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Who would you say is the most overrated wrestler of all time?

First one that comes to my mind is Triple H. He's been overpushed due to his marriage with Stephanie McMahon and has main evented way more WrestleManias than several guys who were much bigger than him. And he's nearly always the second guy in feuds. Whenever he is feuding with someone with a lower star power than him the feud turns out to be underwhelming.

That isn't to say that Triple H lacks talent, but as far as the more well-known names go, he's probably the most overrated of the bunch. WWE also talks about him as some sort of ring general but he's had way too many boring matches and duds to his name to deserve such title.

Shawn Michaels is also overrated by the WWE and fans to some degree. He was never a draw and even if he can do a lot of stuff in the ring, I feel like a lot of fans are fooled by his backflips and superkicks. I mean, he's a thin guy for wrestling's standards, so it's not so surprising that he was rather agile. Also, he never seemed to be that good with holds. Even in the screwjob match, it's like Bret is telling him "other leg, Shawn..." and ironically seals his own fate . But yeah, fans and WWE talk about HBK as if he's a top 3 ever guy but no. Again, that doesn't mean he was a bad talent, but just not as great as WWE make him out to be. WWE likes to rewrite history and embellish their own stars, just stating a fact. Anyone who''s been watching WWE for more than a 2-3 years should realise that.

I'd say Cena is overrated as well, but at least a lot of wrestling fans seem to be well aware of that, so I don't think there's much of a point in mentioning him. Criticisms of Cena have been discussed on a daily basis since mid-2005, so I'm not about to beat that dead horse YET again. Plus, at least, despite all of his flaws Cena was definitely a big draw for his era. He wasn't the "guy who worked with the draws" like HHH was nor did WWE lose money and go through one of their worst years ever with him on top.
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Ric Flair, with his chest flaps and weird flopping around like a fish shit he does.

He gets a giant meh from me
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Hogan

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Definitely Flair. Maybe It's the northern bias but God I hate everything about him.
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Ric Flair, with his chest flaps and weird flopping around like a fish shit he does.

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Definitely Flair. Maybe It's the northern bias but God I hate everything about him.
I onyl know Flair as an old man. haven't seen anything from his prime and a lot of that was back in his territory days where he wrestled a ton of non-televised matches, so I have no idea if he is overrated or not.

I feel like it's mostly Americans who rate Flair highly. Most people outside of USA only know Flair as the old man from Evolution who says "WOOOO" or maybe know him from his late WCW days.
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Re: Who would you say is the most overrated wrestler of all time?

Bret Hart

Yeah, he was good and had a few classics, but his style was so boring to me. I agree with Hardcore Holly's assumption in his book when he said he thought Bret and Michaels' beef with one another started because of Bret's professional jealousy that Michaels was a better wrestler than he was
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Re: Who would you say is the most overrated wrestler of all time?

Mick Foley. Guy had a heck of a backstory. That 1st title win is still amazing to watch. Still he was a main eventer for a bit to long IMO.
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Cm Punk nothing without his stupid pipebomb, was his gimmick always whining
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Re: Who would you say is the most overrated wrestler of all time?

Overrated or Overpushed?

Overrated is easily Seth Rollins. The guys a one dimensional spot monkey yet a lot of people acted like he was some Mega Star in waiting that would be as great and well rounded as HBK and become this MegaStar that boosted the ratings.

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By the fans? Maybe BD? People claiming he was a Stone Cold/Rock level wrestlet.

By the WWE? Charlotte easily. She's basically HHH without any of his positives.
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