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post #165 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 02:17 AM
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Re: Wade Barrett Discussion

I don't see the problem with his SD debut, he showed up dominated Tatsu and hit him with something that could legitimately knock anyone out and break their face. If it isn't flashy enough for you, it's ok. For all we know it isn't his only finisher just an add on.

As for the why wasn't the re-debut huge, it didn't need to be and shouldn't have been. Right now, there's too much going on and he won't be the focus. He won't be the focus on Raw, he shouldn't be the focus on SD right now since Ziggler is running around with the briefcase, that needs to be gotten out of the way so Barrett is the sole focus when he gets to that point. Also on SD ADR is the no.1 contender.

His re-debut served it's purpose, Barrett announced himself and said he was gonna be doing something without tying himself into anything too defined. Barrett is not being instantly thrust into the title scene (and that is a good thing), this is an announcement that he is gonna establish himself more before going for it and he gets to add more to his character than manipulative leader figure. He's announced himself, between now and next week he can setup anticipation for what he will do during the PPV and if he initiates his business at the PPV his re-debut would be complete and far more effective than randomly showing up on some PPV.

I feel they need to go the Ryback/Sandow route and have him winning matches whilst cutting promos and doing heelish attacks. No set feuds for now since the face aspect of the roster is so shallow that there are really only 2-4 people to feud with. Perhaps being paid to take out major faces (think contract hitman not bodyguard).

If his interesting thing is being a mercenary, that could work out very well, so long as he gets paid goes out messes up main eventers/faces in an underhanded attack and transaction ends. He should not be some sort of hired thug, kind of like a hitman. Whilst doing all this, he's messing his opponents in the ring and cutting promos. It has potential to get Barrett massive heat if his appearances mean that the feel good moment is gonna be ruined.

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