WWE SummerSlam 2013: 5 Superstars Who Do Not Deserve a Spot on the Main Card
WWE SummerSlam 2013 is just two-and-a-half weeks away, and the card is starting to take shape. Some matches have been set, like Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship or CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar, but there are still plenty of questions about the card.
In the following slides, you'll read about superstars who should not be a part of the main card at all. The reasoning will be explained in each slide. And some of the people you'll see may have already been announced as having a spot on the show. That changes nothing. But enough of this. Let's get to it.
Anyone from Total Divas
I don't hate The Bella Twins, Natalya, The Funkadactyls or whoever the other two new Divas are. I just don't think they need to be a part of the SummerSlam main card—at all.
If they are, it could be a simple promo for the new Total Divas TV series, or they could ruin an otherwise great angle with Daniel Bryan and John Cena. WWE, via Total Divas, had made sure as many people as possible know that Bryan and Cena are each dating a Bella twin. And as long as they keep that confined to Total Divas, there should be no problems.
But if the last eight years in WWE have taught us anything, it's that WWE never lets a great wrestling storyline get in the way of promoting something targeting mainstream (non-wrestling) audiences.
This match is big and should not have to share the spotlight with anyone or anything. If WWE keeps the Divas away from this match, then they may have a place on the Pre-Show, Kickoff or whatever they'll call it this time. Otherwise, the cast of Total Divas has no business on this card at all.
Maybe he was just pushed too far, too fast. Maybe he was one of many victims of John Cena during the PG Era. Or maybe, he's just simply not "awesome" and never has been. Whatever your opinion of The Miz, he absolutely does not belong on this card.
And, I suppose technically, he isn't on it. But he is the "host" of SummerSlam, so it figures we'll see a lot of him. This simply isn't necessary. SummerSlam needs a host about as a much as I need a head cold. I don't need a head cold at all, in case you were wondering.
The Miz has done absolutely nothing lately except make the figure-four leg lock look weak and lose match after match. He has no business being at SummerSlam at all except to partake in catering.
I'm actually a fan of 3MB. I think if they turned face, they could be a fun lower-card faction. But 3MB should not be on the SummerSlam card.
Can anyone, off the top of their heads, actually recall a time they won a match? I can't. And it would be a shame to see them trotted out into the ring to take another humiliating beatdown on WWE's second-most important pay-per-view.
They have no feud, no clear direction and are pretty much guaranteed to lose, no matter who they face. WWE should save us all the trouble.
Kofi Kingston is one of those guys who seems to have it all, but can't put it together. Fans love him, he's got an exciting "move-set," and he's got the right look. So what is it?
That question is for another article that I probably just won't write. Kingston, whatever the reason, just can't make the jump into the upper card—or really onto ANY card these days.
WWE is prone to throwing a bunch of guys into battle royals to fill time on longer pay-per-views. There are far too many good feuds to waste a segment on a meaningless match, especially if the goal is getting Kingston on the show.
Pre-Show? Sure, why not. But the main card should be reserved for the important matches. And Kofi Kingston isn't in one.
What the heck happened to Jack Swagger? Well, I guess we know the answer, but still. Before WrestleMania, he was one of the hottest things going in WWE, along with Zeb Colter, his immigrant-hating loudmouth manager.
Many people expected Jack Swagger to win the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXIX, but obviously, that didn't happen. Since his DUI arrest, Swagger has pretty much done nothing but lose.
Now, Colter has Antonio Cesaro under his sway, and Swagger is increasingly taking a backseat. This guy blew his shot at a WrestleMania win and clearly has not been the same since. If any "Real American" needs a spot on this card, it's Cesaro. Here's hoping that's the case.