WWE News: The reason Curt Hawkins didn't make his in-ring debut
Curt Hawkins pulls another one on the WWE Universe - stalls his SmackDown debut.
Curt Hawkins has been advertised as the Chuck Norris of WWE. Be it his ‘Face the facts’ segments or his overly hyped debut, Hawkins is getting the sort of push many WWE superstars would kill for.
There were speculations that the ‘Prince of Queens’ would make his debut at No Mercy. However, there was no opponent announced for him. Hawkins did appear in the pre-show of No Mercy to his own entrance music and did in fact ‘step into the ring’ in a segment that left the WWE Universe at their wit’s end.
Apparently, according to PWInsider, the reason why Curt Hawkins hasn’t made his in-ring debut can be put down to time constraints. With other segments eating up more time than scheduled, the Superstar to get cut out of the show has unfortunately been Hawkins.
This despite the WWE having already advertised his in-ring debut:
Hawkins then said he would make his debut on the October 11 episode of SmackDown Live. But as the show went by, Hawkins was nowhere to be seen. It seemed like the long-awaited Fandango type of debut, where the WWE stalled so much that the WWE Universe just lost interest. However, things may be different with Hawkins.
WWE later uploaded a video on their YouTube channel with the SmackDown Live fallout taking up the issue of Hawkins’ debut with none other than the man himself.
In the video, backstage interviewer Andrea D’Marco approached Hawkins to ask him about his absence from the SmackDown ring despite his previous announcements, to which Hawkins replied in typical Curt Hawkins fashion saying, “Time waits for no man, except… Curt Hawkins.”
Curt Hawkins had earlier been signed to WWE in 2006 along with then-tag team partner Zack Ryder. The two teamed together as Brian and Brett Majors in developmental FCW. They were then moved up to the ECW brand.
Eventually, the two came to the main roster on SmackDown where they formed a stable with Edge and got renamed La Familia and even won the WWE Tag Team Titles. After they split, Ryder went on to popularity while Hawkins was lost in the shuffle. He was later released in 2014 after an uneventful stint in NXT.
The brand split has given Hawkins’ career a new lease on life, as he made a comeback to the blue brand. He has so far wrestled only in dark matches and house shows but it looks like his first match on the card isn’t too far away either.
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