Re: Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett is pretty much 'directionless'...he's just in the middle of nowhere without a relevant storyline.
I blame this on the WWE having 2 major titles.
If you aren't competing for the WWE or World Heavyweight championship, you are deemed unimportant.
This should be the case, but it forever will be if they don't merge the belts.
We have matches such as Orton vs Barrett, Sheamus vs Cesaro etc, After the pinfall in these matches, that's it. Over. Done. No progressing storyline, no intense rivalries. Just a match, with no consequence. Its just a filler match, that everyone forgets about in a weeks time.
In terms of the current WWE rankings, its almost like anyone competing for the WWE title is a Main Eventer. And anyone competing for the WHC is a mid carder. If you aren't competing for any, then no one cares. This shouldn't be the case.
Have one MAJOR belt. Have wrestlers like Punk, Cena, Sheamus, Orton all based around this title to start with.
Then you can have upper card feuds like Barrett vs Cesaro, Bryan vs Del Rio, Ziggler vs Rhodes, and they could build these upper feuds to really mean something. Then every now and then a superstar could break through to the main event and it could really mean something.