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Top 5 Over Rated Stars Of 2017
Submitted by Justin Watry on 01/04/2018 at 09:27 PM


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Apparently, research shows that if you plug a bunch of stuff at the start of a column people will read it more than if it is placed at the end. Is that true? Not sure. We will find out in 2018 I guess. Here are links to click on or junk to check out...

The Resonant Complex - Fairplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK9QZE9pqIs

NRW Match from June (featuring yours truly): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2FkvheQzxg

ApexCast (WWE discussion and much more): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgdG5ZTu2vk

Moses & The Hermit - Vibin': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeJdddErZzg

There you go. Even if it is just a click and five seconds of your time, every little bit is appreciated. Never know? Might be the greatest five seconds of your life...only one way to find out!

My 2017

With the close of another year, I can honestly say that this was a great year. As many know, I crossed off a bucket list item of attending my first (and last?) ever WrestleMania in Orlando. First plane ride too for that trip. I made my anticipated return to NRW in June, which required a lot of work and dedication that only a few of you understand (video posted above). I lived up to my word of working out more and eating healthier. I moved to a new place. I was a groomsman for my buddy who married my younger sister in an epic week's worth of festivities leading up to their wedding. I got a new (and higher paying) job. I completed my first full length novel. Also, I met a whole bunch of new cool people. Big thumbs up there! In terms of columns, I admit I swayed at times from writing a lot. However, I still delivered AT LEAST one article per week and most weeks, much more than that - including one of my favorites columns ever entitled My Journey To Orlando! Feel free to Google that. Very good 2017 from yours truly.

My 2018

Truth be told, I don't really do the 'new year's resolutions' thing. I have things I want to do and set out to do, which is kinda the same idea but is still different. In my mind at least, it's different. I knew I was going to Mania in April 2017. I knew I was going to wrestle once again come summer time. I knew I was moving. I knew I was going to write my debut novel. I knew about my sister's wedding. I knew I had to eat better. I don't consider these new year's resolutions really. They are just goals or ideas to accomplish. Regardless of what you call them, I did them all and can proudly say that at the end of the year. Not to beat a dead horse from a column a few weeks ago, but I strongly urge everybody to follow the Nike slogan: Just Do It!

Whatever that may be. Eat better, Go to Mania. Get into shape. Text that longtime friend you lost contact with. Call the girl you have a crush on. Ask for a pay raise at work. Seriously, take a deep breath and go get it.

Best/Worst Of Columns

Predictably, my next dozen or so columns will be year in review garbage. Best Of This. Worst Of That. The usual. If you want my typical ramblings about wrestling and other stuff, you can find me on Twitter. If not, let's get to the 2017 lists!

Top 5 OVER Rated Stars Of 2017

5. The New Day
4. Curtis Axel/Bo Dallas
3. Jinder Mahal
2. Matt Hardy

1. James Ellsworthless - Might as well explain my choices here before ripping ol' Jamesy Boy a new one. The New Day I...I mean, come on! Aren't we all done with them yet? My brother in law would be yelling at me for ending a sentence with the word 'yet,' but I don't care. I am still waiting for somebody to tell me why they are handing out pancakes. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. Bo has hope. He has a chance to do something. Curtis...sorry bud. No mania running wild here. Jinder Mahal is actually not 'over rated' in the sense that most would assume. In order to be over rated, somebody would have to rate him highly in the first place. Well, sadly, somebody behind the scenes did and made him WWE Champion weeks after losing to Mojo Rawley and Finn Balor in two minutes. Matt Hardy is fine in a tag team with his brother Jeff. Legendary tandem and sure fire WWE Hall of Fame inductee. As the WOKEN/BROKEN dude chopping his teeth, talking to fish, and visiting zoos, meh. I didn't get it last year and still don't in 2017. Soon to be 2018. The one lone bright spot to all of this is that Jeff Hardy can finally return to a solo act in the main event scene where HE belongs. That brings us to Mr. James Ellsworthless. Honestly, everything I said about Matt Hardy can just be repeated. I don't get it. I never did. Even when he had his 'amazing' debut against Braun Strowman, I completely stayed stoned face. Never even blinked twice. Just the usual local bum getting crushed. Then I moved on to the next segment. Suddenly, everybody online i talking about his great performance. Chris Jericho is putting in a good word for him. People are clamoring for him to be signed (which miraculously served him a one year deal). It was ridiculous. Carmella is a million times better without him. The women's division is FINALLY on track after his exit. AJ Styles losing to the clown was a joke. He dragged Dean Ambrose down from main eventer to the Kickoff Show at WrestleMania 33 in a matter of months. All around goof. Not many kind of comedy at all and was mercifully ended after a year. A year we will never get back. At least we can always look back on the first ever Womens Money in the Bank ladder match and see that embarrassment win. Ugh! Please stay far away from Philadelphia on January 28th...

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