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http://www.wwe.com/news/headlines/1254370

WWE elected today to end its contractual relationship with Zach Gowen after Zach met with EVP of Talent Relations Jim Ross earlier today. “Zach is only 20 years of age and I would be very surprised if we don’t see him in a WWE ring again some day," Ross said. "We all have great respect for Zach’s passion and wish him nothing but success.”




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I wonder if he'll go back to NWATNA or if they're still pissed at how he burned them last time? They should grab him though, he got a lot of face time on WWE TV and maybe some reporter who's bitter at WWE will write an article about how WWE released a one legged cancer survivor.

I don't blame WWE for releasing him, though, because they didn't get the press they were hoping for. The mainstream newspapers probably looked into his "full of holes" life story that he concoted.
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I dont think that it was he didnt get the press they were hoping for, i think its they buried him and they didnt try to book him on any thing mainstream. I mean they put Billy and Chuck on good morning america but they dont put the one legged wrestler? Anyhow im not complaining, but there is only so far that one trick pony is going work.



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YESSSSSS! No I think they released him because he had a very bad attitude backstage. It was reported he was very rude and demanding and would often not want to work.



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    Originally posted by T.i.O a B.m.F
    YESSSSSS! No I think they released him because he had a very bad attitude backstage. It was reported he was very rude and demanding and would often not want to work.


You keep saying that, so.. where was it reported?
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Who cares why? All that matters is that he's gone. Suspension of disbelief is one thing, watching wrestlers that are supposed to be the best in the world having to sell for that sideshow attraction is another.

God love him for his desire, and yay he lived his dream and wrestled in the WWE. Now let's never speak of him again.



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    Originally posted by Barbwire Mike
    God love him for his desire, and yay he lived his dream and wrestled in the WWE. Now let's never speak of him again.


AGREED! Thank you very much for being on my screen Zach but the money could of went to better usage than this short venture. Shesh, it almost feels like a releif that he's gone.



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I would've liked to see the guy appear in some capacity at Wrestlemania 20. Maybe the cruiserweight battle royal?
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All that main event air time and having him interact with Vince, Hogan, Lesnar, Angle etc. actually makes him a bigger bust than Nathan Jones. Imagine if they put that much effort into getting someone who wasn't a sideshow attraction over?

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The only thing I'll miss is the sure controversy if he were in the Royal Rumble. See, BOTH feet have to hit the floor ... :-)
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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
    The only thing I'll miss is the sure controversy if he were in the Royal Rumble. See, BOTH feet have to hit the floor ... :-)


I was *so* hoping they'd do something like that. Have him get "eliminated" something like ten, fifteen times until someone towards the end - Big Show would've worked given this year's lineup - gets the bright idea to get the fake leg and throw that over the ropes too...

You know, for all people say the Invasion was the biggest money angle the WWE dropped the ball on, it still boggles my mind that they had the greatest inspirational underdog story - a kid who LOST A LEG TO CANCER and still managed to make people completely apathetic towards him. That's almost beautifully bad booking.

Oh well, NWA-TNA could find some use for him again, I'm sure.



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Good to see that the WWE is shedding dead weight. Wonder if Gowan was one of the guys rumoured who was thinking of walking out around the time Kendricks was.



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    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    You know, for all people say the Invasion was the biggest money angle the WWE dropped the ball on, it still boggles my mind that they had the greatest inspirational underdog story - a kid who LOST A LEG TO CANCER and still managed to make people completely apathetic towards him. That's almost beautifully bad booking

I disagree. He feuded with Vince, got thrown down the stairs in a wheelchair by Lesnar, he pinned Big Show....really, what more could WWE have done?

Besides, they'd just be rewarding someone with an attitude problem as Zach is said to have had, which would've been a bad idea.





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    Originally posted by geemoney
      Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
      You know, for all people say the Invasion was the biggest money angle the WWE dropped the ball on, it still boggles my mind that they had the greatest inspirational underdog story - a kid who LOST A LEG TO CANCER and still managed to make people completely apathetic towards him. That's almost beautifully bad booking

    I disagree. He feuded with Vince, got thrown down the stairs in a wheelchair by Lesnar, he pinned Big Show....really, what more could WWE have done?




They could have tried to make any of those events interesting. Because they weren't.



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    I was *so* hoping they'd do something like that. Have him get "eliminated" something like ten, fifteen times until someone towards the end - Big Show would've worked given this year's lineup - gets the bright idea to get the fake leg and throw that over the ropes too...


That's such a great idea, it's a shame they never used it.

They really booked the guy wrong from day one. I'm not sure how I would have gone about it, but having him play a one legged Spike Dudley might have been a better idea than having him play the one legged Hillbilly Jim.
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My thought is that the kid has a lot of potential and drive, but he really wasn't ready to be there in WWE yet. Better he had spent most of a year down in OVW to get the knack of what WWE is looking for in their wrestlers and build himself up a bit.

I just think he got thrown into the deep end of primetime television before he was really ready. Blame it WWE, blame it on Zach, but it all comes down to that.

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I just think it's another example of how WWE has constanly missed the mark over the last few years, and it didn't start with the botched Invasion, either.

Remeber that awesome year of 2000 that the WWF/E had, until September of that year, with Steve Austin's return? They botched that badly. And I won't go on and on. Bottom line? WWE needs to get its act together, and if they have to shed the load, so be it. It'll be helpful to wrestlers who need opportunity and for WWE.

Anyway, I do hope that Zach Gowan does have other opportunities to excel in his wrestling career after this, but it might be a while before a lot of fans will warm up to him again after this WWE stint.



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Good riddance.



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    Originally posted by asteroidboy
      Originally posted by geemoney
        Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
        You know, for all people say the Invasion was the biggest money angle the WWE dropped the ball on, it still boggles my mind that they had the greatest inspirational underdog story - a kid who LOST A LEG TO CANCER and still managed to make people completely apathetic towards him. That's almost beautifully bad booking

      I disagree. He feuded with Vince, got thrown down the stairs in a wheelchair by Lesnar, he pinned Big Show....really, what more could WWE have done?




    They could have tried to make any of those events interesting. Because they weren't.

You don't think Zach's rather bland personality had anything to do with it?



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