Vince McMahon is known to be a quite stubborn person, and his actions are often bizarre and leave WWE fans confounded. One of the latest puzzling decisions taken by the Chairman of WWE is to ‘bury’ Cedric Alexander.
Former Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander joined the main-roster from 205 Live earlier this year, and received a push of sorts in the last few weeks. A team-up with Roman Reigns, pinfall victories over Drew McIntyre and AJ Styles, affirmed Cedric’s status in the upper-mid card.
However, all the momentum from the past few weeks was lost at Clash of Champions, when Cedric Alexander lost in about five minutes to United States Champion AJ Styles.
Cedric was once again on the losing side during RAW last night, when AJ Styles and his Good Brothers defeated Alexander and Viking Raiders. Cedric took the pin in the match-up and was assaulted by members of the OC after the match.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, the decision to squash Cedric’s momentum is apparently Vince McMahon’s idea.
“I was told last night that Vince McMahon wants to bury him. I don’t know why. I don’t know why he’d wanna do that.”
Vince McMahon doesn’t want to push Alexander apparently, and his run in the mid-card seems to be done for now. Expect Alexander to move back to the lower-card, chasing the 24/7 title along with individuals like Heath Slater and Curt Hawkins.
Just last week it was reported that Executive Director of RAW, Paul Heyman, is apparently ‘high’ on Alexander, and wants to slowly push him into the main-event. It seems like Vince has vetoed this decision and doesn’t want to push him at all.
Vince McMahon is known to push individuals who can talk well and have a great on-screen presence. Cedric’s promo skills are far from the best, and it could be the reason behind Vince’s decision to ‘bury’ him.