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Adam Rose's Reevaluation (2015)

His name is Adam Rose and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the party starter. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. Worker - When he's in the ring and gets the rare chance to show his talents, the guy is solid. Isn't known for botching, and can go when the time calls for it.
  2. ESPN - Most of you considered him the star of the show, even made a few fans out of you.
  3. NXT - His gimmick just clicks better with a smaller crowd, maybe the more intimate environment makes the crowd actually feel like their at a party.
  4. Spinebuster - Right now, he's got one of the best in the business.
  5. Theme - It's still catchy, admit it!

Best comment comes via Iowa Whovian:

"Seriously, before that special I could care less about him. He was nails on a chalkboard, and I wanted him off of my TV screen just as fast as he could prance and dance off of it. I didn’t start watching wresting again until January of last year, so I really didn’t have a chance to see NXT to let him grow on me before coming to the main roster. That said, having a 3 year old of my own that my wife and I tried for almost 10 years to have, I can’t help but get choked up when I hear about child with a defect. I’m tearing up right now thinking about my little Marston having a defect or disease that could take him away from us at any minute. As a father, I can relate to nothing more so than working my ass off for my little man, and that human aspect of the business is all too often either not known, or ignored completely."


What you loathed:

  1. Gimmick - Unfortunately, none of you care about this gimmick, it's dead in the water. Even if it did work, there's a mid-card ceiling that Adam Rose was just never going to rise above. Although not all of you were sold on his other gimmick, going back to Leo Kruger might be his only option.
  2. Main Roster - He is one of the big reasons why every NXT person we evaluate gets the dreaded "main roster call-up" in this section. He went from being legit over to nada in a matter of months.
  3. No Direction - Much like most low/mid-card acts, there's just not much going on for him, aside from the...
  4. Bunny Feud - As dumb as it was, at least there was a story! The problem was they never paid off who was inside that Bunny costume, a missed opportunity for sure.
  5. Striped Pants - His new outfit is pretty rough looking, going all Beetlejuice on the fans.

Best comment comes via DoNotCallMeBilly:

"Literally everything. His character reminds me of Russell Brand, his party express is moronic, that rabbit feud made me feel insulted, and he’s still not Leo Kruger yet. How much more of our time are they going to waste on this incarnation?"

On to the poll! With 303 votes, Adam Rose's average score is 2.5, last year he received a 2.8

Thanks, Cagesiders! We'll be back to recap on Sunday with updated poll scores and the best comments of the week.

Until then!

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