2 Ups & 6 Downs From Last Night's WWE SmackDown (Dec 5)


6. NO-Jo Rawley

Mojo Rawley is the dirt worst.

As bland on the microphone as he is between the ropes, "staying hype" was his only notable attribute, but even that is gone now. He was the antagonist in his breakup with Zack Ryder. We'll now have to endure an experimental midcard feud with him as the villain, and it got off to a slow start with last night's interview.

Rawley claimed Ryder had dragged him down, curbing his post-Andre the Giant Battle Royal momentum. He called himself "a serious competitor" (guffaw...), then told the roster to "shove it," before going off on his merry way, having convinced nobody that the forthcoming push is a good idea.

The segment wouldn't have been a problem if it weren't for Mojo's delivery. He's as dry as it gets, coming off as a guy playing pro wrestler rather than a convincing character, and it's going to be incredibly tough to buy into him until he sorts this out. Sadly, nothing about his main roster run thus far suggests he'll be able to do so.


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