Axel mania

Is Curtis Axel another case of WWE just missing the boat on a potential big star (upper mid carder) ala Zack Ryder.  Why not pay off the Axelmania gimmick by making the Rusev/Cena Match a triple threat and having Axel steal the win.  He'd draw a huge pop and could brag about being Cena and ending Rusev's winning streak for a year.  Plus he's still Mr Perfect's son so there's always that as a background to make him a more serious wrestler.  I'm not saying Axel for World Champ but the crowd reactions and the clock gimmick are great.
​Man, how sad is it when people are so beaten down by the product that they're getting excited for CURTIS AXEL segments?  
Let me explain here:  Axel was initially a HHH project and he failed to get over working with the great HHH, so he's a lost cause and they gave up on him.  End of story.  Doesn't matter if you THINK he's getting over on this goofy organic Rumble storyline, he's not actually over because he no longer fits their vision of a top guy.  You can only get over by being the person they want and having great hair, or working with HHH.  That's just the rules, sorry.  ​

The Curtis Axel Experiment

Hey Scott,

So, it's been a few months now and just as most of us predicted the Curtis Axel experiment has been a considerable flop. They put the IC title on him and it has faded into the background with him. What I want to know is why they took a gamble on Axel in the first place. He is not particularly great in the ring, he is (I'm sure most will agree) painful on the mic, so what drove them to believe this would work when most of us quite accurately deduced it was destined to fail. Is it because HHH was tight with his father? Did they want to see if Heyman could work a miracle and get him over? Do they actually see something in him that we don't? Perhaps you could enlighten me because I don't understand it at all.

Thanks

I think it's similar to Fandango, where Vince runs hot on a guy for a time, then like a kid with a new toy gets bored of him and moves on to something else.  Axel's barely on TV anymore and didn't even work Summerslam so obviously whatever big plans they had for him, we're looking at it.  But hey, they tried (kinda) so that's better than they usually do with new guys.