Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Writing on the Wall...

Please note this post contains a spoiler from Friday Night SmackDown!  If you don't want to know what happened on the show, read a different post from My 1-2-3 Cents.  Thanks!

Can he climb the ladder of success anymore?
 By Kevin Hunsperger

Kofi Kingston has been on a bit of a losing streak lately.  And that's not a good thing when you're the Intercontinental champion.  He lost to Alberto Del Rio at the Elimination Chamber pay per view, and then in a rematch on SmackDown!  Kofi did the job to King Sheamus (is he still a king?) on SmackDown.  And at the latest SmackDown! tapings he dropped the IC title to Wade Barrett. 

Normally, I wouldn't think much of that, but couple it with the fact that ALL of his merchandise on WWE Shop is now greatly reduced, I'm wondering if the former U.S., IC, and tag team champion is about to be "future endeavored."

I hope not.  When he first appeared on ECW a few years ago, I wasn't really in to him.  I thought the Jamaican gimmick sucked quite honestly.  But the more I watched him, the more I felt like Kofi connected with fans.  He works well in the ring.

While he's not the best on the mic, he makes a great upper midcard face.  Kids like him, he's got a lot of energy, and he can work in the ring.  I was really disappointed when they all but killed his push to the top in the program  he worked with Randy Orton.  Kofi would have added a new dimenision to the main event scene, not your typical "cookie cutter" main eventer. 

But maybe I'm just reading too much into things.  Of course though, when Wrestlemania ends, the WWE typically lets go of lots of folks.  And with the roster full of NXT alumni I would assume those not written into a compelling storyline will find their way to the unemployment later, and later on TNA.  Adding the rookies on Tough Enough and guys who haven't had much going on are in danger too.  I'd suggest David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, and JTG have their bags ready...

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