Originally Posted by Quasi Juice
The Tensai/Brodus match is a comedy match for the kids basically, a Cesaro or Barrett match wouldn't be. I agree it's a shame Cesaro isn't on the card though, he's been tearing it up in the ring for months now, extremely impressive worker. Barrett on the other hand not so much, I've really soured on the guy. Add to that The Miz, who's a surprisingly TERRIBAD babyface, I get why they are on the pre-show; 'cause nobody gives two shits about them.
Because they've been booked so badly lately.
Barrett went from looking strong again after beating Kofi. He was beating the likes of Orton too then they had Bo Dallas eliminate him in the Rumble, beat him on Raw the next night too and they then dropped the storyline real quick before having Barrett job each week along with Cesaro.
As for The Miz face turn.
They killed his character. Those two guys could be doing a lot more if booked properly.