Yeah theres been undeserving midcarders as champions in the past but none of them got the Superman booking Kofi got, none of them defeated main eventer after main eventer in 1 match, being put through tables and going on to defeat a guy like Samoa Joe and Orton within minutes. Yeah that was before his title win but thats the kind of booking he has gotten since his push started, it was ridiculous.
No one could beat this guy, he would hit 1 lame spinning kick and guys would be dead, main event guys he couldn't have dreamed of beating just a year ago.
Samoa Joe, to my immense dissatisfaction, has been booked as a jobber though. At this point Brooklyn Brawler would probably beat Joe in a match.
Similarly Orton, while obviously having great kayfabe success, has also been used time and time again to lose to new champions because in WWe's mind "loses wont hurt him". Jinder, Swagger, Del Rio, Sheamus. Orton has lost to ALL of them.
These guys obviously shouldn't be booked this way, more so Joe than Orton since it could be argued beating Orton still "means something" while beating Joe, again to my immense dissatisfaction, means NOTHING because WWe refuses to let Joe win a single God damn match, but it's Vince's sandbox and he's seemingly determined for his show to suck.
I don't know who else Kofi beat but I have to assume that most of Kofi's matches were booked the same way, or at least mostly the same way. Stare down, tie up, heel beat down, babyface come back, finisher. It's WWe's lazy, cut and paste, booking. I'm sure the stories were ass too, but again this is EVERYWHERE in WWe.
Shitty product gonna shitty product.
Era of Terror not Reign of Terror.