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I mean why wouldn't a superstar want to work hard, appear on shows, media etc.

Surely it's the WWE who choose who has to work the 'hardest'...
 

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There's a thing called going the extra mile. WWE might give you 3 appearances in a week say. But if there are more opportunities and you ask to do 10 appearances in a week instead, it's going to look really good to the higher ups. You need look no further than Miz as a recent example of this.
 

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Ryder did extra youtube videos, among other things.

Miz did extra media promotions, among other things.

Sheamus always showed up on time to train, among other things.

It's no coincidence that these three are being pushed right now. Hard work does pay off, just look no further than John Cena as an example.

WWE did not ask any of these individuals to do what they do; that is why it's called the "extra mile" and why they are called "hard workers".
 

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OP, you'd be shocked at how many people are just flat out lazy when it comes to their job. Most people just "Arrive. Collect paycheck. Leave." They do exactly what's written in their job description and that's it.

Yes, the WWE determines who to utilize in media and public relations. They determine that in the same way any corporation does, by being on the lookout for employees who are not only talented and capable of doing the work, but express a desire and willingness to. People who aren't familiar with this sort of thing tend to think that kind of work is gravy. In reality, making the rounds in the media and successfully maintaining that smiling, PR attitude is incredibly taxing and stressful and would make most people want to claw their eyeballs out with a spoon within a month.

The WWE rewards employees who are both willing to go the extra mile by doing it and actually capable of doing it well to begin with.
 

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This is actually one of the key things that makes WWE more respected than TNA, WWE DOES on occasion properly reward hard workers. TNA for a big part of their existance pushed guys with name value over the hard working originals and hell even over the few hard working veterans (like Bully Ray) even when those guys didn't noticably increase viewership and in the cases of Jeff Hardy and Angle, fucked over a PPV main event and got himself arrested on DUI. Even AJ and Beer Money who are in relatively comftorable positions went through a big period of being secondary to veterans.
 

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Ryder did extra youtube videos, among other things.

Miz did extra media promotions, among other things.

Sheamus always showed up on time to train, among other things.

It's no coincidence that these three are being pushed right now. Hard work does pay off, just look no further than John Cena as an example.

WWE did not ask any of these individuals to do what they do; that is why it's called the "extra mile" and why they are called "hard workers".
Is that a shot a Sheamus or something? because of him being buddies with HHH. He's been said to be a hard worker backstage, shows up for shows he's not even booked for, always willing to work and learn.

But as already said, going the extra miles get's you brownie points from Vince. While being lazy like say Carlito, will put you in the doghouse. Of course this is the case in most jobs and not just wrestling.
 

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Yeah, it's a fact not many people can grasp when it comes to the WWE. It isn't about what you did outside of the WWE, it's about what you do for the WWE. It's why it annoys me when bitter future endeavored wrestlers think they're being clever by taking shots at Cena like they're the first one to do it and "THEY'RE SHOOTIN' NOW" because they were "talented" and "deserved" to be in the main event position when they didn't even try to do anything in the first place. Sure, they may have suggested some ideas to Vince that got shut down, but that'd be it, they'd have sat and waited for their big break rather than pushing for their ideas.
 

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Is that a shot a Sheamus or something? because of him being buddies with HHH. He's been said to be a hard worker backstage, shows up for shows he's not even booked for, always willing to work and learn.

But as already said, going the extra miles get's you brownie points from Vince. While being lazy like say Carlito, will put you in the doghouse. Of course this is the case in most jobs and not just wrestling.
That's because from all accounts Vince himself is one of the hardest working people in the world. Like Vince himself has described, back in the 80s when he was putting territories out of business, the guys who ran those territories were showing up at the office a handful of hours per week, while Vince was burning the midnight oil to grow his company. Those lazy executives at the other companies didn't even deserve to have their companies survive with their poor work ethic.

I think Vince likes people who work hard because he is a notorious hard worker himself.
 

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The reason Cena has stayed on top is because he always goes the extra mile, at least in terms of PR work for the company. (Ring work is another thing, for another thread). The rise of the Miz to maineventer gave us the first good hint that WWE doesn't chose who does what, it is what you put yourself out for. But the best example is Zach Ryder. He was languishing in the undercard, not even appearing on TV and he managed to get enough fan support that he's quickly rising to the upper midcard and who knows, maybe he'll be in the mainevent in a few years. Another example and people will probably argue with me on this, is the Bella Twins. They may not be talented wrestlers, but they make a lot of promotional appearances for the WWE and that's part of the reason why Vince wants them featured more prominently on TV.

It is a little sad though because the people most pushed in the product are the people that give WWE the most PR not necessariliy the people who are the most talented wrestlers.
 
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