Midcarders For Life: Wrestlers Stuck In The Middle

Viggo DrakuvichCorrespondent IApril 29, 2010

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  Wrestlers Mark Henry (L) and MVP are introduced during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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A mid carder is a wrestler who wrestles in the middle of the scheduled card.  He may have been with the company for years but may not make enough money for the company to elevate them to main event status.

I've been watching a lot of these guys over the years and have seen some movement but overall they have not risen to the top of the card for one reason or another.  Sometimes it is because of a drug problem or just a lousy gimmick.  There are lots of potential reasons why a wrestler stays in the midcarder family.

I've been watching wrestling for most of my life.  This does not make me an expert of wrestling but I do know certain trends and movements of the business.  I am a fan, like all of you, so I may not be 100% right in the following list.  I don't work for WWE and the company has known to surprise us from time to time.  Below are the guys who I believe are staying put in the midcarder division.

MVP - At 36, Montel Vontavious Porter seems to be heading in the right direction.  MVP is a former tag team champ and U.S. title holder.  He has teamed with Mark Henry and essentially was a jobber to the Miz.  There are some rumors stating he was depushed due to drugs.  So here is the deal with MVP, because of his age and gimmick...He will have success...as a midcarder. 

Mark Henry - Sexual Chocolate is now 38 years old and has had an interesting but not exactly huge career in the WWE.  For being nearly 400 lbs, Mark Henry moves at a good speed.  But due to his age and weight, he will stay a midcarder.

Finlay - Finlay is 52!  It is amazing he still wrestles.  Due to his age...he will be a midcarder for a little while then start working more behind the scenes probably as a road agent.

Goldust - Dustin Rhodes is 41 and too strange to become a main eventer again.  He is a midcarder for life.

William Regal - William Regal is also 41.  Regal has won more than 60 titles world wide.  Regal is a good performer but will never see a title again.

Chavo Guerrero - All I need to do is mention one name, Hornswoggle.  Chavo is more of a jobber at this point.  Guerrero is close to 40 and I just can't see him winning more then a US title but I seriously doubt this will happen. 

Carlito - Carlito is only 31 but it seems Carlito works when he wants to.  I can see a tag team championship with Primo but nothing more.

Primo - Primo is 27 and has potential but my guess is he will stay a midcarder for most or all of his wrestling career.  I could be wrong about this guy simply based on age and being part of a wrestling family.

Matt Hardy - A lot of you may think I'm crazy in saying this, but I don't think Matt Hardy will ever win a world title.  Hardy is 35 and the brother to Jeff Hardy.  If he is going to get a real title and I mean IF a few things need to happen. 

#1 - Jeff Hardy needs to be cleared of his drug charges.  Matt may not be Jeff, but Jeff was a star champ that went to TNA and is having legal problems.  This will affect Matt in a big way.

#2 - His abdominal surgery did not help.

#3 - His mic skills are really not that great.

#4 - He was released from WWE but was brought back.  This leads me to believe that WWE may not believe in Matt 100%. 

#5 - He has had chances to become a main eventer.  His fueds with Edge and brother Jeff should have raised him to the top, but for some reason that did not happen.

Kane - If Kane brings back the mask, I might change my mind on this. Kane is 43 and a former champ but unless he stops beating up rookies or having matches with other midcarders, Kane will stay where he is on the cards.