A wrestling show is a performance, and like any good performance, whether it's stage or screen, momentum is key. An audience wants the wheels to turn faster and faster, building toward something incredible. When that momentum is broken, the result is hard to overcome.
Sometimes all it takes is a slow match, an awkward segment or a boring promo to take the viewer from his self-induced escape from reality, and give him a hard, jarring shake. Once that trance is broken, the spectacle of the show loses its glimmer, the larger-than-life characters look like guys in tights, and the child-like fixation turns to jaded cynicism.
As ridiculous as it may seem, the fans who analyze, scrutinize and crucify each WWE show are the ones that were hypnotized by how good it all can be when done right. We want it to be as good as we know it can be. For a while, it hasn't been.
Prosecutors could point the blame at a number of reasons why the quality of WWE programing fails to live up to its potential. In my humble opinion, a key factor would be the presence of a handful of superstars who seem to add little or nothing to the show in their current state of existence.
This is not a list of the worst wrestlers, nor is it a list of my least favorite wrestlers. In no particular order, here is a list of five offenders, who would be doing the WWE a greater service if they were to simply go away rather than doing what they are doing now.