Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I personally enjoyed a few of Orton's matches with Barrett from 2011/2012, and I think the majority of their matches are passable for free TV, but they shouldn't be happening as much as they are. Honestly I doubt they could have an impressive match anymore even if they tried, because they've done pretty much everything they could do with each other multiple times.
Orton in general isn't that great, but my problems with him are essentially what's been said in this thread. He had a great match with Ziggler last year I believe, and an okay match with Del Rio at HIAC, but he just doesn't do much to interest me anymore. His in-ring work has regressed, his mic work is terrible, and coupled with that his character is horrendous. And honestly, I wish I could say I cared that WWE isn't giving him anything meaningful to do, but I don't. Not when we have talents in the main event like Punk, Rock, Lesnar, and guys around the same level on the card right now or above Orton like Jericho, Bryan, Ziggler, even Sheamus I'd put above Orton right now. Even Ryback, who's an inferior talent to Orton in just about every way, appeals to me more due to the nature and freshness of his character than Orton.
I used to be a huge Orton mark, he was even my second favorite wrestler in the company at one point next to Undertaker, but pretty much from his losing at WM25-when he won the World Title from Christian, my interest had been decreasing in him and then when he took the title from Christian, a guy who deserved to have a shot as the face of the B-brand, it was at that point I realized I didn't even really like Orton anymore. I got to a point of hating him until he lost the title to Henry, and since he's fucked off to the lower main event and been doing little to nothing, he hasn't been at the "hate" level, but rather the "I don't care anymore" level. If he got released tomorrow I wouldn't bat an eye. And if he got fired due to a wellness violation, I don't think it would matter too much anymore in the company's eyes either.
I'm watching you...
Last edited by #BadNewsSanta; 02-05-2013 at 10:23 PM.