Originally Posted by dddsssccc
He was a fun high flying act in WCW and early WWE days. He had a serious knee injury in WWE that really killed his exciting high flying offense though. After that injury he got brought back in a boxer type of gimmick and his offense was beyond lame. His storyline with Sable was decent but her powerbombing him etc. made him look really weak. The feud got Sable over huge and buried Mero.
I don't think he ever really had main event potential. He was just a solid mid-card guy at best.
I really think it was a simple gimmick problem, another victim of taking a horrible gimmick and never being able to recover respect. The guy was talented, charismatic, and had the look. But a make up wearing, prissy doll face was not going to get over in1990. To his credit he played the part like a champ, unknowingly killing any cred.
There have been dozens of asexual heels, or flamboyant heels, but not faces until later......Adrian Street had some face runs but he started as a heel.
I do think he had potential.... main event potential, he had everything you could want except for good booking and writting.