WWE & TNA Underused Talent Episode #2
by, 07-25-2011 at 07:19 AM (5246 Views)
So about 3 days ago I posted episode #1 of this blog series.
I've heard some nice comments so I guess I'll keep'em coming
Now allow me to remind everyone : Every episode I talk about 2 Underused Talents (WWE or TNA or Both). So without further adu let's meet our Underused Talents of the day
Drew McIntyre :
The sinister Scottsman, the man that was mentioned in about every comment I had in the last Episode, this guy has got the looks, this guy has got the skills to make it in my humble opinion, he also has the mic skills (Yes some people argue that his accent makes his promos "bad" but I for one am impressed with his promos and if we're gonna talk accents let's talk Booker T, Sheamus & so on).
Anyway, not only did McIntyre have all that, but he had the PERFECT gimmick. The Chosen One, Mr.McMahon's superstar, the man Mr.McMahon signed personally and predicted he'd be world champion. As Drew McIntyre was getting his start on Friday Night SmackDown, WWE tried to do what they do with young stars, push them to the moon for no obvious reason (I remember some time back nobody could stand Sheamus for this same reason). Anyway, as we can all guess, that didn't work out, so WWE, I guess, thought "that guy can't draw".
Robert "Bobby" Roode :
Now this man needs no introduction for TNA fans, but for those that don't watch TNA, look for a guy that has a good physique, great wrestling skills, when he talks on the mic you can't help but listen and you'll find him.
One half of the TNA World Tag Team Champions, and as I guess it's obvious one of my favorite wrestlers to watch in TNA, now some might say "One half of the TNA World Tag Team Champions ? How can that be underused" Allow me to answer, Robert Roode has been in the Beer Money tag team for the past (I think) 3 to 4 years, and before that he was in Team Canada, he had a brief run as a singles wrestler but then his opportunity was taken away for reasons I do not comprehend.
Now don't get me wrong Tag Team wrestling is great and I am one of the biggest fans of tag team wrestling, but being a successful tag team wrestler is not as a big as being a successful singles wrestler.
Robert Roode, like McIntyre, has the gimmick, the looks, the skills and the mic skills, I wouldn't say he as well is a case of booking gone wrong but rather of "Playing It Safe".
Thankfully lately Robert Roode has been getting some TV time and matches on his own, I most certainly hope that they don't break up the Beer Money tag team now, it's not the appropriate time at all, Sabin being out with an injury eliminates the Motor City Machine Guns tag team and Generation Me just left after Destiantion X, so Beer Money is basically TNA's superior tag team till they hire other tag teams and till Sabin returns (Which won't happen before 2012)
In time Robert Roode will get the push he deserves, I think even a blind man can see the potential in this man.
So that's it for today.
Hope you had a good read and as always comments and opinions are very appreciated
Thank you for your time and see ya in Episode #3