Views From The Turnbuckle: Why WWE Needs To Seriously Restructure It's Roster
As spring turns into summer, the time has never been more ripe for WWE to accelerate new talent into the main event picture. WWE has plenty of able bodies who are craving for that opportunity, so many in fact, that it may be time to seriously re-think their roster, and perhaps make some really big changes in order to ensure that they are getting the absolute most out of their roster.
In the past few years, WWE has had the opportunity to elevate a lot of talent into the main event picture, but instead they have decided to go back to their bread and butter. During recent times, WWE hasn't hesitated to renew old-feuds in lieu of letting the established main eventers from working with the big boys. The difference right now though, is that WWE really has none of those older talents that they need to bring back those old feuds, and they have no choice but to elevate some of the younger talents into prime positions. WWE has John Cena, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton as bona-fide established main event talents right now. Triple H and Batista are not full-time talents and will not be wrestlers for much longer, CM Punk is a huge question mark on whether he is ever going to wrestle again, Brock Lesnar only works a few dates a year, Big Show and Alberto Del Rio have flopped in the main event, really, after Daniel Bryan gets finished with this disaster of a feud with Kane, he will have to move into something with someone new (unless he works with Orton or Cena again, which is disappointing, but I would never put it past WWE to do it.)
Some guys, like the members of The Shield and The Wyatt Family are already working with top talent and enjoying the benefits of it (longer matches, more TV time, more promos, more hype.) But beneath those guys, there is a huge mass of talent that would love to get into that position, and many of them are perfectly capable of successfully being in a top position. The problem is, there are so many guys right now within WWE, that it is extremely difficult to get guys into storylines and onto TV frequently, which hinders the growth of the prospects.
There are a certain group of guys within WWE, guys that have tried everything with their characters, guys that have been put into the spotlight, and for one reason or another, they never really stuck. Those guys are performers that, while they are still talented, are really taking up space within WWE and if WWE wanted to try something different, they should seriously thinking about releasing those guys in order to make room for newer talent that hasn't gotten the opportunities that they have received. Younger mid-carders like Cesaro, Cody Rhodes, Big E, Rusev and Bad News Barrett could all benefit from more TV time. In addition, there are capable talents that COULD be someone important, if WWE just gave them a chance to do something, like Justin Gabriel, Darren Young, Tyson Kidd, Titus O'Neil, Xavier Woods, and NXT guys that will likely be a staple on the main roster sooner rather than later, like Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville. That is a lot of names that WWE could work with, and the chances are that there are a few main eventers in that bunch.
While that is all well and good, WWE has to give those guys, mostly untested young guys, the chance to shine. Stopping a majority of those guys from getting TV time is a collection of talent that either has no ceiling anymore, or guys that have been pushed to the top and things didn't work out up there. WWE is going to have to make some hard decisions in what to do with these talents, because right now, they are probably hurting the future of the company more than they are helping.
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