For many reasons, hardcore wrestling fans dislike WWE. It's not because of wrestling matches in WWE are not that great as outside, but because of their way of booking wrestlers. Many wrestlers on the roster that are not liked, but given more opportunities than others. On the other hand, wrestlers who the fans want to see pushed, are either ruined or used as an enhancement talent.
Some wrestlers who the fans don't like either given the main events while others deserving are mostly sidelined. Some are pushed more than deserved while others are not used up to their potential. The wrestlers who deserve to become world champion lose often. Here are five wrestlers who are overrated and five that are underrated:
Overrated: Baron Corbin
The Lone Wolf is the man that WWE has been pushing since he joined the main roster. He has been a successful wrestler since joining WWE. He won the Andre 'The Giant' Memorial Battle Royal on his first night and won the Money in the Bank a year later. Not everyone is a fan of his work as a wrestler and his finisher 'End of Days' is probably the only good thing about his in-ring abilities. Even his authority character is helping him get into the main event scene. However, he is not that talented that WWE pushes him.
Vince is high on him, even higher than Baron could himself digest. That makes him one of the most overrated wrestlers in WWE
Underrated: Bobby Roode
Bobby Roode is a veteran who has the talent and the potential to become the best. However, WWE management doesn't make it seem so. The Glorious One has been booked in unmeaningful rivalries and merely as an enhancement talent on the television.
Bobby Roode has the potential to be the main event star as a heel. He is that good. However, WWE's booking has been unpleasant that makes Bobby Roode is one of the most underrated wrestlers on the roster today.
Overrated: Braun Strowman
The Monster Among Men has been the most dominant wrestler and a human wrecking ball in the WWE.
WWE has pushed Braun Strowman as one of the top faces in the company. Since debuting as a singles competitor, Braun Strowman has been wrecking everyone in his path. From facing everyone from John Cena to Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman has done it all. Not only that, Braun Strowman even won the first ever-50 Men Royal Rumble match and Money In the Bank in the same year(2018).
We might see Strowman as a World Champion, and the fans would not be shocked about that.
Many wrestling fans have been asking WWE one thing: When are they going to push Cesaro as a singles competitor?
The Swiss Superman is one of the most technically and athletically gifted wrestlers in the world right now. His strength is 'insane' and can lift a wrestler of the size of the Big Show easily. He has every quality required to be a world champion.
However, WWE has never wanted to push him as a singles competitor and continuously pushes him as a tag team wrestler. With his fan following and abilities, Cesaro is a man who can help WWE earn huge profits. WWE needs to capitalize on his potential, something the company hasn't done in the past six years. WWE needs to give a chance to The Swiss Superman once in his WWE career.
Overrated: John Cena
John Cena is a hardworking wrestler and a great wrestler. However, nobody can change the fact that John Cena is one of the most overrated wrestlers in the history of the WWE.
The 16-time World Champion was the face of the company for the past 12 years. John Cena has held a total of 23 titles in WWE, which is in itself a huge accomplishment. However, in the words of HHH, is he that damn good?
John Cena himself admits his 'five moves of doom' are not the move set that the fans love. The champ might lose many matches nowadays but has buried more stars than he has put over.
Underrated: AJ Styles
If we talk about the best wrestler in the world, AJ Styles tops the list. He is that good in the ring. However, saying he is underrated is a crime.
Whenever a hardcore fan sees AJ Styles in the WWE, he would state him underrated. It is because of the WWE's booking decisions. WWE might have listened to the fans in letting Styles be a WWE Champion for more than half of his run in the company. However, has WWE given Styles the main event push he deserved?
Styles has been a WWE Champion for more than 320 days in his second run with the title. However, WWE hasn't let him main event a single dual-branded PPV with the title. Even the IC title and undeserving matches have been the main event, but not AJ Styles' matches. His title reign and matches are phenomenal. He deserves the main event. His reign has been treated as mid-card title reign thus far. It needs to stop.
Overrated: Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar has been on fire since returning to WWE in 2012. He has defeated several legendary wrestlers in the history of WWE and lost only four matches since returning. He ended the Undertaker's streak. However, he has been a part-timer and shows up once in a long time.
Brock is a wrestler who is just in WWE to earn money. His part-time run has been a reason many wrestlers have been underutilized. His Universal Championship reign was more of a disgrace and a bane than a boon. He only defended his Universal title a total of seven times on television in more than 500 days.
A man like him does not deserve the kind of push he has received.
Underrated: Dolph Ziggler
No doubt, Dolph Ziggler is the main event calibre wrestler.
Ziggler looks and walks like Shawn Michaels. He treats every match as his last and is one of the most skilful wrestlers in WWE today. He can sell a move, he can fight and most importantly is a star in wrestling.
Unfortunately, the former World Champion has been treated worse in the WWE for the past 12 years. The man can become the next Shawn Michaels if given the opportunity and can easily be a cheered face or a booed heel.
WWE needs to capitalize on the Showoff before he leaves WWE.
Overrated: Roman Reigns
Is there any wrestler pushed more than Roman Reigns in the WWE today?
Roman Reigns has been one of the best wrestlers in the WWE today. He can wrestle, but the way WWE has booked him has made fans hate him for real.
WWE has let him main event four WrestleMania's in a row; an accomplishment in the WWE. He is the only person in the WWE who has defeated The Undertaker, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, and John Cena in singles competition.
WWE has treated Reigns as the guy for a long time. It is a big reason for fans hating Roman Reigns.
Underrated: Finn Balor
Finn Balor was the first-ever Universal Champion and defeated Roman Reigns on his first night on the main roster in WWE. However, these are his only accomplishments on Raw.
Finn Balor is one of the most talented men on the main roster. He has the potential and the capability to become the top star in WWE. He has all the tools that make him the best wrestler on Raw(after Seth Rollins). He should be in the Universal title picture rather than being in unmeaningful feuds.
WWE needs to utilize on the man Balor rather than only being high on his Demon gimmick. After all, his Demon gimmick won't be returning used every week. For now, this man is the most underutilized and underrated wrestler in the WWE.