Well actually a video does kind of help what they are trying to say.
Austin's promos are what put him on the map, his shoots on WCW back in his time at ECW was what got him his job at the WWF, his 3:16 promo was what created the Austin we know today. He consistently put on good promos every week no matter who he was working with and combined with Vince created the greatest feud of all time.
His stint as the sheriff of Raw was great as well. He's done it all in terms of promos and had some of the best in each category. It's easy to make the argument that he's the greatest mic worker of all time.[/QUOTE]
Of course a video helps. It would help more if it was related to the WWE and wasn't scripted though.
I certainly don't doubt him as one of the best, I just don't understand how he's *the*
Originally Posted by the modern myth
It's all about the delivery, son.
And as for your comment about it being "scripted" - how much of the current product do you think is actually improvised? Pretty much everything that is said is scripted to some degree.
Overrated is a word that gets thrown around a lot on this forum because people don't seem to understand the concept of personal opinions and individual thought. If you like somebody, who gives a shit if somebody else doesn't?
I'm sure SCSA said whatever the hell he wanted to say, as long as it was along the lines of what creative wanted.
It may get thrown around a lot, but that's why I'm asking. Is he or isn't he?
Like I said though, I'm not debating if he's one of the GOATs or not, just debating if, even the littlest tiny bit overrated on the mic, 'cause, apart from the fact he can clearly get a crowd booing or cheering easy peasy, it seems like the words he use are just the words people want to (or don't want to) hear.