WWE/TNA: There's Nothing Worse Than Wasted Talent
by, 03-09-2011 at 04:04 AM (8248 Views)
Welcome back faithful readers. I've been doing a lot of thinking on what to write about next, and I feel like it's necessary to redo a subject that I touched on once in the past. This is obviously the matter of who's being wasted in the respective wrestling brands. Now due to the ever changing storylines in wrestling, I may end up having to write about this on a fairly regular basis. Since RAW and Smackdown are treated as two separate "brands" in WWE with their own rosters and storylines that only overlap on occasion, I'll also treat them as two separate entities, along with TNA being the third. So let's begin....
1)Chris Masters - I mean, what the hell?!?! This guy came into the WWE a few years back with a bang. He had the ongoing Masterlock challenge that seemed to go on forever, which was kinda lame, but it was a great opportunity for Masters to show off his ridiculous strength and physique. There was nobody who could come close to breaking the thing until Bobby Lashley came along. And if it takes Bobby Lashley to break your full nelson, my friend, you have got some power. I know none of that was actual matches, but it was still a great way to show the guy off and exhibit physical dominance. Nowadays I'm excited if he can just get on TV, much a less a victory. This guy is an asset, and he's not even a factor. Come on WWE, we've got the tools, let's build something.
1)Mark Henry - Now I know he's been around a long time, and maybe he's not so young anymore, but the man is literally a beast. They don't call him the world's strongest man just because it sounds cool. He's had his runs in the past, and it seems like the most successful he's ever been was as a monster heel that always seemed to come up short when it came to the big time. If it takes him turning heel again to climb the ladder, I'm OK with it. I just want to see him in the main event. It's not every day you have a guy this huge and strong that's not juiced up on 'roids, and I don't think WWE realizes what they have with this guy. The great thing is that he can wrestle too! What a concept! My point is whether he's a face or a heel, he needs to be driving guys through the mat. He's the kind of superstar who should go out there kicking ass and taking names. He's already over with the fans, so all he needs is a decent push. The people have already made it known they are behind him. WWE, this guy really is money in the bank (no pun intended). Cash in.
2)John Morrison - I know what you're thinking. He's in the spotlight every week. Yeah, I know. But he still hasn't gotten his big break. This man is a freak of nature that is barely even human, and he's got future legend written all over him. People say he could be the next Shawn Michaels. I say he's about 400 million times better than HBK could ever dream of being. Now I know with that last comment I may have lost some readers, but oh well. The truth hurts bitches. The man was so overrated there's not even a word for it. But that's another story for another day...and believe me, that day will come. But until then, there is no one in WWE who can do what Morrison does. They say his mic skills are sub par, and that may be holding him back. But I say to that, Bret Hart had terrible mic skills, but that didn't stop him from being one of, if not the greatest of all time. Or maybe you don't remember your precious Goldberg, who made it all the way to becoming the most popular guy in all of WCW before he ever even was allowed to speak at all. And once he was finally able to talk, all he said was "who's next?".
1)The Pope & Samoa Joe - Last time I did this blog, I had the Pope on my TNA list. This was back when he was still a face, and it seemed like his rise to the top had stalled out. Well now it looks like somewhere along the way someone came and took a big dump on his career. Now the reason I'm listing Pope and Joe together as one on here is that they are both being wasted on each other. Their storyline feud is so lame and retarded. It's taking two of the most talented guys in TNA and making them fight and argue with each other in situations that make us want to fast forward or just change the channel. I've been a huge fan of Pope since he was still in WWE using his own name (Elijah Burke). I knew back then that he had the potential for greatness. Now Joe on the other hand, I've never been a fan of. But I will say that I have all the respect in the world for him and I will never deny the man's unbelievable talent. Either one of these guys should easily be world champion or in close contention for it. They are main eventers in every aspect of the term. Joe has very little charisma but is a phenomenon in the ring. The Pope has all the charisma in the world and can also back it up in the ring with the best of them. So TNA, just remember two wrongs don't make a right.
I know I could continue on this topic for ages with all the other wasted talent out there, but I don't want to put anyone to sleep. So, once again, thanks so much for reading and make sure to check out my blog page at renevious.blogspot.com. I'm going to start posting my blogs on there exclusively, so follow me so we can discuss. Also, please leave comments on what you think of the blogs or just give me some ideas on more stuff to write about. Have a good one. 'Til next time....