Like most wrestling fans, I've complained plenty about how WWE doesn't put enough attention on the lower and midcard wrestlers. To prevent myself from becoming a hypocrite, I'm going to write about a less-talked about guy in Alex Riley.
It's been quite some time since the 31-year-old has done anything relevant on television, so planning a comeback for him could easily be something that provides the company with a little boost.
On Monday Night Raw this week, we saw Alex Riley and Yoshi Tatsu, another underutilized performer, talking backstage. They both ended up on the ground as the Big Show sneaked up and attacked them, a pretty amazing feat for a 500-pound guy.
If the writers don't forget about this segment, then the seeds have been planted for a fresh feud for the Big Show. When he inevitably steps away from Alberto Del Rio and the World Heavyweight Championship, it would be good to have him elevate a lower performer.
As of right now, it doesn't look like Alex Riley would have much of a chance against the big guy. That's where you bring in help. During a brawling segment between the two, have Miz come out of nowhere to give his former protege a helping hand.
To further the momentum and tie in two story lines, have Alex Riley return the favor when Miz confronts Brock Lesnar down the road. Strength in numbers works pretty well for baby faces as well, especially when they're up against intimidating heels.
Alex Riley and Miz have good chemistry together, as evident by their previous partnership. WWE can promote them as the trendy baby faces who get invited to the various celebrity events together.
It's a move that might help Miz make it back up to the main event scene. It's also a move that might provide some much needed depth to the tag team division as well.
A push doesn't always have to mean that the World Heavyweight Championship or WWE Heavyweight Championship is involved. However, if it means that Alex Riley can provide depth in the midcard division, then the company can chalk that up as a win.
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