Stephanie McMahon makes her first on-screen appearances since Wrestlemania

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…Let me first say the obvious: Stephanie and Vince have both clearly Face Turned (for now) given the McMahon vs. Owens feud. Vince did a hell of a job as usual selling the shit out of the ass kicking he took from KO (video cued to start at that point):

Pay close attention to Vince the whole time: He’s literally egging KO on.

For those who can’t read lips Vince can be clearly seen saying “Hit me in my face.” at the beginning of the attack. The blood was an unexpected bonus. It may not look like it but KO really did headbutt Vince dead-on, the latter having no time to brace for it. The rest, you can clearly see Vince prettymuch walking him through it. After getting moved to the middle of the ring Vince motions with his body toward the turnbuckle to his left just long enough for KO to know exactly what to do next.

Although she looks pissed, you can faintly hear Steph say “You did a good job Kevin now get out of here.” Clearly she’s had alot of practice doing that (LOL!). Like father like daughter you could say. Steph’s surprise appearance on Smackdown shouldn’t be a surprise given the finale for the Mae Young Classic would happen right after Smackdown. That’s also why Ronda Rousey was in the crowd.

Speaking of:

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Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler to with the inaugural Mae Young Classic. Kairi’s professional experience in the indie scene came into play despie the obvious mismatch she faced in former UFC fighter Baszler, who won all of her previous matches by submission.

It is worth nothing WWE kept this under the radar but Kairi had been signed to a WWE contract prior to the start of the Mae Young Classic. Even if she lost, that wouldn’t have changed. On that note. WWE.com announced overnight Kairi will challenge for the NXT Women’s Championship, which was vacated last week by Asuka, who herself will debut on RAW “soon”. Asuka’s debut will definitely happen after No Mercy but could be before or just after Survivor Series.

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…Make no mistake the Mae Young Classic’s second purpose aside from showcasing talent was recruitment. Including the two finalists, I’m pretty sure WWE will take at least half of the other competators. At least four of them attended the finale as did Ronda Rousey, Bayley, Charlotte and Becky Lynch.

Kairi will likely feud with Ember Moon for the NXT Women’s Championship as the new top draws on NXT going into the Royal Rumble. Baszler, on the other hand…I could see her being sent to Smackdown to help build Charlotte’s match with Rousey. Hell, we could know as soon as next week.

Looking ahead to the 2018 Royal Rumble…

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This pic is from the 2016 Royal Rumble (that’s the Wrestlemania 32 logo in the background) but it raised an interesting question that could now become a reality: What if WWE did a Women’s Royal Rumble at the 2018 Royal Rumble?

They would have just enough women to do it if they bring back some fan favorites from the Mae Young Classic and throw in a surprise entrant or two. Paige making her official return then would be awesome. The winner would become the #1 contender for the championship of the show they’re affiliated with. A “Free Agent” would be able to pick which title holder they want to challenge. I do think the time is right to at least try it in 2018.

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Stephanie McMahon makes her first on-screen appearances since Wrestlemania

Asuka confirmed to be going to RAW when she returns from injury; Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte being set up

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…Boy, WWE sure didn’t keep us waiting on this bit of news: It was announced during tonight’s episode of RAW that the former Undefeated NXT Champion will debut on Raw “soon”. They left this off live programming but Asuka is recovering from wear and tear currently but will likely make her debut in a few weeks.

My guess is they will wait until after No Mercy and Hell in a Cell. Assuming she debuts as a Face, Nia Jaxx will lilely walk out of the RAW-exclusive No Mercy with the Women’s Championship.

Why?

Because of this matchup being built by WWE.com:

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…I think we can assume the match WILL happen and likely soon. WWE wouldn’t “tease” this themselves unless they know 100% they can or already got Rousey to commit to an actual match.

A few sources reported last week Rousey has been working out with The Brian Kendrick in recent weeks in preperation for her eventual WWE debut. Let us not also forget Ric Flair revealed in a recent interview (before he was hospitalized) he would like to see Rousey fight his daughter. Looks like it’s gonna happen. My guess is the match will likely happen at Survivor Series. That makes the most sense. It could happen at the Smackdown-exclusive Hell in a Cell PPV but they’ll likely want to use a few weeks to build the match.

The obvious question then becomes how do they use Ronda until her match? She would be a HUGE draw on Smackdown even just building her match with Charlotte. It would easily be a main event match as well because of Rousey being involved. Charlotte would obviously Heel turn for the match (she’s currently a Face) opposite Babyface Rousey.

Both the MMA and Wrestling worlds are anxiously awaiting the day we get to see Rousey step into the Squared Circle and dominate once again. Her MMA career is prettymuch done but a WWE run would make her relevant again. That’s what happened to Brock Lesnar when he went to UFC. When he returned to WWE 8 years later, he only had to say jump and Vince would ask “How high?” Rousey can easly have that same kind of pull in WWE.

Plus we all know it’s very likely we’ll see Rousey vs. Stephanie at Wrestlemania 34 next year.

 

Asuka confirmed to be going to RAW when she returns from injury; Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte being set up

Awkward promo involving Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey highlights the need for change in the Women’s Division

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I’m just going to assume most of you are familiar with or have seen the promo that nearly broke Twitter over the weekend:

 

…The obvious problem being how awkward and stiff RAW’s Bayley and Smackdown’s Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair looked during the promo, which sucks given their suprise appearance earlier inside the area. Thankfully, they didn’t say anything and quietly walked away. No doubt they all realized they botched the promo to hell. A do-over will be necessary and hopefully sooner than later.

Bayley, Charlotte, Becky Lynch and the absent Sasha Banks made up The Four Horsewomen of NXT. They were main draws not just for NXT’s women’s division but NXT itself. All four superstars have gone on to have multiple title runs since moving to RAW and Smackdown over the last two years, Bayley coming to the main roster before the brand split was announced last year. Charlotte would become the inaugural RAW Women’s Champion, retiring the Divas Championship at the same time at Wrestlemania 32. She would go on to have two more title runs before being moved to Smackdown earlier this year. Sasha Banks famously debuted on the main roster while still the NXT Women’s Champion.

Speaking of Sasha and titles, the reason she was absent from the above promo is because she is involved in an ongoing feud with Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Championship. I agree with many folks who say Sasha will likely be pulled out of the title picture to join Charlotte, Becky and Bayley to complete The Four Horsewomen.

UFC’s verison is made up of Rousey, Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir and Mae Young Classic participant Shayna Baszler. It goes without saying there is legit interest by both sides for Rousey to make the jump to WWE. Anyone she brings with her would be a cool bonus for WWE as well.

The question to ask is where should she start? Her in-ring skills are without question. The real questions would be around her mic skills. Some time in NXT could help her build confidence in that area but WWE could gamble on her name recognition and just put her on the main roster.

Let’s take a moment and revisit Rousey’s Wrestlemania 31 promo:

…Rousey throwing Triple H out the ring fueled speculation we may see the return of mixed gender singles matches. The business in general–not just WWE–dances around this, not willing to do anything further than mixed tag matches involving a male wrestler and switching so opposite-gender wrestlers don’t compete.

Lita and Chyna both won the Intercontinental Championship during their WWE careers, a male-exclusive title. Former WWE superstar Karma was a surprise entrant in the 2013 Royal Rumble, eliminating Dolph Ziggler during the match. Nothing like that’s happened since.

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…Back to the promo though. Many analysts believe the promo was intended to focus on just Charlotte and Rousey and it can definitely be marketed that way. Oh, let’s not kid outselves here: Survivor Series, which will be cross-brand happens November 17. If they wanted to make it a 4 on 4 match they would need to start building it after No Mercy (RAW-exclusive PPV) and Hell in a Cell (Smackdown-exclusive PPV).

The obvious drawback to this is for Sasha, Charlotte, Bayley and Becky they would need to be pulled out of existing feuds to help build the match. They don’t necessarily need to all be on the same show: They could just have Rousey and the others make cameos on both RAW and Smackdown to help build the match.¬†A singles match between just Charlotte and Rousey would be easier to make happen and in less time, though.

Smackdown’s Women’s Division has taken a hit with Charlotte and Becky both out of the picture. Mostly because of the timing. Carmella teasing her eventual cash-in will only hold interest for so long. Other than her there’s Natalya (Current Smackdown Women’s Champion), Naomi and Tamina, the last of which is being paired with Lana to try rebooting their characters.

On RAW, Bayley is legit injured (shoulder) and weather or not she’ll be healthy and ready for Survior Series would be a big question. Take out Sasha and that leaves Alexia Bliss (Current RAW Women’s Champion), Nia Jaxx, Emma and Mickie James. Jaxx is clearly being positioned to win the title, parelleling fellow RAW superstar Braun Strowman.

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…As was reported, Asuka relinquished the NXT Women’s Championship after she defeated Ember Moon at NXT Takeover due to a collarbone injury she’d been dealing with for some time. It was announced during her sendoff this week on NXT that Asuka will debut on RAW or Smackdown once she recovers and the wait might not be too long. We could see her on the main roster as early as around Survivor Series in November or as late as around January’s Royal Rumble.

Either way there is only one Asuka.

NXT’s only undefeated superstar is beyond Goldberg-level over with the crowds. The international superstar is the most Over Asian Superstar in WWE history and I’m talking BEFORE she was signed to NXT two years ago. Known as Kana in other promotions, her real name is Kanako Urai and she is the biggest Asian Superstar in WWE History. Nevermind the plot armor that kept her undefeated in NXT, she is a legit in-ring performer.

Anywho, Some analysts say Asuka being undefeated during her NXT run hurt her character and NXT’s Women’s Division. Can’t say I can agree with that given most of the talent she feuded with over the last 2 years is now on the main roster. According to insider sources, Triple H reportedly asked Vince McMahon to keep Asuka on NXT, who’d reportedly been on Vince’s short list to be introduced during the Roster Shakeup after Wrestlemania earlier this year.

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Regardless of where Asuka goes, where she doesn’t go will need a new face of equal or greater value in their women’s division. If not Rousey then Ember Moon, who she defeated in her final NXT match to retain the title. Moon will likely get the title run she was denied very soon on NXT on that note.

In the meantime, WWE should feel the pressure to bring in both Asuka and Rousy as soon as possible. Rousey more so given we already know Asuka’s coming. With Rousey, we need to know she is definitely coming and the promos need to start picking up ^_^

Awkward promo involving Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey highlights the need for change in the Women’s Division

10 Years Ago, Floyd Mayweather vs. The Big Show headlined Wrestlemania XXIV

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As everyone knows, Floyd “Money” Mayweather will step in the ring for the 50th time with UFC’s Connor “The Beast” McGreggor. 10 years ago, Boxing’s only undefeated fighter steppd into the WWE Ring:

 

…In case you’re wondering, yes Mayweather broke his nose. In fact, it was his idea. A few years later, The Big Show, who was a Heel at the time revealed in an interview he spoke to Mayweather and flat-out told him to break his nose on purpose. If you watch his lips, you can see him literally say “break my nose”. Then you see Mayweather break his nose with the first punch.

You can watch the full match here:

 

…Mayweather got $20 Million for this match.¬†Mayweather also had the benefit of having WWE handle all the marketing and promotions. All he had to do was show up. He would later say if The Big Show went full-power, the match would have been over in 3 minutes. As you can see, the match goes on for about 10 minutes. Clearly they wanted to give the people the benefit of a full match at Wrestlemania. The finish was the main reason why it was a No Disqualification Match with Knockout as an additional way to end it.

It was also after this fight The Big Show added the Knockout Punch to his toolbox as an homage to his Wrestlemania 24 opponent.

 

So, yeah. It wouldn’t be that big of a stretch if Mayweather takes Dana White up on his offer to have a rematch with McGregor in The Octagon. Same when Ronda Rousey (finally) signs up with WWE.

 

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Breaking News: NXT’s Asuka moving to the Main Roster

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…The news broke moments ago. WWE.com confirmed the news after Asuka’s name was featured on the list of names for an upcoming house show.

As of right now, it’s not known if she will debut on RAW or Smackdown. We do know Asuka relinquished the NXT Women’s Championship, ending her tenure on the NXT roster with a record-breaking 500-win streak. This is including her most recent successful title defense at NXT Takeover this past weekend, making Asuka the first NXT Champion to move on without having lost the title first.

Sasha Banks and Kevin Owens were both NXT Champions when separately debuted on RAW two years ago. They both dropped their respective titles before officially moving to the main roster.

It’s very likely she will debut on RAW even though it would actually make more sense for her to be on Smackdown.

I assume Alexia Bliss being moved to RAW was in preparation for Asuka’s promotion. Asuka has a history with Bliss as well as Bayley and Nia Jaxx. It would make sense for her to immediately but put in a feud with one of them before we get to the obvious Asuka vs. Sasha Banks.

On the other hand like I said, a move to Smackdown would make more sense. She would automatically be the main draw for the Women’s Division while Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch are being kept away from the title. She would easily have a shorter path to winning the Smackdown Women’s Championship.

All we can really do is wait until her debut to see what happens. She suffered a broken collarbone durinng her last match so there will be delay before we see her appear on either Raw or Smackdown. Let the speculation commence!

 

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The RAW and Smackdown after a Pay Per View is always interesting

…Especially after Summer Slam or Wrestlemania. In this case, Summer Slam.

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Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar at No Mercy for the Universal Championship is a no-brainer if you saw Summer Slam. Strowman beat up Lesnar to the point he was carted out of the arena on a stretcher and for 15 minutes, it was a Triple Threat Match. Like two years ago, Lesnar came back to eventually win and retain the title (pinning Roman Reigns).

The next night on RAW, Strowman came down to the ring, CRUSHED Lesnar and then left without saying a word. He didn’t need to.

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John Cena going to RAW after Summer Slam and immediately being paired with Roman Reigns and possibly Samoa Joe…clearly WWE is desperate to push Reigns as their new top guy by having the old top guy put him over. Reigns’ problems in that regard aside, right now Braun Strowman is the main draw.

While the Reigns/Strowman rivalry is far from over, I do think WWE is making the right call pushing them separately. Plus, you can make things interesting with a potential Samoa Joe vs. John Cena feud.

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The wait is finally over: Shelton Benjamin made his return to WWE this week on Smackdown in a backstage promo. Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan announced Shelton Benjamin will be paired with Chad Gable, whose original tag team partner Jason Jordan was sent to RAW for the “Kurt Angle’s my father” storyline. The reformed American Alpha are an immediate threat to the current Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The USOs.

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Big Cass being out with a knee injury for up to 9 month prettymuch killed his ongoing feud with Enzo Amore, who he recently broke up with. Big Cass suffered the injury on RAW during what was already booked as his final match with Enzo.

The following night, Enzo debuted on 205 Live. That should tell you everything you need to know. WWE is looking to tap into his popularity with the fans to draw people to watch 205 Live and more specifically, bring in new WWE Network subscribers.

Let’s not kid ourselves here: Enzo has no chance in hell as a singles competator on RAW, Smackdown or NXT. He might on 205 Live and WWE is banking on that both literally and figuratively. Just look at what the Cruiserweight Division did for Neville and (The) Brian Kendrick, both 2-time Cruiserweight Champions.

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…Of course, I’m gonna save the best for last: Another NXT MEGA star debuted on Smackdown this week. This time, it’s Bobby Roode =O

Shinsuke Nakamura has been Over with fans since his Smackdown debut after Wrestlemania so…yeah. Having him feud with Dolph Ziggler and AJ Styles would help build him for those who don’t know him from NXT.

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There are still some lingering questions after this week for several storylines and superstars moving forward:

  • Dolph Ziggler appeared in brief a promo on Smackdown after being AWOL for the last few weeks. Ziggler has been doing promotional work, one of which being the recently aired commercial that aired during RAW and Smackdown in which he appears. It’s clear WWE is trying to figure out what to do with him, let alone weather to keep him as a Heel or make him a Face. He’s one of those superstars can flip the switch with zero buildup fortunately. I think at this point it might be good to have him feud with AJ Styles for the U.S. Championship. He hasn’t held a title since dropping the Intercontinental Championship two years ago so…yeah.
  • Sami Zayn…unlike Kevin Owens, he has yet to come into his own without being involved with Kevin Owens since leaving NXT. This week was a reminder of that and it’s all the more reason Zayn needs to be pushed into the title hunt.
  • This is “under the radar” (as far as WWE is concerned) but it was announced last week Paige will not face charges in regards to a domestic violence incident involving her, former WWE Superstar Alberto Patron (Alberto Del Rio) and a third party. Paige and Patron, who dated during and after the latter’s brief return to WWE had a messy breakup two months ago. Paige has been out of action for a year now due to suspension and then injury while out. Paige had reportedly entertained the idea of leaving WWE and training for MMA but changed her mind. Now she is focused on preparing for her return to WWE, which is reportedly “imminent”. When she returns, she will be on Smackdown according to her WWE Facebook page’s blue background.
  • Reigns vs. Cena is clearly being set up early. They could face off at Survivor Series or they could even hold that off until Wrestlemania 34. For that to work, they could insert Samoa Joe to feud with Cena while Reigns clashes with The Miz over the Intercontinental Championship. After Survivor Series, they could begin to build Reigns vs. Cena for the Royal Rumble.
  • Speaking of Roman Reigns and Survivor Series: Last year, we saw all three former members of The Shield clash. WWE would be crazy not to utilize all three of them this year. Team RAW could be rounded out with Samoa Joe or Finn Balor and Braun Strowman or Jason Jordan (Kurt Angle’s proxy). Team Smackdown would be made up of AJ Styles, Randy Orton (if he’s available) or Kevin Owens (if Orton’s not available), Jinder Mahal, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode. Would be real interesting.
  • Not gonna lie, I expected Carmella to cash in that briefcase at Summer Slam on Sunday. This week was a huge clue for when we can expect to see her cash in her Money in the Bank contract: Right after or during a match in which the Smackdown Women’s Championship is contested. Cashing it in on Naomi, who is a Face makes the most sense since Natalya is a Heel but it could work.
  • The (presumably) reformed American Alpha is automatically contenders for the USOs simply because of Shelton Benjamin. He’s that damn good. I look forward to seeing the team chemistry between him and Chad Gable develop.
  • Lana’s new storyline alongside Tamina hopefully means WWE is shelving her as a competator for the time being. Her mic skills are decient but rushing her into the title picture and then failing miserably obviously backfired.
  • Stop me if you’ve heard this before: WWE is “close” to getting Ronda Rousy of UFC fame signed on as a WWE Superstar. If the backstage promo she did at WWE’s Talent Development Center is any indication, she might not be the only UFC fighter looking to take her talents to UFC. Hell, there ARE those rumors Connor McGregor is looking at making a serious WWE run. Time will tell.

…That’s what I was thinking of for now. Now the next 3 Pay Per Views will be the RAW-exclusive No Mercy in September, Smackdown-exclusive Hell in a Cell and the crossbrand Survivor Series in November.Clash of Champions will happen in December before the Road to Wrestlemania begins with the Royal Rumble in January.

…Let the hype commence!

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WWE should do another Shake-Up after Summer Slam 2017

 

…I Just finished reviewing my posts on the Post-Wrestlemania Shake-Up. Goes without saying while it helped some superstars but didn’t do any favors for others. Let’s review that now, shall we?

First, RAW to Smackdown:

 

  • Jinder Mahal: Who could have seriously imagined right after being moved to Smackdown, The Maharaja would become WWE Champion? This is the same Jinder Mahal who was fed to other Superstars during his first WWE tenure and was even released. He’s been on a roll since his return during last year’s brand split. While his title run is obviously a marketing move, he has been a pretty good Heel. Getting The Great Khali to help him retain…that right there was a stroke of genius. Assuming he drops the title vs. Shinsuke Nakamura at Summer Slam, he should either be kept near the top or positioned to win the U.S. Championship.
  • Charlotte Flair: Since being moved to Smackdown, Charlotte became a Face but hasn’t been pushed much. This was actually planned to help build Naomi’s title run. The fact that alot of folks expected her to have won the Smackdown Women’s Championship at least once by now is probably WWE is keeping her away from it for now. Make no mistake she WILL be the second woman to have won both the RAW and Smackdown Women’s Championships–the first being Alexa Bliss–by the end of the year. It’s just a matter of when.
  • Lana: It’s official: Lana in-ring is a wash! WWE hoped having her feud with Naomi would help build her mat skills but clearly that hasn’t happened. She was Over with the WWE Universe as Rusev’s manager and became a Face during her short-lived feud with him involving Dolph Ziggler and Summer Rae. Said feud abruptly ended when their real-life marriage was announced. She resumed her role as Rusev’s partner though during their feud, Lana as a competator was heavily teased. Since coming to Lana, the experiment is clearly a failure. At least in multi-superstar matches this could be hidden but her first 3 matches were one on one with Naomi, who is the current Smackdown Women’s Champion so…yeah. Doesn’t get more clear than that.
  • Sami Zayn: Zayn has been struggling since moving to Smackdown, mostly since this time WWE is clearly going out of its way to not have him feud with Kevin Owens again. He’s not in the running for either title picture, nor has his name come up for Summer Slam yet. He needs a push but the obvious problem is there are several people ahead of him at the moment.

 

Now, Smackdown to RAW:

 

  • Dean Ambrose: Let’s be honest and not kid ourselves: Ambrose was brought to RAW to reunite The Shield. His current storyline involving Seth Rollins, who backstabbed Ambrose and Reigns three years ago to break up The Shield is part of the process. Rollins mended the fence with Reigns last year so that just left Ambrose. Speaking of, Reigns is part of Summer Slam’s main event involving himself, Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar. His being brought in to work with Ambrose and Rollins is sure to come sometime after Summer Slam is over.
  • Alexa Bliss: I touched on this above but The Wicked Witch has become the first Superstar to hold both the “RAW” and “Smackdown” Women’s Championships and she did it within 4 weeks of each other: She dropped the Smackdown Championship at Wrestlemania to Naomi, got shipped to RAW two weeks later and then won the RAW Women’s Championship from Bayley the week after moving to RAW. Goes without saying she’s Over with the crowd just from her Harley Quinn-like appearance and has been for some time. It goes without saying she is one of the top superstars in RAW’s Women’s Division.
  • Apollo Crews: Unfortunately, he’s yet another one of those Superstars who fell through the cracks after changing brands. His working with The Titus Brand could work for him but only if he’s either put in the hunt for the IC Title or works with an established vet. He’s in the proverbial Midcard Hell: Not good enough to get to the top tier but not bad enough to be fed to other Superstars.
  • Bray Wyatt: The Eater of Worlds got street cred when he won the Universal Championship back in the day. Since losing it to Randy Orton at Wrestlemania, not much has been done with him. He has been doing promos with Finn Balor but it’s clear his character just isn’t the same without a stable. Wyatt’s Cult Leader Persona works at its best when he has people by his side. WWE needs to turn things around with him and as a former Champion, he has hope unlike Eric Rowan and Luke Harper.

 

Those are just 8 of the nearly two dozen Superstars who changed brands 4 months back after Wrestlemania. This obviously doesn’t account for the head-scratching breakup of American Alpha: Jason Jordan was moved to RAW as part of his new storyline as Kurt Angle’s biological son last month. Prior to the move, Jordan hadn’t been seen on Smackdown for a few weeks and we saw his former partner Chad Gable compete solo. Jordan is obviously being pushed as a solo competator on RAW for storyline reasons.

Gable doesn’t have the same problem Enzo Amore has but he needs to be either added to a stable or paired with someone. Gable and Aiden English could be interesting if done right but he could also mesh Sami Zayn, the Hype Bros. or even Dolph Ziggler. Unless he gets pushed HARD like Jinder Mahal, I don’t see him having much of a Singles run.

Speaking of Enzo. Big Cass eluded to the reason they were split up: He apparently loves to run his mouth in the locker room and everyone was getting tired of it. Enzo was reportedly kicked off the bus right when the “Who’s Ambushing Enzo and Cass?” Storyline started because he was being disrespectful. So the story goes. Once you get kicked out of the locker room, your career is prettymuch done. The Miz is the only Superstar to have had a successful career after getting shut out but only because he’s a workhorse. Enzo, on the other hand…it’s a safe bet he’ll be on his way out sooner or later. A shame given his promo is such a hit with the WWE Universe. WWE will keep him around as use him as long as he’s still Over with the fans though.

Big Cass, on the other hand. I honestly don’t know. Let’s not forget we went down this road before with The Prime Time Players. Darren Young is currently doing promotional work for WWE while Titus O’Neil is a Manager trying to build a stable. When he first came in, alot of folks thought he’d shine as a solo competator but not so much. Unfortunately, I’m expecting the same for Big Cass. I hope I’m proven wrong, though.

 

 

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