Originally Posted by Heavy
Before I go on: I am a big fan of Zack Ryder. I was before Z!TLIS and I still am.
Zack Ryder blew it. He got himself over, created a buzz on youtube before WWE had any real presence there, got himself nearly 1 million followers on Twitter (currently at 1.4 million!). At the height of his popularity the crowd were chanting for Ryder when The Rock or Cena were in the ring. Then he was given ring time and his matches were...meh.
He's a solid worker with some unique moves in his move set but none of that came over during his push and that's why he's back being a jobber.
Now, I think he's learnt his lesson a bit. He's bulking up, has a more agressive attitude and his recent losses to ADR and Curtis Axel have been much better than anything he showed during his US title run. So where's Ryder's chance? It's still there. He's still there and let's face it being jobber to the stars is still one of the best jobs in pro-wrestling so he's not exactly on the way to future endeavours.
As for the wider topic: I agree with Mr. Right, the part timers do take spots on cards that could be filled by the likes of Barrett, Kidd, Gabriel et al. but they draw money and attention which everyone on the roster benefits from. I'd really like to see more rotation on Raw, they have 3 hours after all, so instead of seeing Tons of Funk for the 4th time in a week they could have Hawkins and Kidd lose to The Real Americans. Instead of Ryder/Kofi/R-Truth jobbing to someone give JTG, Zeke or A-Ry a match.