Wrestlezone Presents: The Depth Chart – December Edition

Mike Killam

Wrestlezone readers, welcome back to the Depth Chart! For all you who are familiar, thanks for casting your vote and helping to make this the most interactive, comprehensive ranking system in pro wrestling today! And for all the new readers tuning in, this is the place where the Wrestlezone staff and our beloved readers come together to vote on who the best in WWE and TNA is every single month. This time we take a look at the events following Survivor Series, ending with this month's TLC pay-per-view. Who moved up? Who moved down? Who isn't on the list at all, and who made their Depth Chart debut? Let's get to it… 

10. John Cena – WWE (#8)
            Fan Vote: Jeff Hardy

Cena drops a few spots after a rather lackluster month and a sacrificing his spot at TLC. I did really like some of his promo work, but with other guys on the rise, the drop had to be done. Sorry "champ". 

9. Wade Barrett – WWE (n/a)
            Fan Vote: Wade Barrett

The Barrett Barrage has been on fire, and regardless of his loss to Orton at TLC, he's still going strong! It seems as though the fans agree with us as well! Wrestlezone's own Chris Cash had the following to say:

Chris Cash- Wade Barrett has had a good finish to his 2011 year and I can see why he's made this list. Great look, moves well in the ring and holds his own on the mic - Wade Barrett has all the right tools to be a major player. I strongly expect his current push to continue into the new year. In fact, it won't surprise me at all if Wade Barrett holds heavyweight gold at some point in 2012.

8. Daniel Bryan – WWE (n/a)
                       Fan Vote: Kane

I was a little surprised to see Kane on this list, after only one small appearance in comparison to the rest of the industry's month of work. But apparently to the Wrestlezone viewers, Kane's return was enough to catapult him onto this list! Our choice, however, is the new Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan. Welcome to the list, D-Bry! 

Ken Napzok- All it took was a change of clothes and an alleged legitimate injury to the steamrolling Mark Henry to make Daniel Bryan a World Champion. Well…that and years upon years of back breaking, soul challenging dedication to a dying craft: professional wrestling. Daniel Bryan (who is Still. Gonna. Kiiiiiiillll you.) was supposed to be the first Money int the Bank winner to FAIL to win championship gold. I mean, that had to be the case. There was just no way an ugly beard sporting, veggie eating, Indy darling south of the 200 pound mark was going to be booked to win a world title. U.S. Title? Sure- that's a secondary belt- they even give that to YouTube sensations these days. Yet over the last month Bryan started to look more the part thanks to improved ring attire, then he started to feel the part with a solid cage match against Henry and a false Money in the Bank cash in win, and now, against all odds, he is the part. Daniel Bryan is the World Heavyweight Champion. 

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