So, it's been a few months now and just as most of us predicted the Curtis Axel experiment has been a considerable flop. They put the IC title on him and it has faded into the background with him. What I want to know is why they took a gamble on Axel in the first place. He is not particularly great in the ring, he is (I'm sure most will agree) painful on the mic, so what drove them to believe this would work when most of us quite accurately deduced it was destined to fail. Is it because HHH was tight with his father? Did they want to see if Heyman could work a miracle and get him over? Do they actually see something in him that we don't? Perhaps you could enlighten me because I don't understand it at all.
I think it's similar to Fandango, where Vince runs hot on a guy for a time, then like a kid with a new toy gets bored of him and moves on to something else. Axel's barely on TV anymore and didn't even work Summerslam so obviously whatever big plans they had for him, we're looking at it. But hey, they tried (kinda) so that's better than they usually do with new guys.