Re: Wade Barrett should have gotten Del-Rio's push
While both Barrett and Del Rio have been misused to some degree, Barrett has been far more under-utilized, especially since his return. He had the perfect angle in Nexus and with a WWE Championship run, that should've propelled him into a singles career but instead they take whatever heat he had with Nexus, put him with the Corre, and proceed to destroy it before allowing him to go out on his own. He flounders for months, then gets a winning streak going, feuds with Orton, ends up losing, and then loses pretty much all his matches until he was injured. Now he's back, and has already put on good-very good matches with Sheamus, Ryder, and Kidd. He's also proven in the past he can work a main-event style match with John Cena at HIAC, and Barrett is ten times the in-ring performer he was then. He's developed his game and improved greatly in the ring. He's still as amazing as ever on the mic and one of the best full time guys on the stick, has a ton of presence, and has some charisma as shown by his Nexus run.
But alas, he's doing nothing. Del Rio at the very least had been feuding with the face of SD for the better part of 5 months from April to September. Not to mention a year ago he was already a 2-time WWE Champion. But even during all of that, he still rarely got/gets heat, where with Barrett he's done nothing but either squash guys or be a jobber to the stars for the better part of 2 years. I'd kill to have Barrett get the push Del Rio got... to get 2 WWE Title runs and a lengthy feud with Sheamus where he gets in a lot of offense on Sheamus building up to PPV's. Of course I'd like Barrett to also actually win the title, but at this point I'd just settle with him being in he spotlight rather than compete in these pointless matches he's always in since his return.
I'm watching you...