Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The (Under) Rated R Superstars

Written by Bushwhacker Barker
Okay, so just to start off, this isn’t about Edge or him being underrated, me and Headbanger Ash just thought it was a catchy title so now that’s out of the way. Continuing with my NXT theme, I've decided that it’s time to tell of some talent that is currently being underexposed on NXT and, with a decent enough push, could be called up to the main roster full time.
Alex Riley - Say it to My Face
Alex Riley – First up is A-Ry, obviously this guy is really talented and definitely has the image to be a main eventer in the future, I don’t know why he has been relegated to working on NXT again from being a strong mid-carder feuding with The Miz. It wasn’t like he was becoming stale either, he was able to garner heat whilst teaming with The Miz after his original stint in NXT, but he was also able to gain a great pop as a face on his own afterwards and from what I read about house shows, he still does get a great pop from the fans. His finisher is really quite old school yet still very good, and is also quick on the mic which you need to be these days if you want to get anywhere in the WWE.

Tyler Reks – Now I know this guy at the moment is in a tag team (and a rather good one at that) with Curt Hawkins, but Reks is a real monster, he has the look of a monster as he is ripped as hell, (those dreadlocks don’t do any harm either), the only reason he hasn’t been introduced is because of his misdemeanours on the internet, all the major players in the WWE were saying he was the next big thing but he decided to go the Zack Ryder route and use the internet to get over with the fans, but the WWE bigwigs didn’t take too kindly to that. His finisher is probably my favourite in the WWE at the moment with the gutwrench torture rack flipped into a DDT which looks brutal and helps with his image, and I believe that if he was given time on Smackdown or Raw he could be a major star and rise to the top, and if not alone he can revitalise the tag team division with Curt Hawkins.

Can Kidd Step up to the Bigger Stage?
Tyson Kidd – This guy is probably one of the best in ring competitors in the WWE at the moment, he has developed variations of submissions that people have never seen before. He was obviously trained in the legendary Hart Dungeon by the family and was welcomed into it as one of their own. He is a former Tag Team champ and I feel the day the Hart Dynasty lost the titles, that was the day the tag team division truly died in the WWE, then the awful story of him and DH Smith feuding just sent his career spiralling out of control and off he went to NXT. But now he is establishing himself there once more, and it seems as if they want to build a new tag team with him in it as he wrestled in the Wrestlemania dark match with Justin Gabriel as his tag partner, and again this past Sunday at No Way Out, and they looked rather good together.

Derrick Bateman – Now this guy is one of my favourite wrestlers at the moment. He is charismatic, a genuinely funny guy and can easily play heel or face. WWE obviously has a lot of faith in the guy, as he was given his own entrance music and theme before anyone else in NXT, making him the first NXT “rookie” ever to have one.  Also, although it is not commonly known, Derrick Bateman is in fact the strongest pound for pound wrestler in the WWE, he can bench and deadlift more for his weight than any other, and taking into consideration his weight, theoretically he is stronger than Mark Henry. His work on the mic has come on leaps and bounds during NXT and I actually find his backstage scenes amusing.
The Usos can Reignite the Tag Team Division

The Uso’s – These guys are awesome, no doubt about it. They are from the legendary Anoa’i Wrestling family. They are old school wrestlers, who are quite clearly influenced by their father Rikishi and their uncle Umaga. I don’t think anyone can question that they are the best tag team around and probably the best that there has been in quite a few years. Their entrance is amazing as well, with them performing a traditional Maori war dance before each match, and then coming down to some old school hip hop theme. They embrace everything that their family stood for in the wrestling industry, and keep the name alive with some high flying moves and incorporate moves from each of their family members.
 Honourable Mentions
Michael McGillicutty
Percy Watson
Yoshi Tatsu

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