It's Not Their Fault: Why Vince Can't Be Blamed For Talent Not Pushed

Andrew T.Contributor IAugust 20, 2010

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 06:  WWE champion and co-grand marshal John Cena (L) and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Freight Toyota, talk in Victory Lane prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2010 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Let's flash back to the year 2004... one of my favorite years in wrestling. Let us look at all the current and future main eventers they possessed on their roster at the beginning of the year

Brock Lesnar


Triple H


Booker T

Eddie Guerrero

Kurt Angle

Shawn Michaels

Chris Benoit

Chris Jericho

Future Main Eventers:

John Cena



Randy Orton

Rey Mysterio

Why would the WWE have to worry about the status of their main eventers? They have 10 guys who can fill any arena and 5 guys who would go on to combine to win 32 world championships. Now... Flash forward to 2007 and let us see who is off the list.

Chris Benoit-Dead

Eddie Guerrero-Dead

Brock Lesnar-UFC


Booker T-TNA

Kurt Angle-TNA

Now the WWE is left with five older guys (Triple H, HBK, Jericho Michaels, Undertaker) and the five new guys. While with two brands the talent was stretched a little thin, great talents like MR. Kennedy, Umaga, Carlito, and CM Punk making their way to the main event scene. Now let's fast forward to today

Jeff Hardy- Released

Mr. Kennedy-released

Umaga- released and now dead

Carlito- Released

Shawn Michaels- Retired

Batista- Retired

What happened??? They now have seven guys. Chris Jericho, Triple H, Undertaker, John Cena, Edge, Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio. Now I think we can take Mysterio off the list, will he ever be world champion again?  That leaves 6 men to divide between two barnds, five being on Raw. Now, what is my point to all this? WWE cannot be blamed for the over pushing and under pushing of their guys. The panicked in 2008, with Orton and Cena injured and way over pushed CM Punk, leaving him green and looking uncomfortable as champion. In late 2009 people have started complaining about Sheamus as champion. What they didn't realize is that out of the 6 men presently on their roster that are considered main eventers, 2 are over 40 and 4 are over the age of 35.

All I'm trying to say is don't blame WWE for misusing Bobby Lashley, or Evan Bourne, or Chris Masters (there are so many more on this list.) WWE is at a cross roads in that they want to protect and preserve their old guys yet at the same time push their younger talent. Guys like Christian and Matt Hardy however need a push. keeping these guys where they are. Just cut the WWE some slack, because honestly could you run a multibillion dollar company and keep millions of people happy any better?