3. Stone Cold Steve Austin — “Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your a$$.” So what if he’s going to Hell, Austin is the biggest star in wrestling history and a big part of that is due to his ability to work the crowd into a frenzy on the microphone. He spent most of his major stardom with a jacked up neck, so he relied on his promos. At the end of his career, he started the “what” craze that was at once annoying and hilarious.
Why This Clip Is Awesome — This is probably the most famous promo in the history of wrestling. In just a few minutes, he became a household name. This promo is Austin’s Illmatic.
2. The Rock — At the peak of wrestling’s popularity, The Rock was one of the most recognizable figures in the WWF. “You smell what The Rock is cookin’?” and “Know your role and shut your mouth” showed a magnetism that’s earned the man a spot as Hollywood’s elite stars of bad movies. His best role was as the male Tooth Fairy. But that’s neither here nor there.
Why This Clip Is Awesome — This is by far my favorite promo in all of wrestling. In just a few minutes, The Rock got the crowd to cheer him, hate him and cheer him again.