Welcome to another edition of
OFF-TRACK with A-TRAIN
where I talk about how
besides the fact that is an all-time a-hole,
JBL also has dumb opinions
and should be shamed for them
in this episode
JBL THINKS PEOPLE WOULD RATHER
WATCH TITUS O'NEIL WRESTLE THAN BE A MANAGER,
FORGETS THAT TITUS IS TITUS
So hey, did you watch Bring It To The Table last week or whenever it was?
Of course you didn't, and I don't blame you. It's terrible and shouldn't be watched by anybody ever.
So there's that.
And hey, in case you just thought that JBL was simply an awful human being based on all the accounts of him actively trying to ruin the lives of his co-workers, let alone just the despicable nature of the Sami Zayn-ISIS thing, I'll have you know that he's very well-rounded.
He's also laughably stupid.
Why do I say that? Because he thinks that Titus O'Neil is too big to be a manager.
In case you fast forward through those parts on RAW, Titus O'Neil has been acting as Apollo Crews' de facto manager and he's actually been pretty good at it, getting positive reviews by most people on Twitter as well as both people who have a post-Raw podcast on this website.
But that doesn't matter to JBL, because big Titus is big and big means wrestle good.
"Look, the guy looks like a million freaking dollars. He looks like a hall of fame athlete, which he is a world class athlete, but who in the world is he going to manage that he's not going to dwarf?
"Titus O'Neil is too big to be a manager because he dwarfs everybody. Because when you look at Titus O'Neil, you go, 'wait a minute! I don't want to see that guy! (whoever Titus is managing, I guess) I want to see the guy who looks like a million freaking dollars in a suit! That's who I want to see.'"
I can actually understand JBL's point, if this were the 80s or the heyday of the territories or like the days of the traveling shows.
Like the 1920s.
Like if you paid to go see a wrestling exhibition when it came to your town, but you didn't know any of the people in the company, and you saw a big strong-looking dude managing a guy who is 8 inches shorter than the manager, you might be like "Hey there, old sport!"
--remember, this is the 1920s--
"Whatsay we have that large fella disrobe and see if he can give the old what-for to that other gent over in the other corner. Also, isn't prohibition just the worst? Let's all do the Charleston!"
Again, I remind you this is the 1920s we're talking about.
Except, no. It's not.
It's not really the 1920s and there's no mystery surrounding what Titus can do.
All of the people watching this Apollo Crews segment already know everything there is to know about "Wrestler" Titus. We've seen it. It's pretty blah.
But we don't know anything about "Manager" Titus. That's intriguing.
I suppose there might be a person tuning into a broadcast of WWE for the first time ever, or some guy in the stands who just wandered in off the street and that person might be a little confused as to why a man Titus's size is managing instead of fighting.
But have we really gone so far in the direction of programming to the casual fans that we're now going to start programming to the first-time viewers?
Don't answer that.