Aiden English & Rusev: A Fad Or Long Term Stars?
I think it's safe to say that nobody could've predicted how popular the team of Aiden English and Rusev have become over the course of the past couple of months. As with New Day, they seem to have just the right mix of silliness with legitimate talent and the Chicago fans last night were most definitely in their corner. However, I think the question if whether or not these two are legitimately over or are little more than a passing interest.
Years back, many fans rallied around Zack Ryder to get a push. Fans, writers, etc. put over Ryder's originality and hard work at establishing his own following outside of traditional wrestling norms and felt that more should be done with him. When Ryder won the United States Championship from Dolph Ziggler and TLC just over 6 years ago, however, all that support quickly went away. A lot of fans wanted Ryder pushed because it didn't look like WWE was going to push him so I'm wondering if this is could be the case with English and Rusev.
A lot of us had pretty much written Rusev off and were waiting for announcements that he'd been future endeavored while English seemed destined for the role of jobber for life. English especially has worked hard and done his best with whatever he's been given, even if what he's been given 9 times out of 10 has been crap. If things keep going this way for them, I wouldn't mind at all if they had a run with the tag titles.
"What Do I Know Of Cultured Ways, The Gilt, The Craft And The Lie?
I, Who Was Born In A Naked Land And Bred In The Open Sky.
The Subtle Tongue, The Sophist Guile, They Fail When The Broadswords Sing.
Rush In And Die Dogs - I Was A Man Before I Was King."
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