Here's my answer:
Originally Posted by Playboy Stevie V
I'm one of the guys that doesn't think he sucks.
He sucks on the mic....okay, but not everyone is the master of the mic in the main event (ADR), but it helps big time.
Well he does suck on the mic, no 2 ways about that. All top guys in WWE right now have good mic skills, even ADR (IMO). But if you think ADR sucks on the mic, the main reason wWE have him in the main event is because of his mexican fanbase. All other main eveters in WWe have good mic skills. Punk, Cena, Show, Ziggler, Sheamus, Jericho etc all good on the mic. If you're going to be at the top in the WWE you need good mic skills or you just end up looking like an idiot when in a promo against other main event stars.
He's not over with the fans....when I'm in the crowd there's a lot of kiddies with Kofi merchandise and the crowd chants "BOOM BOOM BOOM" when he comes out and during the boom drop.
He can't wrestle....yes he can. You can't tell me he's worse than Cena.
He's definitely over with the fans and he certainly can wrestle. He's got an unique highflying style that the fans like to see.
He's stale....so is Cena, Orton, Sheamus (maybe) and ADR.
If pushed into the main event, he wouldn't be stale since he'd be someone fresh for people to see up there. But he's been face for his entire WWE career so far. Only a few stars pull that off (Ricky Steamboat springs to mind). Perhaps he needs a heel turn, but that brings us to...
The main event scene is stacked....they are with HEELS not faces. They need more main event faces.
Main event faces include: John Cena, Chris Jericho, The Rock (yeah, I'm counting him since he's apparently going to be wrestling a few times before the Royal Rumble, and those matches will be main event ones), Kane, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Christian (I expect to see him moved back up once his feud with Miz is over), and arguably HHH (he's not competing for titles, but he's still involved in top feuds).
Whichever way you look at it, it's stacked, and Kofi isn't going to dethrone any of those guys.
He hasn't earned it....he's held mid card titles, tag team titles, debut in ECW a little later than Punk and has been working consistently while people like Orton get suspend. What else does he need to do to "earn it?"
Pretty much all of his mid card title reigns have been forgettable. Why? Because most of them were simply him wrestling Dolph Ziggler or Jack Swagger (we saw a series of about 20 matches between them in such a short space of time it was ridiculous), he's had virtually zero mic time during those reigns (not his fault), and most of the feuds didn't have much build up. All in all, his mid card title reigns have included some stellar matches, but that's about it.
His tag title reign with Punk was good, but that's back when WWE cared about the tag titles. His reign with Bourne and Truth haven't been anything of note, although their feud with the PTP could be good if done right.
So....what are we left with?
In conclusion, I want to see him tested on his mic skill before he's moved up to main event. I know he's already been tested in that respect against Orton, but for me, that wasn't enough to show me that he can be a legit main eventer. Plus, like I said, I don't think there's much room for maneuver up there at the moment.
I think with the right push, he might succeed up there, but I'm yet to see something that fully convinces me that he can be a legit main event star for a prolonged period of time.