Searching for a new identity
Join Date: Nov 2011
Small guys as Main Eventers
I read sometime ago what Kevin Nash said about Benoit/Guerrero. I think it was disrespectful and it really made mad, but being honest he proved a point. The WMXX ending was awesome, one of the most special moments in WWE history (In spite of the Benoit stuff), but at the end of the day it didn't work as all of us would have wished. Benoit never became a draw...neither Guerrero. They were awesome performers, but they ended up being glorious mid-carders. It's great to have guys like them, main event once in a while, but it's hard to have them as the face of the company...unless they are extremely good looking or have an unbelievable charisma...like HBK.
Somehow I understand what the WWE has been doing with Cena and what they are trying to do with Sheamus and Ryback. The way I see it, I find really hard to have CM Punk or Daniel Bryan as the face of the WWE. They are not guys who would make a big impact at first sight and that's a very important thing in this business. My brother used to be a WWE fan years ago. One day I told him "Look, this is the new WWE guy." while Punk was entering the ring. He laughed, he thought I was joking, later on he watched his promo and a match and he said "ok, he isn't that bad, but if he is the new guy, I'm glad I stopped watching wrestling long time ago".
Don't get me wrong, I like Punk and Bryan more than Ryback and Sheamus, but in the eye of the whole world it would surely be better to have someone who would make a big impression and looks intimidating as the main guy. I mean, it's wrestling. Why would you have someone with a generic look and even shorter than the average as the face of your company? time has proved that at least in wrestling...size matters.
What I find strange is how hard it's to find big guys with a cool personality nowdays. Everyday that passes I appreciate guys like Hogan and the Rock even more than I used to.