Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Feb 2010
Re: Why is Heath Slater still jobbing?
People forget that wrestling a job. Not everyone could be World Champion. Success in the industry isn't based on how many titles you win or how many matches you win. Success is based on how well you do your job. Heath Slater's job is to:
1) Go out there and get the fans to boo him
2) Put over a guy
3) Also look good in the process so that fans could continuously boo him
He does his job to perfection. Wrestlers and the fans often forget that pro wrestling is just a job. World Champion, Us champ, Mr. MITB they're all imaginary brass rings. They're part of the job. The title is just handed to you. So what if you've never Vince McMahon's imaginary brass rings? What sense does it make if you're a US champ or worse yet WWE champ and every week you walk through the curtain, there crowd is dead silent?
It's better to be the stupid jobber who gets cheered or booed than to be the World Champion who can't even garner a reaction. Because it means as a jobber, you've succeeded. As world champion, you failed to do your job. At the end of the day pro wrestling is all about he fans and getting them to love or hate you.