> Hi Scott,
> Hope all is well.
> I'm curious as to why Eddie Guerrero was booked to drop the belt to JBL so soon after winning it in 2004? If I'm not mistaken Eddie was basically the most over babyface on the roster, and JBL was kind of a newly introduced gimmick and his reign ended up being widely panned. Was this a typical case of Vince just choosing to put somebody/gimmick he likes over a smaller, less traditional top babyface that the fans loved? Was JBL getting more heat than I'm imagining? Enough to logically put him over a top babyface business wise? It's genuinely confusing to me because looking back now I'm pretty confused as to why he is anything more than a glorified midcard tag team specialist. I mean... he kinda sucked...
Eddie was really burned out as champion, like right away. He wanted out of that position and I think there was fear that things would go badly if they left the title in him. Which proved to be a legit concern a year later. And Vince really loved the JBL character for obvious reasons.