Desperate people do desperate things...
I think that the Brodus Clay gimmick is a sign of something very wonderful in the WWE:
In a WWE that has been so tight and restrictive with its creativity, hardly ever crossing lines or boundaries, for them to debut a gyrating disco ball with two women in catsuits is an amazing thing to behold.
Everything that the WWE has done of late, reeks of desperation, but nothing more than the fact that they care about the Internet fans, now.
I came up in a time where the WWE derided the IWC as a bunch of "Smarks" who didn't have a clue. They would openly and publicly disrespect Internet fans in interviews and made it clear they could care less about our opinions.
But now, if the IWC says they want Daniel Bryan as World Champ? He's World Champ. If we want him to turn into the heel he was during his days in the indies? He turns heel. (He's not there yet, but they're clearing taking him there. Fans who don't know who the American Dragon really is, aren't going to know what hit them.)
We want Cena out of the title picture? He's gone. We want Wade and Cody pushed? No problem.
The WWE listens because the WWE is desperate. They thought they could tell the fans what they should be seeing. They got too arrogant and forgot that if they don't let the fans decide what they want to see, then they won't be fans anymore.
But they see now that they've made severe mistakes. Mistakes so bad, that even though they are giving us what we want, they still can't bring back viewers and stop people from losing interest.
And so, with the appearance of Brodus, you are seeing a new level of desperation, where the mentality is becoming: "We've got to do something different. We've got to throw everything at the wall and see what sticks."
Why is this good?
Because it's only a matter of time before the WWE buckles and starts making the decisions that will really change the product.
It's only a matter of time before they attempt to return to the more edgy product they used to produce and stop making television for children. It's only a matter of time before Vince gets fed up and fires the right people in "creative" and brings in people with a wrestling perspective.
(It's just a personal dream: But it may only be a matter of time before someone hops on the phone and dials 1-800-PAUL-HEYMAN.)
We might see a return of a cruiserweight division, Divas getting hired like Naomi Knight who can wrestle, by George, we might even see John Cena stop pretending to be a Marine and go back to his old self!
Anything is possible when people are desperate, because desperate people are capable of anything.
It was desperation that caused the WWE to create characters like Stone Cold, The Rock and Degeneration-X in the first place, when WCW was threatening to put them out of business.
Brodus Clay was a sign of desperation by a creative team that was previously satisfied with doing nothing more than running the same wrestlers out, doing the same things, week after week after week.
The more desperate the WWE becomes, the more wild and unpredictable the product will become.
And that's a good thing if done correctly.
So, yes, there will be some guys coming out in bright red track suits. But it's a small price to pay if the WWE stumbles upon the next great idea while desperately grasping for straws in the dark.