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The most common wrestlers who play games in the back are also some of the smoothest talking and most popular, in shape talents who produce by far the best matches. 

The New Day are incredibly over, very polished in ring and on the mic. The Usos are the same. Breezango literally script their own short skits and were one of the highlights of Smackdown when those skits were on that show.

You also have The Miz, Seth Rollins and AJ Styles. They definitely aren't trying hard enough though, right?
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UpUpDownDown is actually a different situation though. Vince has found a way to commandeer the vehicle Austin Creed was using to make some extra money on the side and have it work for him instead. Guys like AJ Styles, Seth Rollins and The Miz are being told they're going to make an appearance on Creed's youtube show because of the specific type of publicity it will give them.

It IS however a distraction from what's really going when you're just goofing off backstage and playing video games, and not trying to further your craft. However the same could be said of the guys in the 80s who would go to bars and get drunk and brawl with the locals.
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I’m sure the likes of Rollins who already has a top position and is a accomplished worker can afford to sit backstage playing video games because he’s already confident in his performance and so are management, it’s the newer guys or the ones with new gimmicks and storylines who should be pitching ideas and putting extra work in, for example McIntyre and Ziggler should be pitching their thoughts about how to get themselves over, Breeze and Fandango I’m sure know they are never going to headline but they could be pushing to have more fashion files segments and so forth so they can at least become a mid-card staple instead of comedy jobbers.

On the flip side of this it can have a adverse effect, Ryback for example bought into his own hype too much thinking he was a far bigger star than he was and I’m sure was pitching ideas for his character to try and make him a main eventer which resulted in him being depushed.

Talent need to know their place on the card but can still be the best they can be within that spot.
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