The Ritz On Wrestling: Who Is Wrestling’s G.O.A.T.?
The Ritz is more than just a super-group of white rappers who are rather knowledgeable about the game, they are also intelligent in the world if wrestling. As you know our own BG is a member of The Ritz and helped me make our WrestleMania 27 predictions (which can be found here.) But Kyle Hubbard and Thurogood Wordsmith know their way around the squared-circle. So we asked them three simple questions, first, who’s the best technical wrestler in the game, the best on the mic, and the greatest of all time? Go!
Best Technical Wrestler:
Brad Gilmore: When I think of who is the best inside of the ring two names come to mind, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. But after Bret’s most recent WrestleMania match I was disappointed in his skill, obviously ring rust got the best of him. But no one is better in the ring than HBK. No one could do everything he could in the ring, he could hit a flying elbow better than Macho Mancould, a moonsault better than Chavo Sr., and no one had a better superkick. With out question the greatest of all time in the ring.
Kyle Hubbard: Shelton Benjamin, That dude is amazing. He is as technical as Kurt Angle or Chris Beniot were, but he is a (true to form) high flying wrestler as well. Extremely talented dude who had a bunch of heat at one point, but the WWE really dropped the ball on him. I am not sure if he works at WWE anymore, but if he does…he deserves to be at main event status off of skill alone.
Thurogood Wordsmith: The best technical wrestler? This doesn’t even matter to me. That’s not why I watch wrestling, if it was, I’d just watch UFC or NCAA wrestling. However, I’ve watched enough wrestling to appreciate a well planned/crafted match.
Best On The Mic:
BG: Do you smell what The Rock is cooking?, It doesn’t matter what your name is!, Finally, The Rock has come back! The Rock might be an actor/part-time wrestler, but he is still the greatest on the mic, (surprised his didn;t become a rapper).
KH: The Rock, that is undebatable. No one comes close to Rock on the mic.
TW: Ric Flair is the greatest of alltime behind the mic. Scott Hall, Rock, Stone Cold, Hogan, and many others were incredible crowd captivators but Flair is undeniably the funniest to me.
BG: There is only one man who can be pro wrestling’s G.O.A.T., the biggest star in WWE ever, the Texas Rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin. He was teh best all around, best wrestler, best on the mic, best of all time. No one had better feuds than Austin, with The Rock, and with Mr. McMahon. Hell, Austin main-evented three Wrestlemanias with The Rock. You always knew it was over when Steve hit the Stone Cold Stunner, and then the beer-guzzling would begin. Also, no one had a bigger pop than Austin, the crowd went insane when ever you heard that glass shatter.
KH: The Rock, everything he did had a huge feel to it. The build up to his matches were always epic as fuck and that made so many of them note worthy. He is also hands down the best at actual wrestling out of anyone that was in his card class, ever. Rock sold moves like there was no tomorrow, that dude knew how to make the basic shit look thematic. I mean watch the dude take a chair shot…better yet ponder the fact that he made an elbow drop the most exciting part of many WWE programs.
TW: Hulk Hogan. Changed the game forever. And then came back to be one of the greatest heels of all time to seal his fate as GOAT. #noholdsbarred