Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Dec 2012
Wrestlers that went further in their career than you expected when you first saw them
I have been watching wrestling since 1983, so 30 years. There are certain wrestlers over the years, that have gone much further with their career than I would have expected when I first saw them.
Shawn Michaels. First saw him as part of the Midnight Rockers in the AWA. Sure he was talented, but never thought he would become a multi-time WC and first ballot HOFer.
C.M. Punk. - First heard of him when he was feuding with Raven in ROH and being part of Raven's group in TNA with Julio Dinero. Like HBK could see he was talented, but never expected him to go this far in WWE.
Kevin Nash - Yes he played the political game very well and wasa jacked almost 7 foot tall guy, but after seeing him as Oz, part of the Master Blasters and Vinnie Vegas, never thought he would go far.
Jeff Jarrett - yes it helped that he was the son of a promoter, but seeing a skinny but talented kid in World Class, never though he would make it big in the WWF, WCW and TNA.
Mick Foley - First saw him in World Class. Even though he was decent in his first WCW run, never though, he would be a multi time World Champ.
Hardy Boyz - Starting in WWE as teenage jobbers, never thought they would go as far as they did, especially Jeff.
John Cena - a jacked guy and I liked the Doctor of Thugonamics gimmick, but again never saw him as a future face of the company when I first saw him on WWF TV. Unlike Batista, who for some reason thought he would hitmit big when he started as Deacon Batista.
I am also adding Booker T after I started the thread. Talented when he was part of the Ebony Experience in GWF, never thought he would become a 5 time WCW world champ and WWF champ.
As far as female wrestlers:
Trish Stratus - Improved alot from when she started.
Lita - First saw her as Miss Congeniality in ECW. Never thought she would be the centerpiece of a boomperiod in WWFs women Divison along with Trish.
There are others, but these are the ones that stand out most to me. I am sure I am forgetting some others.
Last edited by torturedsoulv1; 01-21-2013 at 12:40 AM.