Up/Down: Jobbers and Low Carders
by, 08-06-2012 at 10:51 AM (9532 Views)
What is up guys! In the last addition of this blogg, I looked at the midcard of the WWE and talked about Kofi, Truth, and Ziggler to name just a few. On this edition, I am goingg to focus on the lower tier of the WWE. The jobbers and low card talent. Let's dive right into it!
Now, I like Riley. Back when he originally turned face and went against the Miz, I thought this guy was going to have a decent time in the mid card range. We saw him for a month or two, and then he fell off the face of the earth....which is not awesome. Now I remember reading he got a DUI, and another report saying he acted wrongly when ribbed by Cena. Now, considering the factor that he has been on the main roster(if you include NXT from when it was on SyFy), the guy has been on it for 2 years now. You would think he would be out of the doghouse. The dude has the look, the in ring work somewhat, and from what I remember he is ok on the mic. He would make a perfect mid carder, and possibly even US or IC Champ. Where I see him going though, is unclear. It comes down to what he does. I mean, you can't stay in the doghouse forever right.
Curt Hawkins/Tyler Reks
Now, for me, I've never been a fan. I've listened to them on the mic, and watched them in the ring, and really, nothing that has made me go wow, or even "oh I can't wait to see these guys again". That doesn't change the fact that others though, enjoy these two. Now, here is my standpoint on them. If the WWE were to try and revitalize the tag team division more so than what they have now, this team could be a good staple of that. As single competitors though, I think they will become easily forgotten.
How this guy was ever champion, baffles me. He doesn't give off great charisma, and he isn't stellar in the ring. His only plus is his size and strength, and even then, that isn't a big thing. I remember back around WM when he was involved in the GM angle, and would face David Otunga. Talk about an uh moment. This is a guy who I personally don't see going any farther than he has in his career. Even if you tried teaming him up with a little guy to do the big guy/little guy combo, I don't see it working. Remember Kendrick/Zeke? I was never a fan of that.
Now, some people may be like "What, why are you putting Kidd here!? He has been on Raw, he has been on the recent PPV, he isn't a jobber or low card". While I can see your POV, I see Kidd this way. There are 3 tiers essentially. The jobbers/low carders. The mid card/upper mid carders, and the main eventers. Kidd is on the cusp of going from the low card to the mid card. His recent bout in the MITB match, as well as being on Raw facing Tensai, is helping Kidd do that. People are high on Ziggler for his ability in the ring, well, I'm even higher on Kidd. The dude has mad in ring skill, and from what I've seen on NXT, he is decent on the mic. I could see Kidd eventually winning the IC or US championship within the next year, if he continues to be pushed. The dude is past the point of tag team wrestling, and would shine as a singles star.
Now...I will start this by saying I am not a Drew fan. I've never been high on him, and never been entertained by him. BUT...there is a but, there is no denying the dude does have the look, in ring ability, and mic skill. He is a former IC Champ, and since that point he has just drifted to the land of jobbers. Now here is a guy, where I don't understand why he hasn't been pushed. He could easily be a Us or IC champ again, if given the right push. He is my toughest one, because I can't honestly predict which direction he is going in.
Well guys and gals, hope you liked this blog. I look forward to reading all of your comments and thoughts!