Originally posted by Tyler DurdenThe reason he wasn't pushed to the moon was that he wasn't a very good wrestler, in my opinion.
He had several good matches during his v1.0 days and he's a damn sight better wrestler than John Cena. Cena's nose is better colored for success, however.
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That depends on what you think makes a wrestler good or great. If you only look at the in-ring part, then you may be right. But then you could also say that the Brooklyn Brawler was a damn sight better wrestler than Hulk Hogan, but Hogan's nose was better colored for success. My point is, Matt Hardy simply doesn't have "IT" and that's why he will (or at least should) never win any major world championship.
Well, you don't have to have "IT" to be world champ either look at Khali, Sheamus, Swagger, JBL and so on. Its whether or not the company has faith or if a storyline warrants it or is desperate enough to put the belt on you. Sheamus has done better in his second run with the belt then he did his first, yet he still screams transitional champ when he has the belt. Swagger is just Kurt 2.0, but doesn't have the "IT" factor Kurt has to make even the goofy things feel special. Khali was made champ due to the Smackdown roster being depleted. JBL had mic skills, but his run almost killed Smackdown, yet they kept going with him just for the heel heat and for Cena to finally beat him. Matt could have been Smackdown champ during Jeff's run with the title instead they went with Punk, who got squashed by Taker. Matt also could have made a run during his V.1.0 days, but the company was Brock obsessed and Matt got hurt. I think he would be fine as champ, but he would have been a transitional champ.
I watched Smackdown for the first time in at least a year, and it was pretty enjoyable. As much as I should have hated Taker surprising Kennedy in the limo, I loved it. The facial expressions and the timing was so spot on.