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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Take This Crown And Shove It

Some push for our 2010 King of the Ring,huh?

Apparently, Sheamus has landed on the wrong side of somebody with stroke in WWE. Why else would a two-time former WWE champion and current King of the Ring be doing jobs to mid-carders on the company's flagship program as it heads into the biggest card of the year?

Most (not all) Kings of the Ring end up advancing their careers after capturing the crown. If getting squashed by Mark Henry, punked by Triple-H, then thumped by Evan Bourne is career-advancement, the lad from Dublin should go back to working security for U2. As recently as his feud with John Morrison, Sheamus appeared to be one of WWE's building blocks for the future, along with Morrison, The Miz, Wade Barrett, and Daniel Bryan, among others. But somehow, some way, Sheamus went from legitimate title contender to job guy in a matter of weeks. Those guys progressed, Sheamus regressed, and that doesn't happen by accident.

It seems obvious Sheamus is being punished by somebody for something. It's not just a matter of wins and losses, either. Sheamus has been made to look pathetic to the point where he can't even compete against Henry, Triple-H, and Bourne. His offense is nil and he's been helped from the ring post-match two weeks in a row.

Again, it seems to me there's more at work here than merely the ebb and flow of a young wrestler's career. Having no inside knowledge of what's going on with Sheamus, I can only speculate as to why WWE is going out of its way to embarrass him-but if you have a theory, we'd love to hear it.

-Frank Krewda


Qwerty said...

Some people are claiming that Kevin Dunn doesn't like him. Others think that he's got too much ego and needs to be brought down to earth.

I think it's rough for him, because to me, Evan Bourne looks like a 12-year-old kid, and Sheamus should be able to decimate him. It's sad to see a guy with that kind of look be used so poorly.

rated said...

WWE have been doing this for years. They will elevate a talent then throw them on a huge jobbing streak to (I believe) truly test how they react to it.

If their head goes down (as wrestlers such as Carlito have done) then they fail said test as they're only interested in their character's glory.

If, however, their head stays high and they continue to work at the same high level, then WWE will give them more in the long-term. At least that's my take on it as many (such as Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho and even HHH) have had periods where they've been booked similarly.

Li.da.R.SiN said...

In my opinion, this has been going on for a while.

I don't know what Stephanie and the "brains" are doing, but their letting good talent go to waste and allowing the mediocre rise to fame.

If Sheamus DID T-off someobody then I can understand teaching a lesson. But...this looks like what made Stone Cold quit, Jericho, Christian leave, etc.

It's obvious that Triple H (King of Kings) SHOULD have returned to face King Sheamus and Undertaker should've returned to face Kane or the entire Corre faction.

With all of the ridiculous moves the WWE had made in the past 3 years, if they end THE STREAK, they might loose me for 7 years again like they did with the Hogan-Steroids scandal.

Anonymous said...

I have to believe there's going to be a payoff to this. So far, it's evident that Sheamus is frustrated on tv with the events of the last 2 months.

Perhaps he will claim that KOTR wound up being a kiss of death for him, much like the previous king, William Regal, who similarly seems to have gone winless since his crowning victory.

New tag team anyone? Wait, what's a tag team?