The ability to cut a solid wrestling promo is something that at times seems to be lost on the sport. Gone are the days of the likes of Roddy Piper and Jake “The Snake” Roberts coming out and not only having the time, but the skill to cut a great promo to get themselves or other wrestlers over.
Today it’s not unusual for a wrestler to come out, scream for two to three minutes, before another wrestler comes out and suddenly they’re in the middle of a match. The psychology of a match and the tease of a match with good promo work seems very old school to most new wrestling fans.
There’s a few good wrestlers and one ‘advocate’ in Paul Heyman who have skills to engage a crowd and cut a good promo. For the most part though, wrestlers seem to fail to develop that ability to go out and entertain a crowd for any real length of time with a solid promo.
Today we take a look at ten such mat warriors who need extensive work on the mic. We present the “Top 10 Current Wrestlers Who Absolutely Suck on the Mic.”
10 John Morrison
9 Daniel Bryan
8 Matt Hardy
4 Big Show
3 Randy Orton
1 Roman Reigns
It’s the biggest flaw in the game of Roman Reigns, who has gotten somewhat better on the mic, but still has a ways to go to reach championship level. The former Shield member has been slammed many times by wrestling fans for having just numbing promos that either have little to no substance or no believable intensity. Studying fellow stars of the past and present is the best way to go for Reigns, who is starting to get over with hardcore fans and seems to be getting closer to being the complete star the company tried to build with his push at the Royal Rumble.
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