5 WWE Superstars with the best mic skills currently
- A look at the 5 best talkers in the company right now.
In modern professional wrestling, a top Superstar and top wrestler are two very different people. The popularity and marketability of a wrestler depend on his/her mic skills and demeanor on-screen now more than ever. No matter how good a wrestler's in-ring skills are, if he/she is not able to engage the crowd by cutting feisty promos every now and then, they may grow cold among the crowd.
Expertise on the mic is one of the primary qualities that the WWE Creative looks upon when deciding the stature of a Superstar, whether he/she will wrestle in the top, middle or lower card of their respective brand. This is one of the areas that NXT, as a development brand, has helped a lot, as the Superstars get time to improve their qualities in front of smaller, albeit more hostile crowd.
While there have been some exceptions (Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar come to mind), the top guy of the company has always been an exceptional talker, especially in the Attitude Era and Ruthless Aggression Era, when John Cena, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, The Rock, Triple H used to cut powerful promos on a weekly basis.
To ease the pressure on some of their top guys, WWE teams them up with a manager, with Paul Heyman cutting promos for Brock Lesnar, and Lio rush doing the same for Bobby Lashley. A wrestler having good mic skills who connects with the crowd can get huge crowd pops just through their promos, with 'The Man' Becky Lynch still being red hot among the fans, even though she hasn't wrestled since the Royal Rumble. CM Punk, who left the company in 2014, is still remembered for his legendary 'Pipe Bomb' promo. That is the power of promos, it takes only a few good ones to get the crowd behind you.
Without further ado, let's look at the stars who already have this essential skill in their arsenal:
#5 Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch became 'The Man' when she connected with the WWE Universe and made them believe in her story of always being overlooked in the shadow of Charlotte. She fit the gimmick of an anti-hero perfectly well, and she backed it up with menacing promos week after week and some. Soon, her untamed persona on the mic, coupled with her already incredible in-ring skills made her the hottest Superstar in the company, so much so that her match with Ronda Rousey was touted to main event WrestleMania 35.
The Irish Lasskicker revealed how WWE Hall Of Famer Dusty Rhodes helped her to improve on the microphone, and she also drew inspiration from 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin. She has won the trust of the WWE Creative, and now regularly cuts promos on both Raw and SmackDown Live.