A lot of fans seem to believe that everything that WWE does is right. That simply is not the case. The company itself would be the first to admit that.
Whenever Vince McMahon trots out a new star, he doesn't have to do much to get his fanbase to automatically buy into it. People immediately start to overrate the performer. Some even go as far as to compare him to a previous star.
That's what happened when Mason Ryan was introduced to the WWE Universe.
Fans immediately predicted greatness for him. Despite showing quite an unpolished skill set in the ring, people believed that he was destined for the main event scene. Some even compared him to Batista solely on his look.
WWE appears to have realized that Ryan is not going to be a star any time soon.
During this current tour of Brazil, WWE has opted to put Ryan back with Dolph Ziggler as a bodyguard. The company generally likes testing out storylines at live events before they launch them on television. If the crowd reacts well to this storyline, you can expect it to be played out on Monday Night Raw in a couple of days.
If management doesn't feel that he can stand on his own as a performer, then he's not going to be sniffing that main event scene any time soon. Right now, it looks like they feel that Ryan needs the rub from Ziggler to generate any heat. That's a bad sign, since Ziggler himself relies on Vickie Guerrero for much of his heat.
It's going to be a while before Ryan gets to the top (if at all).
Jack Windham is the lead writer at WrestlingRevealed.com.
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