Back in November, I picked Barrett to win the Royal Rumble.
He made the most sense to me to finally take the next step to the big stage. And then he fell into an overused and underwhelming storyline with Randy Orton—and got stuck there.
Then he obviously didn’t win the Rumble, much to my disdain. But I don’t see that as a negative for him, since he’s being utilized for the Smackdown Elimination Chamber match. Not sure if he’ll walk out the champion, but it’s possible.
Regardless, lately I’ve seen a number of elements show through to indicate some inconsistent things with his character that need to be cleaned up before he can have a complete push.
Then again, these issues may not be enough of an issue—it may be a much larger issue with his character not being properly refined—so take these however you will and let me know your thoughts!