Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2012
Re: Please explain why Cody Rhodes deserves to be a legit main eventer?
As of right now he isn't, but he's also 27 and has lots of room to grow.
Just because Vince forgot how to properly book gradual and sustained pushes (Swagger, Sheamus, Barrett), doesn't mean he won't get there eventually. Cena shitting on Dolph was just a further example of this. 7 years? So what? Bret Hart, HBK, Austin, Jericho, Edge, Eddie, all had to pay their dues in tag teams and undercards for years before finally getting the gold ring. Know what happened with them? They remained over their entire careers because they weren't handed everything on silver platter at a young age. People love to see hard work and dedication pay off for people who keep plugging and finally succeed. 95% of the audience don't shoot to the top of their company in the first couple years and they resent the illusion that people do.
Sheamus has been spoon fed the world already and he's not nearly as over as he should be for all the accomplishments he has. Del Rio is another example, given everything and the fans don't give a shit.