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Meltzer: "They are Super High on Roode, Will Probably be Top 5 in Whatever Brand He Shows Up On"

That was the exact quote from today's Wrestling Observer. What do you all think?

I've seen a lot of people say he's just an entrance, but I think his promos have been really good, as has been his matches from the ones with Nakamura, Itami and Drew yesterday.
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Re: Meltzer: "They are Super High on Roode, Will Probably be Top 5 in Whatever Brand He Shows Up On"

I think exactly what you said: he's just an entrance, just a meme. He does nothing for me as a performer. I haven't been invested in him since Beer Money in TNA. The match with Drew wasn't even second best on the card. It got shown up by AOP's tag match and Ember vs. Asuka, which should have main evented. They should've learned from their mistake of not letting Sasha vs. Bayley main event when they had the most momentum two years ago. That was easily the hottest program going into the card, with the suspense of Asuka's streak hanging in the balance. Adam Cole's debut was the only saving grace from a hype perspective.
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Re: Meltzer: "They are Super High on Roode, Will Probably be Top 5 in Whatever Brand He Shows Up On"

Solid in the ring, great character and mic work, he should be getting a good push on smackdown asap.
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Re: Meltzer: "They are Super High on Roode, Will Probably be Top 5 in Whatever Brand He Shows Up On"

I think it is a given personally. He works the WWE style, he has the character they can translate across easily, the look; if Vince was creating a wrestler he'd tick most boxes. Age isn't too much of a issue when you look at the age of AJ. The entrance is the icing on the cake that will introduce him well. I don't think he is going to win match of the year awards or be stellar, but he is the dream ticket for what Vince wants.
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Re: Meltzer: "They are Super High on Roode, Will Probably be Top 5 in Whatever Brand He Shows Up On"

He's a great heel, and has a really nice old school way to his work. Sure, his match with Drew wasn't great, but I think they just didn't gel well. He had an excellent match last Takeover with Itami, and also had a great match with Nakamura as well. He smart in his work, in that you don't necessarily want to cheer for him, instead the babyface is allowed to be the one to show-off their moves more, and thus get over.

I'll be happy if he's a big force on the main roster for a few years.
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Re: Meltzer: "They are Super High on Roode, Will Probably be Top 5 in Whatever Brand He Shows Up On"

Honestly think Nakamura wins Sunday and starts a feud with Roode.
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Re: Meltzer: "They are Super High on Roode, Will Probably be Top 5 in Whatever Brand He Shows Up On"

He's pretty boring, so I think it's a guarantee he'll get a big push.
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Re: Meltzer: "They are Super High on Roode, Will Probably be Top 5 in Whatever Brand He Shows Up On"

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I think it is a given personally. He works the WWE style, he has the character they can translate across easily, the look; if Vince was creating a wrestler he'd tick most boxes. Age isn't too much of a issue when you look at the age of AJ. The entrance is the icing on the cake that will introduce him well. I don't think he is going to win match of the year awards or be stellar, but he is the dream ticket for what Vince wants.
I think Age is less of an issue with him especially since his style isn't really reliant on extraordinary athletic ability. He can wrestle his style for 10 more years if he really wanted too.

That's the benefit of being a more character driven guy.
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Re: Meltzer: "They are Super High on Roode, Will Probably be Top 5 in Whatever Brand He Shows Up On"

He was a great heel champion in TNA. I can certainly see him getting a long title reign somewhere down the line.
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AWESOME entrance, great look, great in the ring - I like him.

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