Like many individuals I used to be thrilled to see Montel Vontavious Porter, in any other case often called MVP, return to a WWE ring on the 2020 Royal Rumble. Although his look within the match was transient, it was good to see a former fan favorite again after a very long time away from the corporate. MVP’s return was definitely stunning, however his cameo raised simply as many questions because it did eyebrows.
Was this a return to in ring competition? Would he be becoming a member of WWE in a backstage position? Could he be an on-screen persona, doubtlessly within the position of a superstars manager? Whereas we waited for a definitive reply, MVP would go on to function on the final three episodes of Monday Evening RAW. His return has up to now seen him lose to Rey Mysterio, put Drew McIntyre even more over than he already was on an version of the VIP Lounge and most lately lose to Drew in a brief however efficient match.
Essentially the most logical path for MVP to follow would certainly be that of an on-screen manager, lending his charisma and persona to one of many many superstars struggling in these areas. He might not be in a position to cling with one of the best within the ring anymore, however who may WWE’s unique Baller assist to elevate to superstardom? Let’s check out the main candidates:
Finish. The. Rusev. Lashley. Storyline. Now.
It astounds me that with all the great Paul Heyman is doing over on RAW, he’s nonetheless overseeing the storyline that has castrated Rusev of all credibility he has built through the years. What’s even more complicated is that with out receiving a definitive clarification for her actions on the wedding ceremony ceremony, Liv Morgan has been separated from Rusev altogether. The earlier this rubbish ends, the higher. Transfer Rusev onto a mid-card title program and pair him with an amazing talker like MVP. Rusev could also be over with the WWE Universe, who nonetheless chant Rusev Day at each alternative, however the truth stays he nonetheless isn’t absolutely snug reducing a promo. Aiden English was each bit as vital to Rusev Day as Rusev was himself. I don’t notably need to hear MVP singing, however he may faucet again into the heel side of Rusev, reverting again to the times when he was a silent killer who carved out a path of destruction in the course of the undefeated streak that adopted his main roster call-up.
Maybe the obvious candidate on the main roster, Ricochet is crying out for a mouthpiece. This isn’t simply an opinion at this level, it’s an virtually universally identified truth. Why precisely is he on the list? Ricochet is an unimaginable athlete. He is a human spotlight reel, and maybe probably the most thrilling performer on the roster in the meanwhile. No person can do what Ricochet can do. Sadly whenever you give him a second to converse, issues aren’t fairly as superior. Robotic, awkward promos the place you’ll be able to inform Rico isn’t snug being informed what to say, particularly when he’s spewing the identical sort of motivational nonsense that Hulk Hogan was famed for. The draw back to giving Ricochet a mouthpiece is that historically, babyfaces don’t have somebody doing the speaking for them. The position of manager is often reserved for a heel, backing up a fellow heel. Could Ricochet ever believably come throughout as a foul man? His model doesn’t lend itself to turning heel, so this pairing would require MVP to step out of his consolation zone as a face. Not the largest stretch by any means, faces can definitely be boastful and assured, however this one might be a step too far, even for MVP. It could be a bit excessive to say Ricochet wants saving this early into his WWE profession, however one thing wants to change earlier than he fades away even additional into mid card obscurity than he already has achieved.
Related to my level about Rusev, Lashley additionally finds himself because the sufferer of some horrendous reserving choices. An absolute monster, this man needs to be firmly within the main event scene competing towards Brock Lesnar for championship belts. That’s, in any case, why he returned to WWE within the first place. Shortly after his return a few years in the past, Lashley was paired with Lio Rush. This was arguably the most well liked Lashley has ever been. Rush was absolute fire on the mic and will incite a crowd like not many different managers may do. Rush helped to elevate Lashley and provides him some form of character once more which noticed him capturing the Intercontinental Championship from Finn Balor, however since Lio stepped again into being a full-time competitor on 205 Live and NXT, Lashley has suffered. Badly. Caught in probably the most embarrassing program of his skilled profession (Sure, worse than his three sisters), Lashley wants to rapidly transfer on and ditch Lana in order that he can pair up with MVP. Think about the conceitedness and brashness of MVP realizing he has an absolute beast in his corner who can really again up and show all the things that he has to say. We’re in critical danger of forgetting simply how good Lashley is within the ring.
Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
Now I do know what you’re considering. Sure, Cesaro and Nakamura do have already got a manager in Sami Zayn who simply occurs to be probably the greatest talkers within the business. The problem with the present grouping is that Sami has for a very long time been identified for 2 issues, comedy and operating away. Cesaro shouldn’t be the kind of man who needs to be operating away from opponents, slipping out of the ring to escape. Cesaro is a bonafide badass. He’s pound for pound the strongest athlete inside all of WWE and may have a manager who hypes him that approach. Nakamura is understood for his hard-hitting offence, deadly strikes and for exuding confidence… not for operating away on the first sight of danger. MVP is each bit as boastful as Sami, however he’s additionally more of a fighter and will simply construct Cesaro and Nak up to come throughout because the threats we all know that they are often. Cesaro has confirmed time and time once more that he isn’t snug utilizing a microphone and the shortage of a world title on his resume might be accredited to this one weak spot. Nakamura has tried his greatest and did briefly strike gold together with his character pretending to not perceive English, however that was solely going to take him up to now. Now that Nak is longer the Intercontinental Champion, why not have him and Cesaro go after the tag team titles with MVP serving to from ringside?
Whereas it’s a disgrace to hold putting somebody as proficient as Cesaro into spur of the second teams, some guys are sadly destined to by no means be more than that. Alongside Sheamus now we have seen one of the best of Cesaro as a result of he has anyone to fall again on who’s a assured talker. It could be a crying disgrace if we see The Swiss Superman, one of many best athletes that WWE has ever seen, transfer on within the future with out holding more gold.
Oh Shorty G. I imply Chad Gable. No, wait what do I imply? Gable appears to have fully misplaced his id regardless of having a whole character overhaul and identify change. Presently in the midst of being fed to Sheamus week after week, Gable is in determined want of anyone to again up his unimaginable expertise. Gable is fingers down probably the greatest technical wrestlers that WWE has on its books, a pure thoroughbred athlete within the mould of Kurt Angle.
The difficulty round Gable isn’t a lot that he lacks charisma or persona. He isn’t the worst talker within the business, on the uncommon event he will get to converse, and is a really plausible babyface. The issues round Gable are more to do with consistency. In a reasonably brief space of time we’ve seen the a number of time tag team champion paired up with Jason Jordan, Shelton Benjamin, Bobby Roode, Mustafa Ali and it appears to be heading the identical route with Apollo Crews. Gable was the first sufferer for Sheamus upon his return from a prolonged harm lay-off and it has seen his inventory within the firm plummet to an all time low. As soon as that is all mentioned and achieved, Gable may benefit from somebody to again up his newbie wrestling credentials and his pretty spectacular brief tenure as a member of the WWE roster. He wouldn’t even want to flip heel, the dynamic right here would stem from having a proud all American who has represented his nation at Olympic degree, be represented by a person who needs to reside vicariously by him. MVP and Gable are polar opposites to eachother, however one take a look at The Broserweights over on NXT will let you know how profitable the odd couple pairing might be when achieved proper.
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