While there have been some good amounts of praise for Jessie recently, there is still always a suitable amount of disdain for the Bro mans. I mean it isn’t quite Grado level distain, but it is there, that’s for sure. I’m sure that comes for multiple different reasons, which differ from person to person. For me, having seen the Bro mans as a comedy act for quite a while, one that at times has taken the role of losing often, it is hard to take them seriously. Although, I am probably in the minority of those, who are actually enjoying their babyface run, I can still admit that I wouldn’t like to see the Bro mans beat Decay for the titles though. I still think that Jessie, with some good character development, could be formed into a believable main eventer. Still only 30 years old, jacked as hell and a seemingly pretty cool guy, Jessie has bags of potential to be unlocked – a lot of it has actually already been unlocked.
In terms of in ring ability, Jessie is surprisingly agile for such a big man – while not particularly tall at 5, 10”, Jessie has a large frame – he does springboards and hits a fantastic drop kick. While I could not name any standout Jessie matches off of the top of my head, he constantly produces solid matches. You’ve got to keep in mind however; Jessie hasn’t had the chance to get in the ring with some of TNA’s best. I’d be very interested in seeing Jessie go at it, with the likes of Drew Galloway, EC3, Mike Bennett, Eli Drake and Lashley. Jessie is able to structure a match in such a way that it has a story, he provides some believability, fluid looking offence and looks at home in the ring, rather than feeling awkward. Jessie has also shown his ability to play both roles in a tag team. Jessie sells well, while playing the role of being beaten down, attempting to get the tag. Jessie has however, managed to show fire, in playing the man getting that hot tag, coming in and clearing house.
I’ve made note of my praise for storyline and character development on Impact recently. TNA has been good at seeing the big picture, setting up storylines with ideas for months down the line, and calling back to previous happenings. It wouldn’t take much effort to set up an effective storyline for Jessie. I wouldn’t even break up the Bro mans, they can go their separate ways amicably, as honestly, Jessie as a face seems the much better choice at this point. Jessie can go on a quest, a quest to prove himself as a singles contestant. A feud with Eli Drake would be something that I’d be very interested in seeing. It makes sense, as Jessie will legitimately have to prove himself as a single competitor, before many of Impacts viewers take him seriously enough, to see him at a main event level. Eli Drake would also be perfect, as while from what I’ve seen Jessie is decent on the microphone, it means talking segments with the two would come off well, due to Eli’s quality at promos. Such a feud would allow Jessie to possibly win the King of the Mountain championship. Allowing Eli to progress himself, further into the main event scene. Almost a passing of the torch, with the KOTM title representing the midcard.
Finally, from more of a business point of view, Jessie as world champion could be very good from a marketing stand point. You only have to take one look at twitter, to see how many women are fans of Godderz. As much as many of us don’t want it to, just look at the WWE and Roman Reigns, good looks can be helpful when trying to become a top star. That’s not the only thing Jessie proves on twitter. Generally he seems to be very professional, and a good example of what you would want to represent an Impact superstar. The fact he is a former star of big brother is regularly mentioned, as it should be. This offers the opportunity to bring in new viewers. If you’d watched Jessie on Big Brother, and now you hear he’s a wrestling champion, maybe you tune in to see. Jessie has a lot of advantages, which would make him very marketable, as a top star on Impact. Jessie is the kind of guy you could see on a talk show. I’d also argue that Godderz has improved on the microphone also. Becoming someone I’d trust to make his way through longer, more important promos, looking to sell pay per view main events.
Jessie Godderz could be a World Heavyweight Champion in TNA, it wouldn’t surprise me. Firstly, because TNA management clearly likes the guy. However, also because Jessie makes sense as a world champion. Currently he isn’t there yet, however, just looking at how much Jessie has improved in four years, I would not be one bit surprised if Jessie is holding the World title above his head, come Bound for Glory 2020 – eight years after his initial debut.