[dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]eople don’t watch WWE merely for the in-ring actions. Die hard fans need some amazing promo cutting for proper immersion into wrestling. Crizic selects some of the gems on microphone in WWE. Here is a list of 5 greatest mic workers of all time in WWE. Remember that Managers aren’t counted, only wrestlers are. So no Paul Heyman or Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan.
5. Roddy Piper:
Well, he has to be here. This guy gave WWE its infamous formula of ‘trash talking’ which continues even till today. His delivery was always pitch perfect, his content totally memorable, and he can advance a storyline like no other. Moreover, he gave us ‘just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions.’
4. CM Punk:
The best talker of the reality era is also one of the greatest of all time. Whether heel or face, just give him a damn microphone and he will turn it into a pipebomb. Shame that WWE lost its chance to make another Stone Cold. Speaking of that;
3. Stone Cold Steve Austin:
Whenever the sound of glass shattering came out of nowhere, we knew shit was about to get serious. Same was when this guy was handed a microphone. Steve Austin gave out innumerable memorable promos, including the one that sold million of T-Shirts.
2. Ric Flair:
Oh, we all hated him. To be more precise, we all loathed him. He insulted us, our wits, our favorites, and turned us into marks. Well, that is exactly what a heel should do when he is handed a microphone!
1. The Rock:
Hand him shitty dialogues and he will turn them into gold. Hand him weird lines, ask him to refer to himself in third person, and he will deliver that in such a way that will send shivers down your spine. The Rock became a legend on his mic skills alone. He could put on an entertaining match, and has obvious charisma, but his mic skills are leaps and bounds above everyone else.