As the end of the year fast approaches, now is the time to look back on the year that was and reminisce on everything that made 2019 so great, including WWE's most talked-about talents!
Tumblr recently released a variety of lists reviewing the best of 2019. Among the categories was top actors and actresses, video games, and even memes. Pro wrestling has always had a strong presence on Tumblr and 2019 was no exception. The following list will look at Tumblr's top 10 pro wrestlers of the year and feature my analysis for each selection. Let's get to it!
By Thomas Brunt
The key for WWE to keep their product consistent is to not overexpose things and to maintain an interesting and logical product, which is what the black and gold brand has successfully done for the most part for the better part of five years now. If WWE wants to make NXT must-watch to compete with AEW, then they must continue those efforts as they make their move to the mainstream audience on USA Network come the September 18th edition.
Here are a few things they can do to help make it that way.
By Brian Yuran
With floundering ratings and AEW’s soaring popularity, WWE finds itself at a crossroads. This past week’s RAW saw the lowest ratings in the modern PG era (excluding holiday episodes).
Part of the reason is stagnant writing with poor storylines and underutilized talent.
But the main reason WWE is suffering is due to its lack of a transcendent star. Ever since John Cena left to become a full-time actor and the legendary Randy Orton was delegated to mid-card status, WWE has been without its guy.
It seems like Vince and company believe they’ve found their main-event man in the “Beast Slayer”, but while the former Shield member is one of the most skilled in-ring performers of his generation, he doesn’t possess the charisma or captivating presence of a John Cena or Hulk Hogan. Without a doubt, he puts on some spectacular matches. His bout at SummerSlam 2015 with John Cena was nothing short of extraordinary.
By RJ Marceau
After another weekend of great wrestling, I decided to rank all wrestling main events I have attended live. I know someone will be offended that I include NXT TakeOvers as pay-per-views, oh well. I have attended 18 PPV shows since 2005 and below I will rank the main event matches from worst to best. I decided to use the star rating to help paint an easier picture. Anything over 4*s I will say are good to great matches worth taking time to watch if you have never seen them before.
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