Hey, Scott. With this year's WM card feeling really cold, doesn't it now seem that much more obvious that Reigns vs. Cena and Strowman vs. Lesnar should've been held off for this year's WM instead of being wasted on No Mercy? Trying to boost network subs during a notoriously slow period was a fine idea on paper, but they really wasted top-tier matches in the process.
Strowman destroying everyone all year and finally facing the one man who's been as dominant for the title would've made for a classic immovable object vs. unstoppable force story at WM. Instead he loses and gets stuck in limbo. Braun getting hot as a babyface (in a company that struggles desperately to get faces over) and then being relegated to an absolutely ice-cold throw-away tag match is now one of the most baffling WM season turn of events I can recall.
As for Roman and Cena, it's always been obvious that no one wanted another Reigns coronation anyway. Roman not being forced into another unwanted babyface title win could've actually helped him get over, and Cena jumping to Raw to test the merit of the company's “new Cena” at the biggest event of the year would've made perfect sense. Instead John's now relegated to strangely bullying a legend because…he just wants to wrestle at WM. Pretty lame to say the least.
I know it's been said, but this insistence on “Reigns wins the title” and nothing else screwed up what could've been a damn good WM build.
Absolutely agreed. And that way Cena wouldn't have to buy a ticket and show up as a fan!