Who Are Your Favorite WWE Superstars?

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Which WWE Superstars Stand Out To You?

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Photo Courtesy of WWE Facebook page

WWE is no different than any form of entertainment, whether that be sports, movies, TV shows, etc. in the fact that after enough time watching, you start to develop favorite characters, or in this case, wrestlers.

Over the years, the way that people have chosen their favorites has changed in a big way. It used to be that crowds would just cheer for whoever the "good guy" was in a feud. That is how guys like Bruno Sammartino and Bobo Brazil got to be loved by fans - just by acting nice and beating up the "bad guy."

This continued on through the days of Hulk Hogan, but eventually, there was a turning point. Stone Cold Steve Austin emerged, and although he had all of the actions of a "bad guy" he was still universally adored by the fans. Now we're at a point, as fans, that we just cheer for whoever we like, regardless of the reactions they are supposed to get.



CM Punk was a great case of this, as he was the company's top heel during the end of his WWE Championship run, but he was still getting cheered louder than just about every wrestler on the roster. On the other end of the spectrum, John Cena has been the face of the company for the past decade or so, but there isn't anyone who gets booed more than him on a nightly basis.

Everyone seems to have different qualifications for deciding their favorite, and it can range from in-ring ability, entertainment qualities, or even something as minor as facial expressions (I'm looking at you, Dean Ambrose fans). I have a mix of just about everything in my decision making, so without further ado, here are my top 5 favorite wrestlers currently in WWE.

*Don't worry, you'll get your chance to tell who yours are in the comments section*

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5. Dolph Ziggler

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Photo Courtesy of Dolph Ziggler - WWE Universe Facebook page

It's really a shame what WWE is doing with Dolph Ziggler. He was once firmly in contention for the World Heavyweight Championship, but he was soon pushed out of that and has been directionless ever since. That seems to be changing now with Dean Ambrose's attack on Monday Night Raw, but still, someone as talented as Ziggler shouldn't be going that long without a feud.

Ziggler happens to be one of my favorites because he is one of the best wrestlers in all of the company. While some say his move-set is basically copied from a variety of performers, he does things with his own twist that make them seem better than ever. It's been said before, but he sells other wrestler's moves better than anyone in professional wrestling, bar-none.

On top of his selling ability, he is also incredibly athletic, which just adds to his ability as a wrestler. He happens to be pretty solid on the mic when given the opportunity, too.

He's also one of the funnier wrestlers on Twitter, so that certainly doesn't hurt him in my book.

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4. Titus O'Neil

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Photo Courtesy of Titus O'Neil - WWE Universe Facebook page

No matter what the reason is for the recent push of the Prime Time Players, I am certainly not complaining. The tag team division needs more believable competitors, and having Darren Young and Titus O'Neil win some matches will certainly help establish them as a threat.

Another positive that can come out of this is that O'Neil will finally get more exposure. He has legitimate main event potentially, but he is already 36 years old, so the WWE needs to hurry to build him up to that level. As a former football player, he is one of the more imposing physical specimens on the roster, and he uses his size to his advantage in the ring, as you'd expect.

I definitely like his power, especially when blended with his great speed for his size. He is one of the funniest and most charismatic wrestlers that the WWE has to offer (remember Pancake Patterson?) so he's incredibly easy to like. Let's hope that the company continues on with this push and keeps O'Neil on TV as much as possible.

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3. Antonio Cesaro

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Photo Courtesy of Antonio Cesaro - WWE Universe Facebook page

I have written in-depth about the travesty that is Antonio Cesaro's place in WWE, so there's really only so much you can say. He seems to be saddled down with the Real Americans, as the group really has no direction and is continually being embarrassed on SmackDown, Raw, and Main Event.

It's a shame for Cesaro, especially, as he is the most talented in-ring worker in all of WWE, and when given the right gimmick, he can also be highly entertaining. His move-set is just incredible, at least when given the opportunity to showcase it, as it really showcases the spectacular amount of strength that he has.

Another aspect that I like about Cesaro is his use of the European-uppercut. It's not just that he uses the move, it's that he executes it better, and more believably, than anyone I've ever seen. This can come out of nowhere, and he has different variations of it. Hopefully it'll start being used in matches that benefit him.

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2. The Wyatt Family

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Photo Courtesy of Wyatt Family - WWE Universe Facebook page

I know there have been more than a few people that have been disappointed with the Wyatt Family ever since their debut and attack on Kane, but I am certainly not one of those people. Yes, the Ring of Fire match at SummerSlam was a bit of a let down, but it was Bray Wyatt's first match, so I didn't hold it against him too much.

It's clear that Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are not the best in the ring, either, but they don't have to be. They're just supposed to be physically imposing monsters who attack anything Wyatt feels necessary. Harper seems to be the better of the two, and some of the moves he pulls off, such as the discus clothesline, look absolutely brutal.

Even though the in-ring work is just decent, it's Wyatt's ability on the mic, and in promos, that really puts them over the top for me. His work, most recently the Sister Abigail promo, is hands down some of the best I've ever seen in WWE history. If he can continue producing promos like that, there's no telling how high he'll be able to go in the company.

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1. Randy Orton

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Photo Courtesy of Randy Orton - WWE Universe Facebook page

Many fans were let down when Daniel Bryan, who's riding an incredible wave of momentum and popularity lately, had the WWE Championship taken from him at SummerSlam by Randy Orton. Given that Orton has long been my favorite "Superstar" I was definitely not one of those people.

I was a huge fan ever since his inclusion in Evolution, and that grew even more when he took on the "Legend Killer" persona. I feel like of the last decade, his match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania 21 was the closest that anyone has come to beating the deadman. He has dealt with some problems - mainly his Wellness Policy suspensions - and that put him on thin ice for awhile, but it seems that the company has moved past that and decided to get completely behind him, which is a great choice, given his appeal to even casual fans.

What originally drew me onto him was his finishing move, the RKO. He could hit it in the blink of an eye, and that is still true today. Given his current persona as the Viper, this move fits him perfectly.

It's just so great to see him back on top, and I hope that he stays there even when John Cena eventually makes his way back into the ring.

I've had my say, now it's your turn. Who are your favorite superstars in WWE? Let me know in the comments section below.

Follow Brian Rzeppa on Twitter.

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Which WWE Superstars Stand Out To You?

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Photo Courtesy of WWE Facebook page

WWE is no different than any form of entertainment, whether that be sports, movies, TV shows, etc. in the fact that after enough time watching, you start to develop favorite characters, or in this case, wrestlers.

Over the years, the way that people have chosen their favorites has changed in a big way. It used to be that crowds would just cheer for whoever the "good guy" was in a feud. That is how guys like Bruno Sammartino and Bobo Brazil got to be loved by fans - just by acting nice and beating up the "bad guy."

This continued on through the days of Hulk Hogan, but eventually, there was a turning point. Stone Cold Steve Austin emerged, and although he had all of the actions of a "bad guy" he was still universally adored by the fans. Now we're at a point, as fans, that we just cheer for whoever we like, regardless of the reactions they are supposed to get.



CM Punk was a great case of this, as he was the company's top heel during the end of his WWE Championship run, but he was still getting cheered louder than just about every wrestler on the roster. On the other end of the spectrum, John Cena has been the face of the company for the past decade or so, but there isn't anyone who gets booed more than him on a nightly basis.

Everyone seems to have different qualifications for deciding their favorite, and it can range from in-ring ability, entertainment qualities, or even something as minor as facial expressions (I'm looking at you, Dean Ambrose fans). I have a mix of just about everything in my decision making, so without further ado, here are my top 5 favorite wrestlers currently in WWE.

*Don't worry, you'll get your chance to tell who yours are in the comments section*

2 of 6

5. Dolph Ziggler

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Photo Courtesy of Dolph Ziggler - WWE Universe Facebook page

It's really a shame what WWE is doing with Dolph Ziggler. He was once firmly in contention for the World Heavyweight Championship, but he was soon pushed out of that and has been directionless ever since. That seems to be changing now with Dean Ambrose's attack on Monday Night Raw, but still, someone as talented as Ziggler shouldn't be going that long without a feud.

Ziggler happens to be one of my favorites because he is one of the best wrestlers in all of the company. While some say his move-set is basically copied from a variety of performers, he does things with his own twist that make them seem better than ever. It's been said before, but he sells other wrestler's moves better than anyone in professional wrestling, bar-none.

On top of his selling ability, he is also incredibly athletic, which just adds to his ability as a wrestler. He happens to be pretty solid on the mic when given the opportunity, too.

He's also one of the funnier wrestlers on Twitter, so that certainly doesn't hurt him in my book.

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4. Titus O'Neil

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Photo Courtesy of Titus O'Neil - WWE Universe Facebook page

No matter what the reason is for the recent push of the Prime Time Players, I am certainly not complaining. The tag team division needs more believable competitors, and having Darren Young and Titus O'Neil win some matches will certainly help establish them as a threat.

Another positive that can come out of this is that O'Neil will finally get more exposure. He has legitimate main event potentially, but he is already 36 years old, so the WWE needs to hurry to build him up to that level. As a former football player, he is one of the more imposing physical specimens on the roster, and he uses his size to his advantage in the ring, as you'd expect.

I definitely like his power, especially when blended with his great speed for his size. He is one of the funniest and most charismatic wrestlers that the WWE has to offer (remember Pancake Patterson?) so he's incredibly easy to like. Let's hope that the company continues on with this push and keeps O'Neil on TV as much as possible.

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3. Antonio Cesaro

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Photo Courtesy of Antonio Cesaro - WWE Universe Facebook page

I have written in-depth about the travesty that is Antonio Cesaro's place in WWE, so there's really only so much you can say. He seems to be saddled down with the Real Americans, as the group really has no direction and is continually being embarrassed on SmackDown, Raw, and Main Event.

It's a shame for Cesaro, especially, as he is the most talented in-ring worker in all of WWE, and when given the right gimmick, he can also be highly entertaining. His move-set is just incredible, at least when given the opportunity to showcase it, as it really showcases the spectacular amount of strength that he has.

Another aspect that I like about Cesaro is his use of the European-uppercut. It's not just that he uses the move, it's that he executes it better, and more believably, than anyone I've ever seen. This can come out of nowhere, and he has different variations of it. Hopefully it'll start being used in matches that benefit him.

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2. The Wyatt Family

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Photo Courtesy of Wyatt Family - WWE Universe Facebook page

I know there have been more than a few people that have been disappointed with the Wyatt Family ever since their debut and attack on Kane, but I am certainly not one of those people. Yes, the Ring of Fire match at SummerSlam was a bit of a let down, but it was Bray Wyatt's first match, so I didn't hold it against him too much.

It's clear that Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are not the best in the ring, either, but they don't have to be. They're just supposed to be physically imposing monsters who attack anything Wyatt feels necessary. Harper seems to be the better of the two, and some of the moves he pulls off, such as the discus clothesline, look absolutely brutal.

Even though the in-ring work is just decent, it's Wyatt's ability on the mic, and in promos, that really puts them over the top for me. His work, most recently the Sister Abigail promo, is hands down some of the best I've ever seen in WWE history. If he can continue producing promos like that, there's no telling how high he'll be able to go in the company.

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1. Randy Orton

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Photo Courtesy of Randy Orton - WWE Universe Facebook page

Many fans were let down when Daniel Bryan, who's riding an incredible wave of momentum and popularity lately, had the WWE Championship taken from him at SummerSlam by Randy Orton. Given that Orton has long been my favorite "Superstar" I was definitely not one of those people.

I was a huge fan ever since his inclusion in Evolution, and that grew even more when he took on the "Legend Killer" persona. I feel like of the last decade, his match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania 21 was the closest that anyone has come to beating the deadman. He has dealt with some problems - mainly his Wellness Policy suspensions - and that put him on thin ice for awhile, but it seems that the company has moved past that and decided to get completely behind him, which is a great choice, given his appeal to even casual fans.

What originally drew me onto him was his finishing move, the RKO. He could hit it in the blink of an eye, and that is still true today. Given his current persona as the Viper, this move fits him perfectly.

It's just so great to see him back on top, and I hope that he stays there even when John Cena eventually makes his way back into the ring.

I've had my say, now it's your turn. Who are your favorite superstars in WWE? Let me know in the comments section below.

Follow Brian Rzeppa on Twitter.


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