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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2016, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Too many debuts in a short timespan

I think one of the main problems in WWE right now is way too many guys are debuting in such short time frames.

Just in this past year alone (a little over a year in some cases), the following guys have debuted:

Kevin Owens
Sami Zayn
Neville
AJ Styles
Luke Gallows
Karl Anderson
Tyler Breeze
Braun Strowman
Baron Corbin
Vaudevillains
Enzo & Cass
Apollo Crews
Shining Stars (re-debut)

not to mention women like Sasha, Becky, Charlotte and Dana.

That's alot of debuts within the timespan of around 1 year. Out of those guys, the only ones who were treated like a big deal in their debut was Styles & Owens. The women were all lumped in together as teams appointed by Stephanie.

It's hard to get invested in guys when they're not presented as being important. Didn't Tyler Breeze debut on a random Smackdown?
They seem to be trying with Corbin, but how is wrestling Ziggler 100 times going to get him over? Apollo Crews was DOA with zero build or direction. The Vaudevillains seem to already been relegated to jobbers after getting squashed by Golden Truth. The Shining Stars have been giving promo after promo to visit Puerto Rico, which is leading to....... ?

WWE needs to focus on a couple of guys at a time with proper build instead of a bunch of guys all at once with little to no direction. That's the reason they're having trouble building top stars anymore.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2016, 01:58 PM
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Re: Too many debuts in a short timespan

I never really thought about it that way but you're quite right actually. The big problem is that a lot of these guys are being called up, then being lost in the shuffle because they're all relegated to a very stale midcard scene which has little effort put into it. This all is ultimately stemming from the fact that they don't have plans for these guys. Look at the post Mania RAW, Enzo and Cass, sure, they were ready. Corbin and Crews? Corbin has a lot of polishing to do, but they clearly didn't have a real plan for him, they want to make him a big deal but they don't know how to. Crews is even worse because he doesn't even have any sort of character to run with.

Breeze is probably the worst of the bunch, he essentially lost his debut feud with Ziggler and then they totally gave up on him. He wasn't helped by the fact that their feud was lazy, and their big match was also on one of the worst PPVs in recent memory. Most people who debut, they seem to get something for a month and then they just fall into obscurity. They can't keep calling up people without long term ideas for them otherwise it's going to damage them and their talent pool in the long run because nobody will care about them.

Fair enough it keeps things fresh, and a lot of the debuting guys are talented, but there's no point in having them there unless they have something to work towards.
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Re: Too many debuts in a short timespan

Wait until next week and 5+ will debut.
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Re: Too many debuts in a short timespan

I think it was necessary though. They had a whole lot of spots that needed filled. They needed women that didn't suck, tag teams, a lot of fresh jobbers, new reliable midcarders, and new possible main eventers.

They needed all those folk bad. Normally debuting all those people would be bad but they are in a bad situation and the influx of fresh talent across the board was welcome. Sure most are doing well if you take where people dreamed they would be out of the equation.

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Re: Too many debuts in a short timespan

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I think it was necessary though. They had a whole lot of spots that needed filled. They needed women that didn't suck, tag teams, a lot of fresh jobbers, new reliable midcarders, and new possible main eventers.

They needed all those folk bad. Normally debuting all those people would be bad but they are in a bad situation and the influx of fresh talent across the board was welcome. Sure most are doing well if you take where people dreamed they would be out of the equation.

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And lets not forget the massive amount of injuries which no doubt had an impact.



The issue isn't the amount of debuts anyway, it's the nature of the debuts.


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And lets not forget the massive amount of injuries which no doubt had an impact.



The issue isn't the amount of debuts anyway, it's the nature of the debuts.
I forgot all about the injuries tbh lol. I just knew it seemed like nobody was around for a while.

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