Sure, it’s “just” the ECW Championship, but what did I say about Jack Swagger?
The kid’s got talent; Vince loves him because he’s big and athletic. His mic skills are likely to just get better – he seems to have that charisma that is needed to get to the top. Right now, he’s got the silver belt – look to see him wearing gold in due time..
Also, I just noticed that WWE.com is promoting Victoria’s matchup tonight as her retirement match.
I haven’t done my research, and therefore I do hope this is kayfabe. It could be one of those storyline elements that leads her to a title match down the line – the title she has been deserving for quite some time now.
If you can’t tell, my vote for most underrated/underutilized female talent: Victoria, by a longshot.
Update (1/19/09): According to Lisa Marie Varon’s latest MySpace blog entry, she is indeed retiring… from WWE. It sounds like she had grown tired with being so underutilized, and has decided to move on with her life. Be it a jump to TNA or a true pursuit of her other passions in life, I wish her the best!