Being one of the tag-team champions, you could be forgiven for wondering why I have him here as he does have matches
While he does have matches, only one of which has been in singles competition. It is this that I would like to see him in more of.
With his high-flying abilities and speed, he is one of the more exciting members of the Smackdown roster. His 450 splash, in particular, being an amazing move, and one which he hits perfectly every time. Unless he’s facing Orton, who botches the move out of the way.
Wrestling under the name Justin Angel in FCW, he would win the championship from current tag-partner Heath Slater in September 2009.
He would hold on to this title for almost six months until losing to Alex Riley in a triple threat that would include Wade Barrett.
He would also compete for a place on the main roster on NXT season one, where he would finish third.
He then made his debut in June 2010 along with the other rookies from NXT, where they turned heel and destroyed the ring area.
In October 2010, as a member of Nexus, he would become a tag-team champion for the first time, along with fellow Nexus member Heath Slater.
They would lose the title on December 6th to Santino and Kozlov.
Both Gabriel and Slater would then move to Smackdown with former Nexus leader Wade Barrett to form new group The Corre.
At Elimination Chamber, Slater and Gabriel would once again win the tag-team championships, but would lose them the next night at Raw to Cena and Miz. Invoking their rematch clause, they would then go on to victory with help from The Miz and become three-time tag champs.
There’s no denying Gabriel has incredible in-ring abilities, while his mic skills need some work.
His only chance of singles gold may not come until Corre and himself go their separate ways, but if given the chance before then, he could definitely make a bigger mark than he already has.
A high-flying feud with Sin Cara would help him come across to more people as a singles competitor.
That’s the end of this article and I hope you enjoyed it. As I said in the beginning, feel free to tell me about people you’d like to see used more in the comments.