I don't think I'd call going down only to multiple low blows putting Seth over. What's probably going to happen is that Drew is going to be in a bad match, win in a way that can be written off as a fluke and then put into a feud with Baron Corbin that kills his big babyface push entirely.brock is literally booked for mania to make stars put over seth last year and will do the same for drew this year
And? Unless he was a booker at that time, that doesnt change anything that he's currently saying.Mr T didn't work hard all year and yet he got mainevent of Wrestlemania 1
Andre had barely wrestled in a year and walked into mainevent of Wrestlemania 3
Slaughter hadn't worked in WWE for years yet was given WWF title and top match at Wrestlemania 7
Hogan hadn't worked WWF in a year but was given title and closing image of Wrestlemania 9
Those all happened when Jake was under contract to WWF (he might have been gone for 9 but regardless). I am sure Tatanka or Ric Martel worked hard throughout 92 but when push came to shove it was Hogan on top not the guys working hard day in day out that year.
Pretend Brock is brand new. Give Brock geek booking. Treat Brock like Braun gets treated. The EXACT same booking Braun gets.how does working hard all year and not getting over grant you a main event match or a match on the card for one of the main titles? I dont care who do you wanna blame for that. the creative or wrestlers themselves. fact is a lot of them are just not over and are not on that main event level that Brock is. its like when Rock was wrestling Cena for the first time at WM28. you had guys like Dolph Ziggler being mad at The Rock for taking their spots. if Rock wasnt wrestling would Ziggler be main eventing WM against Cena that year or any other year? no fucking chance. Rock didnt take anybodys spot.
Lashley was pushed to moon in 2006-07 and didn't make a difference business wise. Why do you think suddenly a 45 year old lashley would?Seth looked like a star twice because of Lesnar. Once when he had the triple treat against Cena and Lesnar and the other was when he cashed in on the Reigns and Lesnar match. Both instances elevated him to main event status. Either way Rollins is a crappy wrestler to elevate into the mainevent. Drew and Lashley could’ve benefited from that rub far more effectively
The problem with this thinking is that we all know sometimes things come down to how the booking is done and how WWE wants certain stars to be perceived. WWE always loves to brag about making big stars, but they have not done this since the Ruthless Aggression Era as Brock, Cena, and Batista all come from that era.Ive never understood this line of thinking. Its a business. You're there to make money. If some B list actor studies for a part for 5 months and puts his heart and soul into it, then right before filming Brad Pitt calls up the director and goes.."Hey, I want that role." Who do you think is getting the part? Its fake. Deserving and earning dont mean shit.
Ironically I'm watching WWE Network right now with Brock Ruthless Aggression documentary. It is funny that with Brock it's an interesting take due to his original run. Brock got built up as a monster and went to UFC off his image. Then from there WWE has just relied on this once they knew Cena was on his way out with failing miserably by botching Roman Reigns.Pretend Brock is brand new. Give Brock geek booking. Treat Brock like Braun gets treated. The EXACT same booking Braun gets.
All of a sudden Brock isn't this special guy anymore.
That's not an accurate metaphor. Yes, wrestling is a business first and foremost. However, if you're going to adopt Kevin Nash's parasitic mentality of leeching off a promotion without doing jackshit, and--given his history of quad-tearings--are sidelined but still make money while in inactivity, that promotion goes down the drain (see: WCW.)Ive never understood this line of thinking. Its a business. You're there to make money. If some B list actor studies for a part for 5 months and puts his heart and soul into it, then right before filming Brad Pitt calls up the director and goes.."Hey, I want that role." Who do you think is getting the part? Its fake. Deserving and earning dont mean shit.
I like both comparisons. One highlights the fact that as a primarily entertainment-driven product, the top spots are generally reserved for the biggest draws and not necessarily the most talented athletes (but who is claiming Brock isn't a superior athlete anyway?). The other highlights the demands made of fulltime wrestlers more akin to athletes.That's the problem though... You can't equate being an actor on a movie set for 6 weeks to a wrestler on the road 52 weeks. An actor loses a role, no biggie a new film starts next week. Wrestling is a physical grind even if the punches are fake and they should be given what they worked for all year, not given to somebody that doesn't spike anything. People don't suddenly order Wrestlemaina because "Famous Guy #3 is gonna be on" That's like saying Bigelow vs LT to main event over HBK vs Diesel was a good idea.
Puts "guys" over? Who did Brock put over besides Rollins?There are obviously going to be droves of people on here that hate Brock, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with how he’s used or booked for that matter - character-wise.
The issue is with Vince’s insistence on putting the title on him. Every time Brock shows up, it feels like a bigger deal. He still has an aura, he routinely puts on good matches, and he puts guys over when he needs to.
The issue is when you have 3, 4, 5, or more guys that are treated like him, as well, show up less often, and can’t still work. Taker and Goldberg being the chief perpetrators. Neither one of them can work any longer and just needlessly squash people, and they don’t provide anything beneficial at all long term.
Braun could easily be doing what Lesnar is doing full time. Let's not act like Lesnar is the only physical specimen in WWE.I doubt there are five people on the roster that has the balls to go up to Lesnar and say, "I'm taking your spot." real sport or no. They're all tough on social media calling Brock out (and others) when they're miles away, but far as I know Jericho is the only one ballsy enough to go up to Lesnar with an issue after the Randy incident.
On the topic of the wrestlers being actors who, dare I ask, has the physical presence of a guy like Lesnar or a guy like Goldberg as old as he is where your eyes are drawn to them the moment they come out. As a booker or Vince himself who woud you honestly put in the top spot on your top show of the year? I for sure would not put Zack Ryder in that spot or Baron Corbin despite me being a non-ironic fan of his going back to his NXT days.