The former Intercontinental Champion, and current United States Champion says hi.I swear a bunch of similar threads have been popping up recently.
Anyway, he has a comedy gimmick. The WWE will never view him as anything more than a gimmick character as long as he remains like that. They decided to make him a plot device in a Cena storyline, and in that storyline he was made to look like the biggest geek possible. He got screwed by Cena and never really got payback, he got screwed by Eve multiple times and never got payback, and he got whipped by Kane multiple times and never got payback. He had his 15 minutes and in a year he'll be back to where he was before.
Ryder should have never been pushed. He's simply enhancement talent, a cooler version of Eugene. His "push" should go to somebody who deserves it, like Kofi.
Ryder's gimmick has ran it's course and it's time to future endeavor him down to the Impact Zone so he can win the tag titles with Robbie E.
The former Intercontinental Champion, and current United States Champion says hi.
1. Santino isn't taken seriously. The US title means shit and he only won the Intercontinental title early on in his career when he was less of a comedic, gimmick character.I wish this was the case...but I give you the single reason your point is invalid: