Who cares if you call them "jobbers". Doesn't matter if they're faces or heels. I'm just happy #SocialOutcasts are a thing.
Sure, they serve an important purpose on WWE television. They're multi-function "carpenters". But it's also great that four talented but not superstar-talented dudes have both a role and a way to showcase their skills.
Everybody probably has their own Social Outcasts power rankings (no? really? I'm the only one who does that?). My bottom three fluctuate. I've been a Bo-liever since before Dallas won the NXT title. Heath Slater's been the man since Legends were kicking his ass. The Radical Mongoose is a sublimely ridiculous nickname to give yourself, and whatever his gimmick, Adam Rose's spinebuster keeps him on my list.
But #1 for me will always be former Intercontinental champ (and McGillicutty) Curtis Axel. The Axe Man is a great worker who over the course of the past year has finally found a way to let his awkwardly goofy charisma work for him.
I'm still upset his karate chop noise didn't make it onto a t-shirt.
Anyway, several of the things that make Mr. Perfect's boy and his new faction great are on display in a couple videos Axel shared via Twitter this weekend. Visiting a school to promote one of WWE's educational philanthropy efforts (the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, I guess? He doesn't specify), he celebrated their accomplishment by loading them aboard the Bo-Train for a #SocialOutcasts pre-match victory lap.
Congrats to these kids for being award winning readers!!! #SocialOutcasts pic.twitter.com/v1d0PH2e6w— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) April 10, 2016
Continued... #SocialOutcasts pic.twitter.com/1PWO702veI— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) April 10, 2016
Don't stop Bo-lieving.