Re: Wade Barrett Discussion
He used to be one of the more entertaining men in the WWE. After I came up with the idea to air vignettes of Wade's past fighting life, and weeks before the WWE did may I add, he hasn't really been much creatively. His depictions in the vignettes was "cool", but I don't think they needed to take his character that direction. My idea was more to express that he was tough, and not so much take on this fighting character. His character prior to the one he has now was fine, and his new finisher is awful.
Right now he is no more boring than Del Rio, or Ziggler. In fact the WWE's only real heel is the WWE Champion, CM Punk with Big Show a close second, with Bryan a close third. Other than that all the heels clearly don't stand out from one another. Wade needs to stand out, and the WWE needs a clear cut heel for the future like they had prior to his injury. I would say that Wade was missing Layla at his side, and even William Regal as his adviser. However, I would say that the WWE missed the boat on this one by not placing Wade in a program with the hottest superstar that they have right now.
Obviously, Ryback is involved with The Shield, but they weren't on televisions until two weeks ago. Wade, and Ryback have a history, and though the WWE doesn't want anyone to remember that it shouldn't have mattered. Wade could have based his come back on the premise of being the first man to defeat Ryback, and proving that he will prove once again that Ryback can be defeated. Hype up what Wade could have said about defeating Ryback, also known as Skip Sheffield. Barrett would claim to have real footage just in case people felt as though he had no integrity.
People say the WWE doesn't want to address this issue of Ryback, and Skip Sheffield. It's easy. Ryback surprised me when he finally cut a promo, he wasn't bad. Why couldn't he just say that yes, his name is Skip Sheffield, but when his career almost ended with his horrible foot, or ankle injury occurred he could say that he knew he needed to change. He could say that he knew he didn't make any real friends by attacking WWE legends, WWE superstars under the name Skip Sheffield. He says when he was younger his high school buddies called him Ryback.
Wade interrupts his "I'm a new man" speech, and airs the exclusive footage of him defeating Skip Sheffield. Ryback tells Barrett that his video is irrelevant now because Skip Sheffield was coward who followed other cowards like Wade Barrett. He tells Wade that Ryback is a machine with only one real solution, and that's feeding him more. Barrett cuts him off telling him to save it because he knows that Skip Sheffield is hiding underneath that fake identity of a "Ryback", and that there is a man inside that Ryback that can be defeated.
Barrett says that for months he had to sit back, and laugh because he couldn't believe that a man so barbaric, and unintelligent could amount to so much instant success. Wade goes on to say that before he was horribly injured he was going on to become WHC. He tells Ryback that it's an injustice that Ryback is in the position he is in currently today. Barrett suggests to Ryback that they have a match in a cage in which Wade says he will prove the world how to defeat, and then cage an animal like Ryback. Set up a feud with both men, and Wade moves to the next level in terms of credibility. Just the mere feud with Ryback, and build to a cage match even with Barrett somehow losing would still give him a positive push for top heel alone.