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WWE Mid-Card Stars, Where Are You? – Downtown With Darsie

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.

Impact Wrestling I won’t cover much besides saying that the name change I find silly. If the concern that they have now is the name “TNA” may cause sexual references and people won’t take them serious because of it, they should have thought that before they went into business in 2002. But TNA is known for bringing in old WCW, WWF, and WWE guys. How is that building up new stars? I’ll leave TNA bashing there.

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.

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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.

Philosophical Corner: WWE and Impact Wrestling need to start building up stars. Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, Christian, and whoever Impact Wrestling has, what better time than now to start building up stars? WWE, you have Cena and Randy Orton to help put them over in the main event spots. I cannot see any legit excuse either company has but to build up new stars. I want to see new guys being built up for the future of the business. I want to see the business strive. I want the business to keep growing and going back to what it was when I fell in love with it. I am Eric Darsie from Minnesota, on a raining afternoon on a sad day of the passing of Macho Man Randy Savage, until next time!

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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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