Since taking over as head of WWE Creative in July, Triple H has brought back several released talents. Among those who have come back to the fold is Dexter Lumis. Lumis was mostly known for his NXT stint alongside Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, and onscreen wife Indi Hartwell. Lumis was initially released in April of this year before returning in August.
Since his debut on the main roster, Lumis has been involved in a storyline with The Miz. According to former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas, the storyline and Lumis himself have failed to connect with WWE crowds.
Speaking in his latest Reffin’ Rant video, Korderas addressed Lumis’ inability to generate heat and get over with WWE audiences during his feud with The Miz. He stated:
“Sometimes silence speaks louder than words, especially in the world of pro wrestling. Monday night’s Raw wasn’t bad. That money hanging above the ring, that ladder match, winner takes all, Miz vs. Dexter Lumis, wasn’t a bad match. It was different from most ladder matches we see, but people are not getting behind Dexter Lumis. He’s not getting a crowd reaction. Miz is still getting heat because Miz is great at getting heat, but the Dexter Lumis character is not getting the crowd invested, they’re not drawing them in, despite the fact they put Johnny Gargano with him. And even having Bronson Reed come out later on in the match and interfere and cost him the match, people still were not invested in him. They were quiet. There’s something missing there, I wish I could put my finger on it, but the crowd speaks volumes when they are silent, and they were silent.”
In today's #ReffinRant the wrestling audience will tell you all you need to know especially when they are quiet. 🤔 #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/VznUzBaU41
— Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) December 21, 2022
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