WWE Analysis: Has Vickie Guerrero's Character Become Stale?

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistJuly 21, 2012

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Only someone with the level of heat Vickie Guerrero has had can take the words "excuse me" and turn them into something the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard.

When she first started managing superstars in WWE, she was aligned with Chavo Guerrero and following a storyline with Rey Mysterio in 2006.

At first she was an awkward character due to Vickie's limited experience on-screen, but when she aligned herself with the ultra-confident Edge, she took off to a whole new level of heels.

Her role as both his storyline wife and manager made her a very unlikable heel, and it was all pushed even further when she began to use the "Excuse Me" catchphrase. The constant make-out sessions did not help either.

Those two little words—normally meant to sound polite by most people—would draw heat so loud that nothing else she or anyone else said could be heard for up to a solid minute.

Having a non-wrestling personality draw that kind of reaction without having the last name Adamle was unfounded, and when WWE recognized her value she became the co-leader of La Familia with Edge.

Once she and Edge split, she moved on to being SmackDown GM Teddy Long's assistant GM as well as new managing ventures.

She took the short-lived character Eric Escobar under her wing before he was released, and she moved on to being LayCool's corner-woman.

This is where she started to lose some ground. Escobar was a massive failure in terms of having Vickie's heat transfer to him, and LayCool were the mean girls we all knew would never stick with Vickie for too long.

Once she moved on to managing Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger, it seemed as if she had found two future stars who could both benefit from her experience as well as bring her back to the forefront of WWE.

While Ziggler has proven to be the next big star of WWE, Vickie has retreated to a role which pretty much has her making his ring introductions and occasionally getting on the apron to provide a distraction.

ZIggler is now the real star of the duo, and Vickie is becoming an anchor keeping him down.

Had Vickie only remained with Jack Swagger and not Ziggler, she could have used her skills to actually help someone get over who is having trouble.

Instead she is playing second fiddle to the constantly improving and always impressive Dolph Ziggler, who will no doubt be World Champion when he cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase.

Vickie is not necessarily to blame for this—as it is the creative team who comes up with the angles for wrestlers and managers and she has not really had an angle that suited her since she left SmackDown.

Maybe that is the key. Perhaps she is more suited for the blue brand, where more new talents are being featured alongside the veterans.

Pairing up Vickie with Hunico and Camacho, Drew McIntyre or even Jinder Mahal could help any one of those struggling superstars find a groove and get the push they need to move forward.

Unless something drastic happens, it looks like we may have to continue dealing with Vickie being the Ziggler-equivalent to what Ricardo Rodriguez is for Alberto Del Rio.

What do you think—is Vickie's character becoming stale?