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Join Date: Oct 2012
Re: Which wrestler(s) have had the most favorable booking throughout their career
Taker wins this hands down.
Taker is someone who's dominant booking legitimately turned me off the product. Now I agree that his gimmick was not a guarantee to get over. Honestly it was hokey. BUT....in addition to the gimmick they put the guy over everyone for 20 years. They had everyone sell for him like crazy. Even characters that were tough guys, badasses cowered in fear. And he took 85% of the offense in most matches. In Mid-late 90s they built up guys just to feed him so that his character won't go stale. When the gimmick started to die despite all that, they gave him a hit song for an entrance, a motorcycle and put him over talent in an even more dominating fashion. Chokeslam, Last ride, tombstone.. death of the mid-card. Then they say, "he is over." Well of course he is! It was a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Hogan I'm not sure why he has so many votes, the past decade he put lot of guys over. Same with Triple H(Worst mania record and I believe worst TV match record of all top stars with the exception of chris jericho) and the Rock(who jobbed to lesnar, goldberg, hurricane etc..).