Why now is the time for Cedric Alexander

Cedric Alexander has been put in a prominent position on RAW recently, and Steven Wilson believes it is the time to show the world how good he is.

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It’s hard to deny how great a talent Cedric Alexander is.

His body of work both inside and out of WWE is stellar. However, nearly three years have passed since fans in attendance at the Cruiserweight Classic once chanted ‘Please sign Cedric’ in what still remains his standout moment in the company.

Like with many in the division, Alexander has suffered from being pigeon-holed into a brand that has struggled to stand out in a bloated WWE program. Despite this, the former indie standout has been presented with a glorious opportunity.

Chance to shine

Having been used mainly in the 24/7 title scene since being drafted to RAW this year, Cedric is now part of one of the brands top-tier feuds. Positioned alongside Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, he has played a pivotal role in the early days of the Paul Heyman regime on the show.

The Advocate of Extreme is known to be fan of the high-flying style. This is evident in the recent push of Ricochet on WWE television. Alexander is someone who bares many similarities to The One and Only, both in terms of in-ring style and their general attitude in and out the squared circle.

One of the major criticisms of 205 Live has been the company’s failure to create new stars from it. Ali on SD Live is the one exception to date – continuing to impress anytime the opportunity strikes. Him and Alexander were two of the three major highlight reels – alongside Buddy Murphy – on the Cruiserweight brand last year.

Like with his colleague, Cedric Alexander has got to make the most of his chance. Rumour has it that he will be teaming with Roman Reigns at Summerslam. Getting the rub from a former world champion will do wonders for his career, and show his doubters why Triple H was right to take the chance on him nearly 36 months ago.

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