Promos: What makes them good and what makes a wrestler good at them?

WWE.com

With Roman Reigns rising rapidly through the ranks at WWE, there's seemingly been an increased focus on promos, mostly because there's this widespread belief that he isn't any good at them. My colleague, Hulk Holland, believes that doesn't much matter, all things considered, but it's generally the big knock against him when criticism is leveled at his abilities as a professional wrestler.

Take this FanPost for instance, which includes the following passage:

To Roman Reigns, however, I say this: You're Not Ready.

Here's my assessment of Reigns.

He's terrible on the mic. Everyone knows this.

In the full post, you'll notice, no reason is given. There is no detailed explanation on how exactly Reigns is "terrible" on the mic. It's simply presented as a fact and "everyone knows this".

This happens often. You'll hear someone say "oh, he's bad on the mic" but how often do you remember any elaboration on this?

So let's do that.

In the comments section below I want you to answer the following questions, and please be as detailed as possible:

1. What makes a good promo?
2. What makes a wrestler good at delivering a promo?

We'll update later after enough answers.

Go!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker