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Top 5 Under Rated Stars Of 2017
Submitted by Justin Watry on 01/05/2018 at 09:25 PM


Cheap Plugs

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 UNDER Rated Stars Of 2017

5. Alexa Bliss
4. Brock Lesnar
3. Seth Rollins
2. Dean Ambrose

1. Sheamus - A clean sweep for RAW. Like most of these lists, let me explain my reasoning. I am not including guys like Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, The Miz, or others who are finally get their proper respect from fans. I am including guys (and a gal) that for whatever reason STILL get under appreciated. By those watching and maybe, just maybe those behind the scenes. First up is Alexa Bliss. The ability is there folks. On the mic and inside the squared circle. Why or how it became 'cool' to hate on her is beyond me. She carried Smackdown LIVE for a great deal entering 2017 and did the same coming over to the red brand in April. Brock Lesnar - dude is so good. He really is. Amazes me how the stupid part-time argument is still used against him. Wasn't Breaking Bad's final season like 16 episodes split over TWO FREAKIN years? Yet, everybody fell over themselves to praise how amazing it was. Heck, Game Of Thrones (I don't watch it) is back in 2019! Another year of waiting! For a grand total of six episodes. I guarantee you critics and fans will gush all over it. Yet, Brock Lesnar is ripped for being a special attraction, despite delivering the goods every time and being a mega-star. Seth Rollins quietly had a very good year and is back on track with his face run. I see big things for him in 2018. Same with Dean Ambrose. He stumbled into 2017 but found his footing coming over to RAW. Speaking of, the top spot goes to Sheamus. Unlike Cesaro, fans tend to still see him as a golden boy who is buddies with Triple H. Cesaro, his tag team partner, gets all the glory and adulation. Internet darling syndrome no doubt. Yet, who is the one with a Royal Rumble win, Money in the Bank win, King of the Ring win, WWE and World Title win to his name? Sheamus, probably the most under rated guy on the roster.


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