The WWE Needs Real Jobbers (Not Jobbing Kane or Evan Bourne)

Dan PowerSenior Analyst IMay 6, 2010

For those who don't know the wrestler on the picture, let me introduce to you the ultimate jobber, The Brooklyn Brawler.  

Back in the old school days, he was a jobber—a wrestler hired for one purpose; he was there to lose against everyone in WWE, from Jim Duggan to Hulk Hogan.  

The Brooklyn Brawler had a unique career that started in 1983 and went with many gimmicks—and he even won some matches just before retiring in 2000, as a reward for his long-time loyalty to the WWE.  

But to the point: The Ultimate Jobber was one among many other jobbers who never lasted as long in WWE. Those "enhancement talents" or "local talents," as they are called today, were to lose against any superstar .

From the low middle-card wrestlers to the top card wrestlers, they were hired to appear on the WWE-syndicated shows or on the early episodes of Raw to make the likes of Koko B. Ware or Jerry Lawler looking good.  

Nowadays jobbers are not the same as 10 or 30 years ago.  They now are young talents or accomplished veterans, such as Kane, a former WWE Champion.  The young buried talents are Evan Bourne, Zack Ryder and other NXT rookies.

With Finlay, an old timer used as enhancement talent, now retired, there are still other veterans such as Goldust and Mark Henry to push the rising stars.

Without jobbers to push the young guns invading the WWE, the likes of Wade Barrett and Vance Archer could not shine.  

It would be great to see what they can do in a ring; it would help a submission specialist like Daniel Bryan to show the fans how he can win a match instead of losing against Batista.  

If the young talents and even the old timers win matches against jobbers, they could show their abilities and their finishing moves to the fans.

And, by doing so, the creative could develop interesting mid-card feuds; it could even help the dying tag team division. 

It would be interesting to see long-term feuds between Kane and a heel MVP or continuing Matt Hardy against Drew McIntyre.

It would be entertaining to see those wrestlers exchanging wins for months in pay-per-view matches; I would not mind to see Kane crushing local talents on Smackdown! while MVP brags he is soooo great and destroy some jobbers between two-mic segments.  

The last time we have seen an extended jobbing work was when Vladimir Kozlov ''dominated'' Smackdown! 

He squashed countless jobbers to keep an amazing winning streak before losing for the first time against Shawn Michaels right before Wrestlemania 25. And, by the way, Kozlov is now an enhancement talent. 

Batista could annihilate some no name wrestlers in handicap matches instead of beating Daniel Bryan while the later could make submit local talents to impress the attendance.

That would help to build a better Cena/Batista story-line and Bryan could feud with Cody Rhodes for example.

With the superstars always fighting against each other, without any consistent feuds, there is no hype when pay-per-view is on the horizon.

When we see the main-eventers battling each other week after week on Raw , the pay-per-view main events are not as special as they were in the 80's when we only saw Hulk Hogan each other week.

By seeing Edge or Jericho every week, their presences is not as special as if they were only seen twice a month on TV.  

When I paid for a pay-per-view event 15 years ago, I was paying to see Bret Hart and The Undertaker in the main event because they only battled jobbers occasionally on Raw .  

When we watched The Ultimate Warrior or Randy Savage at any Wrestlemania or SummerSlam, it was an event —it was something memorable to see them shining once every two or three months when there were only four or five pay-per-view events each year.  

Even when the WWE came with the monthly In Your House concept, the Big Four were special because they were headlined with top-card wrestlers, usually for the WWE Championship.

The filling pay-per-views usually became, at lower price, shows with mid-carders main events or involving a top-card wrestler and a mid-carder.

And it was great.

The WWE needs to come back to the basics of entertaining wrestling and the extended use of jobbers could help to please the old-school hardcore fans while maintaining the younger audience.  

What do you think about the return of the real jobbers?