I’ve been reading a lot of negativity regarding Cena beating Bray Wyatt at Payback. Maybe
this feud will continue, but a lot of the fans seem to be assuming that it
won’t. But whether it does or doesn’t, my argument is the same.
that Cena came out on top over Bray, because Bray Wyatt just isn’t ready to win
“the big one”.
denying that he can talk. Nobody is denying that his gimmick is creepy. But you
need to keep in mind, Bray is dressing how he’s told, more or less saying what he’s
told, and it’s not like he wrote his own theme song. He can talk, he’s decent
in the ring, and he’s a good actor, but don’t mistake everything that’s going
on with his gimmick as his own works of genius. There are plenty of guys in the
WWE right now who could pull off his gimmick just as effectively.
The fact is,
a clean victory over John Cena is a HUGE deal. Some of you may not like it, but
that’s just the reality. A clean win over Cena means just as much as a clean
win over HHH, or the Undertaker. These are men that are at the very, very top
of the WWE – dare I say, of the entire industry – and being allowed to go over
clean on any of them is a rarity. Going over clean on any of them means that
Creative has faith that you are a guy who can carry the company on your
shoulders if you had to. It means that you can wrestle with the likes of
Shelton Benjamin, you can talk with the likes of the Rock, and the way you look
and carry yourself, in one way or another, screams “champion”.
just isn’t there yet. Right now, a LOT of how popular he is stems solely from
his gimmick. More importantly, it stems from Luke Harper and Erick Rowan being
by his side. To pin Cena clean, or to win clean against him in a match like
Last Man Standing, means that you are a guy who can stand on your own as the
leader of the company. That the fans and sales are behind you, and that any
feud you’re in will be main event quality. When Batista came out on top over
HHH, whether we believe it today or not, that’s what it meant. When Edge came
out on top over Cena (in a LMS match, no less), that’s what it meant. When
Daniel Bryan beat Cena for the title, that’s what it meant.
Bray is not
yet on their level.
As long as
he’s still lugging around Harper and Rowan, he’s not there yet. We have no
evidence to suggest that he can be as successful on his own as he can be in
this gimmick, with his stablemates. Heck, he already had his chance to shine as
a singles competitor – Husky Harris. And look how well that turned out.
Bray Wyatt has
not been around for very long. He’s good, I fully admit that, but some of you
seem to be drinking a little too much of his kool aid. It’s way too early to
thrust him into the ring with the likes of Edge and the Undertaker. And it will
continue to be too early until he drops Rowan and Harper, and proves that he
can hang with the big boys under his own power. Right now, we have no evidence
that he can.