The NXT/FCW curse, and more.
by, 11-19-2012 at 12:21 PM (4149 Views)
Last night, the big news that apparently trumped the WWE and World title matches, and trumped the whole theme of the Survivor Series, was the debuts of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Everyone was waiting for these debuts (out of Reigns really) and now they are here. While the debut was memorable, the big question is, what now?
Are they aligned with CM Punk? Will they feud with Ryback? Is any of this a good idea?
Feuding with Ryback may not be the best thing. Ryback is in the middle of a big push, and WWE seems to have a lot riding on this guy. Now, them feuding with Ryback wouldn't be the worse thing, because this one feud wouldn't tarnish any of these guys career. But first impressions and momentum is what really pushes wrestlers. The 3 guys that debuted last night have made their first impression, but will momentum be on their side?
Of the 3, everyone has wanted Ambrose to debut the most but Rollins seems to be the more athletic of the 3, may appeal to more audiences faster than Ambrose will. Rollins (known as Tyler Black on the indy scene) was in FCW/NXT for over 2 years, so my fear is that the amount they watered him down may be critical.
Also pertaining to Rollins, what I would like to call the FCW/NXT curse. See, not everyone in FCW/NXT has been a champion there. Some have their matches and get called up, some stay a while, get a belt, and move on. Guys like Mason Ryan, Sheamus, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Tyler Reks.....you see where i'm going with this list? The correlation is that really, only Sheamus has had any sustained success. And we're talking about a list of over 15 wrestlers. Similar to the infamous Madden cover curse, we could be seeing another trend. FCW/NXT champions not succeeding at the big time. Of course, this is all just talk, and we'll see where all of this goes fairly soon.
Don't get me wrong, I like when new talent debuts, but as a fan for a long time of all wrestling, we've seen great talent come and go and not make their mark.