Since Orton became Randy Orton became champion back at TLC 2013, I continually ask why did this happen? Personally, I have always liked Randy Orton since his first WHC title run. I understand the whole "Best For Business" thing (whether its looked at as a wrestling angle or taken literally.) He has a great look for a wrestler, third generation superstar (shows ppl than WWE treats wrestling families well), has decent mic skills and is a actually solid wrestler. Why not make him the first WWE World Heavyweight Champion and the "face of the WWE." My issue comes up with how the TLC title match was promoted as the "biggest/most important match in WWE's history."
I saw the match live on PPV and I won't go as far as calling it "trash" but it wasn't very good. The ending was especially sloppy. For it to be the "biggest/most important match in WWE's history" it wasn't very good. HOWEVER, this could have been redeemed with better follow-up matches and a solid title run following the not so good PPV match. As of today it is February 7, 2014. We are on the Road to WrestleMania and Orton hasn't really had a CLEAN victory since he won the title a few months ago.
My first thought was maybe this is being done on purpose. Maybe Orton being a whiny brat on the mic and complaining is apart of his angle to get more heat (or something like that.) Maybe...but I think all that goes down the toilet when the "champion" doesn't get ANY clean pins after winning said title. (And I'm not talking Eddie Guerrero or Edge style cheating to win to get more fans/heat) Making a champion lose repeatedly makes him look weak and is usually a sign of him on the way out as champion. This can be seen after losing twice to (mid-carder) Kofi Kingston and once this past week to (uncrowned champion) Daniel Bryan. Again, he did beat Cena at Royal Rumble but it wasn't "clean" since there was interference from The Wyatt Family.
With WrestleMania coming up (assuming Orton makes it out of Elimination Chamber as champion since I don't really see them switching titles then and again at Mania) My question is why make Orton the champion at all? Why make someone a champion and give them a crappy title run? It makes Orton look weak as a wrestler and devalues the title (assuming Batista is set to win the title at Mania after his big return and winning Royal Rumble. Unless Kofi Kingston is finally getting pushed to Main Event status, why give him TWO victories over Orton in back to back matches? Personally I feel nothing is worst than A) having an incompetent/non-convincing champion. B) hotshot booking. C)playing hot potato with your world title.
This was already complicated enough but now they thrown Daniel Bryan into the equation again.
I know no one is perfect but WWE should know better...What are your thoughts on this matter?