Friday, January 29, 2010

Do you guys remember the '80s? Every Saturday morning, you'd see "jobbers", or enhancement talent, getting the holy shit kicked out of them by all of the top stars. You got to see quality matches, understand what they superstar could do, and with run-ins and such, the beginnings of feuds. It's not like that at all - which means you get Cena vs. Orton week-in, week-out. Rob Van Dam just had an interview where he asked for the return of the jobber:

RVD's point was that WWE and TNA need to make their stars larger-than-life and build to match-ups between big stars. Also, TV matches wouldn't need to a "political finish" for wrestlers to save face.

"Bring back the day of the jobber. When I was a fan, when I was younger, wrestlers were larger than life because I would watch them totally annihilate some local scrub, some guy that was in the ring, I didn't know who the jobber was. ... That to me was how you build the wrestler, and when I found out two of these superstars would be battling each other, whether it was near me at a live show or when it was on Saturday Night's Main Event, that was huge and it drew great interest and enthusiasm because I got to see these two big wrestlers who I've seen just destroy everybody actually face each other," RVD said in an interview with

RVD said the Monday Night Wars changed the formula to present PPV main event-caliber matches on TV and he would like to see WWE and TNA go back to the previous formula of making star vs. star matches a bigger deal when they actually do occur.

"Ever since Monday Night Wars, every single match from the bottom to the top of the card seems like it has to be main-event quality -- superstar vs. superstar, superstar vs. superstar -- and then you gotta find a political way to go into the finish, you know, to try to deck one guy while doing what you want with the other. It's a bunch of bulls--- I think."

I'm all for it. Bring back the jobber.

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