WWE Battleground 2013: Midcard Stars Who Deserve the Spotlight at the Event
OK, so WWE’s upcoming Battleground pay-per-view is being built mainly around the angle with The Corporation and the Daniel Bryan/Randy Orton rematch, but shouldn’t some under-appreciated midcard wrestlers be allowed the chance to shine too?
Hey, the company can’t just place the focus on the main eventers. It needs to work on having a product that—up and down the card—truly means something. Otherwise fans won’t care about anyone except the top guys and will tune out in their droves any time a non-name talent pops up on television.
So, considering this, let’s have a look at the midcard wrestlers who truly deserve a prominent role on the show.
5. Zack Ryder
Thanks to this new storyline with The Corporation, Zack Ryder has had—by his standards anyway—a tremendous amount of screen time in recent shows.
Ideally, WWE will give him an undercard match on the pay-per-view. Maybe he could take on one of the members of The Shield or even one of the Wyatts. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, just something, anything, that might give him a chance to shine. No doubt the New York crowd, often made up of IWC fans, would be heavily appreciative
The long over-looked Diva is finally getting her well-deserved moment in the spotlight thanks to her high-profile role on Total Divas, as well as her current feud with Divas champion A.J. Lee.
Ideally, the two girls will face off at Battleground, with Natalya defeating Lee for the title. It’s time for a new face on top.
Besides, Lee’s ensuing post-match tantrum would be worth the pay-per-view price alone.
3. Big E. Langston
Big E. Langston has been notably absent from television in recent times.
Ideally, WWE will bring the star back at Battleground and give him something to do. He could turn face and help Daniel Bryan out in his title match. Or maybe Triple H or Stephanie will announce him as The Corporation’s newest enforcer. There are plenty of options.
It’s a shame that the ultra-talented Langston, who debuted at the beginning of the year amidst so much fanfare, has been as marginalized as he has been.
Come on, WWE: Give the guy something to do.
2. Bray Wyatt
Enough of the spooky promos and ominous videos, it’s time to give Bray Wyatt something concrete to do on WWE television. Having dispatched of Kane at SummerSlam, the charismatic star desperately needs a fresh new opponent for Battleground.
He could potentially take on someone like Christian, an under-used talent whom WWE has been struggling to find a role for. (And wouldn’t defeating a former World Heavyweight Champion look good on Wyatt’s resume?)
1. The Usos
Strange as it sounds, Jay and Jimmy Uso have emerged as a force to be reckoned with on Raw and SmackDown over the last few months.
This current angle with The Corporation has boosted the once-marginalized team's profile greatly—and seen the duo mix and mingle with main eventers like Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry.
Impressively, they’ve performed well and never seem out of their depth. Ideally, at the pay-per-view, WWE brass will reward the duo’s hard work and allow them to take the tag titles off of The Shield.