My Top 5: WWE Missed Opportunities
by, 08-24-2013 at 09:43 PM (4245 Views)
Welcome to another edition of My Top 5. After a couple of weeks of thinking about what I should blog on, I came up with missed opportunities. Now, as some of you should know I have only been watching WWE since 2005 so I'm sorry if that makes any inconveniences. This blog is strictly opinionated but I would live to hear your's. Now, let's get right into it.
#5 - Ryback
Even though he's only been here for about 1 year, the reincarnation of Skip Sheffield is a miss. I originally liked the idea of a Ryback push right out of the gate it ended up stale. It actually put WWE in an awkward situation back in October. With Cena injured they needed someone to feud with CM Punk. Enter Ryback. Noe, everyone knew Ryback, a newbie, wouldn't be taking the belt off Punk who had held it for close to a year and then after. Still, it was fun to watch him try. Then he started a feud with The Shield. After seeing how high WWE was on them and that they wouldn't be losing for awhile, Ryback was doomed. After his loss to Mark Henry at Wrestlemania, his heel turn fell flat and he didn't seem like a viable opponent for John Cena. After going from Money in the Bank 2012 to Money in the Bank 2013 and now having his gimmick go no where, I think we can all agree he is a miss.
#4 - Matt Morgan
There's really only a few athletic big men in pro wrestling today, and Matt Morgan is one of them. Sure, his tenure in WWE was short, but after seeing his potential and development in TNA, he makes the list. His first run in WWE came as a protege too Brock Lesnar, but he was sent back to OVW. Upon return he became Carltio's stuttering heavy. He departed WWE soon afterwards and became a 2 time TNA tag champ and main eventer in TNA. Now, the door is still open for his return so that's why he's not high on the list.
#3 - Wade Barrett
Ah, how the Barrett Barage has fallen. The season 1 winner of NXT seemed destined for the bright lights, until he got there. As leader of Nexus, he feuded with top stars such as John Cena and Randy Orton. He then got kicked out and invented The Corre. It seemed like we were destined to see a Corre-Nexus match, but that never happened. After going on to hold the IC Title then returned to the upper car with a feud with Orton. All seemed well and it seemed like we were headed for an Orton-Barrett Wrestlemania 28 match, but after a broken collarbone it didn't come to be. After his return, he became a transitional champion and jobber. Now nothing seems like it can save this Brit.
#2 - Mr. Kennedy
Mistaaaa Kennedy.....Kennedy is next here. When he debuted in 05 he was pushe from the start. He got an undefeated streak and a one month US Title run. A year into his career he feuded with The Undertaker. He won 2 out of 3 matches, albeit by DQ and First Blood, but still, beating Taker is impressive. He then got a World Title match with Batista and feuded with Bobby Lashley over the ECW Title. He went on to win Money in the Bank at WM 23, only to lose it to Edge because of injury. He seemed like he could've been a big part in the World Title picture, but injury after injury held him back and then he left for TNA.
#1 - Bobby Lashley
Even though Vince doesn't seem high on black wrestlers, he seemed very high on Lashley. After debuting he had a lengthy undefeated run and held the US Title. He then got to the finals of the King of the Ring tournament only to lose to Booker T. After King Booker won the World Title, he had a short feud with him. He then jumped to ECW and quickly won the ECW Title from Big Show. He feuded with Vince McMahon, which not a lot of people can say that, and ultimately got the best of the boss. After being drafted to Raw he feuded with Cena over the WWE Title and most thought he would dethrone Cena as champ. Before that could happen, he was released from WWE with no explanation. Sad.
Well there you have it. I want to know your guy's opinions and who you think should've made the list. Thank you for reading!