I think one thing that we really have missed is and one thing that is really big in the wrestling industry is promos. Without them, I'm sure many wrestlers wouldn't probably be as over as they are and the fans wouldn't be so emotionally behind them. Emotionally meaning they ether despise their guts or want them to succeed in whatever their objective is. So to finally get this thing going, I nominate three of what I feel is the best promos this year.
Prior to this, Batista wasn't really known for a being a great promo guy. I, however, have always thought he was good and sometimes even great promo work especially in the Michaels vs. Flair consequences. Here, he does one of my favorite things I love to see....when a heel unravels everything and makes it seem as if he is in the right. Cena is no push over ether in this as his retort and facial expression at the end really put over this whole thing
I think 411mania writer, Ari Berenstein, put it best in saying this promo is one of the better of the year because it is genuine, emotional and gets to the core of who Davey Richards is as a wrestler but also as a person. I would say Richards is a good promo guy...while not as great as a Hero, Kingston, or a Steen but he gets the point across. For him to talk about his mother, family, and wife and how it all impacted his decision truly gets to the heart. We all sometimes see wrestlers roosters in a cock fight but this makes you see Richards as so much more.
For anyone that hasn't seen Daniel Bryan previously before his coming to the WWE, you probably don't understand that while he isn't extraordinary, he can certainly cut something good. However, this is far better than anything I've seen in his indy work. Michael Cole makes sure to bring his game in being the heel and bring to the front as to why he bashed Daniel. Bryan efforts in this is great as it totally changes his fun loving character to something much more and this whole segment is capped off with a jaw dropping altercation with the Miz. Great promo
So put in, agree, or discuss reasons why something may not belong. Curious as to what ya'lls thoughts on as to what the best promo of the year is.