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    Posted: 24/April/2013 at 15:34
Quote Last night on RAW, WWE developmental diva Summer Rae (real name Danielle Moinet) was the dancer that accompanied Fandango.

Rae has been working with NXT since they started doing TV, first as a ring announcer, and then debuting in the ring in September of 2012.


I don't mind her on TV because as an NXT viewer I think she's entertaining and of course she's good looking.

I just don't want her to be the regular dancer of Fandango and being same old of causing distractions for him to win as I like that the ladies he comes out with are more elegant in not getting involved in his matches. It's new and different.

Problem is she's not really wrestled for long enough yet to warrant being put in the ring with the more experienced roster ladies.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/October/2014 at 15:45
Summer Rae is Boring me.....She is hot but her in ring ability has not improved enough for her to be seen as a credible Diva's threat even with this Layla Partnership (And I hated Laycool the first time around this time it is even worse)
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Yeah I keep flip flopping my opinion of her. Never sure if she is going to be good or really bad. She shows signs she can be great, and then she just phones in her matches. So... meh.
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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Yeah I keep flip flopping my opinion of her. Never sure if she is going to be good or really bad. She shows signs she can be great, and then she just phones in her matches. So... meh.


It doesn't help that in the past year I think she's been switched between face and heel a few times.

http://www.wwe.com/videos/brie-bella-vs-summer-rae-raw-oct-6-2014-26708326

A diva without fake tits and shite tattoos should be pushed and it's the fault of creative that her star has fallen.

Have her stick to managing so she's not in matches.
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Summer Rae has joined todays releases....not that she was doing much in the past year or so.

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Originally posted by Baz Baz wrote:

Summer Rae has joined todays releases....not that she was doing much in the past year or so.

another one that should have been released a while ago - she hasnt done much since Fandango first debuted
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They should have used her more I think. Not in the ring but as someone outside as a distraction. :)
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  • It is believed that Summer Rae was released simply because the role that WWE envisioned for her when she was first signed is not one which they believe she can make work at this stage of her career.

  • When she originally joined WWE, the belief was that she would become a major star in the Stacy Keibler mold. However, as she got older it seems the company didn't see her in the same light anymore and after several failed storylines - the biggest of which was the one with Rusev - a release was pretty much imminent.

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That first bullet point is bullshit. If they really wanted they could have gave her a new role and tweak her character.
 
She was pretty popular with male fans, came across well on Total Divas and you never heard of her having heat.
 
Her release wasn't a shock because she's not been booked in ages. But it was surprising E let it get to that stage.
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Summer Rae wasn't a "star" in my opinion, but she had qualities that could've made her a profitable member of the roster.  In the looks department (if they were thinking Stacy Keibler), not to sound like a pig, she has a great body and look - but her face isn't the typical model portrait that marketing giants like WWE want or believe they can use.  Now, I'm not insulting the woman - but the entertainment business is shitty and if you aren't perfect, then you're out.  Same thing goes for the men: if you don't look like John Cena or Jinder Mahal (at least now) then you're shit out of luck if you don't get opportunities like they do.

Don't get on the feminist rant, I agree it's fucked - but it's reality.

Now, that being said...

Summer Rae in NXT had a great deal of potential.  She had this gimmick similar to TNA's Beautiful People, at it's height.  She was a bitchy, gossip queen that paled around with two other girls (I think it was Charlotte and Sasha, actually).  I thought, in that role, she was excellent.  She could cut a decent promo and play the bitchy and air-head character (primarily because...well..that's who she is.  Have you seen her interviews outside of WWE?  She's not exactly a good or smart person, just full of herself).  In-ring, she was fine.  She wasn't lighting things on fire, but she was entertaining in her mannerisms and character - so it shielded some of her limitations.

Then, she got to WWE and was saddled with the dumbest angles you could think of.  Fandango's dance partner could have been funny, but she was never given the ability to shine or talk much.  Had her and Fandango had some time in segments to build to who they were and their dynamic - I think it could've been really funny.  Sadly, they didn't get the chance.  Summer danced around as a generic heel, never got much in the way of good stories, was saddled with the shittest angle of that year with her love square with Lana/Rusev/Ziggler, and then got injured.  

I also think she was a victim of a changing audience.  Audiences started to care less about seeing models (honestly, we grew out of that once Trish and Lita started kicking ass, but Vince didn't catch on for years) - and we cared more about athletic women.  Women who, perhaps, don't fit the 10 inch waist mold that Vince loves, but are still attractive and sexy AND can perform like a beast in the ring.  Summer got lost after that.  Her in-ring skills (or lack thereof) were very clear when Sasha, Becky, Charlotte, and others started filling up the roster.

That being said - still - I think Summer could've had a place as a manager for a women's faction - wrestling slightly in tag matches.  She was light years better than Lana, and was similar to Alicia Fox in the charisma department (when given good, meaty stories to bite into).  I'd imagine her personality, in real life, didnt help her case - but then again, the Bellas are still a thing...so WTF...
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