Rico does appear to be pretty good in the ring, but I'm more excited about Brock Lesnar, the Prototype and possibly Leviathan being the next big stars that will have gotten their start in OVW.
I just don't know if Rico has the natural charisma or charm to make it big. Of course, he can play a pretty good dick so who knows?
That's why I like the Prototype so much. He plays an awesome a$$hole. He's just pure arrogance (no offense to Mr. Martel), plus he can back it up in the ring.
Leviathan is just so large and built. I doubt he will ever develop the dexterity in the ring that Brock has, but if he does, look out. Leviathan would be a good fit for the Undertaker/Kane type of role. Especially a Kane type guy, doesn't say much, looks like a legit ass-kicker.
Of course, OVW also has Sean O'Haire who is refining his skills as well as Ron "H2O" Waterman who looks pretty good too.
Rico plays a good dick heel? MAAAN. Figures he was stuck playing bland vanilla babyface when they were in Wichita. /: I wasn't impressed by him much at all... he just seemed... there.
And I, too, was disappointed The Brock didn't bust out a SSP for us. Would have popped us entertainment-desparate Midwesterners SO big... but he and Waterman were both really entertaining, in an old-school sort of way.
Kansas-born and deeply ashamed The last living La Parka Marka: HE raised the briefcase!
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