This article is basically just voicing my opinion on what the WWE should do with the Chosen One. Comments are all welcomed!
I’ll start off by saying that I’m not too much a fan of the WWE’s B show, Smackdown. I watch it because I’m a fan and because I do like a few of the stars on there. For example, Dolph Ziggler, newly addition Kaitlyn, Edge (especially now that he’s champion), Alberto Del Rio and this article’s subject matter, Drew McIntyre.
He was dubbed by Chairman Vince McMahon as the Chosen One and was due to be World Champion, but it seems like he’s slowly becoming a midcarder, if that.
I, as of a fan of his believe that he can be used so much better.
He debuted back in 2009 against R-Truth on Smackdown, saying that he came to the WWE to wrestle and not to party, in contrast to R-Truth’s gimmick, dancing around and screaming, "What’s Up!?" Ever since then, he dominated the roster, beating opponents in under five minutes.
It seemed like he was due for a championship gold really soon.
He then was put in a feud with John Morrison, the Intercontinental Champion at the time and finally, at 2009’s TLC payperview, he won the belt. It seemed like everything was going well for the Scottish wrestler.
But maybe we spoke too soon.
He eventually lost the belt to Kofi Kingston and in my opinion, that’s when everything started going downhill.
What was next for the Chosen One? He continued his ambushes against Matt Hardy, which soon involved Christian and then to even things out, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes entered the picture. The “Dashing One” became a team and surprisingly won the Tag Team Championship.
I’ll admit I was never a fan of the two being paired together, but it was good to see some gold back around McIntyre’s waist.
This, however, was short lived as well, with the Dashing One’s losing the belts to the Nexus (John Cena and David O’Tunga) at Bragging Rights. The team lost the belt and after problems started to arise between the two. They finally disbanded when McIntyre walked out on Rhodes.
Along with the end of this tag team, it seemed like McIntyre’s “push” ended as well. Now I know a lot of people are not a fan of McIntyre, but as a heel, I think he fits it perfectly. Okay, I'll admit he's a little bland on the mic, but when he's in the ring, he commands attention (with that accent I admit I'm very much a fan of).
What can I say? He gets straight to the point. His in-ring ability is pretty decent for the most part, but I will continue harassing the WWE creative team to please give the man a new finisher. The Future Shock DDT just isn’t doing it for me. It's either he’s not always doing it properly, or his opponents cannot sell it well enough.
But back to the topic at hand.
What do I think the WWE should do with the Chosen One?
Well, for the past two weeks, we’ve seen McIntyre backstage with WWE Diva Kelly Kelly, obviously showing some type of personal interest in her, to disgust of McIntyre’s wife and former WWE Diva, Tiffany.
Is this good for the superstar? In many ways, I think so. I don’t think McIntyre is too over with the crowd as a heel, so in the same case as Ted Dibiase, why not put some eye candy into the situation?
Kelly Kelly is extremely over with the crowd as a baby face, although her in-ring skills are mediocre, at best. She’s nice to look at it, but when she’s in a match, let’s just say you’re allowed to go get a snack from the kitchen.
Personally, I think she should try becoming a heel. Who else better to do this with? Yes, you’ve guessed correctly.
She can become the Scotsman’s valet, where we see her helping him out in matches and using that innocent face to get away with her actions. But there’s always a 50/50 chance that this could backfire and then we’d see a Smackdown version of Ted Dibiase and Maryse, like I previously mentioned.
So, plan B.
I say we put McIntyre in a feud with a big Smackdown name. Alberto del Rio comes to mind. Now, before all of you jump on me, hear me out. Alberto del Rio debuted as the arrogant, high class Mexican superstar who believes he’s destined to be nothing short of a great champion. Where else have we seen this before?
Yes, once again you’ve guessed correctly. Drew McIntyre.
We could have them feuding with each other until there’s an ultimate match at a big PPV (you do the choosing) or even a few good matches on Smackdown, just to get Drew back on the card every Friday night. McIntyre would come out victorious, obviously. This could get him back into the spotlight and back into people’s mind.
If that doesn’t work out, he could possibly feud with Dolph Ziggler. Now, if the PPV match with del Rio didn’t tickle your fancy, what about this one? We could see McIntyre against Ziggler in a couple of matches, leading up to an Intercontinental championship match at a PPV. He wins the championship and excels to the top of the ladder once again.
I see big things happening for McIntyre, just like when he first debuted, but with the route he's going down now, he's soon to become a jobber to the likes of Mysterio.
These are just some possible ideas to consider when talking about Drew McIntyre, because he’s slowly becoming irrelevant there on Smackdown.
Matter of fact, now that I’ve said that, my plan C would be to trade him to Raw. Granted, RAW has too many people on the roster now, but there he could probably do a lot better as far as getting over with the crowd.
So here’s a recap:
1. Pair him up with a Diva to get him over. Examples would be: Kelly Kelly or Maryse. (see No. 3)
2. Put him in a feud with a big name, prepare him for a championship belt.
3. Trade him to RAW and have him feud with new faces. Example: Ted Dibiase (Maryse switching teams)
So there goes my article. I hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading!