While walking through the rain and the wind looking for places who are hiring, I was listening to May 20th episode of the Bryan and Vinny show on WrestlingObserver.com, and a thought that came across my mind is: “Where are the mid-card stars in professional wrestling?” I’ll admit, the only TNA, I mean Impact Wrestling, following I do is through the podcasts on WrestlingObserver.com and through the Still Real To Us podcast, but sounds like Impact Wrestling is having the same troubles WWE is having, and that’s no legit mid-card wrestlers.
The WWE has no excuse, in my opinion, on why they haven’t successfully made new mid-card stars. They are currently in a transition stage if we fans like it or not. In the worse times of WWE in the past 30 years when the main-event guys are limited like they are now, WWE did a great job on producing future main eventers. Mid-to-late-‘90’s WWE produced “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock, Mankind and Kane. Early 2000’s WWE produced Batista, John Cena, and Randy Orton. Now, who does the WWE have that they haven’t screwed up on yet? Is that crickets that I’m hearing?
Like the last piece I did about Jericho, give me feedback on Twitter (@edardar). Let me know if there are any guys in Impact Wrestling or WWE who I missed and I’ll write it in another Downtown with Darsie piece. I’ll man up and admit if I’m wrong.
But to be serious with you guys, with Batista being gone for a year now, I feel WWE is in a slump period with Orton and Cena as World Champs. I find Orton and Cena on top to be absolutely boring. Granted the Miz isn’t in the place yet, but why not keep him in the main event? If he gets better in-ring, he could be the future of the business! Alberto Del Rio and Christian, why not rotate them into the main event slot? Del Rio needs more experience in the United States style of professional wrestling, but he can be the next main eventer in the WWE if given the time and right guys to wrestling with.
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