With the news that former WWE superstar Chris Masters returning I got to thinking about his debut and the debut of many others.
It seems when a wrestler is brought they are brought in with a bang. Take Masters for example, he came onto the scene in WWE with a huge splash. He has an elaborate ring entrance and his own segment with the Masterlock Challange that furthered the expectations of fans.
This puts insert name here in a hole before they even get started. A guy like Chris Masters wasn't a bad wrestler but wasn't a main eventer, at least not during his first stint in the WWE. The fact that he among many others couldn't live up to the instant hype dooms him among others.
When bringing in a guy WWE or I suppose TNA should do it silently.
If you want to push a guy put him on TV and gradually work him up. This will not only allow him or her for that matter learn on the go because chances are most of the new talent haven't worked in front of crowds or on TV.
I know WWE has a developmental program in Florida. I also know these events are televised throughout the state of Florida. However, my point lies in the fact that crowds to these events are nowhere near what you will get at even a small house show.
It is essential for any wrestler to learn how to work a crowd of that size which is why I feel like new workers should be brought in slowly and not in a throw you to the wolves fashion that seems to happen. Some guys respond well to it such as Kennedy for example who lived up to his hype up until his recent release.
What ever happened to guys being brought in as talent enhancement to see what these guys could do such as The Hardys who started that way. Edge is another example who started that way in WCW.
All in all WWE and TNA seems to kill a lot of new talent before they even have a chance to get started. When your shoes are already to big to fill your doomed before you even start.
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