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Join Date: Sep 2011
Re: WWE Is Paying for the Last 8 Years
OP, you make some points (obvious ones that didn't need to be pointed out), but you're off on two in particular.
"Who have they pushed in the last 8 years": Is this some kind of hidden anti-Cena comment? They've pushed a lot of people besides Cena. Especially recently, which confuses the shit out of me that you're talking about them not pushing anyone when they've pushed more new people recently than I've ever seen them push at once before.
Quick rundown of big "newbie" pushes in the last year and a half:
The Nexus (massive push)
Wade Barret (twice), including jamming him down our throats the first time.
Daniel Bryan is in the middle of a gigantic push.
Brodus Clay was undefeated for like half a year.
Ryback has squashed like 40 opponents and lost 0 times.
Damien Sandow has been pinned only once, and it was this week by Sheamus. . .in a match that semi put him over as a legit force in the ring anyway.
Cesaro is crushing people and has a title.
Zack Ryder got tons of air time, got put over Ziggler repeatedly, got put in the biggest celeb host spot I can even remember on Raw, won US title later in a match that was really pumped up for a good while.
Del Rio (though he is a bit more than a year and a half ago)
Guys who have gotten big pushes beyond any ones they've ever gotten before:
CM Punk got a massive push for over a year straight, and it still continues.
Dolph Ziggler got a WWE title shot and won MITB, i.e. he's getting the WHC soon. Not to mention increased mic time, and has been slotted in MANY main events as an emergency filler.
Sheamus is in the middle of a super push.
Mark Henry? He was never billed as powerfully as he was last year. They even put him over Randy Orton cleanly. TWICE. WWE practically never puts heels over top faces clean.
So I don't get the complaints about "who have they pushed", because most of the roster is fairly new. The "8 years ago roster" barely has anybody on it who's still on the roster now dude. Barely anyone from 5 years ago is still on the roster. Shit, even 3 years ago
On Ryback being a bust: I don't agree at all. I think you have a bad eye for talent. I called both Ryback and Cesaro as being big in the future a couple months ago, and people here disagreed on both, claiming only Sandow was the best new guy. Now many are changing their minds about Cesaro, and Ryback is being booked as a guy that makes the WWE champ punk out two back to back weeks.
They're going to be busts though, sure. Even though Cesaro is clearly great in the ring and Ryback was getting more pops earlier this week than any non main eventer has gotten in several weeks. And that was against CM Punk of all people.
Ryback needs some work, but clearly is nowhere near being a bust. He's already shown enough potential to prove he isn't one. That comment you made might've been acceptable 2 months ago though.