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The majority of people on the internet seem to think that charisma is directly associated with mic skill and that mic skill is the most important (or ONLY important attribute) to succeed as a wrestler. And yet no one seems to realize that EVERY main event competitor has had ring presense. Bret Hart, Goldberg, Lesnar, Benoit, Undertaker, and hell even Micheals all had bad mic skills compared to the better main event talkers yet ALL of them (along with the main event talkers) had an in-ring presense that demanded the audiences attention.

Now that brings me to right now. I think we can all agree that any prospective wrestler NEEDS charisma in order for the audience to give a damn about them. But after that, is it more important to channel that charisma through a mic or through your ring presense? We have guys like Kaval and Bourne who have almost no mic skill whatsoever, but the most wrestling skill of the new crop of guys and they have managed to get over alarmingly quickly on their respective shows primarily through wrestling matches.

Are we too narrow-minded in our definition of charisma? And if so, does a guy need better in-ring ability in order to channel his charisma into his stage presense better if he doesn't have unfathomable levels of charisma like The Rock, Austin, or Hogan?
 
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