Originally Posted by Combat Analyst
Kingston talking about how Larry Sweeney a man who he considered his brother died without every becoming a world champion really makes you think about all the pro wrestling tragedies like Owen Hart, who never reached the big one or guys today like Kofi Kingston who already have the thought in the back of their mind they're going to be mid-card for life.
Some wrestlers just aren't supposed to be main event-level talents. Some are born to be role players, others superstars. It's like baseball, not everybody is going to be the home run-hitting slugger, and it's foolish for everyone to think that. Some guys are designated hitters, some pinch hit, some do utility work, some are career bench-riders. Doesn't make them any lesser people, just like Kofi's permanent midcard status doesn't either.
In an ideal world, everybody working in the wrestling industry would take an improv intensive, or just a class or two, so they can learn about "yes and." In those classes one learns how to find their place wherever they are, whether it's in the office or in front of a crowd of people. And that place isn't always at the top of the crop.
I mean, can you imagine if a career jobber had it in his head that he was destined to be a premier player? Then he wouldn't be doing his job properly. You got to get in where you fit in. Something like that.