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My view in this post is not about the kills of BNB. Or what i write is not because BNB is lacking skills to get more hate.

BNB gets barely crowd reactions. I think he gets way to less hate (boos) by the crowd. Actually he is a heel interconti champ interrupting Bryan. - The crowd was quiet to him. I think BNB is way to high up the card according to his crowd reactions-because there are none.

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His "Bad News" schtick got old (it was pretty entertaining at first but now its meh). And they booked him to job to lower-mid carders like Sin Cara so no one really takes him seriously now. Barrett is done.
 

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I think he's actually held down the card, a guy with his skills could easily be in the main event scene. His booking is atrocious,though. That's why people don't even care to boo him.
 

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He's in a precarious spot now. If you lose the crowd completely, they may never come back.
I do not want to discuss if it is possible if you can get the crowd. but i like your post because you found the right word - it seems that BNB is loosing crowd completely.

Somebody else above wrote about BNB as a potential main eventer. YEP for sure he has main eventer skills. But how should he without crowd.
To be honest : Last smackdown - he went out to bryan. Said some heel stuff with his cocky british english and i thought superb job. but it was quiet. i think having the chance to say heel stuff to the Bearded GOAT is a gift and normally a massive crowd push.
If BNB stays in precarious spot he will end like Drew MyIntyre. People only like to see him loose against the whole roster and every possible looser in front he gets kicked out
 

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WWE book him like a jobber so now no one cares about him. I was a huge BNB fan was was pumped when he returned and won the IC Title again. Gave the impression that WWE were sticking to whatever "big" plans they had before his injury. Its been nothing but downhill since though, has he won a single TV match since being IC Champ? And even if/when he wins he looks stupid because he's immediately punked and his Title is stolen or something. WWE put too much stock in some Titles and think that simply being a Champ is enough to negate losing every single match. Why should the fans care about a jobber enough to show him a reaction?
 

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I'm convinced that he's going to win at WrestleMania. The guy has gotten even worse booking than Dean Ambrose.
 

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Crowds have no reason to care about jobbers.
In Lucha Underground, Son of Havoc has not won a single match and he is still over and gets great reactions.
 

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He is a heel, casuals wanted as a face when he came back from injury. When they did not get what they wanted, they just ignored him (look at the new shiny hairdo we got instead).


Casuals do not get invested in wrestlers, only storylines.
 

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Crowds have no reason to care about jobbers.
Yep the crowd has no reason to care about jobbers but the crowd actually cares about a lot of Jobbers and has done before.
Examples like Ziggi, Mizdow, Swagger, R-Truth intro, ....
 

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He's in a precarious spot now. If you lose the crowd completely, they may never come back.
Along with Ryback this guy has had some of the worst booking in recent memory.

The fact is he is better than were he is at. He's an excellent talker, he can elicit crowd reactions and he has a good look and legitimate fighting background.

He gets the same booking as guys like The Miz or Kofi but in reality he's a league above them as an overall package and surely if it wasn't for guys like Kane and Big Show hanging around in those upper mid card/Main event heel spots then Barret would be there instead.

It's frustrating to watch because those guys just will not leave :lol Kane is 48 years old and even though his entire gimmick has been eroded over the years he is still there taking a spot on the card.

Big Show i won't even get started on because I'd never stop. He is a total failure in WWE.
 

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He needs more mic time. The BNB stuff was great, then he got injured, came back, and hasn't really delivered bad news since. People liked it, at least that's how I saw it. Maybe since he's supposed to be a heel and get booed, that's hard to do when you're so entertaining being a cartoony jerk of a villain and everyone loves it. But at the same time, that's kind of pulling the rug out from under him. About as bad as taking the giant swing away from Cesaro due to the cheers.

He needs to not be IC champion, though. This is his 5th reign and I can't even remember his past 4. As soon as he gets that belt, his life goes to shit. I'm amazed that's not a storyline yet. Just change his name to "Bad Luck Barrett" when he has the strap and have him avoid death every show. Like, literally, I wanna see some Final Destination shit happen back stage lol.

Have him take the title to New Orleans in a vignette and have him hunt down Papa Shango to decipher the curse on the belt and remove it. Only Shango fucks up and makes the curse worse. It get so bad has the belt melted down and has a new one on a black strap made lol.

It wouldn't do a damn thing to make the IC title look any better, but damn if that wouldn't be fucking hilariously entertaining. Who doesn't want to see a totally paranoid, red eyed, fully bearded, Barrett trying not to die every day while running away from Dean Ambrose?

That's the other thing, WWE doesn't do nearly enough off the wall things with their talent anymore. In the attitude era, that would have been a 2 month angle and would have been looked at fondly in some countdown special on the Network lol.
 

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Honestly, how is he BNB if they rarely give him time to deliver bad news?

He's basically back to being Wade Barrett of 2013 where he plays the role of a paper champion and is made to look like a fool every Raw.
 

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I love Barrett and think he's gotten screwed over many times but yeah he gets crickets now so they might as well use him to get over guys and take him off tv for a while and repackage him somewhat. Thought he had a legit shot at taking the WHC back when Sheamus had the belt would've been a great storyline for a British Isles tour playing off the old rivalry between the two countries.
 

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Barrett is done.

It's the same old formula with WWE. Develop a character a certain way, in this case change Barrett's name, give him that elevating podium, mic time during his entrances and even recently the utterly pointless 'BNZ', and then start to slowly strip it all away until you're left with the bare bones which is exactly what he is right now.

The gimmick is gone, he's losing meaningless matches and soon to lose the title.

Fair enough, they may have gone cold on him (probably thinking he's injury prone, or whatever) and can't put him in an elevated position but there's no need to trash the IC title while you're there.
 

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It's sad really

When he first got onto Raw as the leader of the Nexus I really thought that guy would be a main eventer with a status similar to Orton down the line.

Now I'm afraid he's going nowhere, fast.

He, or WWE need to turn this around!
 

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BNB should be a maineventer, sucks that he is held back as he is.
 
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