Originally Posted by CricketTragic
You were not an afterthought. The feud to me was a bit. Let me explain, when they first had us form a bond as characters I found it odd since why would Pamich need a mentor? He's already a superstar as is and he has nothing to learn from Slayde but nonetheless it was done, I knew at some point like most mentor/apprentice angles go, you as Pamich would betray Slayde that much I knew but what I did not expect was for it to be so soon. Why? Because it left emotion out of the feud.
Had this bond gone on for at least a good 4 months, we as characters becoming friends (in kayfabe sense, Slayde would venture out of calling you a friend outside of the ring and actually been a friend, helping you in a bar fight, helping you get a ride to work and such) and you actually spent the time as a villainous mastermind studying Slayde and the way he is, how he wrestles, sets up his finishes, what makes him tick and so on so that when you revealed the turn, there would be more behind it.
More of a sense of betrayal since Slayde trusted Pamich. This would have for a different Slayde, a more hurt Slayde, a more vengeful Slayde if you can understand what I mean and in the match, Pamich having studied Slayde so well would have the advantage both in ring skill and mentally since Slayde has no way of stopping Pamich from evading or tolerating more effectively his every move. Slayde would've had to think on the fly and create a different style of fighting just to catch Pamich off guard and look like he was close to winning but in the end Pamich would've bested his "mentor" in a more epic fashion at least in my eyes since you not beat mentally, you broke him down in the ring even when he had you beat and showed you were simply better.
That's what let me down, this felt like a rushed feud, meant to get you over.