Garibaldi wrote:I'd say Morrison is more credible than Kofi because only a few months ago Kofi was a midcarder who started getting pushed up the card into the Orton feud. He only has a few months of upper-card matches to his name.
Morrison, on the other hand, from his credible tag team beginnings, proved a very competent go-to guy during the Benoit saga, became a big name during the dirt sheet days and hasn't disappointed waiting for his chance and stepping up when needed over on Smackdown. He's had four or five years establishing his credentials and proving his reliability to the boss.
Why does that make a difference? Look at Punks first run or Seamus's current matches in the lower/mid card...Kingston is a couple of bad matches or a few weeks off TV from dropping out of the picture still, he's not ingrained as a credible name with the fans yet, meaning that he's either seen as being fed to a champion or a transitional champ, irrespective of how good the match is.
It's become something Vince doesn't do well now - he pushes guys to the stars straight away so the fans don't care about them. To date, Angle, Lesnar and Umaga (and to an extent Orton as he was nothinguntil he was thrust into Evolution) are the only ones who stand out as successes with this - even Punk needed to step down and switch to Smackdown to really become a major player - and most of them last one feud or so then drop back down the card again. Morrison is one of the few slow-burns he's tried since Cena. Kingston is in a positionb where maybe he could mainevent a minor PPV,but Mania is too early for him.
Thats my point though. Kofi has been elevated by feuding with Orton, one of if not THE companys top heel (and a slow push from Bragging Rights is amazing by WWE's standards today IMO) meanwhile Morrison is still a midcarder. Being pushed for a few months is more than not being pushed at all.
This feud with Drew is the most Morrison has done in ages, and Drew wasn't even at Morrison's level, arguably still isn't. What else did Morrison do in 2009, except a few good TV matches and his amazing match with Mysterio on SD? Although not exactly mindblowing, Kofi's had moments such as destroying Orton's car (as much of an Austin rip-off as that was) and the boom drop through the announce table. Moments like that will stick out in the fan's mind, especially if Kofi had to challenge Orton for the title. As I already said round about that time the Kofi-Orton feud was one of the hottest things going at that point, and I don't think it'll take much to get Kofi back up to that level.
Morrison is incredibly bland as a face IMO, and not only do I not care about him, but I was losing interest in the IC title which Jericho worked so hard to make important again. I still have nightmares about the 'Mr. Ziggles' promo *cringes*. To try and elevate Morrison to the main event by 'Mania would be alot harder than Kofi, at least Kofi has SOME mic skills. Going from being beaten by Drew McIntyre to winning the Rumble would be hard to pull off.
All thinking about the dirtsheet does is remind me of how far The Miz e has came since they days and how little Morrison has. Even though I despised the man at one point I think he's one of the most entertaining guys on the RAW roster right now.
And I find Punk in the WWE massively overrated, so I can't really comment on him, although I'll admit he's came on leaps and bounds since his first run. Wouldn't you put his rise down to his heel turn and quality feud with Jeff though? And if Kofi would be a transitional champ or being fed then what the hell is Sheamus? Sheamus wasn't in the WWE much longer than Lesnar, and while Lesnar beat guys like Hogan, Taker and whatnot Sheamus beat... Jamie Noble. I'm nearly 100% positive Sheamus will drop the belt at RR (although I was also 100% positive he wouldn't be winning it in the first place, and Vinnie likes his swerves).
And while Kingston is in a position where he may be elevated, Morrison isn't IMO.
Heh sorry for the long post