For me it was JBL in 2004. When JBL became the champion, he was like Bobby Roode last year, where he was he just starting out in the main event and he needed to prove himself as a main eventer & build himself up as a credible World Champion, it would be a tough task but he ran with the ball he was given and did an amazing job with carrying Smackdown and turning him himself into the 'Wrestling God' that we know & love today. Like the poster above mentioned for Edge & HHH, it made him hungry & ruthless, he would do anything to keep the belt, he was cocky & brash and was fantastic at drawing heat to the point where he drove fans crazy and they wanted to see anyone take the belt off him, and his promo work became better than ever- he was a throwback to the heels of old. His World Title reign got stronger & stronger as the months rolled by because of the list of estabilished names he plowed through like Eddie Guererro, Booker T, The Undertaker, Kurt Angle, Big Show, and all the Triple Threat & Fatal 4 Way matches he went through, and the brutal matches he endured like the Texas Bullrope, his match with Undertaker at Summerslam, Last Ride & the Barbed Wire Steel Cage match. A lot of people credit 2004 as Smackdown's best year ever, which I agree with, and JBL's title reign was part of why.
Last edited by Wolf Pac : 11-09-2012 at 01:17 PM.