Source: JR's BBQ
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with his latest blog, and wrote about WWE's recent top talkers list:
"WWE.com on their Classics pages have released a list of their perceived Top 25 Masters of the Mic," wrote Ross." Obviously, any 'list' is partially designed to create controversy and this one certainly has.
"Steve Austin was ranked #1 and Captain Lou Albano was ranked #25 and in between there were many surprises.
"Many fans including @CMPunk felt that Roddy Piper should have been #1..Hot Rod was #2. Somewhat surprised to see the Miz and Santino Marella make the list at this stage of their respective careers. Albano was a mild surprise too.
"No Jerry Lawler in the top 25 raised an eyebrow or two.
"Dusty Rhodes ranked 8th miffed some of Dream's fans. Jesse Ventura makes the list at #20 but still no King??
"Mr. McMahon helped carry the Attitude Era, with Stone Cold, to amazing heights but McMahon was ranked 16th. I'm not kissing McMahon's rich backside, I've done that and am a memvber of the 'Club' but Austin having McMahon to play off of back in the day was big money.
"The era that appealed most to those providing feedback on the Top 25 Masters of the Mic, influenced as one would think the feedback.
"Again, lists are made to stimulate discussion not unlike the NFL Network's list of the top 100 players of all time, of which I had many issues. that was compiled a year or so ago.
"I'm happy to say that I had absolutely nothing to do with compiling this list but I've enjoyed the feedback that I've read including the Pet Coon Goofy variety."
Much more is contained in JR's latest blog, you can check out the full entry by clicking here.