If he's not, how did he get so many gimmick changes? How many people get this many gimmick changes complete with build up nowadays?
That being said, it wont happen for a while. I imagine they'll build him up for a bit before feeding him to anyone.
What the hell does getting a gimmick change and vignettes have to do with being a Vince guy? Being a Vince guy means winning multiple world titles, main eventing PPV's, winning major feuds, being a consistent main eventer. Not being a fucking midcard jobber who was damaged so badly in the eyes of the fans, they had to take him off tv for a YEAR. He wasn't even injured, they just took him off tv because they wanted people to forget about him.
He lost every major feud he had, he's 0-3 at WrestleMania, and the only world title run he ever got was an accident. He was in a storyline with Orton, all of a sudden, Vince tells Brock to bust Orton open hard way, he gives Orton a concussion, so Orton can now sue for negligence, so he guarantees Orton a world title run at WrestleMania and because Bray was in a storyline with him and they thought he was disposable and they weren't worried about his reputation over losing it so quickly, he was the guy who got saddled with a one month title run that ended up with him jobbing to Orton with projections of bugs on the motherfucking ring mat.
Then, after he leaves, he comes back playing with puppets like an idiot, and everybody thinks that's an IMPROVEMENT.
His original gimmick was the best gimmick WWE's ever come up with and he should still be rolling with it. If they had kept him strong, he wouldn't need this goofy Fiend gimmick with this badly remixed, lame sounding theme, goofy ring gear, botched New 52 Joker mask, etc...
The fact that he's made this work and gotten it over should be worthy of a world title all by itself. This has no right to not be a laughing stock, because everything about it is bad but he's making it good.
But no, because he's not a Vince guy, we're gonna build him up like Lars Sullivan just to feed him to Seth Rollins, because we can't have anybody with genuine buzz and entertainment value as the champion. We're only allowed ice cold hacks.
I mean, seriously, THIS is the bar for a guy that Vince loves now? He got some vignettes and a gimmick change? Who else does Vince love? Asuka? Samoa Joe? Kevin Owens? You gonna convince me those are Vince projects too or do I have to list off all of the times he's made them look stupid too? If this is love, don't love me like that.