And that's not to say the framework is bad or that you can't have enjoyable matches within it, because you can. Dolph Ziggler and Bryan Danielson are the two best at working it, I'd argue. Cesaro, FWIW, it good at it - but it speaks volumes (to me) that his most critically acclaimed match ever wasn't really the normal WWE-style match. But that also doesn't mean Cesaro is a poor worker. I think he's easily top 10 in the world right now.
I guess the point is, there is definitely a WWE style of match. Some people benefit from it, some don't. Mistico, who I think in 2006 was literally the top draw in the world or close to it, didn't. But the fact that he didn't shouldn't have held him back. They should use that style of match for guys who need that style, and for those who don't - your Danielsons and Cesaros and Misticos - just let 'em cut loose. Mistico SHOULD have draw big money for WWE. The fact that he didn't, to me, will always be their fault - not his.
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