Thursday night, Matt Harrak, Justin Czerwonka and Cameron Dougharty were joined by Rob Karpeles – the man behind @WWECreative_ish on Twitter – to discuss the top 5 debuts by men who would eventually become a World Champion.
We limited our criteria to Championships that were recognized during their time as “World Championships” by Pro-Wrestling Illustrated & their family of magazines/writers. It basically consisted of the WWF/E Championship, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the NWA World Championship, TNA World Heavyweight Championship, the ECW World Championship (before the company’s closure), the WCW World Championship (before the company’s closure).
P.S. – This is a RADIO SHOW. There are certain reasons why people picked certain stars and each one is debating throughly by all four of us which took us over 2 hours! If you just go by the names on a list, you really don’t get the spectrum of what the discussion was like.
Listen below and leave your “Top 5” in the comments!
Matt’s Top 5:
#5 – Booker T as GI Bro/Cain
#4 – Raven as Scotty Flamingo/Johnny Polo
#3 – Jeff Jarrett as “Double J” Jeff Jarrett
#2 – Bully Ray as the stuttering Buh-Buh Dudley
#1 – The Miz as SmackDown’s “host”
Rob’s Top 5:
#5 – Dolph Ziggler as The Caddie/Nicky of the Spirit Squad
#4 – Kane as Dr. Isaac Yankem/”fake” Diesel
#3 – Kevin Nash as Oz/Vinnie Vegas/Masterblaster Steel
#2 – Batista as Deacon Batista
#1 – Jeff Hardy as Jeff Hardy “The Jobber”
Justin’s Top 5:
#5 – JBL as Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw/“Blackjack” Bradshaw
#4 – The Rock as Rocky Maivia
#3 – Triple H as Hunter Hearst Helmsley
#2 – Shane Douglas as a part of the Dynamic Dudes with Johnny Ace/Dean Douglas
#1 – Dolph Ziggler as The Caddie/Nicky of the Spirit Squad
Cameron’s Top 5:
#5 – Diamond Dallas Page as a manager for The Freebirds
#4 – Colt Cabana as Scotty Goldman
#3 – Dolph Ziggler as The Caddie/Nicky of the Spirit Squad
#2 – Stone Cold Steve Austin as The Ringmaster
#1 – Kevin Nash as Oz/Vinnie Vegas/Masterblaster Steel
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