View Full Version : WWE has too many monsters....

Jeff Harvey
07-01-2012, 02:51 AM
Forgive me if this has already been discussed, and I know Vince MacMahon is high on these guys but the WWE currently has too many undefeatable monsters.

Big Show, Ryback, Brodus Clay, Tensai.

They're built up until they're inevitably fed to one of the top faces (or heels, as Brodus Clay was), and after that, their one-dimensional monster gimmick is less credible and they have nowhere to move except straight down to mid-card status. So a lot of midcards are sacrificed to these monsters but the end result is you end up with another forgettable mid-carder. Great Khali anyone?

Peter Kaymakcian
07-01-2012, 03:04 AM
I agree that at the moment it seems like there are to many monsters, but that is only because Raw and Smackdown! are combined at the moment. I think that if the WWE went to separate brands again it would feel different because WWE has always this many they were just spread out more. Usually two on one brand and two to three on another.

07-01-2012, 03:13 AM
New wrestlers working the mid-card before achieving top draw success? Perish the thought!

...I'm not exactly sure where you're going with this. Big Show, I can see where you're going with that. He had a month of build, lost, and is back down to being irrelevant relative to how long he's been in the company. Brodus Clay, Ryback and Tensai however haven't even been on TV for a year yet. Yes there's a technicality there with Skip Sheffield and whatever Matt was doing before going to Japan, but as far as being repackaged, they're still in their first year. They're going to work the mid-card, gimmick or not. I'd rather have that than have a guy shoot right up to main event status unless they build him the right way(Goldberg for example but I'm not sure we're ready for another one of those right now).

Jeff Harvey
07-01-2012, 07:22 AM
Point taken Viperfish.

What I meant was I'm not against them taking main event status, it's just that their gimmicks are unsustainable in the long run, and once their aura is gone after putting over a SuperCena and such, there's nothing left in the creative think-tank for them.

07-01-2012, 08:19 AM
Point taken Viperfish.

What I meant was I'm not against them taking main event status, it's just that their gimmicks are unsustainable in the long run, and once their aura is gone after putting over a SuperCena and such, there's nothing left in the creative think-tank for them.

kinda like mark henry? I was enjoying his hall of pain monster gimmick and it was working, then they fucked it up and he jobbed out for a while... when he was basically unstoppable for months, yeah that make sense way to stay consistent

The Brown One
07-01-2012, 08:23 AM
It's because creative can't come up with anything good for them. I mean, you can only do a monster vs underdog, or a monster who beats everyone so many times. They should either hire some new writers, or stop pushing so many monsters at once. Ryback is someone who can be in the business for a while though.

07-01-2012, 11:04 AM
Thats the circular of life in wwe though come up with a shit hot gimmick lasts about a year roughly and then they get released and another one comes. Its been happening for years not just lately but i will admit there is more of them now than ever before at the same time.

07-01-2012, 04:30 PM
I think the monsters exist in WWE to get pushed to the moon for a few months to then put over one certain supertar and they get back to midcard and repeat the circle later

07-01-2012, 04:49 PM
I much preferred back in the day when these monsters were but on the slow burn. They introduced them squashing jobbers, they'd work their way up to mid level feuds and titles and after some decent time be promoted to the top echelon of the roster. The Ultimate Warrior is a good example. They took literally 2 years to build him up towards the World title scene and they kept him hot the whole time.

Kenny Kaos
07-01-2012, 04:54 PM
WWE is like a comic book. Good vs evil. You need your monsters as your protagonist, so that your hero can over come the odds and slay him. You can argue there are one too many, but it would be boring if it was just The Big Show (believe me, its becoming that way since he has suddenly become part of the main even!). You need different monsters for different heroes to slay.

Cena will take care of Big Show
HBK and Sid
Undertaker and the Giant Gonzalez
Hogan and Andre

Its a tale as old as time. The small face going over the giant heel after a long, arduous feud

07-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Long, arduous feud? These days? Yeah right! You'll be lucky if a feud cracks the six week mark these days.

07-02-2012, 08:34 AM
The Wwe has two many monsters and should put these monsters in good feuds that will make them look dominant.

World B. Free
07-02-2012, 11:35 AM
Why not a monster tag-team......? :confused: One way to revamp the tag-team division in the WWE.

07-02-2012, 07:13 PM
People have probably already said it, but Kane, Mark Henry, and (when the WWE writers feel like it) The Great Khali should be included. I'm not a huge fan of the "monster" wrestlers. Once their purpose is served very few can do what Kane and Big Show have done and develop their characters further. Unfortunately Kane might be one of the longest serving jobbers for WWE.

07-02-2012, 11:31 PM
This would be an interesting idea. Big Zeke & Mason Ryan would make for a great, monster tag team. Both guys aren't doing anything so a good old fashion tag team out of these two wouldn't hurt. Book them as a dominant team and give them a manager that can sell them like a million bucks. It would work greatly. I originally had this idea for a Big Zeke/Mark Henry tag team but Mason Ryan could fill the void.

I like that. Zeke could use some positive momentum - a couple big wins and some opportunities for him to reestablish his power, and Mason just needs more screen time and definite direction. As far as a potential manager for them, I can't think of any candidates off the top... any ideas?

07-04-2012, 10:39 AM
While I can agree to some extent that there seems to be a lot of monsters in the WWE, I don't think it's too an excessive number at this point. Tensai was born to fail as soon as they brought him back, Clay to me isn't so much a monster as more so than a funny gimmick for a big guy. The only two monsters i see right now is Ryback. I wouldn't count Big Show and Kane because while they are big, they aren't on a destruction streak