15 Superstars Who Should Have Their Own Talk Show

15 Superstars Who Should Have Their Own Talk Show

Which masters of the microphone could rise to the task of becoming WWE talk show hosts? WWE.com presents its list of 15 squared circle competitors that could answer the call.

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan breaks up with AJ: SmackDown, April 6, 2012

Daniel Bryan has harsh words for AJ, and after blaming her for his WrestleMania lose, he breaks up with her.

Is Daniel Bryan one of the most charismatic Superstars in WWE today? “Yes!” Does he entertain the WWE Universe, whether they like what he has to say or not? “Yes!” Is he a magnet for controversy every single time he opens his mouth, letting absolutely anybody know what he thinks of them? “Yes!”

While some don’t like his methods or his attitude, no one can deny that the former World Heavyweight Champion is absolutely electric any time he opens his mouth.

So, should Bryan get his own WWE talk show? “Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!”

Michael Cole

From time to time, the notorious announcer of both Raw and SmackDown journeys between the ropes with a mic in his hands, pulling no punches in pursuit of the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth … so help himself.

While these situations don’t always end well for him – whether it’s getting verbally lambasted by AJ or being thrown into a match with 10-time WWE Champion John Cena – Michael Cole is a true standout in this capacity. Like him or hate him (and most tend to hate him), the controversial personality’s style follows the tradition of the great WWE talk show groundbreakers like WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper – as he says whatever he wants and is willing to step in the ring to back it up - though Hot Rod never really had any trouble with BBQ sauce. Give that man a talk show and hang on!

Santino Marella

Santino Marella teaches The Cobra to Raw guest stars 'The Three Stooges': Raw, April 9, 2012

Raw guest stars 'The Three Stooges' run into Santino Marella.

Over the years, the WWE Universe has taken to United States Champion Santino Marella on a level consistent with how little The Italian Stallion has taken to the English language. A notion that’s ironic considering he’s now landed on a list of Superstars we think should have their own talk show.

However, despite — or possibly because of — the colorful liberties he takes with the language and his ability to get into just about every sort of conflict there is, Santino finds a place on this list. And if you need proof that The Milan Miracle is precisely the man for the job, look no further than his weekly YouTube show, “Santino’s Foreign Exchange.”

On that five-minute show, Santino displays his wide range as a personality, seamlessly transitioning between interviewer/host and comedic lead. The WWE Universe is ready for a brand new talk show, and Santino is just the Superstar to deliver it.

CM Punk

CM Punk's first pipe-bomb explosion: Raw, June 27, 2011

In his now legendary monologue from the summer of 2011, CM Punk delivers a star-making soliloquy taking aim at WWE brass and voicing his frustrations with the sports-entertainment landscape.

The Voice of the Voiceless is aptly named. WWE Champion CM Punk says whatever he wants, whenever he wants to say it, usually heralding the strong opinion of the WWE Universe right along with him.

But, should he get a talk show? All one has to do is think back to the “pipe bomb” that The Second City Saint dropped almost one year ago on Raw. It wasn’t just what he said, but the commanding way he said it. Legs folded, relaxed and confident, with WWE fans hanging on his every word.

Since then, Punk has continued his verbal tirade on anyone who has gotten in his way. So bring it on, “People Power”! The Straight Edge Superstar has the power of the people and is not afraid to use it.

Little Jimmy

R-Truth & Little Jimmy look for a job for Theodore Long: Raw, April 16, 2012

R-Truth & Little Jimmy search for a new job for Teddy Long.

Now that R-Truth has been temporarily silenced by Big Show, someone needs to speak for the eccentric Superstar. And who better to do that than Truth’s invisible proxy, Little Jimmy?

A constant topic of discussion and debate within the WWE Universe, Little Jimmy can be “seen” palling around with the Tag Team Champions backstage. Little Jimmy’s enigmatic presence on a weekly talk show would certainly keep things … interesting … and hey, maybe it’s time to bring back elements of the supernatural to the WWE Universe.

Little Jimmy could captivate crowds the world over through exclusive interviews with other sensational sidekicks like, say, Moppy, for instance. Don’t know about you, but that just seems like good TV to us. 

Brodus Clay

Brodus Clay & Hornswoggle vs. Hunico & Camacho: SmackDown, April 20, 2012

Brodus Clay teams with his "little brother" Hornswoggle to take on Hunico & Camacho.

Of all the Superstars in WWE history, perhaps no one is better suited to host his own talk show than the newly SmackDown-exclusive Brodus Clay. The ideal candidate for hosting duties, The Funkasaurus would re-establish the variety show format in primetime television, delivering a singing, dancing, rocking romp that would bring the WWE Universe to its collective feet every Friday night.

With hip-shaking – and not to mention jaw-dropping – dance sequences from The Funkadactyls and guest spots with other WWE Superstars doing their best to bust a move, you’d definitely have to call your Momma and tell her to tune in!

Damien Sandow

Yoshi Tatsu vs. Damien Sandow: SmackDown, May 18, 2012

Damien Sandow makes his in-ring debut against Yoshi Tatsu.

The self-professed “Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses” has descended upon WWE from on high to offer the supreme benefit of his enlightened guidance to the uneducated people.

What better way to spread his glorious message to the WWE Universe – as well as to the infinite number of ignorant guests who would journey from near and far in search of his beneficial wisdom – than to give Sandow his own microphone to pontificate on a weekly basis? WWE could give the show to public television. You’re welcome.

Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler presents a trivia SmackDown, courtesy of "WWE Download" on YouTube â€" airing every Monday at noon: SmackDown - May 11, 12

Check out "WWE Download" on YouTube every Monday at noon, featuring Dolph Ziggler.

In this case, the question is not “why should Dolph Ziggler have a talk show?” It’s “why shouldn’t Dolph Ziggler have a talk show?”

Already the star of a popular, funny and engaging YouTube show, “WWE Download,” even Ziggler’s moniker indicates that the Superstar is readymade for talk show supremacy. The Showoff demands a weekly platform to express his unique views about the goings-on in the WWE Universe and a platform to skewer those he feels don’t measure up to his own in-ring prowess (pretty much everyone else in the WWE locker room).

Ziggler’s talk show would be must-watch fare because, really, who doesn’t enjoy a little “heel”-ish behavior every now and then?

Howard Finkel

WWE Hall of Famer, Howard Finkel returns as CM Punk's personal ring announcer at the 2011 Survivor Series

WWE Hall of Famer, Howard Finkel returns as CM Punk's personal ring announcer at the 2011 Survivor Series

The only ring announcer ever inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame has made his bones as the voice of WWE, commanding the attention of the fans since the late 1970s.

When many lifelong members of the WWE Universe look back at their favorite squared circle memories, the thing they may remember most is the sound that echoed through the arena whenever a title changed hands. “And the NEWWWWWWWW WWE Champion …” With such a profound legacy and a dynamic, distinguished personality, who better than “The Fink” to have a WWE talk show?

No stranger to controversy throughout his years in the ring – from alliances with Chris Jericho to clothes tearing run-ins with Lilian Garcia – The Fink continues to use his expert canvas knowledge as one of the driving forces at WWE.com to this day. Perhaps it’s indeed time for “The Finkel Factor” to bring WWE fans his own expert opinions, with a talk show each and every week. 

Cody Rhodes

Say what you will about Cody Rhodes and his self-serving attitude, but the youngest of the Rhodes family dynasty does have something in common with his more humble father — the gift of gab.

Love him or hate him, whenever the former Intercontinental Champion takes to the mic to comment on a match, he’s always got something interesting to say. Never at a loss for words, Rhodes could command an audience with the same gusto as Edge, Chris Jericho and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper famously did for years.

Triple H may be known as The Cerebral Assassin, but Rhodes possesses a quick wit that would make him a nightmare interviewer for any Superstar unable to keep up with Cody’s pace. Sure, the show would likely be one-sided, but it would still be a blast to watch.


Tyson Kidd suffers the wrath of Damien Sandow, after preventing him from teaching Hornswoggle "JR" a painful lesson: SmackDown, June 8, 2012

Tyson Kidd feels the wrath of Damien Sandow after coming to the defense of Hornswoggle, who happens to be dressed as Good Ole' JR.

He has held the Cruiserweight Title and hung with D-Generation X. For a short time, he was even Mr. McMahon’s “son.” But, the highlight of Hornswoggle’s career may very well be when he won the SmackDown “All I Want for Christmas” Battle Royal, eventually earning him the power to speak! Perhaps it’s time for the pint-sized wordsmith to show his chops. With a love for mischief and a tendency to get him in the middle of controversial situations, ’Swoggle is sure to bring the noise! 


Aksana talks about Antonio Cesaro: WWE.com Exclusive - May 11, 2012

Akasana gives the WWE Universe some details regarding Antonio Cesaro.

If captivating the WWE Universe is about possessing a certain look, then have we got the looker for you. Aksana steams up SmackDown week after week. But this Eastern European beauty is much more than someone who accompanies “her lover” Antonio Cesaro to the ring.

Aksana has acquired valuable mic experience in her own right, serving as a special guest ring announcer in several Divas matches. Her exploits in WWE NXT were lively and controversial and her unique, sultry mic style screams to take center stage.

Titus O’Neil and Darren Young

John Laurinaitis introduces Teddy Long to SmackDown's newest Superstars - Titus O' Neil and Darren Young: SmackDown, April 20, 2012

Teddy Long meets SmackDown's newest Superstars - Titus O' Neil and Darren Young.

Titus O’Neil & Darren Young are not only a powerhouse duo when the bell rings. The up-and-coming tag team is also an extremely charismatic combination who has no problem telling anybody what they think of them.

And with two for the price of one, a talk show centered on The Primetime Players would be worth “millions of dollars, millions of dollars, millions of dollars!”

Stansky & Rosenberg

Ryback vs. two local competitors: Raw, June 4, 2012

Ryback bring his dominance to Raw against two local competitors.

On the June 4 edition of Raw SuperShow, the unknown tag team Stan Stansky & Arthur Rosenberg became the latest victims of Ryback in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match. While the outmatched duo absolutely showed that they could not walk the walk – or really walk at all – after their match with the intense Superstar, they certainly managed to talk the talk before the slaughter began. And since they probably won’t be competing any time soon, maybe giving them something else to do might not be a bad idea.

The Great Khali

The Great Khali sings "Happy Birthday" to John Cena

Triple H asks The Great Khali to sing "Happy Birthday" to John Cena one more time.

Let’s face it, nobody has ever wanted to get in the ring with The Great Khali. That is, of course, unless it was one of the lucky ladies who joined the giant for “The Khali Kiss Cam.” Imagine what would happen if The Punjabi Playboy put all that raw attraction to work for him in his own talk show. It would be pure gold from the first guest.

Oh sure, there would be a few obstacles, the ability to understand what your host was saying, for instance. But that is precisely why the world invented the co-host. Now, if we could only find Ranjin Singh’s number and a good subtitler.

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