LOL about badmouthing Raymer... yet another example of someone on here posting without doing their homework.
After Raymer won the WSOP in 2004, he finished 25th of 5594 the very next year. That is the most impressive consecutive finishes in the WSOP since Chan won back to back and then finished 2nd to Hellmuth.
Come on folks. This is a poker site
. Either know the history or do your homework.
Now Jamie Gold, although apparently spewy in the high stakes cash games (rumor is he plays as "Pachelbel" on FTP and is considered a fish and he did not shine on High Stakes Poker IMHO), does have a history of doing fairly well in tournaments before his WSOP win.
Now Moneymaker -- if you've read his autobiography, he does a pretty good job at making himself sound like a douchebag. He has cashed in a few prestigious tournaments in the past couple years though, but not overly impressive.