And Now a word from your new Turnbuckle to Turnbuckle Champion.....
If you missed last night's edition of "Hit The Ropes", my first question is what the hell is your problem!?!? You better check out the archives!
If you were able to tune in, Daris brought up a question regarding MVP and his ability (or lack of ability) to become a main event star during our "Turnbuckle to Turnbuckle" segment.
If we all remember, last year MVP went through a losing streak that I like to call the "Gillberg Streak".
It seemed that he would never get over the hump and win a match.
Thanks to a little help from Triple H, MVP's losing streak ended and he's been on a roll ever since. In fact, I can't recall the last time he lost a match.
During his recent success, MVP has reclaimed the United States Championship and is now a member of Monday Night RAW.
He is also involved in a high profile storyline where he has exchanged pleasantries with Sherri Shepard, co-host of ABC's The View.
He's been featured on an episode and is scheduled to make a live in person appearance on The View this Monday.
One would think that with MVP's recent push, the WWE is grooming him to be a main event star.
Key word being "one would think". Who knows what the WWE is thinking these days.
Whether or not MVP receives the push that some think he deserves the question remains, Is MVP ready to be a main-event star?
MVP in my opinion has the qualities to be main event talent in the WWE.
He has decent in ring ability and he is very charismatic.
He showed his mic skills this past Monday interrupting new WWE Champion, Randy Orton and putting on a great promo.
He more than held his own in a match against Orton later that night. Credit the WWE for ending the match in a way as to not bury MVP.
As it stands right now the top faces on Raw are Batista, Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
Triple H and HBK have had feuds with Orton in the past and Batista is currently involved in a feud with Orton.
It is agreed by many that it is time for the WWE to push a new group of stars to the next level and put them in the main event picture.
There are several that deserve a shot. CM Punk, Shelton Benjamin, and Matt Hardy are on the list and so is MVP.
You can argue that out of the above names mentioned, MVP is the most ready.
He trumps Benjamin and Hardy on the mic. CM Punk is probably just as good with his mic skills.
In the ring it's hard to argue that Shelton Benjamin is the most talented. He may be more talented then any superstar in the entire WWE. But let's face it, when you look at the current top tier WWE stars, not many of them have great wrestling ability.
It takes more than what you do in ring to get to the top.
MVP has converted over to a face and is becoming increasingly popular with the fans.
He is rumored to be starting a feud with Matt Hardy which has been done before but the roles are reversed with Hardy being the heel and MVP being the face.
It will be interesting to see how and if this plays out as both could arguably be pushed to the top tier.
The Randy Orton/Batista feud can only last so long. We can only hope and pray it's given a couple of months and that's it.
Why not give MVP a shot at Orton at one of the smaller PPV's in the fall like Unforgiven or No Mercy? This way you can continue to groom him by giving him a shot on a smaller WWE PPV.
MVP would be a fresh, new face at the top of the WWE. Even at age 35, there is still a lot of good wrestling left in him. He's very similar to Batista in that even though he is in his 30's he is still considered "young" because he hasn't been in the WWE for a long time.
As the clock on his ring entrance video indicates, it's time. MVP is ready. Put him in the WWE title picture.
A run at Randy Orton would mean "Big Things Poppin'" and "Little Things Stoppin'".
That my friends would be the true definition of "Ballinnnnnnnn".
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