Why part-timers are ruining WWE's mid-card?
by, 03-19-2013 at 06:38 PM (6338 Views)
From the day after the Elimination Chamber PPV to WrestleMania, popular WWE mid-carders such as Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, R-Truth, The Miz, Wade Barrett, Antonio Cesaro, Sin Cara, and Zack Ryder are being pushed aside by part-time WWE Superstars such as The Rock (the current WWE Champion), Triple H, Undertaker, and Brock Lesnar as of late.
It seems that the WWE is relying too much on these aforementioned part-timers alongside full-timers such as John Cena and CM Punk in a desperate attempt to draw ratings for Monday Night RAW and to a lesser extent, Friday Night SmackDown as well as generate plenty of buys for WrestleMania 29 which takes place on Sunday, April 7th at MetLife Stadium in Meadowlands, New Jersey.
The reason is simple. Cena draws. The Rock draws, Triple H draws. Punk draws. Lesnar draws. Undertaker draws. All six of these men get plenty of reaction from the WWE Universe. Add Paul Heyman, who is no doubt one of the most over heels in WWE history.
By contrast, guys like Rhodes and Ryder don't draw as well and are usually relegated to competing on WWE Superstars and Saturday Morning Slam due to the fact that WWE Creative has nothing for them during the critical WrestleMania season.
As a result, expect guys like Rhodes, Ryder, Sandow, Kingston, Sin Cara, The Miz, Barrett, Cesaro, and R-Truth to be relegated to the WrestleMania 29 pre-show on YouTube (either a battle royal or a lumberjack match) alongside the likes of Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Brodus Clay, David Otunga, Tensai, JTG, Justin Gabriel, Ted DiBiase, The Great Khali, Epico, Primo, Titus O'Neil, Darren Young, William Regal, Santino Marella, and Yoshi Tatsu.
But once WrestleMania 29 is in the books, expect everything to be back to normal on both RAW and SmackDown...until weeks leading up to SummerSlam, that is.