Johnny 'The Bull' Stamboli
Hey there, new member of the forum here. Good to meet you all.
I wanted people's opinions on one of my personal biggest "what ifs?" in contemporary rasslin history: Johnny The Bull.
What held him back from the main event? Was it injuries? This guy was a freakishly strong, real life hard a**, with a ton of charisma & an incredible look. His mic skills were lacking, but they were improving. His in ring work could have used some polishing, but nothing that some invested time wouldn't have remedied. So what was it? The fact that he was a Power Plant grad? I've been watching late 90s/early 00s matches, and this kid was probably the most well-rounded talent Natural Born Thriller along with Jindrak (another massive ball drop) (I loved O'Haire but I dunno that he would have ever developed any savvy on the stick). He was most certainly more talented than Cena or Batista, or whatever "WWE guy" that was coming up at the same time he was, save for maybe Orton.
I've heard he had some brutal injury issues going back to his See Dubya days. Internal bleeding or something pretty dire. Perhaps his body couldn't keep up with the road schedule.