Top 10 WWE Wrestlers Since The Attitude Era: John Cena, CM Punk, Brock Lesnar Among Best Superstars
July 14, 2016 - WWE
Nearly 15 years after a end, WWE fans continue to prolonged for a days of a Attitude Era. The duration of time noted by a late 1990s and early 2000s saw wrestling spin some-more renouned than it ever was, or has been since.
While ratings aren’t what they once were and stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock are no longer wrestling, WWE has constructed copiousness of talent given a finish of a Attitude Era. In fact, some of a best wrestlers of all-time didn’t get their start in WWE until 2002 or later.
Below is a demeanour during a tip 10 WWE superstars that finished their entrance after a Attitude Era. Wrestlers that had success during and after a epoch like Triple H, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and others are not authorised to make a list.
10) Alberto Del Rio
An evidence could be finished to put a few opposite wrestlers during No.10 (Sheamus, Kofi Kingston), yet Del Rio gets a nod. Del Rio competence have never spin what some approaching him to be in WWE, yet behaving during a high spin for 5 years earns him a mark on a list. Always one of a many unchanging wrestlers in a ring, Del Rio reason a company’s tip pretension twice.
9) The Miz
The Miz has always been a favorite aim of “smart” wrestling fans, yet it’s unfit to repudiate what he’s finished in WWE. Spending a decade on a categorical roster, The Miz has reason a company’s tip pretension for 160 days, and he categorical evented WrestleMania 27 with John Cena. WWE’s preference to spin him babyface in late 2012 valid to be a mistake, yet he plays his purpose as a smarmy heel really well, wise in ideally in a mid-card stage as a Intercontinental Champion.
8) Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler’s bequest will eventually be characterized by what competence have been. Never once WWE champion, yet positively honourable of a run, Ziggler has consistently been one of a company’s best in-ring performers. The closest thing WWE has seen to Shawn Michaels given HBK’s retirement, Ziggler is a best in WWE during creation superstars demeanour good. Whether it’s winning a universe championship a night after WrestleMania 29 or finale Survivor Series 2014 as a final male standing, Ziggler has had some large moments that never led to a clever push.
7) Seth Rollins
He hasn’t even been in WWE for 4 years, yet Rollins has been so good given he debuted that he deserves a mark on a list. As a “architect” of The Shield from Nov 2012 to Jun 2014, Rollins was partial of one of a biggest factions in wrestling history. While Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have spin categorical eventers in their possess right, Rollins has outshone both of them, mostly carrying muted episodes of “Monday Night Raw” during his 220-day championship reign. Arguably a best altogether performer in WWE during his time in a categorical eventuality scene, his best days competence still be forward of him as he awaits an contingent babyface turn.
It should come as small warn how many success Batista is carrying in Hollywood, deliberation how good of a performer he was in WWE. Always improved as a heel than a babyface, Batista had noted feuds with a likes of Cena, Triple H and The Undertaker. His many new run with WWE was forgettable, yet he would immediately spin a tip heel if he ever motionless to return.
5) Randy Orton
Along with Cena, Orton has been a tack in a categorical eventuality stage for a final decade. He detonate onto a stage as a member of Evolution and fast became a tip singles star. Only Cena and Triple H have had some-more runs as WWE Champion, and he’s categorical evented WrestleMania twice. Never a best talker, few have ever looked so well-spoken in a ring, and a RKO is arguably a best finishing scheme in WWE.
4) Daniel Bryan
Bryan was on his approach to No.2 on this list before his career was finished in early 2016 given of concussions. His primary run in WWE lasted reduction than 5 years, yet that was all Bryan indispensable to spin a sure-fire WWE Hall of Famer. Arguably a best in-ring performer in a world, Bryan won over fans in annoy of what a association wanted, forcing WWE to change their skeleton and put him in a categorical eventuality of WrestleMania 30. At a rise of his recognition during a “Yes! Movement,” Bryan drew throng reactions that rivaled those generated by Stone Cold in a Attitude Era.
3) Brock Lesnar
If Lesnar never left WWE during a finish of his initial army with a association in 2004, he competence really good be No.1. The fact that he’s wrestled fewer matches than anyone on this list speaks to his significance to a company. Lesnar became a youngest WWE Champion of all time when he kick The Rock during SummerSlam 2002, yet his run as a part-time wrestler given 2012 has been even some-more impactful. The spin of realism he brings to a ring is distinct any in WWE history, exemplified by a fact that he was selected to finish The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak.
2) CM Punk
His time with WWE came to an sudden end, yet his 8 years with a association were positively memorable. No wrestler has come as tighten to leading Cena in terms of recognition as Punk did in a summer of 2011 when he initial became WWE champion. His 434-day run with a belt was a longest in WWE given Hogan was a company’s tip champion in a mid-1980s, and he’s one of a best talkers a business has ever seen. Great as a heel or a babyface, an contingent lapse by Punk would be one of a biggest moments in WWE history.
1) John Cena
No wrestler other than Cena can be deliberate for a tip spot. He’s managed to be a face of WWE for a decade, putting together a run longer than Hulk Hogan had in a 80s or Stone Cold had in a 90s. When Cena is during his best, few have ever been improved on a mic. Despite criticisms of his in-ring work, he’s had some of a best matches of a final few years, putting himself in a review among a biggest performers in WWE history.