Here's a man who I can't help but feel like is being pushed down our throats.
Back in November, Jerry Lawler re-entered the WWE for the first time in months (the previous time being against the Nexus in a 7 on 7 match before Summerslam and before that, well I don't even know).
He faced the new WWE Champion The Miz in a TLC match with the WWE title on the line. After a surprisingly entertaining bout, The Miz ultimately came out on top after some interference by Michael Cole and Alex Riley.
It was actually pretty special seeing Lawler getting a WWE title shot. Lawler had never held the WWE title, so having a match like that seemed a little overdue. The RAW GM just gave the match to Jerry due to a dispute between Lawler and Miz. Quick note here: Why was Lawler dissing the Miz for cashing in his MITB contract on a weakened opponent, when he's witnessed others do the exact same thing, but never interrupted their gloating?
Anyway, a couple of weeks later, Lawler was put into action again. He faced Alex Riley and the Miz with Randy Orton as his partner. At the last second, it seemed the Miz was going to win the match for his team. That is, of course, until Randy Orton jumped in and RKO-ed the Miz, allowing Lawler to get the win.
I didn't have a problem with that match. Sure, the Miz was pinned by a 61 year old man, but that 61 year old man still needed help from Orton. No harm no foul.
Well, they had the exact same match a few weeks later and guess what? Lawler pinned Riley with almost no problem. Hmmm...
Well, last week, the RAW GM decided to have a "RAW Rumble" (quick note, say "RAW Rumble" out loud right now. It sounds like a really retarded way of saying Royal Rumble. Just saying). The winner would face the Miz at Elimination Chamber for the title, while the 6 remaining competitors would square off in a #1 contender's Elimination Chamber match. The participants were John Morrison, R-Truth, Randy Orton, Sheamus, CM Punk, John Cena, and Jerry Lawler. This situation automatically brings the value of the Elimination Chamber PPV down.
First of all, if Lawler loses, he'll be in the Elimination Chamber match. With one of these men obviously being R-Truth (because why would he face Miz for the title?), this makes it 5 potentially good (or great) in-ring competitors (John Cena, John Morrison, Randy Orton, Sheamus, CM Punk), 1 flashy, yet slightly incompetent performer (R-Truth), and a 61 year old man who doesn't seem as I originally thought, now that I've seen him compete in about 4 matches since November (who do you think this is?). So, we'd have 4 good competitors, R-Truth, and Jerry Lawler. Somehow, that doesn't sound good to me at all.
The only other alternative is to have Lawler win the RAW Rumble. But how could a 61 year old man believably beat the best that RAW has to offer (other than R-Truth)? Well, with a little help of course! John Cena helps Jerry Lawler eliminate Sheamus (for no reason) and now we have to pay to see Lawler vs Miz II.
You know, what bothers me the most about this is the fact that I honestly don't know who will win. I originally thought, "Well Miz is going to Wrestlemania." But now, it seems that WWE could pull a fast one, give the title to Lawler and then have him drop it the next night or week.
But why bother? Doesn't it make the Miz seem like a joke if he can lose the title to Jerry Lawler? Won't it bring down the importance of the Wrestlemania match if Miz loses beforehand? Why have Jerry Lawler competing in matches every freaking week, when you have an entire roster full of great talent that doesn't get to show their stuff (that 10 minutes you give to Jerry Lawler would do better with Daniel Bryan...just saying).