Bullshit, he knows his worth just like Punk did from Day 1. His only sin wasn't having Paul Heyman or someone similar as his backstage advocate to navigate through the oversensitive carnies. He made the most of his opportunities and brought his working boots - this isn't Mistico, in which there's all the superstar attitude, barely any of the actual work ethic.mlev76 wrote:Aries had been working as a cruiserweight (with three PPV appearances) since February. It's hardly like he was on the main roster for a year plus and made no progress. Whether he is superior or not isn't actually relevant; no one is entitled to specific slot and there is no secret sauce to being guaranteed a great position especially when you are undersized by WWE standards.supersonic wrote:Considering he was willing to start in low places (NXT and Cruiserweight Division,) the idea that he'd expect to become a sudden top guy sounds like fantasy hating.
If anything, he probably just realized it was time to move up to a solid midcard spot. After all, what's Balor doing right now? Oh that's right - not booked for a PPV. Balor, Miz, and Ambrose could've all worked programs with Aries in the past month and they would've been both fresh and effective.
So he views himself as better than being slotted parallel to Kendrick? News flash - he IS superior to such a bit player role. Lastly, fuck off to anyone that questions his awareness of his excellence and the substantial opportunities that should come with that, when a total gassed up scrub is holding the company's most historic title with the false hopes that his ethnicity will help penetrate a largely populated market.
I'm quite taken by the interesting timing of his release when coupled with a week where a former tag team partner (Strong), a similarly talented but small star (Styles) and the man he beat in his breakthrough match (Joe) all have had tremendous success in WWE well beyond what their size and look constraints would have likely allowed a few years ago. And I can only conclude that attitude and a belief that you can earn success but won't be gifted it does work even in the WWE.
And as for your gratuitous slam at Jinder, it's clear he made the most of an opportunity, impressed the right people (Big Show was a big advocate for him earlier in the year) and has kept the right people happy to keep his push going. And he started in the same slot as Curt Hawkins. You and others may not like his work or the choice that was made, but he took advantage of an opportunity given while it appears Aries has decided he is unable to continue to work to do the same.
Now only if you wanna argue that this this is karma for his contributions to the toxic locker room and bullying culture of Pearce-era ROH, then you'd be on to something. But by all accounts he seems to have largely grown up from that, now he's just a highly confident individual that won't waste time being positioned at the same level as Kendrick, who has never been excellent and reliable enough to carry a company on any level.
Not everyone has to be willing to eat shit with a smile like Danielson. I could easily see WWE potentially wasting a whole year with Aries just like was done with Danielson actually; that's a sin that I will never forgive the company for.