Lol please. Noone had used the KOTR as well in years. He was killing it on the mic and having awesome matches with everyone. Dude was seriously over too.I sure hope not. He's one of the most boring wrestlers I have ever seen. I am so glad he screwed up his own push, tough it's sad WWE wasted a KOTR on Regal.
So has guys like JBL, Eddie, and Benoit been in the business for 10+ years before becoming world champs...No. Dude has been on TV for probably over 20 years and if he hasn't made it to the top by now, then I'd say the character has gone as far as it is ever going to go. Maybe at one time he could have been prepared for it, but now he's a vet that should be helping to establish younger talent rather than getting pushed to the moon himself.