You don’t have to tell me that my title is merely wishful thinking. I know it is. When you are stuck in a situation year after year where main event pushes have been sidetracked, resulting in exhausted main event feuds and uninteresting storylines.
This week on the podcast, I threw out several names and asked why some of them could not be brought back into the main event once again.
First off, I’m referring to former WWE Champions and those who were on the fast track to main event gold. All veterans with over 8 years experience on the roster, in their prime and capable of much more than they are being held down and limited to do.
I do not see why The Miz and Sheamus have continued to be held back. The Miz’s new moneymaker gimmick is a refreshing of the character that was truly needed and hopefully serves to bring him back to a prominent spot on the roster. Sheamus has been kept as a face since his return from injury when he would have been much for effective as a heel. I think there will be big things awaiting Bad News Barrett once he comes back, but he has to stay healthy going forward. Finally, no matter how much people love Dolph Ziggler, he needs to follow the Miz and desperately needs to makeover his look.
Then I feel there are two more superstars that have not seen that championship gold that could be rehabilitated and made relevant again. If Jack Swagger was able to be made more relevant, then I don’t see why Cesaro, and in my opinion, Ryback should not be not pushed higher then they already are. The bottom line is Cesaro and Ryback are two superstars that WWE has dropped the ball on. Cesaro to a much greater extent.
Listen WWE, if a superstar has made a mistake in the past, and was internally punished for it .It should not mean that that superstar should stay buried. But while you could afford to do that in the past because you had a deep enough roster, you honestly cannot afford that privilege any longer. Injuries and resignations and the like will continue to plague your product. It’s time to reward those who have remained loyal and faithful.
Finally to all the superstars mentioned, take a gamble and break out of your comfort zone and persuade management to do more with you. Because you either do it right now, or let the future take your spot. -KOP