Top Five: Next Generation Performers That Didn’t Become Superstars

Russ Morgan, Brian Damage & Craig Wilson

In this latest Top Five we list 2nd and 3rd generation superstars that didn’t hit the same heights as the more famous people bearing the same surname as them before. Next week we’ll turn it around by listing guys that eclipsed the achievements of their family.
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Book or Cook? The Booking of Curtis Axel

Curtis Axel

Craig Wilson, Jamie Lithgow & Brian Damage

The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook Curtis Axel.
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The Next Generation of Wrestlers You May Not Have Heard Of….Yet

von-erics-1394964188Brian Damage

Not too long ago, I wrote about the difficulties of being a 2nd/3rd generation wrestler entitled The Generation Gap: Wrestling Legacies.

In this piece, I take a look at some of these 2nd and 3rd generation wrestlers. Some you may have heard of…others not so much…not yet anyway. A new generation of wrestlers looking to make a name for themselves.

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What Wrestling Taught us This Week…

Jamie Lithgow

Curtis Axel = Michael McGillicutty

The artist formally known as Michael McGillicutty has been given some well deserved attention

  • The STFU (or whatever Cena calls it) is a sleeper hold, apparently. Ryback almost lost consciousness while Cena had it applied. This is despite the fact that it has always been portrayed as a painful submission rather than a sleeper hold.
  • Mark Henry can pull two trucks but Sheamus can’t pull one man. Questioning the Irishman’s ability to shift The World’s Strongest Man in their strap match would have been sound wrestling logic, had Mark Henry not displayed the feats of human strength a few nights previous by pulling a couple of trucks down a road!
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