Originally Posted by Jack Newport
2 years, really?
How long did Macho wrestle before winning the WWF title? (Here's a hint - It was 14 years; 12 years before he even started with the WWF).
How long did Bret Hart "pay his dues" before winning the WWF Belt? (Here's another hint - First Wrestling Match = 1976 ; First WWF match = 1984 ; First title = 1992 - That's 8 years before he touched the WWF Belt)
Oh you want a more modern example? Eddie Guerrero - First Match = 1987 ; First WWE Match = 2000 ; First WWE World Title = 2004.
There is no "set time limit" on when a star can emerge into greatness and to put a 2 year cap from the time a wrestler joined a company to when it was decided to push them into the main event level is limiting great wrestlers like HBK, Kurt Angle, The Rock, Steve Austin, CM Punk, not to mention the fact that you are saying that the likes of Mr. Perfect, Rick Rude, and Roddy Piper were glorified jobbers as they were with the WWF for multiple years and never won the WWF Title. By what you have stated is that the likes of these three, who by a MASSIVE consensus among most wrestling fans in all right should have held the belt at least once, were nothing more than mid-card fodder and those inside the professional wrestling INDUSTRY (not the IWC mind you) who have said that these three men should have held the belt, are all wrong and that your two year rule is right.