Several months ago, Dave Meltzer reported that Vince McMahon wanted to have Cedric Alexander buried as he’s given up on pushing him. Since that time, Cedric has rarely appeared on Raw and he’s been losing most of his matches on live events and on Main Event tapings.
Sometime in the last few weeks, McMahon made the decision to stop pushing Ricochet. This was discussed on Wrestling Observer Radio during the Raw recap by Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez as they discussed Ricochet losing to Riddick Moss in a WWE 24/7 Championship match.
Meltzer said, “Somebody needs to get out of dodge, you know what I mean? [But] these guys are contracted for a long time. I don’t know how long his deal is but it’s not like I haven’t been asked that all night tonight.”
Meltzer added, “I don’t know what the mentality is … Ricochet’s done .,. It’s Vince. You know he may change his mind next week, but yeah this week he’s done, he’s so done. There’s no, you know – yeah this was a burial without a doubt. Who knows, [Vince] just gets these things in his head like with Cedric Alexander who was supposed to get a big push and Vince just buried the guy and now he’s burying another guy.”
Ricochet is one of Paul Heyman’s guys and McMahon went along with Heyman’s ideas but I’m told that McMahon never saw Ricochet’s appeal. McMahon doesn’t watch any wrestling outside of his own product while Heyman keeps up with what is going on in other companies and he knew a long time ago that Ricochet could become a top star.
Unfortunately, from what I’ve been told, McMahon does not agree and that is why the decision was made to not downplay Ricochet’s push in the weeks leading up to Super ShowDown and to have him squashed in a quick match by Brock Lesnar.
Ricochet has not said much publicly about his burial but the tweet below makes it clear that he is aware that his days of being a featured act of Raw are done, at least for now.