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    Posted: 18/November/2009 at 12:29

Evan Bourne. When was the last time we honestly saw him win a match? Now, I'm a key person who says in the current way he is, he won't be a top star. Now, of course, I do believe if he had a manager, for Bourne I'd say a valet, who can talk for him, then yes, he'd be a solid upper midcarder to have around for strong matches. He is one of the best Cruiser-style wrestlers in the world, he can have a cool look they can develop on, and high impact and exciting style. World Champ? No, I don't see that happening unless he develops his presentation as an entertainer. Mid-Tier titles like US or IC? I can see him winning those and being a strong champion for a bit with his match quality position and I think he'd be a great person to help put over some top stars in higher profile matches that you need to get over as major stars as well.

John Cena. Despite being their top draw, WWE has really dropped the ball in how they use him. Nothing has been done to advance or build on his persona or use it for interesting stories, but istead just milk him repeatedly to make more money. He needs some personality aspects played on with already as well alongside having. He needs his own stand out "thing." Austin was a badass, Rock had charisma, Cena's good, but, well, that's just it. Nothing special they are doing with him and it's dull. Really, I think the entire Randy Orton vs. John Cena fued, aside from some key points, was a bore alongside incredibly frustrating to watch. They DID have some great moments, but others I was, well, eh. He has huge problems of being booked at WWE's Marty Stu character, which can get downright annoying in some situations, such as him taking the punt then getting up 3 seconds later then casually walking it off. His in-ring ability is average at most, his selling is below standard, and his use of superman comeback doesn't turn out that very well despite having character that can do it right. Marketable wise, Cena is a fine choice, but there is far too many other variables that make him misused.

Randy Orton. This is more of a nitpicky one, but this is more with the whole "The Viper" bullshit they have going with him. Now, his fued with Kofi right now is going fine in my eyes, besides fact I've always been a Kofi fan since he debuted in WWE after that first week's match and even through his IC championship reign, but this is more about Orton's character then way he is being used. I personally think this "viper" thing is kinda getting a bit dull, probably because of Cole, and feel Orton was best when he had his anger problems disease. I feel that angle and set-up had far more potential that could of been used to go into, especially with Randy refusing to take responsibility for his anger issues aspect and then playing things off like he is the victim. It also had far more potential in writing storylines, as if Orton legit came off as not in control, far more things that you can do and far more unique take on character then just no empathy, no remorse viper.

CM Punk. The Undertaker-CM Punk fued I feel screwed up his character, especially for him to get pulled into some badly written conspiracy angle. CM Punk is more self-righteous, elitist, and prideful, so the way they handled his things with Undertaker after all Punk did with Jeff Hardy and are using him right now is disappointing with all the potential things they can go into with him. Especially to get stuck in a program now with R. Truth after Truth just looked so weak against McInter. (And he does look REALLY weak, after getting jumped over and over, then losing straight up without cheating, then getting beat by DQ, etc.) R-Truth should be no where near someone like CM Punk.

MVP & Mark Henry. Great team-up idea right there, I really think if they focused a bit more on tag team division and developing these two together, they'd be an even more interesting duo. That and bring back their personalities together a bit more, I just feel we don't get to see it much, though I do think it's great they are with Team Kofi come Summerslam.

Hornswaggle. Nearly nobody truly likes having him around, all he keeps doing, and we'd all be better off with him just as Finlay. The Chavo use is just sad really and we've all gotten tired of seeing him week after week after week.

Motor City Machine Guns. It's a damn shame one of the greatest tag teams probably of this generation aren't getting their proper due in TNA. It's legit bullshit, they have personality, mic skills, in-ring skills, and as a team, they are one of the most in-sync around to each other and easy faces or heels.

Alissa Flash. I'd rather not get started on how upset I am with TNA's use of her, I hope they use her better soon. She's legit one of best women's wrestlers around and great they killed off that character under veil. Now they need to get her in a proper storyline and things can get rolling in right direction.
 
Kaz. Suicide character sucks, I actually was liking him as himself honestly over "Suicide." The entire premise of the character was faulty from the start and it's really brought nothing special to TNA other then another unnecessary gimmick. I believe wrestling shows should aim for personalities and characters, not gimmicks. Gimmicks draw you in, but personalities and character keeps attention locked on them, it help creates the drama, entertainment, etc.
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I feel that Bourne & Kaz are the most unused superstars. These guys still have yet 2 win a championship of any sort ... I don't know who Alissa Flash is ?
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Nothing about Christian? Because his situation is a damn unmitigated disaster.
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Originally posted by Pac-Man Pac-Man wrote:

Nothing about Christian? Because his situation is a damn unmitigated disaster.
 
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Originally posted by Mr Member Mr Member wrote:

Originally posted by Pac-Man Pac-Man wrote:

Nothing about Christian? Because his situation is a damn unmitigated disaster.
 Fine, Pac, beat me to the punch! lol *goes and sulks in a corner*

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Originally posted by Pac-Man Pac-Man wrote:

Nothing about Christian? Because his situation is a damn unmitigated disaster.
 
Christian was not picked as one of the most misused for this reason, gents:
 
When Christian first came back to WWE, I was fearful of him going right back to the midcard division and being stuck there for a long time, if not hitting upper midcard every now and then, with role of winning from time to time, but most of the time putting over talent. Instead, he right now is the face of ECW, he is their top champion, and he's been putting on nice matches with a variety of superstars, both helping them look strong for future while at the same time coming out on top.
 
  • Face of a Brand
  • Gets to work with younger talent in matches that aren't 5 minutes
  • ECW Champion with variety of unique & new feuds lined up

In comparison to option of being brought in right away and turning out as a jobber to the main eventers, this seems like a dream scenario and will make him look incredibly strong when he's finally moved over as well as show he is capable of being that top star to Vince. I do wish to see Christian move to Smackdown or Raw soon and feud on their top shows, but he is far from being misused at the moment unless you are going to say overpushed, which I'd vastly disagree on.

 
Alissa Flash is Cheerleader Melissa. If you've ever seen her Indies work, you'd see that she is one of the best women's wrestlers around, so her being signed to TNA and stuck in that Raisha Sheed gimmick was a horrible idea. They have her on screen as Alissa Flash now, but yet to get her into anything big yet.


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Originally posted by Prime of Perfection Prime of Perfection wrote:

Originally posted by Pac-Man Pac-Man wrote:

Nothing about Christian? Because his situation is a damn unmitigated disaster.

 

Christian was not picked as one of the most misused for this reason, gents:

 

When Christian first came back to WWE, I was fearful of him going right back to the midcard division and being stuck there for a long time, if not hitting upper midcard every now and then, with role of winning from time to time, but most of the time putting over talent. Instead, he right now is the face of ECW, he is their top champion, and he's been putting on nice matches with a variety of superstars, both helping them look strong for future while at the same time coming out on top.

 


  • Face of a Brand
  • Gets to work with younger talent in matches that aren't 5 minutes
  • ECW Champion with variety of unique & new feuds lined up

In comparison to option of being brought in right away and turning out as a jobber to the main eventers, this seems like a dream scenario and will make him look incredibly strong when he's finally moved over as well as show he is capable of being that top star to Vince. I do wish to see Christian move to Smackdown or Raw soon and feud on their top shows, but he is far from being misused at the moment unless you are going to say overpushed, which I'd vastly disagree on.


 

Alissa Flash is Cheerleader Melissa. If you've ever seen her Indies work, you'd see that she is one of the best women's wrestlers around, so her being signed to TNA and stuck in that Raisha Sheed gimmick was a horrible idea. They have her on screen as Alissa Flash now, but yet to get her into anything big yet.




Being the 'face of ECW' means diddley-squat, ECW is 2009's equivelent to Heat or Velocity. Two of Christians main feuds since returning have been against veterans Tommy Dreamer and William Regal, so the working with young talent doesnt really apply, and a variety of exciting feuds on ECW? Are you kidding me? The only way Christian is going to have a decent run is if he gets moved the hell away from there, with the likes of Kozlov and Yoshi Tatsu stinking up the joint.
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Dude, the fact that you left out Hurricane and Shelton Benjamin hurts me.... Gregory Helms was one of the top guys in my opinion at one time, huge build and all. But he got hurt, gained weight and is now used to elevate guys onto Raw or Smackdown. if he would just take the mask off and go back to half of what he once was I would be happy.


Shelton while he doesnt have the charisma of a top guy, he wrestles and has more raw ability than arguably any of the top guys. He went from being with Angle, to beating HHH 3 times, to getting Ryder over on ECW... Dont get me wrong, I am a big Ryder fan, hope he goes to Raw, but Shelton is way better than just a glorified jobber. If WWE would just let Shelton say something of the top, instead of forcing him to say what was writen, I dont think he would come off as such a robot. WWE has dropped the ball big time with this guy. I think he should have been atleast a short run SD, World Heavyweight champion by now. About, 2 or 3 years over due at the very least.
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BUMP! Eight months on, and the only superstar from that original list that was apparently very agreed upon that are still being misused is MVP (although I'm an MVP mark... and I don't watch TNA). I'd say CM Punk was misused too, but unless you brought back Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and The Rock, and jobbed them out to Punk every single Smackdown, I'd say he was being misused LOL

As for guys that are misused now, I actually don't think anybody in the WWE is being misused to the level of Evan Bourne or CM Punk eight months ago. Even though the product is shit, everybody seems to be in the right place. Any disagreements? (waits patiently)
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Christian is still being misused Ouch

Cena is being misused too. He should be a heel :D

Daniel Bryan is also being misused by notbeing on the payroll.
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