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5 Count: Superstars It’s Time To Let Go

We’ve all given up on something at some point in life, it happens and there’s nothing we can do but hold on to a lost cause. Speaking of lost causes it’s time to take a look at 5 lost causes that WWE should just give up on.

Number 5: Drew McIntyre
The man once highly touted as the “Chosen One” hand picked by Vince McMahon himself to be the future World Heavyweight Champion and the future of WWE. Then after an unfortunate domestic dispute between he and his then wife Taryn Terrell aka Tiffany(The very same that’s the current KO division ref in TNA) his push and screen time suddenly vanished.

He went from a bona-fide sure thing and a future main eventer to fighting for time on WWE Superstars. Earlier in the year there were rumors of him being repackaged and getting a new push but those were just rumors and he is now part of 3MB. All things considered Drew should be a big star by now and his character is instead irreparably damaged to the point where it might be best to just cash out and go home.

                                                                 Number 4: Ezekiel Jackson
Big Zeke debuted as the muscle to The Brian Kendrick and once he became a wrestler made his biggest claim to fame by beating Christian to become the last ECW Champion. He was then made out to be a dominant force and found himself as a member of the ill-fated Corre stable where he branched off to feud with Wade Barrett and win the Intercontinental Championship.

After losing it he sort of faded off and has been used sparingly since. Whatever plans they had for him have dried up and he now is just sort of guy on the roster and WWE would get more out of just letting him go do his own thing.

                                                           Number 3: JTG
What is with WWE and JTG? He has done absolutely nothing since Shad Gaspard was released and yet he still has a job with this company and still gets on TV every now and again. I often find myself wondering what sort of blackmail JTG has on the talent relations department. (Maybe Johnny Ace is secretly hiding a wealth of talent that he refuses to use or share with us) Any possible way you cut it JTG should’ve been given up on long ago and he’s not higher on the list because it’s just too obvious.

                                                          Number 2: Tensai

Now I personally like Tensai but I can see that his return has been nothing short of a massive disappointment. He was regarded as a former WWE superstar who dominated the competition in Japan and was a force to be reckoned with and that’s how it started. But after a handful of sloppy matches and his inability to shake his former name he finds himself off of TV and doing not much at all.

While he may be high on the list I think he is easiest to save by putting him in a feud with someone like Sheamus because they’re previous clashes have been quite enjoyable. If however such a feud isn’t in the cards WWE should let Tensai go back to Japan where he was happy and was apparently doing great ring work.

                                                       Number 1: Alberto Del Rio
This may or may not come as a shock to people but Del Rio is not at the level he should be at come this stage of his WWE career. Now he may be a former 2x WWE Champion and a former Money In The Bank winner but facts being facts he is two things…Not over, and boring. For whatever reason he can’t make a connection with the WWE Universe and I personally can’t put my finger on it. He is a solid worker and he is fine on the mic but yet nobody seems to give a damn when he opens his mouth or steps in the ring. It’s time for WWE to either pull back the curtains and find out what is stopping him from being as over as he should be or cut their losses and let him go back to wherever he was before WWE or wherever he wants to go now.

And it is all over. That does it for me and another addition of the critically acknowledged 5 Count. Make sure to follow me on Twitter @MYO716 and until we meet again…
Here’s to tomorrow, Cheers.

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  • DJ HUK

    It’s Del Rio who should be having the scandalous “affair” with AJ Lee, and not the ho-hum Cena. They both speak the same language (literally) and it would add a real attention-getting quirk for all involved. Del Rio is too talented a wrestler to be wasted like this …

  • http://twitter.com/MYO716 Marc Still Rules

    Seems to be a group consensus that McIntyre and Del Rio don’t belong on this list.

  • JacobStachowiak

    5. Noooooooo way too much time as been invested in the fucker to let him go.
    4. Yeah release him
    3. Sure
    2. I don’t care, why not?
    1. No, just retool him or something. Drop the JBL gimmick and become a face or something.

  • http://twitter.com/TheBerge_ Kevin Berge

    5. Drew McIntyre – I don’t think there is any case here. He’s 27 years old, being given time on TV, and is one of the most underrated talents on the roster especially in the ring. What makes him a lost cause exactly?

    4. Ezekiel Jackson – I question sometimes if he’s even still on the roster. He’s never on TV, hasn’t been given a chance to hone his skills, and he’s 34 years old without any real redeeming qualities. Zeke could have been a decent talent, but it is obvious that that will never happen now.

    3. JTG – Absolutely. His time has passed. As much as I think he could be a decent cruiserweight talent, it’s not working anymore. He’s a parody of himself and doesn’t get any time to show what decent talent he has. Along the same lines, you could say that Yoshi Tatsu is a lost cause. Both are basically dead in the water.

    2. Tensai – Eh, he’s a decent talent who’s being used. He’s not being used well, but he’s putting over talent and having decent matches. He needs to repackaged a bit at least; however, if you let him go now, that’s it for him. He deserves to get a final chance to thrive as a midcard talent.

    1. Alberto Del Rio – This is the largest overreaction possible. Del Rio is a credible talent who can outwrestle most of the roster. The problem is he just doesn’t have any charisma. He is a great wrestler, a solid talker, and good actor. He just lacks the natural ability to catch an audience. There is no reason WWE would ever fire Del Rio. It would be one of the worst mistakes they’ve made in recent memory though it won’t happen as they love the guy. He’s actually pushed past his talent because of his backstage backing.

  • http://twitter.com/AcidicBrit Chris Langford

    i just facepalmed when I saw Drew McIntyre because he’s young and WWE obviously believes in him just wait and see what happens. Tensai and Del Rio could be used right.

  • SiD

    Why should Drew McIntyre and ADR be fired? If given the right push, these guys can be excellent.