Originally posted by Tenken347And I think we're all loving Kofi's push - which is why I was way behind him to win that battle royale. Now, I get that he's already in a program with Orton, but I still think Kofi would have been a way better pick here than Sheamus, especially since he'd be getting that title shot at the expense of Orton.
Kofi shouldn't be anywhere near a title match yet. He's a longterm prospect. Win or lose at TLC, Sheamus is not. Having Kofi either a)win the title in a meaningless tables match or b)lose to Cena in his first PPV main event would undercut him completely. People have no patience these days.
It's about dang time they gave a shot to a person who already isn't a main eventer.
In the good ol' days of the WWE, unknowns or people who weren't already up the ladder of success got occassional title shots. Is Sheamus going to win the title? No but at least the concept of the battle royal for its purpose is something that should be looked at more often.
An example of a person on the lower end of the ladder was the 1-2-3 Kid facing Bret Hart for the WWE Championship (and from what I remember, it wasn't a bad match). Was the 1-2-3 Kid going to win the title? Of course not; but when you put people who are not in the main event scene but give them a shot here and there, it adds a little more credibility to that person and makes their spot on the WWE map just a little bit bigger. This is just one reason why the mid-card is less relevant and that is because you expect the same result in the mid card or main event title scene. When mixing it up a little bit, it adds some intrigue to the match and to the mid-card person's credibility.
La Parka's still working down in Mexico. The problem is he can't appear on TV, since AAA owner Antonio Pena owns the gimmick. The pencil-thin La Parka you see on their TV program isn't the true chairman. He can be found on handhelds, though.