Adam RoseRaymond Leppan
- Birthdate: 7/20/1979 (age 35)
- Height: 6 ft 1 in
- Weight: 221 lb
He is a former two-time FCW Florida Heavyweight...
There’s no secret that WWE’s two-time Divas Champion, Paige is a cut above the rest and the future of the WWE Divas division. The youngest Divas Champion in the history of the WWE has a bright future ahead of her, but only if the WWE uses her accordingly. As of right now, Paige is being used in a feud with AJ Lee that stems from the night after WrestleMania where Paige uprooted Lee and became Divas Champion. This would lead to one of the most odd-ball title reigns the WWE has done in a long time with Paige essentially being used as an interim champion until Lee returned from her honeymoon with former WWE Champion CM Punk. Paige has the fan base and the personality from her days in NXT, but her current gimmick of sophomorically imitating AJ Lee is falling on deaf ears. Paige is an outstanding young wrestler and deserves better than what the WWE is currently giving her. If they want her to be heel, let her be heel. We have enough heel characters that think they’re babyface (I’m looking at you Bo Dallas).
8. Adam Rose
If you’re wondering what the WWE has done with two-time FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion Leo Kruger, look no further than the leader of the exotic express, Adam Rose. Yes, the South African PWI 77th ranked out of 500 best singles wrestlers of 2012 has been turned into the Reality Era’s version of Santino Marella (Sorry King Cobra). If you’ve seen him wrestle in FCW or NXT you’d know that the WWE is wasting a perfectly good talent by having him babysit a giant bunny and a walking, talking cheeseburger. I completely understand that the WWE is all about it’s under 13 audience, and that every good show needs a bit of humor, but let it come at the expense of someone with lesser in-ring ability, mic skills, and personality.
If you dig through the rubble of garbage matches, Diva catfights, and God-awful dancing, you might be able to find WWE Superstar Fandango’s ever-fading career. Much like Adam Rose, Fandango has been used as the WWE’s own source of entertainment for a little over a year. If you’ve seen him in-ring (when he’s not dancing around like it’s 1518…look it up), he’s actually quite the performer. He’s obviously a learned individual with in-ring ability and a personality I would liken to a Chris Jericho, but the WWE is currently using him in backstage vignettes that involve 2% milk and kitty litter. Lucky for him, there’s still time. Fandango hasn’t gone off the deep end just yet and we could still be looking at a future U.S. or Intercontinental Champion in him. Hopefully the WWE will see the talent they have in him and start using him correctly seeing as the breakups, catfights, and feuding is over between him, Layla, and Summer Rae.
6. Titus O’Neil
Okay, tell me again why The Prime Time Players broke up? Shortly after their disbandment the WWE teased a feud between the two that went nowhere, and, not too long after that, Darren Young tore his ACL completely ruining any chance the two had of reuniting. Titus O’Neil is a 37 year old powerhouse, much like Ezekiel Jackson, but the clock is ticking, and the WWE may have already buried his career too far beyond repair. The 6 ft 6 in, 270 lb O’Neil made his WWE debut in 2009 and hasn’t had much to show for it in his five years. Aside from holding the FCW Florida Championship Wrestling Tag Team Titles with Damien Sandow once, O’Neil has had a pretty quiet career. With his build, personality, mic skills, and in-ring ability, you would think that O’Neil would have been pushed to the sky, but that was not, and probably never will be the case for Titus and with that the WWE has wasted yet another perfectly good talent.
5. Big E
He’s a former Intercontinental Champion, NXT Champion, and Florida Tag Team Champion. He’s a PWI 33rd ranked out of 500 best singles wrestlers of 2013. He’s also a national powerlifting champion with two first place medals to boot, but sadly, the WWE just doesn’t know what to do with Big E. Sure he’s a powerhouse with great athleticism and charisma, but the thundering boom he was supposed to make when he debuted in the WWE in 2012 has now been quieted to just above a whisper. I still can’t quite put together why he lost the IC Title in the first place, but ever since then we’ve heard nothing from Big E save for his unexplainable loss to Rusev at both Payback and Money In The Bank. Plans for a new Nation of Domination have also fallen through leaving Big E out in the dark once again. It seems as though the...