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WWE Under A Microscope: A Unique Look At the Traits that Make A Main Event Superstar

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Traits of A Star

A WWE Superstar is always under the microscope. They are critiqued and analyzed constantly by members of management and fans alike. Do they have the potential to main event one day, or will they just be a mid-card or lower card wrestler for their entire career?

Many aspects of the wrestler goes into deciding the status that will define them. So today, I will take a unique look into the traits a superstar must have before reaching the top of the card. With each trait, a superstar from the past or present that proved to have that trait in abundance will be highlighted.

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Author: Ryan Frye (184 Articles)

May 13, 2011; that was the day the Enigmatic Generation of Wrestling began. Two and a half years later. I'm the last founder, or even original, still going. The site name has changed, as have the writers, but the mission remains the same. We're here to provide a safe haven for all wrestling fans to share their opinions. Yes, we've come a long way, yet we still have so far to go.

  • Brett Chandler

    I’ll leave a larger comment when Disqus works, but for now, great stuff.

  • Jacob Waring


    • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye

      Could be positive, could be negative…. I don’t know. Thanks anyhow.

      • Jacob Waring

        It’s good, definitely up there in-terms of your great articles. Just feels like I’ve seen you write on this in the past, or something.

        • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye

          I haven’t. It’s similar to some stuff I’ve done that people liked, but I haven’t written on this exact topic.

  • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye

    Sorry for all the changes made to the look of this article. Encountered many problems in the editing of the headlines and transformation into a slideshow. It’s finally good now though.

  • http://twitter.com/TheBillyWeber Billy Weber

    really amazing article

    • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye

      Thanks Billy.

  • Shayan

    Nice article .

    • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye


  • http://twitter.com/E__RAGE Eric

    really really enjoyed this article. The black and white pics were a nice touch

    • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye

      Thanks Eric.

      I didn’t want to use the same people twice and really the only other candidate that entered my mind for mic work was Roddy Piper, but I opted to go with Foley. Honestly, it was probably biased since I’ve watched more Foley than Piper, but hey…

  • Randy

    Wow. Great job with this Ryan. I can’t disagree on anything you wrote here, and all I can say is this: It is rare these days that you find a wrestler with all of these traits.

    • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye

      Yeah, it is. Cena is one of those guys though, and that’s why he’s at where he’s at. Thanks Randy.

  • Charlie G

    “His smile is enough to melt you”

    Looks like we found the one guy Ryan loves more than Kofi Kingston…. But for real, great article, & it’s a 2013 Wrestle Enigma Article of the Year candidate hahaha. The black & white pics was a nice added touch too.

    • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye

      I actually got that from Selena Gomez on the Once in a Lifetime special WWE did for Rock/Cena haha. Won’t even lie.

      Thanks Chalie.

  • Louie_Babcock

    Talk about a perfect formula, man you hit all the traits on the head and if the world ever sees a wrestler that has all this in one package it will be incredible. Great article. You are on pace to win that $100 bounty :)

    • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye

      Thanks Lou. That’s my goal.

  • SiD

    Thoroughly enjoyed this article. Good job, Ryan, you always put out good articles.

    • http://twitter.com/RYANFRYENIGMA Ryan Frye

      Thanks SiD.

      • SiD