RVR Year End Awards: Most Overated BAY BAY

RVR Year End Awards: Most Overated BAY BAY

Hello and welcome to the Rear View Reviews 2017 Year End Awards spectacular. Before we get to handing stuff out here are a list of contributors:


Arnold Furious. Director of Content. Reviewer of the matches. @ArnoldFurious

Amanda Why. Interviewer Extraordinaire. Watcher of NXT. @manda_why

Ian Hamilton. Has seen more wrestling than you this year. @theianhamilton

Aqeel Khalid. Podcaster. Spewer of Lovely Takes. @AqeelKhalid

Chris Boyle. Website Organiser. Editor in Chief. @boyleybug

VK. Your Pal. Progressive. @vilinskikonjic

Jack Stevenson. Dragon Gate Guy. Rad as heck. @stevensonj95

Mark Ashford. Likes Live Shows. Sorry, “loikes”. @iloikewrestling


Not everyone contributed to every award, nor submitted a “top 3”. Points are given thusly; 3 points for first place on a ballot. 2 points for second. 1 point for third. I present a list of total points and everyone who got votes…


Most Overrated

  1. Adam Cole 7
  2. Jinder Mahal 5
  3. Cody Rhodes 5
  4. Bobby Roode 3
  5. The Elite 3
  6. Shinsuke Nakamura 3
  7. Kazuchika Okada 3
  8. AJ Styles 2
  9. Finn Balor 2
  10. Yosuke Santa Maria 2
  11. Bray Wyatt 2
  12. Nick Aldis 1
  13. Young Bucks 1
  14. Brock Lesnar 1
  15. Drew McIntyre 1
  16. Trevor Lee 1


Overrated can be a tricky category. Is it someone consistently overpushed? Or is it someone who the vast majority of fans like? Luckily in the case of Adam Cole both boxes are ticked. Cole is beloved by an assortment of fans and has gotten a very strong push since landing in NXT, alongside Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish. Cole is, at best, a decent midcard guy with a high floor. He’s certainly not the saviour of professional wrestling. He would be a lot easier to like if some people didn’t regard him as the second coming of Shawn Michaels. Or some other legendary figure in the business. Jinder Mahal was an experiment from WWE to see if pushing someone from a certain country would have an impact upon their business in that market, regardless of how good said wrestler was and whether the push was a good idea. Instead of waiting for a talent capable of breaking India, they decided Mahal would be that man, regardless of ability. The experiment failed miserably. Cody Rhodes took a big risk on leaving WWE and trying to make a run of it on the Indies. Criticism of him is about his mediocre performances in big spots and reliance on Bullet Club shtick. Votes in this category went in for a large range of stars including high profile WOTY contenders like Okada and AJ Styles. Proof that to someone even your faves are overrated.

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