Don’t Assume Life’s A “Breeze”

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

By Anthony Zevoteck



If beauty’s truly in the eye of the beholder, my eyes see much beauty in young Tyler Breeze’s career, even though said beauty can be destroyed by misinterpretation of those in charge.

In 2010, when WWE signed the 22 year-old Canadian superstar trained by Lance Storm, I assumed they didn’t see anything special seeing how there were several different ring name changes.

After vast soul searching, Tyler Breeze was born and WWE fans were introduced to a character that’d teach us the true power of a selfie stick.

While taking countless pictures along the way, Breeze showed us that he had a special set of wrestling skills. The man could fly around the ring while showcasing impressive technical skills. Feuds with top NXT talent like Neville, Sami Zayn, Tyson Kidd, Hideo Itami and current NXT Champion Finn Balor helped solidify Prince Pretty’s reputation as one of NXT’s most well-rounded.

This past August, Breeze received the greatest news any NXT superstar could get – the honor of facing Jushin “Thunder” Liger in front of NXT’s largest audience in Brooklyn, NY at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. Despite a terrific effort, yet another loss made us think there was a stop to Breeze’s momentum. This especially seemed to be the case when Breeze was then saddled in a useless feud with Bull Dempsey.

WWE fans wondered just when Breeze would get his main roster moment. Suddenly, like a cell phone flash, Breeze strutted down the business’ biggest runway on the Oct. 22 Smackdown episode.

Currently, Breeze is feuding with Dolph Ziggler and has aligned with Summer Rae to form one good-looking couple. Of course, we’ve yet to see where this angle will go, but we’re sure when Breeze collides with The Showoff, it’ll be fantastic, world-class action.

But what happens next?

Of course at first, we’ll see Breeze feud with many top superstars, but that’s not enough for a guy who waited five years to get called up while his NXT predecessors surpassed him one-by-one.

Something like the Intercontinental Championship seems like a perfect accessory to complete Breeze’s perfect look. Having a superstar whose gimmick almost embodies a young Shawn Michaels carry the lineage of one of WWE’s most storied Championships would only increase his value.

Breeze wouldn’t even be out of the running for a Tag Team Championship reign, but for that to happen, he needs a perfect partner and with the Tag Team Division currently stacked with the likes of the Tag Team Champions New Day, The Dudley Boyz, The Usos and The Lucha Dragons, it’s easy for Breeze to get lost in the shuffle. If anybody from Creative happens to read this, I advise you: don’t put him there.

There are several guys on the roster that could have perfect matches and feuds with Breeze. People like Bo Dallas, Cesaro, Dean Ambrose, Neville and Fandango come to mind. Put any of them against Breeze for the IC Title and you’d have repeated Match of the Year quality showcases.

There’s a certain delicacy one should have when handling someone unique like Breeze. I caution WWE Creative to think carefully before putting Breeze in arm wrestling matches with Heath Slater for two straight months. He needs to be wrestling on television weekly. After all, he’s a wrestler and can help bring legitimacy to the roster.

We’ve yet to see what Breeze’s future holds, but I’m optimistic because I can see his raw talent and that it can be beneficial to the product. Don’t turn this beautiful flower into something ugly by not letting it be all that is – pure perfection.

About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 29-year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently a freelance journalist with two websites - Pro Wrestling Opinion and The Music Bugle - he has also been published on sites such as The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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