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Curt Hawkins - Unsung, underrated, underappriciated?

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He was one of the Major Brothers, one of the Edgeheads during the supreme reign of La Familia, WWE Tag Team Champions along his former buddy Zack Ryder and then dominated Friday nights for a while with Vance Archer as the Gatecrashers. Then, a brief run as a singles competitor, mainly wrestling @WWE Superstars. There he had two of the most finest pure wrestling matches I have seen put on WWE's televised shows. A small tease of Hawkins and Ryder comeback but finally Hawkins solified his spot in a tag team with Tyler Reks. Reks, who is also no doubt a great performer has been teaming with Hawkins for a good two to four months now.

Don't get me wrong, a solid tag team will get you some airtime compared being a lowcard jobber but Hawkins has potential and starpower to be more than just a glorified tag team wrestler. Has he ever had a lengthy single run, or has he been always teaming up with someone? Hawkins makes his wrestling seem so effortless and he has nice, innovative moveset. But how WWE, how can a wrestler who puts forth this kind of performance;




is forced to job to Funkasaurus, who didn't even go over? It's time to invest to these younger superstars. Sure it's been widely said within WWE that the unwillingness of the midcard superstars being elevated is one of the reasons that WWE is very careful with these pushes. But when it comes to guys like Hawkins who try hard to go over using social media and just busting one's ass in NXT or Superstars, wouldn't it be time to try to give them an opportunity? Hawkins isn't the only guy deserving a shot for elevating but he certainly has all the tools for it.

When these big main eventers and veteran midcarders are not able to give it a go, it's time for the younger stars to rise. But they need their TV-time; they sure as hell can work a match so why wouldn't Zeke and Otunga visit NXT for a while and WWE giving the real talent a chance to shine?

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Updated 02-24-2012 at 05:19 PM by machoo mann

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  1. scribbler_jones's Avatar
    That video clip is strong evidence for your case! My two favorite moves from Hawkins in that match were the one move he hit on Trent as Trent came off the ropes (started with an armtrap, ended in a nasty face plant) and the move he capped the match with (the neckbreaker turned facebuster.)
  2. Dubs's Avatar
    Great read my friend. I agree. Curt Hawkins has charisma and puts on great performances in his matches. When he did that party-starter gimmick, I thought great things were to come in his future. How hes not on one of the main shows, competing for the IC or U.S title is beyond me.
  3. daverende5's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scribbler_jones
    That video clip is strong evidence for your case! My two favorite moves from Hawkins in that match were the one move he hit on Trent as Trent came off the ropes (started with an armtrap, ended in a nasty face plant) and the move he capped the match with (the neckbreaker turned facebuster.)
    That's from 7:15-7:22 for the guys who want to see it.
    Updated 02-24-2012 at 03:23 PM by daverende5
  4. Y2Jryder's Avatar
    Curt Hawkins deserves a push but so does Trent Barretta
  5. machoo mann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Y2Jryder
    Curt Hawkins deserves a push but so does Trent Barretta
    Certainly, it always takes two to make a good to great match and Trent is one of the most agile and talented wrestlers in the roster in the moment. Such a shame we don't get to see him that much.
  6. THE_CRIPPLER's Avatar
    Honestly Everyone has jobbed to Clay, Hawkins is not the only person and every who has jobbed to him hasnt even knock him off his feet.

    Hawkins is Good in the ring and has had decent matches but he hasnt really had a truly great match to set him off the top and get noticed... Having a few 3 star 3 1/2 star matches on Superstars or NXT isnt gonna get you a job at the top of The WWE
  7. Sahu's Avatar
    Hawkins is Good in the ring and has had decent matches but he hasnt really had a truly great match to set him off the top and get noticed... Having a few 3 star 3 1/2 star matches on Superstars or NXT isnt gonna get you a job at the top of The WWE
    He'll have a gr8 match if given a chance..if putting up gr8 matches is the criteria of entering the mainshow...then how many gr8 matches Zeke or Zack Ryder put UP??

    Curt deserves a chance...why can't they try with him???

    He can put up a gr8 match than half the main stream roster!!!
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