Re: Who is to blame for the end of Ryder Revolution
Him and the WWE.
He didn't have the wrestling skills to support his push, and WWE saw him as a comedy act and didn't want him to get too much steam because they don't think about booking midcarders anymore. Therefore, they spend all of their time burying people who they don't think belong in the main event instead of allowing midcarders to flourish in their own environment fighting over titles and in their own storylines. Midcard is the perfect place to utilize their less talented divas and get guys who can sell merch but will never be considered main event their own time on the show.
Really, I think Ryder should have begged Creative to let him go heel as soon as he won the US Title and pulled an "I'm better than you and I used you all" turn, just because WWE clearly had no intention of making sure the US Title continued to mean something. The crowd popping like crazy for a midcard title win was GREAT and should not have been buried just to serve their outdated visions of how to run WWE backstage.