At what? He's average to me. Average in the ring, average on the mic. I wouldn't rank him in the top 5 in-ring workers in the company, nor in the top 5 mic-workers. He probably wouldn't even be in the top 10 of both of those categories.
I think he's a bit overrated on the mic but in the ring he's a beast, when he gets given time he's one of the best in the company. EASILY top 10.
I'm not sure if he's top ten on the mic, lemme think about people that are better than him.
Big Show? (debatable)
Bryan (In terms of actual mic work? no, he's a lot better at working the crowd though)
Obviously I'm not counting part time talent like Rock, hhh, Jericho etc
Calling him mediocre is pretty harsh, you think he's essentially a 5/10 on mic and in ring? I'd give him a 7 for mic and an 8 for ring.
But anyway, I, like you at first hated the idea of this team, but It's happened and I've accepted it. Just try to enjoy it, they have a long time to build the feud with Kane and Bryan and it should be pretty entertaining.
Rhodes & Sandow aren't even a real team, so Pyro's "Shawn Michaels/Marty Jannetty" argument doesn't apply.
Exactly, I doubt they will even have a "break-up" they will just stop teaming together after the feud is over.