WWE: How to Improve Five Mid Card Wrestlers
WWE is full of wrestlers who are not being pushed to their true potential. In WWE it is understood that there is usually one or two guys who are the top attractions, and everyone else is waiting their turn, but the way WWE has handled some of its current crops of talent is vile.
There are wrestlers on both brands who are almost never featured who have unlimited potential and some even have years of experience.
In this slideshow I will go over five guys who I think could jump up the WWE ladder with some tweeks to their character.
Tatsu from his NJPW days
When Yoshi first appeared on ECW he was a breath of fresh air. His style was uniwue tot he WWE in that he incorporated Japanese mat techniques with ariel moves and high impact moves as well.
His ECW run was decent and I thought for sure he would become at least a mid-card champion at some point, but these days we barely see the japanese wrestler unless he is in a random tag team match jobbing to someone or a comedy skit back stage.
Yoshi is super talented in the ring and if anyone has seen any of his tapes from before he was in WWE they would tell you he is being sorely misused. Go find some of his NJPW matches and you will see he has more to offer.
With WWE in the middle of a youth movement as well as an international expansion in terms of talent and touring, I am shocked they have not used Yoshi in a more upfront capacity.
What Yoshi needs to do is lose the Anime theme music as his entrance song and get something tougher sounding, then he needs to turn heel and drop the cooky fish-out-of-water routine where he pretends not to know what anyone is saying.
He could be a future champion if he was packaged right and given time on camera to show what he can do with a top notch talent.
This is always a conundrum because the fans obviously love this guy and he can perform moves the likes of which have not been seen since Mysterio was in the best shape of his life, so why the WWE does not push him as the ultimate underdog is beyond me.
He has little mic skills to speak of, but so what. Many champions have been awful on the mic and with WWE giving Tyson Kidd Michael Hayes as a manager why not give Evan Bourne someone like Dean Melenko, Arn Anderson or even Ricky Steamboat as a manger.
Bourne can put on a high flying extravaganza one would normally only expect to see at Cirque Du Soleil.
I am thinking Bourne needs to stop coming out with the peace sign and a big grin on his face and start acting like the high flying bad ass he is.
Ted Dibiase from before his WWE days
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After the break up of Priceless and Legacy, I pegged Dibiase as the breakout of the two young guns.
But Rhodes has propelled himself to new heights while Dibiase is jobbing to Rhodes.
He had a promising feud going with Golddust, but after Goldie got injured he sort of just stalled. His pairing with Maryse did little to enhance either career and quite frankly I think he may have lost his edge.
When he and Rhodes were in Legacy they were having great matches week after week but now when I see Dibiase in the ring I yawn. He is doing nothing to stand out and that may be what is killing him.
Advice, lose the theme song and get something more your style, get a new attitude and turn babyface. Once the fans cheer for you it will be no time at all until you are turning heads and getting title matches.
I was going to put Tyson Kidd here but from what I have heard WWE is looking to push him by giving him Michael Hayes as a manager. So I will instead focus on his former partner David Hart Smith.
This guy has a lot going for him: size, technique and most of all the name of a couple wrestling legends attached to his. Normally this would be the formula for success in the WWE, but not in his case.
His boring promos and bleak image make it so people forget he even had a match that night.
What needs to happen is he needs to turn heel and then go against his former partner after Tyson turns babyface. Smith seems like he could be a good heel if he played it full steam ahead.
I am actually surprised he has never had a decent push. This guy has size, the right look and a great heel persona that I figured would have been all been utilized by WWE in some way.
I think the thing this guy needs to do is simply tell WWE he wants a chance. When he was a surfer on ECW he barely had anytime at all and since reemerging as this new bearded heel he has had little to no promo time.
WWE wants its superstars to contribute ideas for character development and if Reks is not doing that then he could be "Future Endeavored" soon.
That;s it for my advice on how to improve a few mid-card guys. Who do you think has potential that has not yet been tapped by the WWE?