By Park Henson
Today, the WWE released superstar Trent Baretta, a wrestler who was never given a chance in WWE. Over the past couple of years, WWE has focused on the top 7-8 superstars, leaving the rest of the roster to wait and hope for their time to shine. Unfortunately, most of them never get this chance, and end up either being released or quitting out of frustration. WWE superstar Johnny Curtis has been with the company for 6 years. 6 YEARS. After years of hard work, we’ve seen Curtis only a handful of times. 1 time on SmackDown, where he jobbed to Mark Henry. The other times we saw him, were on the original NXT brand. This is a serious problem with WWE as of late. In my opinion, I think it’s Vince McMahon’s ego that is the problem.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of Vince, and he has done many good things for the business, but it is time for a change. The WWE is in need of some fresh talent to move up in the roster, (Zack Ryder and NXT Diva Paige are great examples), to fill in the gaps in the current roster. With all that being said, allow me to change gears for a moment. In the past few months, I have noticed WWE trying to use their talent better. Making Dolph Ziggler a main eventer was absolutely brilliant. But it also left gaps in the mid-card roster as well. These gaps could be filled with guys like Johnny Curtis, Trent Baretta, and, of course, Zack Ryder. WWE is headed in a great direction with the choice to move guys like Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio up the card, but guys like Trent Baretta, Johnny Curtis, and Zack Ryder also need their time to shine as well. Only time will tell, but guys like John Cena can’t be in the spotlight forever.