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Thread: Alex Riley Backstage Heat
07-23-2011, 02:21 AM #1
Alex Riley Backstage Heat
There's some backstage heat on Alex Riley right now.
Alex Riley Backstage Heat
For a while there, things were looking great for Alex Riley. He was the fresh face in the company. Management had enough faith in him to put him with the Miz, who was one of the hottest acts in professional wrestling at the time. Since he was a sidekick for a top level heel, everyone knew that Alex Riley would eventually be split apart and given a push as a baby face. If you've followed WWE closely over the last couple of months, you'll know that the push had been started. Unfortunately for Alex Riley, though, the brakes are about to be tapped since there's backstage heat on him.
Alex Riley Sloppy
When it comes to looks and charisma, Alex Riley wasn't lacking. He had the looks that Vince McMahon likes in his top level guys. When he was handed the microphone, the Virginia native showed his potential. He was comfortable as a speaker, and he was able to get quite a bit from the material that he was handed. The complaint on Alex Riley, though, is his in ring performances. Many backstage feel that he's a bit sloppy and could be prone to injuring those that he works with. That's where the backstage heat for Alex Riley comes from.
Alex Riley's Push
Going into the tournament match against Miz on Monday Night Raw, there was a growing concern backstage that Alex Riley might end up injuring his former mentor. The sloppiness of his work has caused that much concern backstage. The heat on him has many in management wondering if his push should be scaled back. Alex Riley is eventually going to get his big push, but for now, it might be best to slow things down and allow him time to gain more in ring experience.
Alex Riley Plans
Scaling back on Alex Riley's push isn't exactly a bad thing. Management can have him move down the ladder from the Miz. Simply give him a match each week on Monday Night Raw against a mid card or lower card heel (i.e. Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, etc) every week. That should help him gain valuable experience. The writers aren't going to spend time coming up with stories for him, so the best thing to do would be to give him the microphone and hope that he can get himself over before each of those matches. With more seasoning, the backstage heat on Alex Riley should simmer away.
It would be unwise for WWE to give up completely on this guy. He has the potential. He just needs a little more time.
07-23-2011, 06:59 AM #2
If he's in danger of injuring other guys then he should be pulled into the back, give him a kayfabe minor injury, and give him a bit of re-training.
07-23-2011, 07:56 AM #3It would be unwise for WWE to give up completely on this guy. He has the potential. He just needs a little more time.John Cena: You Can't keep a good man down.
07-23-2011, 08:05 AM #4
Lol, I remember when he did a spinebuster while almost falling in the process.
Still kinda like him though. And his epic entrance theme.
07-23-2011, 07:43 PM #5
08-02-2011, 11:03 PM #6