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My Thoughts on the Legacy Storyline

NEW YORK - MARCH 9:  WWE wrestlers (L-R) Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Batista sit courtside at the New York Knicks v Boston Celtics  NBA game March 9, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.   (Photo by Ray Amati/Getty Images)
Frankie SimoneContributor IApril 30, 2009

Firstly I think that the concept of a heel stable consisting of multi-generation superstars (Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase) led by the ultimate heel third generation superstar, Randy Orton is awesome.

I even think that this concept is better than the concept Evolution was built on because the Legacy is led by a guy who has surpassed his father’s accomplishments by a country mile while the other two guys also want to prove themselves and beat they fathers accomplishments.

Even though Rhodes and Dibiase feuded with Orton a bit, it made sense when they eventually united with Randy because:

 

·        Randy Orton is a third generation superstar

·        He is a four-time champion

·        He was the youngest World Champion of all time.

·        He was part of Evolution

·        He has more talent than Batista and most (if not all) superstars in the WWE.

 

And what makes the Legacy great is the fact that they don’t need a fourth member.

If they were to feud with four faces, they could just add Chris Jericho as a fourth member which would work well because Randy tag teamed with Jericho against John Cena and Shawn Michaels (when Shawn was still JBL’s employee).

And they were more impressive than Cena and Michaels.

Looking at what I’ve said about Legacy, you can see that this new stable has the potential to surpass Evolution’s accomplishments, but it is going to be tough for the WWE creative team to do that with the Legacy because of one person:

Randy Orton

You heard me correctly; the leader of the Legacy could be there reason why Legacy never surpasses Evolution.

Wanna know why?

 

Because Randy has been in the WWE for six to seven years, and he has been a heel for ninety-nine percent of the time, and seeing that people still cheer for him (for example in the Raw after Wrestlemania 25).

He is bound for a face turn in the near future which will jeopardize The Legacy’s accomplishments because turning Rhodes and DiBiase face is not a good idea which means that Randy will have to leave the Legacy or get betrayed by Rhodes and Dibiase.

But either way, The Legacy won’t be able to continue.

You might disagree with me and say that Cody and Ted could betray Randy and get someone else to lead them but who could?

If the Legacy gets itself another leader it will have to be a multi-generation superstar or the concept that Legacy is built on will be lost, and which multi-generation superstar could lead Legacy the same way Randy did?

This is the difficult decision that the Creative team might have to solve between keeping the legacy for a couple of years until they are more dominant than Evo was?

Or dissolve the Legacy so that the Legend Killer can turn face.

Please tell me what you would do and please tell me what you think of my first column

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Frankie

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