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Hi folks, thought I'd add a new topic for discussion, and it's about another aspect of a great wrestler: the promo. Who is the best talker who can get himself over AND his opponents simply by his gift of gab?

I got to put some from the past for me, as I grew up watching the late Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig) and love that his DVD has a lot of his work on it. Ric Flair is da man of course for old style promos, and he learned from the likes of Buddy Rogers, Classy Freddie Glassie and Superstar Billy Graham. Then you get to Jake the Snake Roberts who gave the best cerebral type of promo.

Moving forward you had THE MOST ELECTRIFYING ATHLETE IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT TODAY in the ROCK of course, who again, if you see his DVD, is amazing for a promo. Raven was an underrated talker as well. Mick Foley also showed even before leaving for TNA that he could EASILY get someone over, or get the cheap pop from the hometown crowd.

Today you got funny promos like Santino Marella to good, strong ones like Chris Jericho or Edge. So give your 2 cents on the topic and have fun!
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Posted 9/12/08
satino , edge and hulk hogan
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the rock and stone cold
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Sheamus and the Miz are breakout stars on the mic if you ask me;

DDP was always nice to hear

Larry Zbysko was a fav of mine.

I really liked Mike Sanders too back in the day
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Posted 10/21/10
I got to add Alberto Del Rio now as his mic work got him over along with the gimmick and in ring for me. He has the heel down pat. I also think Sheamus came a long way and has it, as does his fellow countryman Wade Barrett. Christian has gotten better too over the years.

WOW kudos on recalling Sanders! If I go way back for promo work it's Bobby Heenan, Jesse Ventura, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Honky Tonk Man, Jim Mitchell, Jim Cornette, HBK at various times in his career (mostly first time in DX and late in career), old Paul Bearer, Ric Flair old times, Mick Foley, and the Rock (particularly later in his career again).
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Posted 10/23/10
How could we forget mr. golden raspy voice the Macho man...........Can't leave him off this list.
And Jeff Jarret's older stuff is pretty awesome too, love the segment where he comes in to be interviewed by Mean Gene and calls him jurassic slapnuts
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Posted 10/23/10
the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase
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Oh and one note I saw the Score's Drafted 2 show the other night where it's a sucky reality TV show about people trying to be the next sports commentator. I only stopped to watch as I saw the preview during RAW and noted it had 1 episode where each person had to interview John Cena...and he snapped on some of them!

See that's the heel like Cena which can promo well, no script, just being a bit honest, a bit witty, and even a bit evil. He said to some to keep their day jobs, buried a chick who asked nothing but questions about finishers (does his do the job, does he got many finishers for different guys, which is better submission or high risk, who has the best finisher, etc.). He also gave good praise when someone was personable and not robotic generalized media asking (funny considering his current face form being scripted and bad at the comedy). I can only hope that Cena shows up sometime in future to promo...
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Nah, CM punk > Cena
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Thinking to the upcoming Old School RAW they'll be a few guys fun for a promo on the show. I don't know why but crazy ones from Rowdy Roddy Piper and The Iron Shiek always get me up. Arn Anderson was good for intensity on the mic, while IRS and Ted had charm with that whole Money Inc. gimmick. But one I'm looking VERY forward to is not an in ring performer of the past.

With how BAD announcing has become (trust me NXT makes me rage a lot alone) I welcome Mean Gene Okerlund (Who now does WWE Vintage collection which we get in Canada) and Howard the Fink Finkel (who does online stuff for WWE.com) handling some announcing. Maybe the current crew can stop insulting each other or the talent and actually take 2 seconds to hear REAL pros at the craft on a mic!
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The Rock and Triple H

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Easily having won it on his own for best mic of this year is Paul Heyman. He makes it possible to push the Beast Brock Lesnar without being there simply with how he talks about him and puts him over. He also brings out the best in others he talks against such as John Cena. He shows why managers or such roles are sorely missed to get talent over while offering a role for those who cannot wrestle.
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