He really needs to work hard on those ring skills, because he will have to be carried otherwise. However, that isn't essential, and his natural presence and charisma, as well as him being a heat magnet is crazy.
Hey this guy pissed off his home town, put the belt on him dammit.
Look at Swagger as the best example of why championships shouldn't be rushed. And quite frankly, if Sheamus wasn't getting the rub from HHH, he may have been in the same position. Ya gotta make a guy look credible. 3-5 years is what it takes to build a champion IMO. Maybe 2 years if you're that damn good. (unless you're Brock Lesnar who it just surprisingly worked with).
Like I said a couple weeks ago, it's that friggin crooked nose of his, the "Bent Beezer" and that "I'm superior" Sneer. Stephen Regal has that same pompous sneer, and I think Barret copied it. Regal always looked like he smelled a sneaker with a bad case of Bromodrosis.