You guys still don't get it...
I'm talking about GOOD gimmicks. What you are saying is basically - "No, Shawn Michaels can't be The Heartbreak Kid, even though it's working. Let's give him that TL Hopper gimmick, because we need to change things every year"
It's a gimmick. It's either working or it's not. If it's working - Write good shit for them and roll with it. Don't kill it.
Good? More like entertaining. Hiding Velvet's shitfests, etc,etc.
I get it, disagree, any gimmick no matter what plats its course, and while there still may be more that can be used, it still wears down, an exsample Rock, hugely popular, he had to change
HHH, while not "amazing" his blue blood time was a midcard threat at a point in time that was something to be proud of
even if you can keep writing new stuff for it, the fact that the gimmick is so old takes away form the story
Also HBK DID chnage his gimmick, its called dx, his return in 2002, his MR wrestling years a gimick chnage dotn always mean name chnaged or stuff like that but they are needed and it happen to HBK a lot
an exsample you could in theroy keep writting about star wars and a certin gimick
time, but after a while the more you have the more it takes away form it