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It was not long ago, maybe a year, that this entire forum shit all over WWE for its consistent main event PPVs of Orton, Cena, Tista and HHH.

Well, in the last year the WWE has responded in a big way. Sure, it helps that Tista was walked and HHH was injured, but the 4 guys that have entered the main event scene in the last year is phenomenal.

This is especially true, because most guys aren't just being pushed into/near the main event scene ... they are also getting over.

Sheamus - over
Miz - over
Barrett - over
Swagger - (though I don't feel he is over as a main eventer)... more of an upper-midcard guy, IMO.

Also, guys in the midcard are getting better and getting pushes.

Guys like Kane are back in the spotlight and doing well. Kofi Kongston is a guy that they can probably pull the trigger on at any moment on SD!, and he will get over with the fans as the first face in a long time to get into the main event scene.

MVP, Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, and Daniel Bryan have all stepped up as solid mid to upper mid-carders in the last year, too. Though, CM Punk should be a main eventer on a regular basis, IMO, especially following epic segments with Mysterio a while ago.

I really feel this is the best year WWE has had in a long time, maybe in the last 4 or 5 years?
 

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Not the best year, but a rebuilding year in the same way sports teams require every now and then. The long term benefits will be strong for sure.

Also you left out Del Rio
 

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Not the best year, but a rebuilding year in the same way sports teams require every now and then. The long term benefits will be strong for sure.

Also you left out Del Rio
Great way to put it. It's rebuilding time. It might seem a tad week right now but will be beneficial to the next 5-10 years.
 

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Throwing the titles on the inexperienced wrestlers is not "building stars". Its called throwing shit on the wall and seeing what sticks(Via the MIZ) because the WWE can take risk like that and get away with it. With that said, YES WWE have done ok for a minority of the young talent but some have ways to go like Wade Barrett. Alberto Del Rio is definitely the real deal in the ring and on the mic.
 

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Throwing the titles on the inexperienced wrestlers is not "building stars". Its called throwing shit on the wall and seeing what sticks(Via the MIZ) because the WWE can take risk like that and get away with it. With that said, YES WWE have done ok for a minority of the young talent but some have ways to go like Wade Barrett. Alberto Del Rio is definitely the real deal in the ring and on the mic.
Miz began wrestling in 03 with UPW.

He has seven years in the business, and 4 years 8 months on WWE TV.

How is that inexperience?
 

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They've got little choice but to force through new stars, guys like Triple H, Undertaker, Edge and Kane are all going to be gone in the next few years so a plan for the future has to be put in place. I think they are doing a decent job getting new stars over this year. Look what the Nexus angle has done for Wade Barrett, and Daniel Bryan has been getting a steady push since his return at SummerSlam. People will always complain, but I'll take this over the boring main events of 2009.
 

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They've had years to build guys up, but they were too busy exhausting all of the HHH/Cena, Cena/Tista, Orton/Cena combos till they were redundant. This year they've panicked and lowered the bar considerably for what they deem to be TV worthy, the majority of the NXT guys would've got nowhere near TV 3 years back.

They need to sustain it when they build a guy, they've dropped the ball on Sheamus, Punk, Swagger, Kofi looked like he was gonna make it this time last year.. now he's rotting in the SD midcard doing something so memorable I can't recall it. The environment needs to change for these guys to get over, PG, 'WWE Universe' promos and "X is showing an aggressive side as of late" won't do it.
 

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Well done, fed. Now....build a face.
 

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Simply put the youth movement was the best damn thing WWE has done in recent memory. Sure it was a pain at first (2009 RAW) but still everything turned out so well. 2011 is gonna be really good.
 

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Very true. Austin was heel for years in WCW and heel as the ring master, Rock was heel with the Nation, Jericho came from WCW as a heel and started his WWE career being punked by the Rock during his first appearance, Orton came up through Evolution, Cena was a wise talking 'thug' of a rapper, Savage turned on and was the biggest enemy of Hogan (possibly the biggest face in wresting), Taker hit the top due to coming in and crushing WWF's greatest faces at that time (Roberts, Hogan and got an assist to win the title from the greatest heel of all time, Flair), Trips stayed over by teasing the fans over and over thinking he would turn face only to show he is one of the dirtiest SOB's in the company (then of course now has been face for a good while) he played that guy fans so wanted to believe in and built them up in hope only to crush them.

Damn sorry just got to typing there lol. But yeah in recent years Rey is one of the few faces that just came as a face and never needed to go heel to get credible. His heel run was one of the most horrible things WCW did in their string of awfulness leading up to the end. The best thing about building from heel to face is it is safe. The crowd decides when the face turn comes, thus giving them what they desire and immediately causing them to be over due to the demand.
 
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