Pro wrestling today isn’t about just guys or girls going in the ring and putting on a good wrestling match. There’s so much more to a character, and a lot of that has to do with what that wrestler or diva can do on the microphone.
Good promos can turn a mid-level wrestler into a star. From ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper back in the 1980s to more recent guys like CM Punk, being able to go out and cut a good promo about your match or feud is what becoming a complete star in the business is all about.
Cutting promos doesn’t come naturally to most wrestlers, and most have to go to an independent promotion or work at the craft of it before becoming good at it.
One case like that was that of Steve Austin, who was fired by WCW, and then went to Paul Heyman’s promotion, ECW, and learned to build his character, bringing it to a whole other level.
There are some wrestlers that never learn to cut a good promo (let's hope this isn't the case for Roman Reigns), like with the case of Sid Vicious. A lot of his promos turned into comedy acts, as he would keep rambling on and messing up even the easiest of thoughts.
There’s only so many great ones, and today we look at the current day roster, giving you the 15 Best Promo Cutters in the WWE Right Now.
14 Randy Orton
13 Bad News Barrett
12 The Miz
10 Daniel Bryan
9 Seth Rollins
8 Stephanie McMahon
7 Dean Ambrose
6 Chris Jericho
5 John Cena
4 Triple H
3 The Rock
2 Bray Wyatt
1 Paul Heyman
The ‘advisor’ for current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar is by far and away the best talker in the company, and his being the top spot on this list is a no-brainer. Heyman has gone from carrying a large cell phone in AWA as ‘Paul E. Dangerously’ to being the best talker in the game today. He works at his craft, studies wrestlers, and has a game plan each and every time he gets into the ring to talk to the audience. Heyman is a confident heel manager that harkens back to the days of Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan and ‘Classy’ Freddie Blassie. He can hold an audience in his clutches for 10-15 minutes without fail, and he makes it a point each and every time out not only to get himself and his client over, but the wrestler that Lesnar may be going up against. He cuts the best promos in the business, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon.
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