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Overall, a relatively quiet month on the performance front, but not without some silver linings. An amazing return, some terrific promo-work, a few young guns showing potential and the familiar face of a not-dead 45-year old World Champion.
How did February 1995 shape up? Let's take a look:
Jason, The Sexiest Man On Earth - Perhaps the best manager around right now. Great heel heat, genuinely irritating and continues to elevate young talent in a hostile environment.
Paul Roma - Due to self-preservation in acts at WCW's 'SuperBrawl', can't justify an official inclusion in February's Power 10; but for once, 'Pretty Paul' is a genuinely intriguing character.
Sid - The return of Vicious Sycho of Justice. The prototype of an engineered machine with regards to look. Decent promo by his standards. HBK's last bodyguard is now WWF Champion...
10 (New) Ric Flair - Three big returns this month. One expected, one not. One silent, one not. Flair still has the presence & promo. His next role awaits a reveal, but it does have interest in how it's booked.
9 (New) Harlem Heat - Another of few highlights for 'Superbrawl'. Sherri gives them a needed charisma boost, but the young team really are finding their feet. It could be a big year for the brothers.
8 (New) Dustin Rhodes - In a disappointing February PPV for WCW, an undoubted bright spot. A pending unique gimmick match show's the Company's investment level. True potential to be a superstar.
7 (Down 4 - Jan, 3rd) Jeff Jarrett - As fine a character-heel as there is in the country just now. Continued reign as IC Champion, recent match with Diesel for the WWF Title, decent month for the country music star.
6 (New) Al Snow - Undoubtedly, match of the year so far in 1995 with Chris Benoit at ECW's 'Double Tables'. Providing the evasion of puns on his surname, this wrestler could be great for anyone.
5 (Up 2 - Jan, 7th) Bam Bam Bigelow - Perhaps a low entry for the 'Beast From The East', but his kayfabe suspension limited his in-ring work. His build for 'Mania? Outstandingly performed by Bigelow.
4 (New) Terry Funk - The third return. The unexpected return. The silent return. The most innovative, perfectly delivered return we have, perhaps, ever seen. Shock, chaos, beauty - exceptional.
3 (New) Chris Benoit - Unbelievable month. Like his idol, 'Dynamite Kid'; he's now Tag Team Champion (with Malenko), one third of the best faction in the country and the most-improved promo of '95.
2 (Equal - Jan, 2nd) Vader - It took it's time (it's time), but the best super-heavyweight in the world finally has gold and a place in the main event as a monster heel. Can he regain his merit with Hogan? Hope so.
1 (+8 - Jan, 9th) Shane Douglas - While his triple threat faction could be amazing, his unprecedented, uninterrupted 28-minute promo already was.
So, what do you think? Whose stock is rising & falling? Will these change much by the end of the year? As always, thoughts and comments below.