Re: Triple H On How WWE Will Create The Next Steve Austin Or Rock, Cutting His Hair, WWE NXT, More
You can't randomly take anyone you want and say "do what Seth did, and you'll be the best superstar just like him", and 99 times out of 100 you can't just take someone with Rollins caliber throw them on RAW with just as high expectations as you would after a couple years at Performance Center (AJ being the 1%). Tossing in random guys thinking they can be as good as people like Seth, is basically what they did with Roman. He is a cheap imitation wanna be who didn't have nearly the same amount of skills nor had anything going for him. From the whole Shield gimmick that wasn't for him, to copying everything Seth said and wore during his title run, "The man" Roman's the "the guy". Seth wears black and gold for big fights, now Roman wears Black and Gold for big fights. Whats next, Roman gonna wear a white suit with gold, and call himself "the builder" of the Roman Empire like Seth was the "Architect of Shield". No amount of propaganda is gonna turn a Rosie into The Rock. Seth Rollins has trajectory of Rock's level in Wrestling, so I see why they want Roman to copy him, but dam, Roman's trajectory was much lower than Rikishi and Umaga, and I'd say Roman's more like Rosie than any other when it comes to wrestling knowledge.
Rollins, Owens, Zayn and Cesaro are not products of Performance Center, they were already products prior to it, Performance Center is more of adding enhancements, and you can put all the enhancements on a piece of crap, at end of the day its still a piece of crap, likewise you can take someone like Cesaro and enhance him with crap, but at the end of the day it just did shit to him. You take people off the street like Roman, Dana, or Corbin, who cares if they were professionals in body building or athlets, these types unless they are 1 in 100 million, then they shouldn't be rushed. Even if Dana was gonna be the new "total package" the highest level of anyone who ever walked in the door, doesn't mean you rush them off and throw titles on her early.
I don't get why they go to these far lengths to try and impress fans, when all it does is destroy their perceptions of entertainers. Had they done what they did for Roman, to even Rock, SCTA or Cena, it wouldn't have made anyone like them any better. So why do they think its gonna help some dude not even near their level? Having Stone Cold get cashed in on after winning, ok, let him beat up McMahon and win title on RAW, yeah way cool, but then have him lose his title during a Royal Rumble match to what is basically a old timer General Manager (like a Sgt. Slaughter Austin's era), just to win it back at Wrestlemania. This wouldn't have panned out well for Austin or Rock, but you know Roman sucks ass, cause had either of these guys been put through this, they would have at least found a way to thrive.
I think you need proper breeding for this business, either born into it, or grow up wanting this. Yeah many guys just got into this business as a young adult, but most didn't spend a few years with a territory, and within a few years win the title, well some might have. I know Cena did, 20 something, 2 years at OVW, and in 3 years a champion, but he wanted to wrestle from a young age even if he didn't start somewhere locally til 1999, he still bred himself for it. No Performance Center can give people what Cena "had", I respect him for the dedication he has for what he does, even if I find his level of pandering to be disgusting and implorable, but there is no performance center in the world that can replace a decade of work in the indies in a matter of months/few years, nor just give people the dedication Cena had.