Originally Posted by Best In The North Pole
I can't watch his videos anymore for the simple reason that no matter what merchandise selling plateaus he breaks through and how overly-entertaining he is, and fuck... How he's a top 10 most popular Superstar (at one point top 5) , and WWE STILL doesn't see him as any-higher than that piece of trash Santino. Just go back and watch any PPV or any Raw last fall/winter until he was made cannon fodder for Jack Swagger and the shitty Kane/Cena feud. Bigger reactions than ANYBODY on the roster besides Punk and Cena.
Makes me sick how this guy should have been an upper midcarder by now, generating a ton of revenue for the WWE, but NOOOO we have to push the incredibly dull Kofi Kingston/R-Truth/Wade Barrett/Brodus Clay/Santino's of the world over him. I don't like to be one of those people who bitches about booking like they actually know something, but in this case ?
WWE. DONE. FUCKED. IT. UP.
I can't rep you, so I'll just quote you. I feel the exact same way. It's pretty effed up how he's lucky to even get screen time anymore. And when he does get a match, he just jobs. I used to think they were just cooling him off because they wanted to build him up slowly, but they don't let him win anymore whatsoever. He can't even get a half-assed feud or get on PPV. Fans were more interested in him than The Rock at one point. I'm not saying he should be pushed to the moon, but if they can obviously see that there's money to be made in Ryder, then WTF is this idea that jobbing him out into a nobody is a good idea? He should be the one chasing midcard belts. He's made more headway in a few months than Kofi and Truth have in their entire careers. Yet, they can at least get title shots. Zack has to fight to get on TV for a match. And Zack has passion. He has always wanted to wrestle, and he's not content with being a nobody. He was unhappy with his position and wanted to find a way to get noticed, rather than sit around and wait for an opportunity. Too bad the shitbirds at WWE don't care about hard work, they just want to push whatever talentless hacks they choose.
If there was ever proof that the WWE only pushes their little pet projects that kiss their ass or are roided up, talentless bodybuilders, it's shit like this. They flip the bird at anyone who can actually get over on their own. Anyone who can outshine their golden goose Cena they either kill off like Ryder, or they turn them heel like Punk.
And I don't give a crap who doesn't like Ryder, because in the end, he proved marketable, got monstrous pops, was adequate in the ring, and had charisma. You can sit there and say he had no talent, but at the end of the day, fans were cheering for him and wanted to see him. There's no excuse for this depush to go on this long.