Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
When I put up my rankings in a little bit, they're going to be based on "All-Around Ability" , meaning that if I'm ranking in-ring work AND Mic work (the two qualities that I believe define what it means to be great... None of this "drawing" bullshit) out of 10, the performer needs to have atleast a 7.5 out of 10 in BOTH categories to qualify.
This eliminates the likes of Benoit, Mysterio, Bret, and Backlund who are all top 10 workers in company history but lack the necessary mic skills, and eliminates the likes of Piper, Rock and various others due to my feelings that they lack a certain in-ring component (I.E. they've never had a "classic" while being the better worker with whoever they had the classic with). If I was just doing top 10s of individual traits, these guys would be on the lists easily IMO.
In terms of the complete and total package, there are VERY few who would be ranked 7.5 or higher in BOTH categories..... OH GOODIE NOW I'M EXCITED.
PS: This isn't really biased whatsoever, seeing as I'm a huge mark for guys like Benoit/Bret , while really liking Mysterio/Piper, and the like. I'll give them credit where credit is due, seriously.
This isn't a GOAT list either. I'd put Bret/Benoit over some of the better "all around talents" , but this is merely who does the two essential components necessary to being an all time great the best... Think of it as the best "Total Packages".
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady
Last edited by King Trips; 12-12-2012 at 06:51 PM.