For the most part JR is right, you work hard to you prove yourself you will go far. Like someone said earlier, some people are spoon fed example Randy Orton. Also there is backroom politics to take into consideration also. Look at Chrisitan for example, he worked hard his whole career and became a big star. But creative and Vince never thought he was good enough to be champion. Only reason he won because Edge had to retire, but quickly gave it to Orton because they wanted Smackdown to revolve around him.
What he means by that is if you are happy enough with your position and don't try to improve yourself you won't go anywhere but the FE'd list.
Jr's right. The perfect example of stepping up and making yourself marketable is none other, right now then Daniel Bryan. He started off very bland.
He could have easily when on the Tyson Kidd track or god forbid the Shelton Benjamin track, but he didn't. He stepped it up, found a catch phrase, interacted with the crowd, played up his own vegan lifestyle and now the crowd is invested in him when his music hits.
He worked his ass off. Nothing was handed to him. He doesn't even have that typical Vince loving look. It's all him. Vince wishes some like Mason Ryan would have the drive as DB.
I'm sure John Morrison could be in that category, even though he technically just left as opposed to FE'd. If WWE would've really wanted to keep him I'm sure they could have.
hes some what right but there will always be guys like Tyson Kidd who work hard, give creative ideas on how to use them, have main eventers lobbying for them and will still go nowhere.