I've been a part of the IWC for years in the sense that I used the internet as my source for inside news into the wrestling business and inevitably found myself emersed in the opinions of those who live in this corner of the world. The IWC typically looks for certain 'qualities' in their favorites, above anything else workrate and pure wrestling ability instead of what casuals subconsciously look for: the 'it' factor.
The likes of Benoit, Hart, Guerrero, Bryan, Michaels, Jericho, Punk and Malenko are all notable IWC darlings from the last 15 years - short unimposing guys with little-no charisma who aren't marketable in the slightest. None of which became draws but are treated like gods by internet fans. Meanwhile, the likes of Hogan, Cena, Austin, Goldberg, Rock and others are detested by the IWC for their lack of pure wrestling ability, and they go on to be huge stars because they had the size, look, charisma, mic-skills (excluding Goldberg). They were big larger than life guys with larger than life presence and personalities.
The latest IWC darling is Dean Ambrose. This intrigues me as he does no fit the conventional mold for an internet favorite because he IS charismatic, cuts AMAZING promos and is EXTREMELY marketable. Guys like him should be loathed by the IWC for a perceived lack of in-ring talent, yet for some reason the IWC seems to love him. Of course, inevitably he'll be turned on, but right now it is quite strange that he's praised so much.