Finding that next.... star!
For years and years fans under estimate "jobbers".. "low-card talent".. "shotgun, velocity, heat, superstars performers" in the industry... if you all know what i mean... I'm not talking about the talents that come through the indies where YOU KNOW! they are that good... (i.e. Punk, Aries, Danielson, Moxley, Black etc.)
Take for a couple examples;
1. The Miz - NOBODY thought when he was doing his reality gimmick and even when he was with JoMo... NOBODY thought of him being one of the top 10 stars of the company today, i know i certainly never saw it coming... wrestle mania headliner etc...
2. Edge - when The Brood were causing ruckus right through the attitude era, not once did i go wow... Edge is going to be a 10 time world champion, hall of fame winner and pretty much accomplish everything there is to do in the business... but he did!
3. Robert Roode - Even as small as TNA is - when Bobby Roode was part of Team Canada, i always thought it was Petey Williams who was going break through at the end of Team Canada - nope it was Roode! Now look at him... i can't picture impact wrestling without him in the main event anymore...
What i want to know is... who do you believe will go on to have a big and/or hall of fame career? This is this the list of guys i will give you to think of (any others feel free to add ..
Drew McIntyre, Alex Riley, JTG, Primo, Epico, Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel, Hunico, Camacho, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Titus O'Neil, Jinder Mahal, Derrick Bateman, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Ezekiel Jackson, Brodus Clay, Sin Cara, Evan Bourne, Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder & Johnny Curtis
Yes most of them have had a lot of shine on Smackdown and RAW already; however opportunities and things change in this industry... but who has that something else... most of this list were part of nexus, hart dynasty, part of the legendary colon family or anoa'i family or were once "mcmahons chosen one" or once headlined raw in a tag team with Shaqueille O'Neal for god sake or a former ECW Champion or was calling his momma on Wrestlemania Stage....
My pick - Heath Slater - i for some reason... see a lot of Edge in him - former FCW Champion, Part of the inaugural NXT Season, Part of the Nexus (Tag Team Champion), Part of the Corre (Tag Team Champion), Started his One Maaaaaannnn Bannnnndddd Babyyyy!, Did the lead up and the actual final segment of RAW 1000 working with legends like Vader, Sid, Piper, Rikishi etc, now he is doing his 3MB thing leading the group with Mahal and McIntyre... i mean already he has had some cool 3 or so years on WWE Television - but i truly believe somehow someway Heath Slater will be a WWE Champion, by 2018! i know it sounds a while a way... but he will, he will go face, he will go heel again... that's my opinion...