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Titus O’Neil's size and his ability on the mic are two important attributes that are crucial to being successful in WWE.
His size and strength are definite assets in the ring. According to WWE.com, Titus O’Neil is 6’6” and 270 pounds. His unquestionable athleticism is proven by his time spent as a football player for the University of Florida.
In the ring, O’Neil moves around like someone much lighter. His impressive Clash of the Titans finishing maneuver is much more than a normal spinebuster slam. Throwing his opponent high into the air, O’Neil puts an exclamation point on the move when he slams them down.
The other attribute that Titus O’Neil possesses is the ability to be an entertaining speaker. When Jerry “The King” Lawler used the term “washrag” to describe a washcloth, O’Neil was all over the comment for being old-fashioned.
Being able to verbally spar on the microphone with others is needed in a live setting. Scripted or no, this ability shows how comfortable some are on the microphone.
Last March, O’Neil debuted his alter ego, Rufus “Pancake” Patterson. This character confused many, but with a proper debut, Patterson could be utilized to help O’Neil get to the main event. Stranger things have happened before in WWE.
Titus O’Neil has not yet had his moment in the spotlight. Perhaps he is held down as a member of the Prime Time Players, who perhaps have not had their time to shine yet.
Whatever the reason is, Titus O’Neil should be in the main-event spotlight. His potential would be wasted without at least a chance at it.