Originally Posted by BlazersDozen
Apart from the part I have put in bold on the above quote, I pretty much echo this.
Henry is not "Mr I can't cut a promo". As a face he was a buffoonish character, akin to an R-Truth-esque goofball and so didn't have opportunities for promos. His ECW title heel-run was stale and boring because of booking. Injuries before that marred any opportunities. The past few weeks have shown that, like most superstars who are good on the mic, when put in a situation and angle that KIND OF reflects his real life sentiments, he cuts a solid promo e.g. the ones since he annihilated Kane and Show and the one after the match. As for in-ring, for a big guy he is NOT bad at all. He has been solid. His demolition over the past few months has been leading up to this and necessitated a title run and this was PROVED by the fact that after he won, the crowd ERUPTED
. He IS thus "over". He is a rare breed of heel that doesn't need an unclean finish to win the world title AND still be cheered/respected.
And 15 years deserved this.
The KK thing was a bit of a shock. Maybe creative thought that, this being the Divas division, the residents of Buffalo NY wouldn't actually care as much as they did that Beth was from their home town and thought that they'd be more behind KK the face.
As for Cena winning, I explained my views on that on my recent "Let's go Alberto" thread. Most people hate Cena because he's so PG, so boring and "can't wrestle". I don't - I'm neither going to defend Cena with the "he's a hard worker and entertainer" or slam him with "you can't wrestle!"...the issue here isn't really about Cena, aside from the fact that it is boring seeing him as champ again. The two issues, as people have already said on this thread are:
1) What the hell are creative doing to ADR? People seem to dislike him on this forum but his promos are good, they make you want to hate him. In-ring I can't understand why certain people say he isn't impressive. Combination of quick/X-Division-ish kicks, submissions, suplexes and other moves make him better in-ring than a lot of WWE talent. And without pissing CM Punk off, he 'looks like a champ'. Creative cannot keep pushing him then burying him - it's getting irritating - either Del Rio is the next gen of talent and will be a champ/main event talent from now for the foreseeable future, or he is a mid-card talent that will wither in the mid-card/leave. They should make the decision now - he has proved himself and done the work, now his fate lies in WWE's hands.
2) It's more worrying seeing young talent being screwed over by WWE Creative. They see the need to put the belt on Cena constantly. Before someone says "it's good for business", yes, it is. But there are other alternatives for "good for business" - an example being CM Punk. In a matter of months, CM Punk has gone to being the top shirt seller in the WWE. WWE could do the same for other talented superstars. The problem is is that Cena does not really have short reigns. It is very likely he will now hold this title for MONTHS, maybe even until him v Rock at 'Mania - that's not only boring and same old, but it means that other talent, talent that NEEDS to be pushed, will not have the belt.