WWE news: Hall of Famer ranks his current top five stars, featuring Roman Reigns
The current WWE roster is stacked full of top talent.
On SmackDown, Roman Reigns and Jey Uso are getting high praise for their exceptional ‘bloodline’ storyline.
Seth Rollins, Murphy, Rey and Dominik Mysterio have also been involved in a gripping angle, proving that there’s a real quality running through the blue brand’s card.
RAW Superstars are impressing too. Drew McIntyre was carrying WWE through the early part of the pandemic era, while The Hurt Business are working as the company’s top heels right now.
But who is the best of the best according to Booker T? Well, that’s something he has recently discussed.
The Hall of Famer was asked to name his five favourite wrestlers on the roster and decided to rank them in order.
“I’m going to put Drew McIntyre in there at number 5. Coming in at number 4, I really like what Bobby Lashley is doing,” Booker said on ‘The Hall Of Fame’ podcast.
“I want Bobby to be able to move to the next phase as far as beating up the upper tier guys to get to that upper level.
“Kevin Owens is always on my favourite five because Kevin is one of those guys who is grinding and is always trying to better himself in every way, at home as well as on the job.
“Coming in at 2 is Roman Reigns. Roman has come back [to WWE] and his big rise to being the tribal chief has definitely sparked the wrestling world.
“Now Roman Reigns is looked at as a totally different person.”
Not many shocks in there so far, but Booker did name a rather under-rated Superstar as his top pick and went on to explain why.
“Coming in at number 1 is Sami Zayn. I wish I had 10 Sami Zayn’s.
“I could build a great company around guys with that knowledge and that talent, and know-how to do their job and do their job to the best of their ability until something better comes along.
“That’s the type of guy that Sami is. He is not looking to hang in the back. He is always the guy that is going to be raising his hand looking to get to the front of the class.
“If I could rally the troops for everyone to understand what a guy like Sami Zayn does. He makes it real to me.
“I can’t speak for everybody else but he makes it real for me from a perspective that being in the favourite five is a no-brainer. It really is.”
H/T to WrestlingNews for the transcription.