7 WWE Superstars Who Should Move Down

Drake Oz@drakeozbrSenior Writer IIDecember 19, 2012

7 WWE Superstars Who Should Move Down

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    For every WWE Superstar that isn't pushed as much as he should be, there's another star who's pushed too much.

    You see it all the time: A guy wrestles in a TV main event or wins a title, and you think to yourself, "Why the heck would the WWE do that?"

    More often than not, it's a simple case of someone within the WWE wanting to push a star for reasons that the fans just can't comprehend.

    What that reason is usually differs, but it typically deals with a certain Superstar's size, look or perceived marketability to a certain demographic.

    No matter what the WWE sees in its stars, though, the fans often won't get why some stars receive bigger pushes than the guys who are far more talented.

    Guess what? That's never going to change.

    Here are 10 WWE Superstars, Divas and other on-screen characters who should move down the WWE totem pole.

7. Jinder Mahal

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    The 3MB isn't exactly getting a major push and is used more for comedic purposes than anything else.

    But that doesn't change the fact that Jinder Mahal might be one of the most miscast characters in recent WWE history.

    Literally nothing about the guy fits the gimmick that he's trying to portray, and while it's pretty much understood that that's precisely why he is in the "band," it's still painful to watch him at times.

    Mahal doesn't bring much value to the 3MB, and if we're just being honest with ourselves here, he hasn't show a whole lot during his stint on the main roster.

    He doesn't scream "future star," and yet, he competed at WWE TLC while guys like Tyson Kidd and Zack Ryder were left off the card.

    Yeah, Mahal is basically just a midcard comedy act at this point. But does he even deserve to be that?

    Even though he has improved quite a bit since his debut, he's taking up valuable TV (and PPV) time that could be used to elevate someone else.

6. The Great Khali and Hornswoggle

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    Is this a joke?

    The fact that someone within the WWE thought it would be a good idea to pair The Great Khali with Hornswoggle and then have the audacity to push the duo as a legitimate tag team is borderline laughable.

    Hornswoggle has a very limited appeal, and as we all know, The Great Khali can hardly wrestle, much less walk these days.

    Why on earth are these two taking up valuable TV time and even picking up victories over actual tag teams?

    Yeah, it's not like Khali and Hornswoggle are main-eventing or are in line to win the WWE Tag Team Championship (we hope). But anything even resembling a push for the duo is just too much.

    Neither star brings much to the table other than horrendous "comedy" and bad matches that bury the guys who should be the ones that are getting pushed.

    It's already time for this duo to move down, and by down, I mean off of TV altogether.

5. R-Truth

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    The heel version of R-Truth that we got in 2011 was very entertaining and, well, awesome.

    The babyface version we've gotten since then? It's been pretty bad.

    While Truth is a good performer (especially for someone who has to pretend like he has an imaginary friend), his face character is stale, redundant and, to be honest, rather boring.

    He's managed to create remarkably little interest in his US title feud with Antonio Cesaro, and that mainly has to do with the fact that the fans simply don't care about him much anymore.

    Truth had a great run last year, but his time has come and gone. Now, all he's really doing is participating in a midcard title feud that could have been given to an up-and-coming babyface instead.

    After all, Truth is 40 years old and a lot closer to the end of his career than he is the beginning.

    There's no reason to write Truth off of TV or anything like that, but as an older, stale star, there's also no reason to put him in a midcard title feud.

4. Big Show

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    Big Show has performed very well as of late and is actually in the midst of one of the bigger rolls of his career.

    That being said, it's hard to justify putting him in the main event so many times throughout the year and giving him a run with the World Heavyweight Championship.

    Sure, he's an established veteran. But nothing he does is very exciting anymore, whether that be cutting a promo or wrestling a match.

    It's just that Big Show has been booked so horribly over the years and is so limited in the ring that it's difficult for many fans to genuinely be interested in what he does.

    At a time when guys like Dolph Ziggler, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan are consistently putting on great matches, the slow pace of Big Show's bouts have very little appeal and can make those bouts remarkably boring at times.

    What's even worse, though, is that Big Show is 40 years old, which means that he's taking a spot that probably should be reserved for some of the WWE's younger studs.

    The World title picture should be dominated by athletic rising stars like Ziggler, Bryan and Wade Barrett. Not by a 40-year-old giant.

3. Vickie Guerrero

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    Vickie Guerrero technically isn't an active wrestler, but that's exactly the problem.

    If she isn't a Diva, then why does she take up so much damn TV time?

    Even though she's a great heel, Vickie, quite simply, makes too many appearances on Raw every week. We get Vickie overkill on the WWE's flagship show, with the managing supervisor appearing what seems like 20 times per episode.

    She's in backstage and in-ring segments galore, and last week, she even stepped into the ring for a match with AJ Lee.

    Vickie isn't even an actual Diva. Yet, she's somehow managed to become the most pushed Diva on the roster.

    She's everywhere, and despite the fact that she generates a ton of heat, too much of Vickie simply isn't a good thing.

    The WWE needs to greatly tone down her presence on Raw and make her a secondary character on the show rather than what seems like the main focus of it.

2. Teddy Long

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    Here's something that should blow your mind: Teddy Long has been an on-and-off authority figure on SmackDown since 2004.

    For a non-wrestling character, that's pretty unbelievable.

    Long has withstood the test of time and managed to stay in some sort of on-screen role on the blue brand for much of the last eight years. This happened despite Long being removed from his position as the show's GM multiple times, most recently at WrestleMania 28.

    Now, Long still frequently shows up on both Raw and SmackDown as some sort of advisor to Booker T, who is in the same role he was just in earlier this year.

    Why the WWE has such an obsession with keeping Long on TV is something we'll never know, but the company's insistence on giving him an on-screen role has grown to be borderline absurd.

    He's been far too big of a presence on TV for far too long. That needs to change.

1. Alberto Del Rio

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    Alberto Del Rio has spent essentially his entire career at or near the top of the WWE.

    He won the 2011 Royal Rumble roughly six months after his debut, won a Money in the Bank match later that year, captured the WWE Championship twice and spent a big chunk of 2012 feuding over the World Heavyweight Championship.

    It's not that Del Rio isn't talented. In fact, you could argue that he's one of the WWE's most well-rounded stars.

    It's that he's gotten to be really stale, doing nothing new over the last year-plus. It looks like the WWE is now turning him babyface, but there's no guarantee that even the surprising turn will freshen him up.

    The bottom line is that ADR has been a consistent force in the main event picture for the better part of two years now, and he needs a break from it.

    This isn't to say that he shouldn't or won't make it back to the World title picture one day. Rather, it's to say that he should stay away from it for a while.

    Numerous stars have dominated the main event scenes for so long that the fans have grown sick of them. Del Rio is one of those stars.

    Keep him away from it for a reasonable period of time, and perhaps that will change.


    Drake Oz is a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter!