Originally Posted by SOSheamus
I like Riley and everything, and i even sat watching this match thinking he could very well be WWE's next face of the company after Cena. Great clean cut look, can talk and has charisma, and he can get the fans on his side which he proved when he first broke out as a face feuding with Miz.
But god he needs to slow down in the ring. The whole intense baby-face Cena stick he's channeling makes all of his moves look so un-natural just like Cena.
The spinebuster this week and the week before. Slow it down, and execute it properly like a real AA Spinebuster otherwise he's gonna hurt someone by not planting them properly.
Riley been wrestling this style for over a year and a half. If it were a problem, then someone from management would've told him to slow down a while ago. You can tell that he's polished it up a bit. He's come a long way from being the sloppy shit wrestler who botched every third move when he got initially pushed.
The higher ups probably approve of Riley's in ring schtick
The quick paced ring work is Alex Riley's whole appeal. He's charismatic, over, and good on the mic and all, but he doesn't have much of a gimmick (and imo doesn't need one, just a bit more mic time, or maybe give him a slight comedic side). He's only 6'2 and 240 lbs. He's not big enough to wrestle a full big man style, and he isn't a technically proficient grappler like Daniel Bryan or Tyson Kidd, but he's just as quick and agile as a cruiserweight. This high energy, intense style is what gets Riley over. It's what KEEPS him over now that he's stuck as a jobber. If he starts moving slower, I can guarantee you that the crowds will stop cheering for him.