Optimism is the reason that wrestling fans keep coming back, even if WWE has given them no reason to believe that things are going to change.
Fans see the talent of a lot of these wrestlers who never get pushed, or their push is not really a push because they are getting buried, and wonder what WWE is missing that the rest of the world is not.
A big part of it is, WWE just doesn't want to push these guys. Vince McMahon has an agenda and will carry it out, even to the detriment of his business. It has happened this way for years, with varying degrees of success.
Here are the stars that WWE needs to be pushing hard after No Way Out who won't get their just due for one reason or another.
Dolph Ziggler (Lost to Sheamus)
Fans were excited to see Ziggler get put in the World Championship Match, just because he is such a great wrestler. He had a chance on pay-per-view to show the world why he was the best performer in WWE, yet he and Sheamus failed to put on a match befitting a World Title Match.
As a result, WWE has little incentive to push Ziggler any harder than he has been in the last five months. He is going to get put in matches with high-profile stars because he can work as well as anyone in the company, yet he isn't going to get the push he needs and deserves.
Ziggler could end up being the poster boy for this era of WWE, as a great performer who never got his just due because he doesn't have a body as big as John Cena.
Sin Cara (Defeated Hunico)
One of the biggest problems working against Sin Cara is he never has anyone else to wrestle besides Hunico. WWE may not have a roster of great depth, but I am fairly certain that Sin Cara and Hunico are not the only wrestlers in the company.
Another problem Sin Cara has, though it may not be quite as pronounced as only having one opponent, is his style.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio made a great observation, saying that WWE has ruined the Sin Cara character by turning him into one of its workers. By that, he means he has adapted to the style the company prefers its performers run.
Sadly, that is exactly what will destroy Sin Cara. He is a specialty act who should be different than what you see on WWE. Yet the company can't have that, and as a result, any hopes of a serious push for him are gone.
Ryback (Defeated Two Jobbers)
While Vince McMahon appears to have grand designs for Ryback, the fact he is still not beating anyone on the regular roster is problematic.
Since WWE contracted performers don't want to work with Ryback, it is going to be hard for fans to take him seriously. It is a good idea, in theory, but eventually you have to beat wrestlers fans know to get over.
Ryback won't get there soon. Vince McMahon doesn't have the patience to wait this thing out. Ryback will be buried. Book it.
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