Making your way up the proverbial WWE power rankings can be a hard task for any wrestler in the company, no matter your size, wrestling ability or charisma.
Vince McMahon and the WWE creative team have pigeonholes for wrestlers. Sometimes for the main roster, you are either a star or you're just there to fill some television space and get thrown into whatever feud they can think of.
Speaking in a recent interview, a former WWE star has claimed that the creative team is failing certain members of the WWE roster.
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Former WWE Eric Escobar appeared on the Pancakes and Powerslams Show earlier this week.
While there, the former Florida Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion talked about those wrestlers who find themselves lower down the card. According to Escobar, the WWE creative team don't do anything to get these wrestlers over.
Using the examples of Zack Ryder - who got over on his own without the help of WWE creative - as well as Dolph Ziggler and Heath Slater, Escobar took aim at everyone on the writing staff.
Ryder Royally Wronged
"[Zack Ryder] got over by himself. They [were] giving him a little bit, and then he went out there and got over huge. What happened? Why doesn't he get the ball? Or, at least, they give him the ball and they take it away right away. I don't think it's fair," he said about Ryder.
As you can probably recall, Ryder won the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 32 earlier this year before losing it the very next night on RAW to The Miz, before being completely removed from the title picture.
Ziggler and Slater
Escobar then went on to discuss both Ziggler and Heath Slater, two guys who have shown they've got charisma and wrestling ability but have been stuck in the mid and lower card respectively for years now.
"You have an amazing worker like Dolph Ziggler. What's wrong? Why isn't he a main event guy right now? Even another guy like Heath Slater. I've always been a big fan of his work."
"I remember when he first got hired in Deep South [Wrestling], and I worked with him a ton back in FCW. Why aren't you pushing these guys and you're trying to push the same guys over and over again? If it doesn't work with this guy, try another guy."
The way the WWE works is truly baffling. Vince McMahon will always have his guys who he sees in the main event. Daniel Bryan was going to face Sheamus at WrestleMania 30, remember, before fan support became just unignorable.
Until something major happens, this will remain the status quo and talented performers will be stuck behind the favourites of the highers ups.