Originally posted by Matt TrackerHe and Murdoch could be HUGE in TNA.
I'm a little saddened. I thought he had the makings of a strong midcard performer, and I liked that finisher.
Speaking of Murdoch, was there ever an explanation on why he left the WWE? It seemed like he was going to get a push on Smackdown when he left the company and there was nothing about him being unhappy so that led me to believe it was taking time from wrestling completely.
The main reason would be that Cade is a grinder who not only made it thru the whole bland Cade n Murdoch (and bland it was) era but also the GARRISON Cade (and blander IT was) era. Now he's finally at a position where he's getting his first quasi-major push and an opportunity to make some pretty good money at a pretty young age (27.) He's not in a batter-scarred status where he would need to go to TNA for less dates. Plus, why would TNA offer him anything worthwhile, when the only thing he can really do is be a cowboy, and TNA already has had the market booked on cowboys. He's not a talent that would "make it" in ROH or Mid-South. What does that leave?
1. He did sommin.
1a. He has an injury or some other physical problem and WWE will slide in and pick him up on the cheap later (see Cryme Tyme)
2. WWE made an unexpected salary dump (what salary), which they wouldn't a week after bragging about their financial stability vs. The S&P.
3. Fuck, maybe he just wants to sell houses in Flordia like Test. Or work in a Walmart like Shane Douglas.
Originally posted by Quezzy Speaking of Murdoch, was there ever an explanation on why he left the WWE? It seemed like he was going to get a push on Smackdown when he left the company and there was nothing about him being unhappy so that led me to believe it was taking time from wrestling completely.
According to the wrestling websites, it simply was a case of the writers having nothing for him to do. He had the singing gimmick, but I guess that wasn't enough to keep him on the roster.
As for Cade, it's too bad. He's a pretty effective heel to watch. But he might be better off considering he was rather invisible for most of the HBK/Jericho feud.
Cade & Murdoch weren't the most talented tag team, but they are probably my favorite of the last couple of years because of how well they work together. They should reunite and go to TNA. Or even better, maybe they could go to Japan where they could be huge, like Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy.
I liked Lance Cade. He's a big guy with some good power moves. I am sure they could have found SOME use for him. Just because this random bodyguard push with Jericho clearly wasn't working doesn't mean they just have to throw him under the bus. Snitzky got random pushes all the time and when those didn't work they just hit the restart button. They surely could have found SOMETHING for Cade to do.
Weird. For the longest time he was just "guy standing behind Jericho" during promos. Once they finally decided to get serious and push him (pinning Shawn), he is gone a few weeks later.
No big loss really. Cade fit the stereotype for the modern, generic WWE talent: Muscled, shirt gelled hair, homogenized move set, and tats. They all look the same. They are all Randy Orton. They can plug half a dozen guys into this role and few could tell a difference, or even care. At least Murdoch had a unique look, albeit bot a good one.
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Maybe this is a case of the guys knowing Cade was on his was out and Shawn just did his student a solid on the way out to help him make some ends on the indy circuit. After all, how many guys in the indies can claim a victory over HBK?
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I think Jake Roberts would have made a damn fine Intercontinental Champion. Roddy Piper never held the world title in either company, right? That's a shame, too. As of now, I think Benoit needs a WWF Title run.