What separates the classier, more elegant art form known as professional wrestling from barbaric “sports” like MMA fighting or football is the focus on awesome promos. Wrestlers become distinguishable based as much on their ability to come up with catchy phrases and engage the crowd. Sometimes, they can transcend wrestling and become popular culture icons based solely on their mic work. Over the course of wrestling’s rich history, a few have stood out as being the greatest. Here’s a list of the 10 best trashtalkers the “sport” has ever seen.
10. C. M. Punk — Punk is easily the best talker in the biz right now. His straight edge gimmick of talking down to the audience for not being as morally grounded as him is always fascinating to watch. Punk even takes breaks during matches to talk about his straight edge lifestyle. He’s the most entertaining talker in wrestling now and will only move up the list in a few years.
Why This Clip Is Awesome — The man stopped in the middle of the freaking Royal Rumble to talk his ish, imploring fans to join him on the straight-edge. The promo was so awesome that the fans even started to cheer him while he was calling them fat alcoholics.