Originally Posted by keg in kc
Yeah, I haven't watched this season, but I think I might watch the finale tonight. As I understand it, they've basically did what they did with Danielson during the first season, and play up how he's a 10-year indy vet and then have him lose to everybody (although not to the extent of losing bryan suffered...), but he's so clearly better than everybody on the show that the fans are behind him. Which is bigger this time since they have fan voting supposedly in the mix (storyline bs I'm sure).
His pros are Layla and Michelle McCool. Seriously. They did everything they possibly could to bury the guy.
Anyway, yeah, he and danielson both have to deal with the fact that they aren't homegrown talent. And they're short, obviously. It's a shame vince can't get past that, because either or both of those guys could be huge stars if they weren't booked like hornswaggle.
Yeah, they jobbed Ki out a few times but only about half as bad as Dragon. With Dragon, they were just doing that to set up the Michael Cole encounters.
It's telling that the top performers on each season were Indy-bred guys in Danielson and Ki. Both know how to work a nice story-driven match and also know how to speak (Dragon moreso than Ki). The only other guy even close in my opinion is Wade Barrett.
If Vince has problems with Dragon's size, he just needs to watch his series with Morishima. He does quite well against the big boys.