WWE: 8 Superstars Who Deserve Better
The buildup to WresteMania is often when WWE superstars are really solidified as bonafide stars in the company.
It's the biggest show of the year, so WWE Creative seems to save some of its best storylines and writing in the preceding months.
However, with WrestleMania 28, the emphasis is on people whose star level has already been solidified: Triple H, the Undertaker, The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk and Chris Jericho.
The World Heavyweight Championship match between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan has almost been completely overshadowed.
That's not to say that it's a bad thing for the either the company or the fans. WWE itself could have a huge buyrate for the pay-per-view and fans could be treated to the best WrestleMania ever.
The biggest losers are the wrestlers who have yet to really have their WrestleMania moment. It's difficult to see many new faces really emerge from the PPV.
It's been a problem with the company for the past few years. Few new superstars have been elevated while the same guys at the top (John Cena, Randy Orton, Triple H, etc.) remained.
While fans have seen CM Punk and Daniel Bryan receive huge pushes, there are so many other superstars on the WWE roster that have earned a significant push.
Here are eight superstars/Divas who deserve much better treatment from WWE Creative.
Some, maybe many, readers will disagree so leave your comments below.
Zack Ryder was one of the hottest superstars in WWE, and then the company decided to give him an injury.
It would make sense to give him a rub from John Cena, but the way it has been done has been really poorly executed.
Just think back to when he confronted Cena on Raw after Cena was kissed by Eve. Ryder first came out in a wheelchair, then used crutches on his way to the ring. In the ring, he didn't use the crutches at all.
It made about as much sense as the entire angle.
It's not time to give him the WWE title or anything, but Ryder needs to be actually wrestling at the very least in order to be built up as a serious contender.
Natalya is something that has become a bit of a rarity in WWE.
She isn't some model-turned-wrestler. Natalya has trained to become a wrestler her an entire life.
That's not to say that a Diva who started off as a model can succeed and become a good wrestler. It's more of a compliment toward Natalya.
In addition to her talent, she is a beautiful woman.
So how does the company utilize someone with both beauty and in-ring ability?
They give her a farting angle.
More and more, Dolph Ziggler looks like a modern Mr. Perfect.
He's got the blonde hair, he can sell like crazy and he plays the snobby, arrogant heel.
Ziggler has been mishandled by the company, much like Mr. Perfect was.
He's had some high-profile angles and matches, but for the most part, he is not really a major player in the main event scene.
It's a shame because he has the total package.
Santino Marella has provided plenty of comedy for the past couple of years.
There's no doubt he is very talented on the mic, but he has been given very little time to prove he is equally as talented in the ring.
Elimination Chamber 2012 elevated him quite a bit, but then on Raw the very next night he was squashed by Daniel Bryan.
Santino is one of the most over wrestlers on the roster and it's time the company actually treated him like a serious wrestler.
It's good that Eve looks to be getting a serious push from the John Cena/Kane angle.
Many fans know that Eve trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trained at the Gracie Academy. It's time that she was able to highlight that ability in the ring.
She may have won the Divas Championship twice, but it was this time last year that Michael Cole would be announcing Eve's matches and telling the audience how boring it was and how no one cared.
While few fans may actually care about the Divas division, that is the fault of WWE and their lack of actually trying to push any of the Divas seriously.
At last year's WrestleMania, Riley figured heavily in the main event as he looked to help the Miz defeat John Cena.
Following WrestleMania, he had a nice feud with Miz and picked up a win at Capitol Punishment. Slowly but surely he began losing steam.
Now fast-forward a few months and he gets completely squashed by Brodus Clay.
He may not be the most technical or charismatic wrestler in the company, but he has infinitely more to offer than becoming a glorified jobber.
This one is more of a lifetime achievement award.
It's hard to say what the company had in mind for Christian prior to his injury. Even before it, there was Christian's one-day title reign.
Winning a world title at Extreme Rules with Edge by his side was an emotional moment for Christian.
Even if it was part of angle with Randy Orton, it makes a wrestler look weak when he holds the title for a single day.
WWE did nothing for his recent return, too. He simply came back at Elimination Chamber in a segment with John Laurinaitis, Mark Henry and Alberto Del Rio.
It's just another in a long line of times where WWE has dropped the ball with Christian.
The Entire Tag Team Division
While only one wrestler per slide has been featured so far, it would be unfair to any tag team wrestlers before them if only Primo and/or Epico were listed.
The tag team division has been nothing but an afterthought for years in WWE.
There used to be a time when fans could tune in to WWE programming and watch great tag teams like Edge and Christian, the Legion of Doom, the Steiner Brothers, the Hardys, the Dudley Boyz and the list goes on.
Now, fans really couldn't care less about who the tag champions are and it's the fault of WWE.
Who can forget when Triple H delivered the Pedigree to Paul London and Brian Kendrick for no reason, completely burying both guys.
It's as if he delivered a Pedigree to the entire division and it's yet to actually get up.