Curtis Axel: What The Future Holds For Paul Heyman's 3rd Client.
by, 05-21-2013 at 01:10 PM (6489 Views)
This past RAW, it was announced that the formerly named Michael McGillcutty, Curtis Axel, was the 3rd client for Paul Heyman. Not a lot of people are pleased with this decision -- but I am for am very happy that a good talent like Joe Hennig is getting this great opportunity to shine. Isn't this something all wrestling fans, including internet fans, have been begging the WWE to start doing? Give new talents opportunities and storylines to work with. Well, we got it. Now, will he do good with it? Who knows. Perhaps in the next six months, Heyman will drop him and he'll go back to being a nobody.
In a year, he is wrestling for the world title at Summerslam 2014. You never know folks. And we can NEVER know unless superstars are given a chance. So what if Michael McGillicutty does not interest you right now. That's fine. Let's see what he can do first before we immediately start labeling him as a failure. For all we know, by Summerslam, we'll be clamoring for him to be a world champion. It all depends on how well the talent is booked and what the talent HIMSELF makes out of it. I say give him a chance. He has the wrestling heritage of his father and granddad, Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig and Larry The Axe Hennig, and he has great knowledge and passion for the business he works for. On top of that, he has an intense look to him, his wrestling skills are solid and he has Paul Heyman to cover him in the microphone skills department, which is his weakest. The only thing that could hurt him is the WWE Creative Team's inability to give him an important feud or role to make him feel important. Hopefully, they do him right.
Then again, they DID miss a great opportunity to make him look strong by having him pin or beat the living hell out of a weakened Triple H. I mean, how badly will a loss hurt Triple H at this point? Especially if he lost in a weakened state. No big deal. Don't know why they couldn't let Axel get a victory off of it. But, it is early so there is still plenty of time to create opportunities for him to look strong. Not saying I want him to be a 10 time world champion, I just want him to LOOK STRONG and FEEL like a legitimate threat to the main eventers. Is that too hard to ask for?
As for where I feel he should go next? Personally, I'd love to see a rematch between Triple H and Curtis Axel at Payback. Even losing after having a great match with Triple H will make Curtis Axel look great. A win, however, will be monumental. Afterwards, WWE needs to immediately send Curtis Axel after the Intercontinental championship. Why? Well, first and foremost, it is a part of his family's legacy and it would be so fitting for him to win it. Secondly, the current holder, Wade Barrett, has been made out to be a chump ever since winning it and I'm praying someone comes and takes it off of him. I'm sorry. I like Wade Barrett, but you cannot deny that WWE has booked him poorly and he has turned into one of the most uninteresting and insignificant champions I know. He got on the PRE-SHOW of Wrestlemania 29 for christ's sake. Being Paul Heyman's client, I guarantee you Curtis Axel will be featured much stronger and he can definitely make the Intercontinental championship feel more important. Besides that, he'd be able to have MUCH better matches. Think about it:
Curtis Axel vs. Daniel Bryan
Curtis Axel vs. Cody Rhodes
Curtis Axel vs. Justin Gabriel
Curtis Axel vs. Tyson Kidd
Curtis Axel vs. Drew McIntyre
Curtis Axel vs. Sheamus
Curtis Axel vs. Randy Orton
And the list goes on. Don't those matches sound interesting? It should! And you're guaranteed to at least get a good quality match out of it. So yes. I hope WWE plans to send this man after that championship in the future and I hope they give him a strong character direction to make it feel significant.
I really want this guy to be successful. He may not be a world champion, but as long as he MATTERS, then that is all that matters. It feels good to see new talents getting the spotlight.
Thanks for reading. Feedback is appreciated.