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Most Talented Performer


Hope all is well.  Mostly for purposes of board fodder, I took a whack at naming the top five best all around PERFORMERS of my viewing history (dating back to the early 80s).  Again: this includes all aspects of "this business", so managers, valets, announcers, etc., are fair game; provided, however, they need to have shown at least some aptitude for in-ring work as well (as that is part of "this business"). Basically, in my mind any of these workers could fill any public-facing role (play by play, manager, color commentator) and do so admirably. Happy to know your thoughts.

1. The Rock
2. Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
3. Ric Flair
4. James E. Cornette
5. Jake "The Snake" Roberts/"Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig

PS: Are we really discounting that the "fight" is a staged gimmick meant to easily leverage Sheamus's forthcoming heel turn? Hunico is smaller, Sheamus is a natural for the "Big Bully" role, Hunico is a little dude and HHH has already shown a willingness to game the system with real/fake stories.  I'm no conspiracy theory cat, but let's be a little jaundiced.



​Your list seems pretty fair to me.

As for Sheamus's deal, he apparently got beat up by Hunico, which wouldn't exactly lend itself to him being a bully.  ​


  1. 1. Mix
    2. Skinner
    3. Buck Zumhofe
    4. Melina
    5. Mulkey Bros

  2. I love me so Mr. Perfect but he wasn't that great on commentary, I'd put Lawler on that list at #4 and drop Perfecto

  3. I'd say Paul Heyman has to be up there somewhere - arguably the greatest talker ever, amazing as a manager (in terms of helping to add heat and interest), amazing on commentary, has taken some good bumps, good booker, really enjoys interacting with and coaching younger talent... he's always one of the highlights of any show that he's on, and has been for almost thirty years. That's something.

    Not to mention, it was HIS client, Brock Lesnar, that conquered the Undertaker's undefeated streak at "WrestleMania".

  4. Knuckleberry PinnMay 9, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    Mr. Perfect needed to calm the fuck down putting himself over on commentary.

  5. Knuckleberry PinnMay 9, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Steve Austin has to be on this list for me. Obvious goods in the ring, cut a plethora of different style promos over the years, and actually made his opponent look good on commentary (see Funk / Foley).

  6. 1) Shawn Michaels 2) Ric Flair 3) Bobby Heenan 4) Randy Savage 5) Mick Foley

  7. I can't agree to a Top 5 list of that aptitude without an inclusion of Savage.


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