Dream vs. MJF - Who is the better prospect?
I'm not quite sure where to put this thread so I'm doing it here. Move it if need be.
Since Dream's feud with Aleister Black two years ago, almost everyone, me included, has raved about Velveteen Dream. We talk about his megastar potential constantly. Good look, totally unique character, very good talker, has had classic matches, etc. He's so good that he's one of the few guys who has had a great run in a 2019 NXT campaign that has, IMO been very disappointing. Despite that, he's still killed it. Every time, he goes in and kicks ass, win or lose, he's always interesting. And at 24 we keep raving about he's the future.
And then at Double or Nothing most of us see MJF for the first time and the conversation got a lot more interesting. Also 23, he might be the naturally best talker I've seen in many, many years. Not as unique a character but plays the dick heel better than almost anyone I've seen.
So, of these two guys in their respective companies, who do you think has the higher ceiling.
Dream is the more unique of the two in terms of look and character, but he has WWE creative hanging over him which is a major, major impediment that has a better chance than not of totally squandering him.
MJF isn't as unique and might not be as good a pure wrestler, but he's free and will improve.
Side by side, what do you guys think? Obviously, Dream will have more reach by default, at least for a good time, but it means little if creative botches him to death which is an unfortunate likelihood, so it's more even than we might think.