It’s bad enough that SmackDown has become the clear “B show”, where unimportant things happen and anything of value is saved for Raw, but now it’s including the rushed and nonsensical booking that permeates the flagship show.
Seeing the smark-heavy post-WrestleMania Raw crowd go insane for Paige's victorious debut over AJ, roaring when her name appeared on the Titan Tron, shows the power of the faux-indy brand. At the same time, there's a weakness to having NXT so prominently available to a larger audience.
The WWE is at the start of a new era in history with its current youth movement. Several stars appear destined for big things in the WWE, but how many will truly live up to the potential expected by the office and more importantly, the fans?
I am not sure what shocked me more form Monday night – the fact that Daniel Bryan remained the WWE World Champion after the show, or the solid move by the company to have Cesaro turn on Zeb Colter and become the newest “Paul Heyman Guy.” This is a move that will undoubtedly move Cesaro – although still a heel – toward stardom and a potential title.
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