Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Climbing the Ladder of Success

John Morrison vs. Chris Jericho MITB at WM 24
John Morrison has literally climbed the ladder of success.  After years in the mid card and tag team ranks, Morrison now finds himself the number one contender to the WWE title.

But is he an official main eventer yet?  I don't think so, but he is certainly on the verge.  I like Morrison.  I've liked him since his early days as a member of MNM and then his run as ECW champion and his feud with CM Punk.

I cheered for he and the Miz as they dominated the tag team ranks and waved their Slammy awards while telling fans to "be jealous."

Even after Miz and Morrison split, I enjoyed both guys.  Of course, I tend to cheer for the heel, so the Miz has had more appeal to me in that respect.  But I really think Morrison will be a major player in the WWE in the coming year.

He's proven himself against former champ Sheamus.  He's beaten the first ever unified champion Chris Jericho.  Now can he carry that success into 2011?  I think he can, but I really don't see him winning the world title anytime soon.

I'm glad to see someone other than John Cena, Triple H, or Randy Orton in the title picture.  It seems though that the writers speed up programs and don't let these guys who are still developing properly prepare for the spotlight.  (ie. Sheamus, Punk)  That's my one big concern about the Miz's quick climb to the top.  I don't want to see him flounder and be booked as the weak champion like some of these other guys have.

So while I'm all for Morrison's sudden rise to the #1 contender spot, I'm hoping this opportunity isn't a one time deal where he's lost back in the shuffle and Orton or Cena gets back into the title contention.  We need to see the Miz get over some quality opponents like Morrison and Orton and stop being on the losing end of matches against guys who are past their prime.  Just sayin'.

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