There are too many main eventers.
by, 02-06-2013 at 11:40 AM (10547 Views)
There are too many "main eventers". Or more accurately, there are too many wrestlers that are meant to be perceived to be at main event level by the casual fans. I applaud WWE for trying to create new stars, but it feels like they've tried to push too many guys to World Title level and make them look like contenders.
Randy Orton (He's mostly irrelevant, but is still booked like a Superman)
Alberto Del Rio
Wade Barrett* (He's holding a midcard belt, but his booking indicates that he's above the midcard.)
The Miz (He's a midcard jobber now, but WWE still likes to pretend he's important)
It seems like they've built up too many people to look like main event players, but it's had a weird effect on the entire roster. There are too many people that Creative feels like they "have" to be on the RAW/PPV every week and it's created a very obvious "US" and "THEM" in regards to who gets showcased.
Right now it seems like the midcard is just whichever main event guys can't fit into the World Title scene at the moment. There is no real midcard. It seems like everyone is either main event, on the fringe of the main event, depushed from the main event, or just a jobber. There are no pure, strongly booked midcarders aside from Cody, Kofi, Sandow and Cesaro, and they're mostly fighting against main eventers as well because everyone else is so far beneath them.
What WWE tends to do is build up a bunch of guys to main event level, and then have them float around. They end up in this weird middle spot where they're "too good" for the midcard, but won't be wrestling for a major title any time soon. They don't get a midcard title either, but in the event that they do, it's never a factor in anything that they're doing. They just float around in meaningless feuds with each other to stay semi-relevant, and/or squash the real midcarders and make them look like jobbers