a couple years, he will be done wrestling and will have just a one day championship run to show for it.

3.  Matt Hardy

In his mid-30’s, he is still giving it a go. In the locker room according to many reports through time, he was never a guy to bitch about things. He comes to work, he does his job and doesn’t say a word about it. If I were him, I would have been bitching up a storm many years ago. He has been underused in so many occasions. Once again, a multiple time tag team champion. He was also the European, Hardcore and United States champion. Since the ECW title doesn’t count as a major title in my opinion, he is another wrestler that deserved to win the big one. He has been bullshitted on so many occasions. One particular one was in 2005 when his real life girlfriend of six years Lita cheated on him and ultimately led to his release due to differences with management and Edge off the camera. Now, he is basically doing the same thing Kane is. He is just another one of the guys now and is not in contention of a World Title. Instead, WWE decides to give retards like Sheamus and Drew McIntyre titles in such short time. What a shame.

6 Responses to “Underrated wrestlers since the Attitude Era Part 2.”

  1. robert Says:

    2 guys not mentioned are the road dogg and billy gunn the true heart and soul of dx

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    I meant to put an “honorable mention” section after this but forgot. Some other wrestlers would be Rey Mysterio, Big Show, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas.

  3. robert Says:

    or another one would be AL Snow

  4. fallscountanywhere Says:

    I like this list. I keep hoping they’ll use Christian more. Everyone loves him and he can have some hilarious promos, they just don’t put him in anywhere.
    I COMPLETELY agree with Kane. Every time I watch him lately I keep thinking how good he still is, he’s just a solid guy.
    I kind of feel bad for Matt Hardy because I think he gets overshadowed by Jeff at times. One thing you have to say is that Matt caress about wrestling and tries so hard for it, even though there’s no sign WWE cares to put a belt on him (or give him decent matches consistently).

  5. chucky Says:

    Let me throw out a couple of names here.

    1) Dean Malenko. Perhaps a little boring, but I really liked the “Iceman” attitude. And although he may not have shown them all, he was the “man of a 1000 holds”.

    2) Perry Saturn. Not after the WWF ruined him. And actually before his feud with Chris Jericho and the stupid dress stipulation. But during the time between being in Ravens flock and the Jericho ordeal I thought they really had something with him.

    Those are two guys right there that both the WWF and WCW dropped the ball with.

  6. robert Says:

    kane was the best of the three glenn jacobs chargachters….way better than the new diesel and isaac yankem dds


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