Yay, Numbered Lists

I know your readers love numbered lists! 1. Do you know the story on what happened with Alex Riley? He got one of the most massive reactions in recent memory when he face turned on Miz, was given great entrance music and main evented Raw for about a month, and then fell off the face of the planet. I know he’s doing commentary for their B-shows, so what gives? Did he suffer some sort of Nowinski-type injury or what? 2. I really have no interest in ever seeing Sting perform in a WWE ring, but I have to admit that even with their limited abilities at this point, Sting vs. Undertaker would be a pretty awesome spectacle. I know you’ve said Taker-Cena is a lock for WrestleMania right now, but if they somehow got Sting to work the event would they change their plans to give us Sting-Taker, instead? 2b. Sting-Cena seems like it would have money written all over it, too, but outside of Cena and Taker is there any other money they could milk out of Sting besides the inevitable DVD set? 3. Speaking of big money matches, the excitement for Lesnar’s return seemed to flame out really quickly, thanks in no small part to him having to put over the most over guy of the modern era and the guy who’s basically been over for almost 15 years now. Is there anything left on the table for Brock that would draw interest? Brock-Sheamus seems appealing to me, Daniel Bryan could probably make him look like a million bucks, but is there anything else? 4. Going back into the wayback machine, I have a nostalgic fondness for Ken Shamrock. They never really seemed to tap into what they could have gotten out of him. Were there ever bigger plans for him, or was he always intended to just be a sort of upper-midcard hand? 5. Final question: Carlito, MVP, Shelton Benjamin, and Mr. Kennedy: all of these guys were fairly well-liked by the Internet, all seemed as though they could have been viable main eventers, and all of them left WWE without even touching their potential. Which of these guys do you see as the biggest wasted opportunity, and which if any do you think we might see in a WWE ring again?

1.  He did (something) and fell into the doghouse, where (something) is an incident I don’t remember.  Unfortunately, once you’re there and you’re not a top guy, it’s incredibly difficult to escape it again. 2.  I presume that if Sting is available and willing to work Wrestlemania, we will get Sting-Undertaker, and otherwise we’ll get Cena-Undertaker.  I’m pretty sure Cena-UT was in the plans because they didn’t count on TNA falling off a cliff and Sting being a possibility, but given his age and limited options for matches you’d have to think Sting-UT is the only way they’d go.  2b.  I feel like doing Sting-UT, then having them team up and go against the Shield and/or Wyatts in some combination at Summerslam would also be a good use of him.  3.  I honestly don’t even know what they’re trying to accomplish with Brock anymore, but yes, Brock-Sheamus could be fun.  Ultimately I think we’re only getting Brock vs. “A+” guys, though.  4.  He was what he was.  I think they did about as well with him as they could, although Robo-Shamrock in 98 was a huge wasted opportunity.  He was never gonna be Goldberg or anything, though.  5.  I never saw the big deal with either Carlito or Kennedy.  MVP was just warming up when he got cut.  The biggest waste was Chris Masters, who got pushed based on his look, got told to lose the weight, did so, got mocked and de-pushed, and then got really good on his own before getting fired.  Both companies are idiots for not giving him another shot when he was pulling flaming tree trunks out of the ground like Superman. 

WWE Lists Top 50 Villains and Good Guys in Wrestling History

Source – Villains

Source – Good Guys

These might be old but it’s the first I’ve heard of them.

Villains:

  1. Roddy Piper
  2. Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen
  3. Mr. McMahon
  4. Ted DiBiase
  5. Hollywood Hogan
  6. HHH
  7. Superstar Billy Graham
  8. Bobby Heenan
  9. Gorgeous George
  10. Jake Roberts
  11. Rick Rude
  12. JBL
  13. The Fabulous Freebirds
  14. The Original Sheik
  15. Chris Jericho
  16. Sherri Martel
  17. Mr. Perfect
  18. Killer Kowalski
  19. Jim Cornette
  20. Edge
  21. Freddie Blassie
  22. Undertaker
  23. Sgt. Slaughter
  24. Harley Race
  25. Vader
  26. Nick Bockwinkel
  27. Paul Orndorff
  28. Fabulous Moolah
  29. Raven
  30. Jerry Lawler
  31. Kevin Sullivan
  32. Randy Orton
  33. Terry Funk
  34. Abdullah the Butcher
  35. Paul Heyman
  36. Ivan Koloff
  37. Ernie Ladd
  38. CM Punk
  39. Dudley Boyz
  40. Don Muraco
  41. Kane
  42. Brock Lesnar
  43. Eddie Guerrero
  44. Eric Bischoff
  45. Andre the Giant
  46. Iron Sheik
  47. Mark Henry
  48. Vickie Guerrero
  49. Randy Savage
  50. Batista

Good guys:

  1. Bruno Sammartino
  2. Hulk Hogan
  3. Steve Austin
  4. John Cena
  5. Sting
  6. Bret Hart
  7. Dusty Rhodes
  8. The Rock
  9. Ricky Steamboat
  10. Rey Mysterio
  11. The Von Erichs
  12. Undertaker
  13. Junkyard Dog
  14. Rock and Roll Express
  15. Andre the Giant
  16. Jeff Hardy
  17. Ultimate Warrior
  18. Magnum TA
  19. Randy Savage
  20. Mankind
  21. Goldberg
  22. Jimmy Snuka
  23. The Crusher and the Bruiser
  24. Shawn Michaels
  25. Bobo Brazil
  26. Road Warriors
  27. Mil Mascaras
  28. Bob Backlund
  29. Jim Duggan
  30. Jack Brisco
  31. Chief Jay Strongbow
  32. Rob Van Dam
  33. Verne Gagne
  34. Tito Santana
  35. Jerry Lawler
  36. Mr. Wrestling II
  37. Antonino Rocca
  38. Eddie Guerrero
  39. Wahoo McDaniel
  40. Lex Luger
  41. Tommy Rich
  42. Ivan Putski
  43. Kofi Kingston
  44. Pedro Morales
  45. Tommy Dreamer
  46. Danny Hodge
  47. Trish Stratus
  48. Bob Armstrong
  49. Rocky Johnson
  50. Diamond Dallas Page

It’s hard to argue with either top five (although I could see Steamboat being a top five good guy ever.  Same with Mysterio), but some of the lower lists are bizarre.  For one thing, where are Jimmy Hart and Shawn Michaels as villains/ Also, Harley Race at #24 and freaking JBL at #12?  Ridiculous.  The top five villains are about as accurate as you’re going to get though.

WWE.com Posts Lists of Top 50 Heroes And Villains

I rarely look at these lists but these have the potential for some funny entries.
Heroes:

1. Bruno Sammartino
2. Hulk Hogan
3. Stone Cold Steve Austin
4. John Cena
5. Sting
6. Bret Hitman Hart
7. Dusty Rhodes
8. Dwayne the Rock Johnson
9. Ricky Steamboat
10. Rey Mysterio
11. The Von Erichs
12. The Undertaker
13. The Junkyard Dog
14. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express
15. Andre the Giant
16. Jeff Hardy
17. The Ultimate Warrior
18. Magnum T.A.
19. Macho Man Randy Savage
20. Mankind
21. Goldberg
22. Jimmy Snuka
23. The Bruiser & The Crusher
24. Shawn Michaels
25. Bobo Brazil
26. The Road Warriors
27. Mil Mascaras
28. Bob Backlund
29. Hacksaw Jim Duggan
30. Jack Brisco
31. Chief Jay Strongbow
32. Rob Van Dam
33. Verne Gagne
34. Tito Santana
35. Jerry the King Lawler
36. Mr Wrestling II
37. Antonino Rocca
38. Eddie Guerrero
39. Wahoo McDaniel
40. Lex Luger
41. Tommy Rich
42. Ivan Putski
43. Kofi Kingston
44. Pedro Morales
45. Tommy Dreamer
46. Danny Hodge
47. Trish Stratus
48. Bob Armstrong
49. Rocky Johnson
50. Diamond Dallas Page

The Villains:

50. Batista
49. Randy Savage
48. Vickie Guerrero
47. Mark Henry
46. The Iron Shiek
45. Andre the Giant
44. Eric Bischoff
43. Eddie Guerrero
42. Brock Lesnar
41. Kane
40. Don Muraco
39. The Dudley Boyz
38. CM Punk
37. Ernie Ladd
36. Ivan Koloff
35. Paul Heyman
34. Abdullah the Butcher
33. Terry Funk
32. Randy Orton
31. Kevin Sullivan
30. Jerry Lawler
29. Raven
28. The Fabulous Moolah
27. Paul Orndorff
26. Nick Bockwinkel
25. Vader
24. Harley Race
23. Sgt. Slaughter
22. Undertaker
21. Freddie Blassie
20. Edge
19. Jim Cornette
18. Killer Kowalski
17. Mr. Perfect
16. Sherri Martel
15. Chris Jericho
14. The Original Sheik
13. The Fabulous Freebirds
12. JBL
11. Rick Rude
10. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
9. Gorgeous George
8. Bobby Heenan
7. “Superstar” Billy Graham
6. Triple H
5. “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan
4. “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
3. Mr. McMahon
2. Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen
1. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

WWE Lists Ten Biggest Names To Never Be World Champion

This should spark a decent debate.

Source

– The current
“10 Count” with Matt Striker on WWE Classics on Demand ranks the top 10
Superstars to never win a world championship. The list is as follows:

Honorable Mentions: Killer Kowalski, Lance Storm

10. Arn Anderson
9. Chief Jay Strongbow
8. Paul Orndorff
7. Nikita Koloff
6. Junkyard Dog
5. Scott Hall
4. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
3. British Bulldog
2. “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
1. “Rowdy” Roddy Roddy Piper

Thoughts?