WWE News: Justin Credible compares current SmackDown Live Superstar to Tupac Shakur
What’s the story?
Brian Pillman Jr. recently took to social media so as to spark a discussion with fans as to which pro-wrestling performer could be considered as the “Tupac” of the sport.
Apparently, former WWE Superstar Justin Credible got wind of the same and likened RAW Superstar Jeff Hardy to the late hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur.
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In case you didn’t know...
Tupac Shakur is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop musicians of all time.
Widely beloved for his vocals as well as ability to elicit highly-emotional reactions from his fans, Tupac rose to fame in his early 20s, and was at the peak of his popularity when he was victimized in a drive-by shooting on September 7th, 1996—following which, he succumbed to his gunshot wounds about 6 days later at the age of 25.
The heart of the matter
Brian Pillman Jr.—the son of late WWE Superstar Brian Pillman who died at the young age of 35—put forth a question on Twitter stating—
“Who is the Tupac of Professional Wrestling??? Discuss...”
“You know like super talented but died young and we didn't see their full potential and were perhaps overrated based on their limited amount of produced work?”
Several fans weighed in with answers such as Brian Pillman Sr., Eddie Guerrero and Owen Hart—citing them as highly-talented performers who died way too young and may not have been able to achieve their full potential.
Weighing in with his two cents on the aforementioned discussion, Justin Credible noted Jeff Hardy’s name—alluding that although Hardy didn’t die young, he may have fallen short of achieving his full potential in pro-wrestling.
Jeff Hardy is the reigning WWE United States Champion, and is expected to be featured as a top-tier talent on the WWE’s SmackDown Live brand in the days to come.
Meanwhile, Brian Pillman Jr. presently performs on the indie pro-wrestling circuit, whereas Justin Credible makes sporadic appearances in the indies.
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