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Wrestling_Deluxe_08
08-23-2010, 08:31 PM
For the record, I did not write this topic. It was posted on my wrestling site and I decided to post it up here to see what you guys think about it.


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Source: The Bleacher Report

Introduction:

WWE is supposed to be in some sort of "youth revolution," if Vince McMahon is to be believed. We're supposed to be seeing the elevation of brand new superstars in the wake of retirements and injuries of the established stars like HBK, Batista, Triple H and The Undertaker. However, taking a look at the current state of WWE, when one looks over on Raw, it's still John Cena shooting everybody with eyebeams and surviving direct nuclear attacks. It's still Randy Orton crushing everyone within reach with an RKO. (Which I don't mind too much, because Orton is awesome. But it's not conducive to a "revolution".) On Smackdown, the only guys with an angle are two of the old guard: Kane and Mysterio. And now that Taker is back, make it three of the old guard. I would hardly call that a "youth revolution". Nobody else really even has a storyline, with the exception of Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston. (Who just wrestled for the fourth straight time in a row at Summerslam.) This is hardly a "youth revolution". So, let's take a look at the top 10 people who are being hurt the most by being misused, depushed and buried under the lack of creative booking for this new generation...

#10: John Morrison

Let's start out with the "Shaman of Sexy," John Morrison. Personally, I don't care all that much for John Morrison. He's a bit campy and over the top to me. He almost reminds me of a B-movie actor when he's on the mic and his posing, in almost every single situation, is ridiculous. We get it. You have an abdomen. HOWEVER, John Morrison is truly one of the best in-ring talents currently in WWE. He's taken the art of spiraling and turned it into something beautiful and unique in the ring. And people pay attention to him for it. In addition to this, as a heel, he is VERY annoying. But, that equates to good heat. Plus, there is always the look factor, and obviously, the ladies like John Morrison. He deserves better than to be stuck with R-"the exact same gimmick for the past decade"-Truth, jobbing out on the mid-card of Raw. Why not give John Morrison the U.S. title and actually have him...you know...DEFEND it? He's one of the best in the ring, why not have him be a guard dog to the main-event? John Morrison needs to be turned heel, and get some wins, pronto.

#9: Evan Bourne

You won't find many a smart-mark or IWC member that doesn't have Evan Bourne pegged as one of the most underrated and misused talents in WWE today. The man doesn't have horrible mic skills and when you put him in the ring, he can make Rey Mysterio Jr. look like Matt Hardy in comparison. Putting him in this list is not a surprise. However, I would like to suggest something to the WWE that they might not have thought of: The WWE Middleweight Division Title. A title that would go to the high-flyers of the WWE. It wouldn't be for cruiserweights alone, but for mid-sized to small guys who can fly. Evan Bourne, Justin Gabriel, John Morrison, Yoshi Tatsu, Kaval, Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero, Tyson Kidd, etc... Think of it as something similar to the X-Division championship in TNA, back when that actually meant amazing action. Give a spot to this title defense on every show and let guys showcase their talents and hold a belt, as opposed to just feeding them to the Main-Event machine week in and week out. Evan's mother is ashamed of the way you're booking him...

#8: Bryan Danielson

I was actually dumb enough to give the WWE too much credit. I honestly thought that they would let Daniel Bryan go all the way to Night of Champions, before letting him get pinned or buried by the Miz. Seems I should've been more reserved in my estimates and projected that he'd be pinned the very next night...by Michael Tarver. Now, John Cena can get jumped for 15 minutes, DDT'ed on concrete, and have steel steps dropkicked into his head, and can still pull out back to back victories at Summerslam and on Raw. However, Daniel Bryan is beaten by a good ol'-fashioned roll up and a handful of tights. Earth to WWE: You have a legitimate world-wide star on your roster that did not need the WWE machine to make a name for himself. What he has done is not "minor league." It's major. Why don't you book him for what he is? The best talent you currently have on the Raw roster. No more losses for Daniel Bryan, not until after he takes the title from The Miz at Night of Champions. And he SHOULD take the title from Miz at Night of Champions. But he won't. NEXT!

#7: Kofi Kingston

Mic Skills? Check. Charisma? Check. In-ring Ability? Check. Good look? Check. Good size? Check. Catchy name? Check. Fan following? Check. Great, let's have him wallow in the mid-card getting beaten by Dolph Ziggler. Check. Wait...what? It's not as though this even takes effort, WWE. Just let him win matches against opponents who count. Just let him touch the mic someplace other than NXT. Just let him have an actual storyline. And here's a nifty idea...let him wrestle someone NOT named Dolph Ziggler. He'll be a credible main-eventer before you know it.

#6: Santino Marella

Of all the tragedies on this list, to me personally, none is greater than Santino Marella. WWE has done so much damage to his credibility that they would actually have to take him completely off of television for a while and repackage him before they can even begin to fix it. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it: "Santino could have been this generation's version of The Rock." Don't break the laptop, just hear me out. Understand that before Santino was ever in WWE, he was a professional MMA fighter. Not just a guy who practiced it, but a guy who could beat you to death in a cage with it. Santino is a true athlete. Meaning that, if allowed in the ring, he could break out all sorts of maneuvers if the WWE let him; Akin to a Ken Shamrock in the WWE. Santino Marella could have been a serious submission or striking threat to be taken seriously in the WWE. When paired with his off-the-charts Mic ability, sense of humor and unmatched charisma, he could've taken the world by storm. But... He was Italian. And funny. So, instead, we get him paired up with Beth Phoenix. Now that Amazon that runs around with the Uso's calling herself Tamina, is rehashing the gimmick. (I know it's Tariq Uso, it's a man, baby.) If WWE had any common sense, they would hide Santino away for a while. They would have him work on incorporating his MMA background deeper into his moveset, and they would have him comeback as a submission specialist to be taken seriously in the WWE. And when I mean seriously, I mean, John Cena should try to put him in that goofy STFU and Santino should make him look ridiculous. He should break the hold apart like ramen noodles, reverse him and put him in a Kimura and make him tap. He should make Orton tap. He should make Edge tap. He should make everyone tap. And then make hilarious fun of them on the mic after he does it. In one year, no one would remember the "Cobra". They would just say: "Santino is going to make them tap. And then make us laugh about it." as they long for a submission dream match between Santino and Daniel Bryan. Of course, this is WWE... They would have to actually have common sense for that to happen.

#5: Sheamus

Sheamus is another guy that I don't really care for. I don't really understand the appeal. Sure, he has a distinct look. And sure, he talks with an accent. But, in the ring, he's just not impressive. His matches are filled with boots and forearms. His finisher was done better by Scott Hall, and Test had the best high velocity boot in the business. (RIP, Andrew.) So, I personally think he's overrated. However... If you're going to make him the WWE Champion TWICE, then you need to handle the man correctly. I won't go too deep into it, as we all know what the problem is with Sheamus: He never pins anyone clean. He's made to look weak. He runs in fear from guys like the Nexus crying out for John Cena's locker room. He shrinks back from Randy Orton. The only time he looks dominant is when he's beating up jobbers and rookies. (And even then, he STILL doesn't pin them.) This is simple to fix: Sheamus hits a move. The man he hits it on lies still. Sheamus gets on top of the man while he's lying there. Another man kneels down and touches the mat three times. Done. You know, I could have my nine-year-old nephew write that into the script, if it's too difficult for you guys in creative to grasp.

Wrestling_Deluxe_08
08-23-2010, 08:33 PM
#4: Wade Barrett

Now, some may question why I have Wade Barrett, leader of the biggest group in WWE, and the man who just pinned Jericho clean on Raw, in this list. It's a simple three word phrase you might have heard last night: "You tapped out." Not only did they book him to tap out to a guy who had just been DDT'ed on concrete, but they let the same guy make quite the witty joke about it on Raw the next night. Witty jokes tend to stick around. (Just ask Heath Slater in three months when they're still calling him "Wendy".) Under no circumstances, should the man you have booked to be the face of an unstoppable force in the WWE, be booked to tap. And not just tap, but tap in 5 seconds with literally no struggle. At the very least, let them fight for five minutes. Let Cena attempt it once and then Wade gets to the rope. Then Wade goes for his finisher, Cena kicks out and then slaps it on. And then it takes Wade 40-50 seconds to finally tap. Make him look STRONG. You cleaned it up somewhat with a clean win over the respected Y2J. However, going forward, try to remember that this man is supposed to be the Darth Vader of WWE. Please book accordingly.

#3: CM Punk

What happened to the guy who cut great promos and put on great matches? I know! They made him the leader of a D-grade version of Raven's Flock, and let all of his credibility fade away faster than David Otunga will after the end of the Nexus. It's bad enough that you never gave CM Punk a credible title reign. But, the way that CM Punk is being treated now is ridiculous. The Straight Edge Society has been turned into a joke. A joke so bad that it's now being beaten 3-on-1 by a very much played out Big Show in a throwaway match at Summerslam. The restoration of CM Punk is actually very simple: Take the D-grade version of the Flock and turn it into an actual A-grade version of the SES. All you need to do is give them two more guys. One should be shocking and have some credibility but will not get to the World Title. This will make the unit seem strong and will elevate CM Punk to the title. My nominations? Matt Hardy when he returns from his break. He's not going to win the title. Have him come back saying that he wants to live straight edge because he doesn't want to end up like his brother. And Chris Masters isn't up to anything, make him goon number two. Now, with five guys, it's believable when CM Punk goes after the Undertaker for the World Title. Then let him retain the belt for a while. A LONG while. Because if you remember: long title reigns build credibility for a champion, WWE. And actually let him win without outside help from time to time, too. Because he's good and he can actually do it. (By the way, yes I know Kane is the champ. But seriously, how long before Taker takes it?)

#2: Jack Swagger

Yes, he talks like he has too much tongue and not enough mouth. I am reminded of Daffy Duck when he cuts a promo. However, WWE, you made him the champion. Do you not understand that when you make a guy who recently held the title look weak, you make the title look weak, too? Yet, recently, you've let Jack get punked out by Kane. You've let Jack get punked out and dumped in the Gulf of Mexico by Rey Mysterio. You've let Jack get pinned by mid-carder for life, MVP. And worst of all, he is persona non grata at Summerslam. I mean, was he even allowed in the arena? That's ridiculous. (And also a picture of your immediate future, Sheamus.) Jack has great qualities. He can wrestle, he's got a good look and good size and he knows how to draw heat. It wasn't a mistake to make him a champion, WWE. It was a mistake to make him a champion so early. But, just because you made that mistake, doesn't mean you have to break the man's career. All you have to do for Jack, is get him proper representation. Just give him a manager who can draw even more heat for him. My suggestion? If you ever do bring the Nexus over to Smackdown, put Jack in it. In a few years from now, after some great matches and convincing victories, after he learns to cut promos a little better, this man is going to be your main-event. Treat him like it.

#1: Drew McIntyre

Now this one, above all, I truly don't understand. Why was the man, who Vince McMahon personally endorsed as the future World Champion, standing outside of the Staples Center with Jack Swagger begging security to let him in the building? Why in the world, would a talent like Drew McIntyre not be on a Summerslam card? Oh yeah...because we would've rioted if Alicia Fox and Melina weren't on the card, right? Because they are certainly the future of the WWE. (More like the future of a Botch-a-mania compilation on Youtube...) There are only two guys of this new crop of wrestlers that when I first saw them, I said: "That guy is a champion." The first was Wade Barrett and the other was Drew McIntyre. He has the look, the ability, the mic skills and the charisma to be the marquee for years to come. And yet, you have him jobbing to Christian AFTER he had already injured his arm. Then you let "Dashing" Cody Rhodes beat Christian 2 weeks later, while McIntyre was jobbing clean to Rey Mysterio in the main event. Stop the insanity. Drew McIntyre could walk up to the Undertaker right now, smack him in the face, (get tombstoned) and then the following week, go out and upset him with a Future Shock DDT. And NO ONE would complain. They would probably applaud the Deadman for putting over a man who will one day be headlining Wrestlemania. That's how main-event McIntyre is RIGHT NOW. You can give him a victory over anyone on any card and it's believable. Except for John Cena. Because everyone knows only Lex Luthor is allowed to beat him.

Conclusion:

The WWE is chocked full of bright young talent and only more is coming. If the WWE would begin to utilize this talent correctly, at some point, another big boom in the industry can occur. When you consider Barrett, McIntyre, Sheffield, Riley, Hennig, Harris, Danielson, Kaval and many, many more...this may be the most young talent the WWE has ever had at one time. The roster is loaded. But, unless the WWE finds a creative team that learns how to use it correctly, it's just a loaded gun in the hands of a 4 year old. If only the talent influx could hit the "Creative" team, too, we'd be set. We may have a youth influx, but we do not have a youth revolution. Not until the WWE starts treating them like stars and not scrubs.


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What do you guys think?

Tha Crows Nest
08-23-2010, 08:53 PM
One of the best reads I have seen in a while. I agree with this post 100% and i just prey that somehow the WWE saw this.

Wrestling_Deluxe_08
08-23-2010, 09:22 PM
I thought he made good points on every single wrestler he talked about. Particularly, Sheamus, Jack Swagger, John Morrison, Drew McIntyre, and Santino Marella. Marella is probably the only one I will fully agree on him with.

It will be very difficult for all of them to get over in the PG era; that is just how it is sadly, but I'm sure some of these guys will taste the main event sooner than later.

eyehatecena
08-23-2010, 09:54 PM
Very good points- with Santino though- its gonna be the same old crap. He needs to move on to ROH or TNA where they would hopefully let him be himself, then come back to WWE. I think thats the only way WWE may look at him, and hopefully use him correctly.

moppy
08-23-2010, 09:57 PM
Stolen from the Bleacher Report but I have to agree.

Robstar
08-23-2010, 10:07 PM
I can agree with that list, even Drew, who I think has been as badly handled as Santino. Sure he's saying the words and sneering at the crowd but I don't find him convincing as a heel and think he'd be much better used as a face, then eventually MAYBE a tweener like Edge. Give the crowds some time to take to him and I think WWE would find the path they're looking for, for him.

Still think Christian, William Regal and Goldust are not far outside that list

Wrestling_Deluxe_08
08-23-2010, 10:21 PM
Stolen from the Bleacher Report but I have to agree.
I mentioned before I even throw up the post that I didn't write it....

If that is who wrote it, then I'll label him in as the source then.

eyehatecena
08-23-2010, 10:34 PM
Yeah I have to agree with you on those last 3 you added. Since Dustin(Goldust) lost some weight and came back to the WWE he has looked good in the ring, better than he has in a long time.
I know they can build people up and actually make things work out for the guys. Look at Miz- a few years ago the guy was a joke. But they got behind him, his ring work improved alot(still needs to improve more though) and he is great on the mic. But you have a guy like Santino, who actaully has an athletic background similar to wrestling- and the WWE f ups with him and turns him into a joke.

Verdammung
08-24-2010, 01:07 AM
Wow, I'm never gonna look the same at Santino again. Definitely did not know that. Can someone say FUBAR?

SilverGhost
08-24-2010, 01:56 AM
Christian should be on that list. Christian should be in main events but he is a mid carder or low mid. WHY? BECAUSE OF HIS TNA PAST? WWE should acknowledge his growth. Also....Christian VS Edge would be sweet.

Crassman
08-24-2010, 03:54 AM
What they should do with Kofi Kingston is give him a Parrot to bring to the read and call him Koko B. Ware 2.0

SgtGohan
08-24-2010, 07:21 AM
ive never actually seen an mma fight from santino, anybody have a link to that or something?

WFâ„¢ - Original Member!
08-24-2010, 08:39 AM
I don't think Drew McIntyre belongs on the list, he was brought in as a 'personal signing' of Vince McMahon's and pushed as such, he done very little to justify the hype surrounding him and the booking of his character was also very strange to say the least.

I'd not have John Morrison on any 'misused' list either, the guy for whatever reason just never gets himself over, the only time I find him interesting is when he is playing opposite someone, when he goes it alone he never seems to be able to recapture the major he has when he is apart of a team.

Jack Swagger has a big role on SmackDown!, sure his character has been booked poorly but he has had a run with the World Title after winning MitB, I wouldn't say he has been misused as I wish better guys than him where as misused as that, I'd just say he was booked poorly.

Santino Marella is another that for me wouldn't be on any sort of list, I've saw his work in OVW and I know he can be a far better in ring character than what he portrays but he has spent so long being the goofball of the WWE then for me it would be an insult to the intelligence of the fans if he suddenly became a credible worker, he is light relief, if he wasn't given that kind of character I doubt he would ever have lasted so long in the first place.

Daniel Bryan, this really is a strange choice, the guy has just returned to the WWE and in his first appearance back, in the Main Event of SummerSlam, he made two of his opponents tap out, he has entered into a big feud with one of the hottest guys in the WWE and looks as if he is being lined up to become the next United States Champion, I can't fathom out why this guy would be considered misused when he has been back 9 days.

Wade Barrett? You have to be kidding me, the guy won the inaugural NXT, he has made a helluva impact on Monday Night RAW, has a World Title shot tucked away, has main evented one of the biggest WWE PPV's and is the leader of the biggest stable in the WWE in Nexus, his rise has been extremely quick, he is still lacking a lot in his ring work and keeping him out of the ring while he continues to learn is by far the best path to go down.

Very confusing list and really can't see where the author is coming from with a lot of these suggestions

The Hipster
08-24-2010, 03:12 PM
I agree with most of your list. However, Wade Barrett cannot even be judged yet (his finisher sucks too), Santio is great comedy but let him do what you suggest (watch him and Vlad win those belts), Christian should be added to the list. Sheamus needs to pin a top star cleanly but is pulling the heel off well (lots of heat). Add Gail Kim to your list, great worker, and most of the divas. Regal and Golddust had their time and are doing great and deserve another push. Yoshi Tatsu should be pushed as well. I think they are trying to build Dolph Ziggler by pairing him with Kofi and build a soild feud. Matt Hardy deserves a big push (loyal, hard working, over with the crowd, etc.) I'm sorry but McIntyer is awful. Scrap him and start over.

SilverGhost
08-24-2010, 03:18 PM
WWE highly misused......Muhammad Hassan!

On topic: the guys on the list (excluding Bryan) needs to do some work and do a little bit better. WWE needs to jump start the roster. Make interesting match ups and rivalries. The guys in the list can deliver but I feel they are lacking in some areas.

WFâ„¢ - Original Member!
08-24-2010, 03:20 PM
I wouldn't say they highly misused Muhammed Hassan ot be fair, I thought they used him perfectly however they seriously mishandled the situation after the London Bombings and let something that could have been so brilliant slip through their fingers

SilverGhost
08-24-2010, 03:31 PM
I wouldn't say they highly misused Muhammed Hassan ot be fair, I thought they used him perfectly however they seriously mishandled the situation after the London Bombings and let something that could have been so brilliant slip through their fingers

The thing with Hassan is that his gimmick is provocative. WWE had something going and honestly it was going well. Just the ball was dropped since there were attacks going around the world. Killing the gimmick is fine and all but the wrestler had something going there.

Asherdelampyr
08-24-2010, 04:40 PM
One idea I have for how they could make Santino into a real threat instead of a running gag with no punchline is very similar to what they are doing now with teaming him up with Vlad show a few backstage scenes of the big russian training his new partner, and then let santino become better over time, it will take a few months at least, as long as it would if they took him off TV to repackage him, but to my mind a much better chance of success

zyuhas
08-24-2010, 04:56 PM
I really think raven was misused in wwe but tna is using him quite well i think

WFâ„¢ - Original Member!
08-24-2010, 05:12 PM
You think TNA are using him well?

Raven was badly misused in 2000, he could have been 2000s answer to Jake the Snake Roberts, I don't think TNA are using him anywhere near well enough but his time has came and gone as far as being a genuine on screen talent is concerned, I'd definitely agree that he is one who the WWE misused though.

SilverGhost
08-24-2010, 05:16 PM
Raven was used well in WWE in the Attitude Era days. Especially at the hardcore division. Back then, they didn't ignore of the area of expertise that Raven had. Raven in TNA....feels like he isn't used properly.

WFâ„¢ - Original Member!
08-24-2010, 05:19 PM
Raven was never used well in the WWE, he was stuck in the Hardcore division when the division was well past its peak and the amount of times he won it was ridiculous and a major reason why the 24/7 rule never worked, he had everything to be used very high in the card but ended up in a feud with Jerry Lawler, that just about killed his chances of a decent WWE career before it even got started

zyuhas
08-24-2010, 06:48 PM
i mean i just like the fact that tna IS using him he is my favorite wrestler of all time and i think anything tna is doing with him is good but i do think he need the dreds back

streetmaster
08-24-2010, 07:24 PM
Have to agree with CM Punk being used badly now. I mean this time last year, this wrestler pulled off very good matches that were match of the year candidates. SES could have been dominant on smackdown if they were used very well. Santino Marella should be used very well. I mean he could become very similar to Kurt angle if WWE used him well.

The Hipster
08-24-2010, 07:35 PM
raven is used the same every where he sucks

nrb6304
08-24-2010, 08:05 PM
Raven was never used well in the WWE, he was stuck in the Hardcore division when the division was well past its peak and the amount of times he won it was ridiculous and a major reason why the 24/7 rule never worked, he had everything to be used very high in the card but ended up in a feud with Jerry Lawler, that just about killed his chances of a decent WWE career before it even got started

I agree completely agree. And a lot of people in the buisness will admit that Raven was an AWESOME talent, in ring, and on the mic. In fact I'd say that Raven could've out spoken The Rock ANY DAY. Yeah Rock was full of catch phrases and funny one liners, but Raven made you think, made you really feel what he said. Now granted Raven in the ring, was mid carder at best, but when you put together his in ring work, which has always been solid, and his character, Raven SHOULD'VE hit the jackpot in WWE, but didn't, and that is sad

zyuhas
08-24-2010, 08:21 PM
The Rock really? Hell ya he could out speak the rock on the mic

zyuhas
08-24-2010, 08:36 PM
raven is used the same every where he sucks

ya ok you and the browns suck buddy

AGEOFFALL
08-24-2010, 10:37 PM
Definitely agree on John Morrison, Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston.

RockBanditPhil
08-25-2010, 02:00 AM
Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) is definitely underused but his United States Championship reign should begin at Night of Champions.

WFâ„¢ - Original Member!
08-25-2010, 08:16 AM
I really can't see how Danielson is being underused, he has only just re-signed, Main Evented SummerSlam, made two members of Nexus tap out and is in the midst of a feud with one of the hottest heels in the WWE and looks likely to be the next US Champion

The Hipster
08-25-2010, 07:35 PM
Wow, way to be offened by an opinion.

Necroyeti
08-25-2010, 09:10 PM
That article was a good read.

Another misused guy in WWE has gotta be Ted DiBiase Jr. His current Million Dollar Champion Jr gimmick with Maryse clearly isn't getting over and he's been getting even less heat than usual lately because of it... It's only a matter of time before that turns into full blown X-Pac heat.

Creative really need to drastically revamp his character into something unique as soon as possible before it's too late. They've been doing a decent job of distancing Ted's former tag team partner Cody Rhodes from similar "my daddy was a great rassler" Legacy tedium with his Dashing gimmick. Meanwhile, they haven't even bothered to give Ted his own theme song yet.... And if the rumours of a future "Fortunate Sons" stable with Brett Dibiase and/or Joe Hennig are true, his future is pretty much doomed. (Okay, he's probably not talented enough to be future main-event material, but I'd say he has great potential as an IC/US champion at some point)

WFâ„¢ - Original Member!
08-26-2010, 07:54 AM
Wow, way to be offened by an opinion.

Not sure who this is directed to but since you posted it 11 hours after my post I'll take it that its for me, I fail to see how you can think anyone can be offended, I just can't see why someone can list Bryan Danielson as being misused when he has been nothing of the sort, thats not being offended by an opinion, thats simply expressing my opinionated response to something someone wrote on a message board!

The Hipster
08-26-2010, 06:28 PM
No, it was for the guy attcking me a page ago for what I said about Raven. I agree with you.

AGEOFFALL
08-27-2010, 12:27 AM
Ted Dibiase's gimmick is almost a carbon copy of his father's. Why can't they change it and not have him with a similar gimmick like his father? like they did with cody rhodes.

RKOViper
08-27-2010, 10:20 AM
I do agree with everything in the original post.

Drew McIntyre is the man I see replacing Randy Orton. He is amazing on the mic, in the ring, and he has an awesome character. He just needs to exaggerate the character. Not his fault that he can't do that though, because WWE is holding him back.

I love the guy and I want to see him booked in a major storyline a.s.a.p.

IrkenInvader
12-27-2010, 12:27 PM
This is the card I play,

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100822035103/yugioh/images/thumb/d/d8/MonsterRebornDPYG-EN-R-1E.jpg/300px-MonsterRebornDPYG-EN-R-1E.jpg

Splattered-Dreams
12-27-2010, 12:31 PM
Sorry if any of these have been mentioned, but:

Lance Storm
Goldust
Christian
Jerry Lynn
Perry Saturn (kinda deserved it)
Owen Hart

Rich Cranium
12-27-2010, 12:33 PM
Ted Dibiase's gimmick is almost a carbon copy of his father's. Why can't they change it and not have him with a similar gimmick like his father? like they did with cody rhodes.

Maybe they should have changed his name like they did Husky Harris and Michael Migillicutty. Wow, maybe the name change can be sort of good until they establish themselves. He could have been Doush Baggier!

IrkenInvader
12-27-2010, 12:35 PM
Maybe they should have changed his name like they did Husky Harris and Michael Migillicutty. Wow, maybe the name change can be sort of good until they establish themselves. He could have been Doush Baggier!

No name changes! Just have him try and distance himself from his father. Thats a storyline and it could push him past R-Truth feuds.

SilverGhost
12-27-2010, 12:37 PM
Morrison now isn't misused. He has a push going.
Bourne is out with an injury but he will be back jobbing....
Bryan needs a serious feud.
Kofi is doing fine in the IC picture.
Santino now is doing great.
Sheamus is King of the Ring and may feud with HHH but will get buried.
Now Wade Barrett is totally underused. He should be in a serious feud. Feuding with Cena went somewhere but it won't take him seriously.
Punk is not underused. He will be in a feud against Cena(I hope Punk schools Cena in wrestling)
Swagger is a definition of underused. Former World Champ and in the IC title picture? Why? Why the downgrade?
McIntyre....maybe a future endeavor?

Rich Cranium
12-27-2010, 12:43 PM
Morrison now isn't misused. He has a push going.
Bourne is out with an injury but he will be back jobbing....
Bryan needs a serious feud.
Kofi is doing fine in the IC picture.
Santino now is doing great.
Sheamus is King of the Ring and may feud with HHH but will get buried.
Now Wade Barrett is totally underused. He should be in a serious feud. Feuding with Cena went somewhere but it won't take him seriously.
Punk is not underused. He will be in a feud against Cena(I hope Punk schools Cena in wrestling)
Swagger is a definition of underused. Former World Champ and in the IC title picture? Why? Why the downgrade?
McIntyre....maybe a future endeavor?

I agree with McIntyre. He used to be the chosen one but now he's the forgotten one!

IrkenInvader
12-27-2010, 12:44 PM
I agree with McIntyre. He used to be the chosen one but now he's the forgotten one!

I was never impressed with him, he was growing on me in the Matt Hardy feud but they pulled the plug on that one.

SilverGhost
12-27-2010, 12:48 PM
I agree with McIntyre. He used to be the chosen one but now he's the forgotten one!

He had something but I don't think that feuding with Matt was credible for him.

Tommy Thunder
12-27-2010, 01:11 PM
I think McIntyre has something to offer. He hasn't had a serious feud since his IC title run, but he has indeed been forgotten these days.

The problem with Bryan is finding someone that can match him in the ring!! Nobody on the roster (except a select few) are on the same level as him in the ring!! I would love to see a feud between him and CM Punk down the line.

Swagger is a guy that should be re-elevated into the main event picture. He has the in-ring skill, but I feel he needs a bit of work on his mic skills.

I would like to add the name of Chris Masters to those who are underused. During his first stint with the company, he was on his way to the top and received a huge push. Back then as a heel, he displayed decent mic skills, but proved to be a bit stale in the ring. Of course he was found out to have taken steroids and was naturally released.
Now that he's clean though (although still well built and having retained most his body mass), I believe the Masterpiece is better than he was before. Mic skills, you don't lose, but as for his in-ring work, he has really improved for me, adding plenty of moves that you expect a guy of his size to utilize to his move set (spinebuster, samoan drop, jackhammer to name a few). He's also surprised me by actually getting over pretty good as a face. He gets a decent enough reaction from the crowd these days, and he is being used regularly on tv through Superstars, Smackdown and of course NXT. He definitely has the making of a decent enough face IC/US champ, and I would love to see him pushed back up the pecking order towards the main event. I would also prefer to see him back with his old theme though (the one he has now is way too generic). And of course, he has the Masterlock challenge (something you can use to get the fans to cheer for you as a face, and likewise to boo you as a heel). I like Chris Masters, and he certainly has the size, skill, and talking ability to be way further up the card.

Necroyeti
12-27-2010, 01:35 PM
That list was terrible in August and it's gotten even worse with age. (Which is a good thing if you like the wrestlers on it, I guess)

The Brown One
12-27-2010, 04:35 PM
Swagger is a definition of underused. Former World Champ and in the IC title picture? Why? Why the downgrade?


They did the same thing to Mysterio. Except I see more potential for Swagger, because hes younger, can stay in the company for many years, and is a true wrestler.

SilverGhost
12-27-2010, 05:50 PM
They did the same thing to Mysterio. Except I see more potential for Swagger, because hes younger, can stay in the company for many years, and is a true wrestler.

Good thing he has the the wrestling skills and youth. He can be the best.

Flyyisha
12-27-2010, 08:43 PM
1. JTG
2. Kofi Kingston
3. Evan Bourne
4. Alicia Fox
5. Gail Kim
6. Yoshi Tatsu
7. Zack Ryder
8. Zeke

and Test was misused when he was around both times. May he rip

Splattered-Dreams
12-29-2010, 10:39 AM
I'm not sure how far Zeke can go. How many powerhouses like him have left and gone without a trace? Yoshi and Gail ae good calls there, and possibly Ryder too

Flyyisha
12-29-2010, 07:13 PM
Yeah that true about Zeke but I have faith in him. Him vs Mark henry would be great.

SilverGhost
12-29-2010, 07:18 PM
Yeah that true about Zeke but I have faith in him. Him vs Mark henry would be great.

They would make Mark Henry job to Big Zeke.

The Brown One
12-29-2010, 08:53 PM
They would make Mark Henry job to Big Zeke.

This I would like to see.

IrkenInvader
12-31-2010, 11:36 PM
They would make Mark Henry job to Big Zeke.

Even with Mark jobbing it would take FOREVER. Mark moves to slowly, one move from Henry lasts as long as a divas match.

tittle97
12-31-2010, 11:47 PM
I've always wondered how Henry has stayed in WWE for so LONG??? I know he's obviously huge but has no mic skills, SLOW, not good in the ring and a little bit on the chub chub side. Sexual Chocolate was alright that's about it. Even the WSM on his tights is due to MVP.

IrkenInvader
12-31-2010, 11:53 PM
I've always wondered how Henry has stayed in WWE for so LONG??? I know he's obviously huge but has no mic skills, SLOW, not good in the ring and a little bit on the chub chub side. Sexual Chocolate was alright that's about it. Even the WSM on his tights is due to MVP.

The guy hasn't received a push since the ECW championship.

P.S. I loved that belt extender.

SilverGhost
01-01-2011, 12:03 AM
The guy hasn't received a push since the ECW championship.

P.S. I loved that belt extender.

I liked the design but horrible in the color.

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3078/ecwchampionshipbelt.png

^^^way better

tittle97
01-01-2011, 12:06 AM
The only problem I had with that belt is the position of the straps. They don't look like they're in the center of the belt. But if they were lower it would still look weird to me.

SilverGhost
01-01-2011, 12:09 AM
The only problem I had with that belt is the position of the straps. They don't look like they're in the center of the belt. But if they were lower it would still look weird to me.

They should push the few guys who have won it who has what it takes. Only two names that come to mind that hasn't gotten their push was Christian and Zeke.

tittle97
01-01-2011, 12:12 AM
Christian is in desperate need of a push. I really think VKM hates him or something. He needs to at least get over to Raw when he returns.

The Brown One
01-01-2011, 12:13 AM
Mark Henry could become relevant again in 3 steps:

1) Stop eating those cheeseburgers, your'e only going to get bigger and slower.
2) Stop wearing that awful red attire, and go back to your custom black one, with maybe gold stripes.
3) Have Henry turn on a partner, and then take out the Raw roster 1 by 1, until he gets a world title match.

I'm just probably stating things that will never happen, but meh.

tittle97
01-01-2011, 12:17 AM
Mark Henry could become relevant again in 3 steps:

1) Stop eating those cheeseburgers, your'e only going to get bigger and slower.
2) Stop wearing that awful red attire, and go back to your custom black one, with maybe gold stripes.3) Have Henry turn on a partner, and then take out the Raw roster 1 by 1, until he gets a world title match.

I'm just probably stating things that will never happen, but meh.

Yeah he looks like the Kool Aid man. And it makes him look fatter. Black is slimming and stripes at least add some dynamic.

SilverGhost
01-01-2011, 12:20 AM
Christian is in desperate need of a push. I really think VKM hates him or something. He needs to at least get over to Raw when he returns.

I think the same way.

The Brown One
01-01-2011, 12:21 AM
Yeah he looks like the Kool Aid man. And it makes him look fatter. Black is slimming and stripes at least add some dynamic.

Lol never even thought of that. But yeah theres a resemblence.

IrkenInvader
01-01-2011, 12:22 AM
Mark Henry could become relevant again in 3 steps:

1) Stop eating those cheeseburgers, your'e only going to get bigger and slower.
2) Stop wearing that awful red attire, and go back to your custom black one, with maybe gold stripes.
3) Have Henry turn on a partner, and then take out the Raw roster 1 by 1, until he gets a world title match.

I'm just probably stating things that will never happen, but meh.

Thats the only way he could credibly get a title shot.

SilverGhost
01-01-2011, 12:22 AM
Christian is in desperate need of a push. I really think VKM hates him or something. He needs to at least get over to Raw when he returns.

To add to this, some say in this site that Vinnie said that Christian will never be a World Champ in the WWE. I really hope that isn't true. Supposedly Vinnie look at his body type and said no.

tittle97
01-01-2011, 12:22 AM
If the Rock was still in WWE I KNOW he would have ripped on him for that. I would wait week after week for Jericho to do it. Oh well.

tittle97
01-01-2011, 12:24 AM
To add to this, some say in this site that Vinnie said that Christian will never be a World Champ in the WWE. I really hope that isn't true. Supposedly Vinnie look at his body type and said no.

I heard that too. That's so stupid, he is awesome.

SilverGhost
01-01-2011, 12:25 AM
Thats the only way he could credibly get a title shot.

I would like to see him get a push again. He had a push when was facing Angle for the WHC.

The Brown One
01-01-2011, 12:27 AM
I remember when people were saying "This is going to be the year that Matt Hardy wins the world title!", and that never happened, and now we couldn't care less.

As for Christian, hes a great worker, and is on the straight and narrow, so hes got no problems. Hes definitely my "Hes going to be world champion this year" pick for 2011.

Rich Cranium
01-01-2011, 12:28 AM
Thats the only way he could credibly get a title shot.

Mark Henry has paid his dues and is loyal to his company. He does whatever they write for him and too many have an ego that is beyond comprehensible.

tittle97
01-01-2011, 12:31 AM
Mark Henry has paid his dues and is loyal to his company. He does whatever they write for him and too many have an ego that is beyond comprehensible.

That makes sense to me. Sometimes I fail to realise the WWE is a company. He does seem like he just shows up for work and doesn't bitch. I just never thought too much of him.

SaberToothTigerz
01-01-2011, 12:44 PM
i'd say this report opened my eyes to drew mcintyre and santino

SilverGhost
01-01-2011, 12:49 PM
i'd say this report opened my eyes to drew mcintyre and santino

Its an old report. But I guess this was expected back then.