Honestly, none of these contestants have stood out for me, not in a "I see a future WWE Superstar or Diva" way or in a "What fun watching these guys in a reality show" way. Not that I have a keen judge of talent, but I know what I like to watch, and I've yet to see anything from any of them that makes me think, "Yeah, I want to watch him/her on RAW sometime soon". Of course, it's early yet, but no one has jumped out at me. I derive 95% of my enjoyment from the show watching Stone Cold.
Well, to jump on the conspiracy theory train, I am going with Donald Trump 2012 + Mainstream acceptance= Rima getting a pass. Being 20 minutes late on top of cheating would get anyone even someone who paid for wrestling school probation or thrown out depending on the trainer. Matt was a shock to me and I do think they are setting up each of the so-called "safe" kids up for a fall.
I do think Austin knows who he is going to eliminate prior to getting in the ring, but I think he can call audibles when need be. Last night seemed to be an audible where it was fairly clear Ryan was going home until the "Can I have permission to speak" line. Matt can't really complain when he had the chance and blew it even still I question the decision. I still love Austin in this role and bringing up the Ringmaster sucked was tremendous. I guess we know why people give Trish, the cold shoulder now.
(edited by lotjx on 13.4.11 2055) The Wee Baby Sheamus.
I'd say that it's far more likely that the developmental guys will be cut before any of the names that you've listed. BTW, I believe Awesome is currently rehabbing an injury and Essa was fired when the developmental roster was trimmed.