The Best Damn Wrestling Column Period: Tons of Potential

WWE has long been known as the Land of Giants. Until the last ten years or so, personality and size were the most important ingredients for success. If you were short, under 250 lbs, or not a good talker, you had little chance of working with the main event behemoths like Hulk Hogan, the Undertaker, or the Ultimate Warrior, no matter how skilled you were.

Me? No, I didn't call you a "hoss." I, uh, I said you're"hoss-some."

However, that fascination with power first began to give way to a respect for sound, realistic wrestling in the mid '90s when WWE tried to show the world that it didn't take a steady diet of steroid cocktails to be a star in the company. Suddenly 235-lb guys like Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were being used to do more than just sell the strength of 300-lb monsters like Psycho Sid and Diesel