True greatness in the world of professional wrestling can only be achieved if you succumb to one undeniable fact. The moment you stop learning is the moment you stop growing.
Looking around the upper echelon of WWE's most successful stars, a pattern starts to emerge. Shawn Michaels went from colourful tag team competitor to cocky pr*ck single star and gradually moved into the main event scene. He followed that up with a complete image change from glamorous 'sexy boy' to the rebellious rendition of the Heartbreak Kid in D-Generation X. Finally, he redefined his character as a redemption seeking veteran with more crowd investment than anyone on the show, thanks to his tenure in the company and ability as a performer.
The 'HBK' of the early '90s would be dated and cringy in today's product but thanks to Michaels' ingenuity and understanding of his character, he never felt stale or unwatchable.
That's just one example of how a performer can decipher what the ever changing audience wants and move with the times.
As for the current crop of WWE talent, there's no doubt that we are witnessing arguably the most physically talented roster of all time. However, their characters aren't all getting over to the level they could be, so here's a few lessons they need to be taught... and who should be teaching them...