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LaBar: Matt Morgan to return to WWE; who would be best opponent?

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Justin LaBar hosts Wrestling Reality Tuesdays at 2 p.m. on TribLIVE Radio. He is the producer and host of online video wrestling talk show Chair Shot Reality. He's been featured on NBC Sports recognized as a leading analyst in wrestling. You can also see him at independent wrestling shows around the country as he frequently makes guest host appearances.
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Matt Morgan

By Justin LaBar

Published: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 12:24 a.m.

Wrestling fans can submit questions on Twitter by using the hashtag #TribWrestling or emailing me during my radio show at 3 p.m. Tuesdays on Trib Live Radio.

@bulla4040 #TribWRESTLING if Matt Morgan does return to WWE, how would you book his return Matt Morgan as the big bad heel against Dolph Ziggler.

Morgan is a big man. He's near 7 feet tall, and nobody of that size should be a babyface. It's too hard to get sympathy on them. It's illogical to not use them as a heel because you're that big, you should be a big bully. Ziggler is the perfect guy to work with for several reasons:

1: Morgan would be a fresh new name on the roster, which draws a certain amount of attention out of fan curiosity. Ziggler would benefit from being involved in a story that's topical, and Morgan would get a rub working a babyface who is over with the crowd.

2: They both would make each other look good with their in-ring talents. Ziggler can bump and sell better than a used car salesman. It sounds easy to make every bit of offense from your opponent look so good, but it's truly an art. This would be a great selling point for Morgan's strength and size. In return, Morgan has good in-ring skills for his size and will be good at conveying the big monster has been defeated by Ziggler when that time comes.

3: Ziggler is the best available option in the near future. Any other babyface is either too high on the chain such as CM Punk or Daniel Bryan or not significant enough like The Miz or Christian. Ziggler has enough importance to the audience that Morgan's debut feud will be memorable and people will pay attention.

@ASHTONRED6 #TribWRESTLING out of curtis axel and dean ambrose who you think we will the wwe or world tittle first

Curtis Axel.

Both are currently holding the two mid-card titles, which used to mean they're on the path to the world titles. But today who knows what this means? I know both guys are talented and liked by the right people backstage.

I say Axel because so many of the pieces are in place when he's ready to be moved into that position. He has Paul Heyman, who is no stranger to managing guys to big main event matches. He's unaffiliated to any group, unlike Dean Ambrose, who is The Shield.

I'm a bigger fan of Ambrose, but The Shield is a good force in WWE. I don't see Ambrose winning a world title anytime soon because the faction of The Shield will be tied up with other roles and feuds.

In the end, I think Ambrose has more potential to be a better, longer and more frequent world champion. But I think if we're talking who gets it first ― Axel is in better position on the card for a world heavyweight championship run.

@BCSBusterLP #TribWrestling Could Ricardo turn on RVD at Night of Champions, and have Alberto lead a Latino stable with Ricardo and Los Matadores?

I keep think Ricardo Rodriguez HAS to turn on RVD because it looks so weird having the two of them together.

If the turn doesn't happen at Night of Champions, it won't happen. If anything, maybe the RVD-Rodriguez alliance ends soon, and the ring announcer for hire works with Los Matadores.

If anything has been proven with Rodriguez during his time in WWE, he gets over with the crowd in heel or face positions. That adds to the unique situation of him being with RVD because RVD doesn't need help with the fans. The two are only paired because it bridges the reasoning of RVD feuding with Alberto Del Rio. Once that feud is over, there is no reason for the two to remain associated.

I would like to see Rodriguez drop the microphone and lace up a pair of boots. The guy can go in the ring. I'd rather watch him than Los Matadores. OLE!




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