The wrestling world has seen thousands of wrestlers come and go to never be heard of or spoken of again. Only an elite few truly leave a mark on the wrestling industry, whether they really deserve to or not. It all depends on how they are perceived by the masses. When a wrestler finally moves on from the business 99% of the time they are put on a pedestal and the fans begin to remember the wrestlers a little differently than they should. In this article I will count down the five men I believe are the most overrated in the history of wrestling.
While Kane’s run in WWE has been impressive in longevity, it has been quite underwhelming in almost all other aspects. It isn’t necessarily all his fault; he just never really built that huge momentum boost every superstar needs to get to that next level. One could attribute his woes in WWE to his feud with Undertaker. Don’t get me wrong, the feud was great, but it never really benefited Kane, when in reality he was the one who should have ultimately gone over seeing as Undertaker was an established star. Kane will always be remembered as an upper mid carder that kind of just floundered longer than the rest.
Yes, that’s right, I think Sting is overrated, sue me. Yes, he helped WCW out big time in the rating wars, but he was really just another cog in the machine, as anyone could have stepped up and filled that position. He was just in the right place at the right time, which was the only way you could get anywhere in WCW. He was one of the main guys in WCW but for how long, four years? With the exception of The Rock, it takes a lot longer than four years of being a main event guy to be one of the All-time greats. Now he’s in TNA and I cannot tell you the last time I have heard about him.
Sure, he had raw power, and decent wrestling ability at best, but let’s face it… The guy could not talk to save his life. He just was not believable, even as a nine year old watching, I just didn’t feel it. Yes, he has won the World title a couple of times, but it was mostly in the later years of WCW, and I’m not discrediting the merits it holds, but David Arquette held the title too, so what does it really mean? Ultimately, Goldberg was WCW’s ripoff of Stone Cold, and Goldberg is no Stone Cold.
Edge was great, don’t get me wrong, but he never carried the company like his fan boys will tell you to the grave. He was basically a transition champion who after 2005 when he won Money in The Bank and deemed himself the “Ultimate Opportunist” never really had character development. Sure, he went around with different stables, and teamed with different people, but in reality, his character stayed the same; a sleazy guy that would do anything to win and you hated him for it, and it became stale. However, that doesn’t mean his career wasn’t ended too early because Edge, despite being 36, could go with the best of them. His athleticism and in-ring prowess were definitely respectable, but he was never the guy who carried the WWE.
This guy was a flop, plain and simple. Hulk Hogan and his huge ego moved over at Wrestlemania VI when he dropped the title to Warrior and it was supposed to be Warrior’s time, but he dropped the ball. He proved to be a flash in the pan when he was fired. Everybody talks like this guy saved the industry from falling apart when in reality it was Hulk Hogan all along, not that nobody doesn’t think that. In the end, he was an awful wrestler, awful on the microphone, and and extremely underwhelming talent.
Well, there you have it, those are my top five most overrated superstars of all time. I’m Kevin Dunne, thanks for reading! If you liked this article, be sure to comment. Also, be sure to check Geddy Cahoon and myself on YouTube for our weekly talk show Wrestling BreakDown. Thanks again, everybody, I’m Kevin, and I’ll be back next week.