Why Jobber Why? + I predicted this.
by, 12-16-2011 at 11:01 PM (4182 Views)
Hey Everyone. Pretty bad week of wrestling this week. Not much to be happy about. It took me a total of 24 minutes to watch Smackdown. It got mostly fast forwarded because it was just lame. Even the main event. If those 4 wrestlers in the main event represent what the future of WWE holds, then there are some dark days ahead. I know a lot of you reality tv junkies swing from the Ryder tip and have some sort of love affair with Ziggler, but seriously. It's a sad snap shot.
Okay, I want to touch on something a little different this week. What I watched, especially this week but it has been sort of a trend recently, is what I will call, the "Make No Sense" jobbing of some of the superstars.
AJ Styles. So let me get this straight. Bobby Roode runs away and steals a win in the Iron Man Match. Sting orders 5 minutes of overtime to kick off Impact. Roode runs away again, wasting the 5 minutes. Sting orders a sudden death, and AJ TAPS OUT????? SERIOUSLY???
Daniel Bryan. For someone who took a few steps into the spotlight over the course of the last month or so, he sure is jobbing out a lot lately. And in really bad fashion too. He has the MITB case and plans on cashing in at Wrestlemania for a title shot, but is getting made to look really bad to Alberto Del Rio and Cody Rhodes. Really Bad. Like he didn't even deserve to be in the same ring as them.
Natalya. Please. Please explain to me why week after week after week, ever since this movement by Beth and Natalya has started, has Natalya consistently jobbed out to much inferior Divas? I mean, every time I turn around, she's getting pinned by Alicia Foxx or Eve Torres. I don't get it. Why push her to be a partnered with Beth Phoenix with all this "rebellion against the models" thing, and then have her made to look silly in the process.
The Usos. They put on this huge production and prayer of the islands thing as their entrance, and then job out to Primo and Epico....twice in the last few weeks. Totally lost on that one.
If you're wondering why I also titled this blog, "I predicted this", that is in reference a report I read on this website regarding Alberto Del Rio not earning his quick push and living up to expectations. In my first attempt at a blog last year, I posted weekly from about October until Wrestlemania. The main theme of my blog was how I was losing faith in the WWE and giving them until Wrestlemania XXVII to give me a reason to still watch. They had some good shows here and there but nothing special. However, in these posts, I was making mention about how they were giving major pushes to guys like Alberto Del Rio and Drew Mcintyre when they weren't drawing any heat at all. Let's face it. When they were both being pushed, no one cared. They tried to build them up, but to no avail. No one cared that his name was Alberto Del Rio. No one cared that Drew was the chosen one. No on booed. No one chanted "You Suck". Mostly, you could actually see the people getting up and leaving their seats because they'd be more entertained in the bathroom.
Well shortly after, Drew dropped off the planet and now just jobs to every nobody that comes in. And Alberto Del Rio? Well, he might have gained some minimal heat, but for being a top heel in the company these days, he's just not there. And these constant title opportunities he's getting are starting to show WWE's desperation. This TLC match would be just fine if it was CM Punk vs The Miz. The Miz hasn't been relevant in the title picture since losing it to Cena. He's due. Alberto Del Rio? Well, he's a two-time champion and nobody even remembers him holding the belt. If you look down the list of WWE Title holders, Bob Backlund had a joke run in 94 where he beat Bret Hart, and then lost the belt to Diesel at a house show 3 days later. Vince McMahon held the belt back in Sept of 99 and then vacated the belt the next week. Then, Alberto Del Rio is probably next. I know The Rock and Mankind switched titles back and forth over the course of a month, but outside of that...this company that Alberto Del Rio is in, is pretty sad.
Have a great weekend everyone. And let's keep our fingers crossed that next week's slate of wrestling shows will be better than this week's pathetic waste of time. See ya.