Everyone thinks they could run their own wrestling company, but we’re determined to prove it, with the Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft!
Making their picks in the following order will be:
You can see the draft’s introduction and rules here. The picks so far are:
- Round One: Daniel Bryan, John Cena, CM Punk, Jeff Hardy.
- Round Two: Gedo, Brock Lesnar, Sami Zayn, Dean Ambrose.
- Round Three: Christian, Kevin Steen, Prince Devitt, Seth Rollins.
- Round Four: Shelton Benjamin, The Young Bucks, Austin Aries, AJ Styles.
- Round Five: Shane Strickland, Antonio Cesaro, reDRagon, Bobby Roode.
- Round Six: Samoa Joe, Bad Influence, Ricochet, Gail Kim.
- Round Seven: Davey Boy Smith Jr., American Wolves, Akira Tozawa, Time Splitters.
- Round Eight: Forever Hooligans, William Regal, Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano, Sheamus.
- Round Nine: Athena, Adam Cole, Big E. Langston, Jay Lethal.
- Round Ten: Jessicka Havok, AJ Lee, Kana, Jeremy Borash.
Let the eleventh round begin!
Wrestling On Earth Fantasy Draft: Round Eleven
Brad’s pick: HIROSHI TANAHASHI
I went with Hiroshi Tanahashi because while he is young, he has the experience as being in the top position with New Japan Pro Wrestling. He carries himself like a complete star and his charisma is only that I can describe as The Beatles.
His work ethic and his dedication to the art form of pro wrestling is almost unmatchable. While he can do his share of high flying, he is a very solid worker. He has drawn sold out crowds in some of the largest arenas and is the definition of a global superstar.
Tom’s pick: JOSEPH PARK ESQ.
For someone who’s been wrestling for less than two years, Joseph Park Esq. shows an astonishing natural ability, both in the ring and in his promos. While his nerves are still clear sometimes, there’s a raw intensity and will to win that makes me think he could be a really good hand in the ring within just a few short years.
Obviously, the memories of his brother Chris (you know, Abyss) still haunt him, and there is some family resemblance in their wrestling style when Joseph ‘Parks out’. However, with a little anger management, I’m sure we could keep this in check and he’d be a great addition to our roster. What’s more, it never hurts to have a seasoned lawyer on your side!
Tim’s pick: NIGEL McGUINNESS
My non-wrestler pick is someone who I think deserves to make all of the money available. Nigel McGuinness is one of my favorite speakers (and at one time, favorite wrestlers) in wrestling history. Having him as a young wrestler’s manager would be a huge help to my roster.
I would love to use him as a heel manager training a young face and slowly creating a cocky heel over time. McGuinness will always be considered a legend in my mind and I think with the right role could be great without wrestling. I don’t think he’s been used to his strengths since he’s quit wrestling.
typicalROHfan’s pick: MIKE BENNETT
Much like fantasy football, in the last round picks I will look for a risk and a safe bet. I’m not sure which Mike Bennett is. I’d view him more as a wild card. Rumored to have been close to a WWE deal and wrestling on various independents, Bennett has made a name for himself.
I think there’s an untapped potential there that has yet to be seen so I guess this is the risk in a more nontraditional sense of the word. In a way, he reminds me of Bobby Roode. Always expected Roode to skyrocket faster but it took a while. When he finally got his chance, he ran with it and was one of the best things in wrestling. I see a lot of that happening with Bennett’s future. Plus he likes Disney movies so the locker room will have a dope DVD selection.