- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: By a face turn, gaining a personality, and improving his moveset. To the point that when CM Punk carved out John Lauranitis on air for firing him the week after he worked all 4 shows, the fans cheered massively.
- X-Pac Heat: He drew very negative reactions for his work from both regular fans and from Smarks. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter named him "Most Overrated" in 2008.
YMMV / Vladimir Kozlov