Asking Meltzer to rate my matches
Join Date: Jan 2005
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Charisma probably is the strangest attribute any wrestler can possess. It's so wildly different from performer to performer, and it's something that's really hard to pin-point, yet it is something that can be developed. Although it's not something that everyone can develop. Some people are born with it and others never find it.
A guy like Lance Storm probably never stood a chance (and even then, I'd argue that he had his moments), yet Benoit steadily developed it over the years. Mark Henry always had some, but it wasn't until his run in '11 that it truly became apparent how charismatic he could be. Eddie always had it but around '97 he started overflowing with charisma. Bryan has become more charismatic in the past couple of years than I thought possible. Punk had it right from the off. While Rock is the obvious go-to example at the moment.
Is it movement, speech pattern, look, talent, presentation, booking, work-ethic, reputation, legacy, a combination of them all or something completely different? I'll be damned if I know.
Last edited by Duke Silver; 02-16-2013 at 10:38 PM.