Tuesday, November 11, 2014

So..Sheamus?

Life's currently gotten me to a situation where wrestling isn't as high on my to-do list as I'd like it to be, but I caught a bit of RAW last night.  The segment I saw was where Cena was welcoming Big Show to Team Cena and Sheamus showed up and enlisted as well. 

It got me to thinking about how Sheamus is generally treated pretty well from a booking standpoint, but he just doesn't seem to be the factor that maybe he should be.  For example, if you ask wrestling figure collectors such as myself who you typically see warming the pegs you will almost always get these two responses: Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus.  This is interesting to me because I think those two have some serious similarities.  Both are, to a degree, under-appreciated and they both kind of occupy that same place on the card or did before ADR's release.  They are the kind of pseudo-main eventers.  They are big enough names that you consider them top guys, but they are clearly behind Orton and obviously Cena.  It seems like Sheamus could be used better for certain.

How could he be better utilized?  Some will say a heel turn and I really have no issue with that, but I don't think his character is the issue.  I rather like the guy who likes to fight as far as the gimmick is concerned.  Honestly, I think he just needs something more important to do.  No offense to the crowd who thought the secondary titles would be treated better once the WWE and World Titles were consolidated, but that has absolutely not been the case at all.  Sheamus holding the US Title didn't make the belt seem more important, it made Sheamus seem less important.  Moving the belt to Rusev was smart for a number of reasons, but the one that matters here is it gets Sheamus out of the secondary title holder slot.  That is HUGE in my opinion.  Give that man a feud that we care about and don't have it be a feud built around wrestling meaningless matches repeatedly.  Build it the right way where you are begging to see him and someone else lockup finally.

To me, the plight of Sheamus is like too many guys on the roster.  They don't have anything meaningful to do.  Get them off that midcard treadmill and let them do something that feels more important.  Not everyone can be a top guy, but you don't have to give us the same stale matchups week-in and week-out to the point that no one cares any longer either. 

Sheamus just doesn't seem to matter like he should and I think WWE's booking philosophy is part of that.  Hopefully, that's due to change, but I'm not holding my breath. 

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