Evan Bourne had finally arrived at the end of 2011.
He was part of a tag team that was rebuilding the tag team division and had the fans' respect. The team of "Air Boom" even had their own name and was starting to get a serious push.
While Kofi Kingston and Bourne couldn't make it in the company on their own, they were climbing the ladder together. If they had a chance at a real run, it might have turned into something for both men.
And then Bourne violated the wellness policy for the WWE.
The second time the WWE made Air Boom drop the titles to Epico and Primo at a house show. Most times titles will change hands on TV.
The WWE doing this showed that Bourne had blown his chance and wouldn't be getting another shot anytime soon.
But the WWE would have done better just by stripping Bourne of his title and making an example of him.