How much more interesting is the WWE if Roman isn’t around? Twice as interesting? Ten times? They have so much talent running around and without Vince’s Anointed Chosen Big Dog taking up space, that main event scene is just wide open for the taking. Plus, all the guys are AJ/Bryant/Balor size, it makes Brock seem even MORE monstrous, which would make his eventual defeat even cooler.
Seth says he likes Brock being an absentee Champ because his IC title is THE title on Raw by default and thus he’s the guy. He brings up ending Brock’s last title reign and thinks he’ll end this one too. This would eventually lead to a challenge: IC Champ vs Universal Champ at SummerSlam.
Meanwhile… Roman is getting booed out of the building as a babyface vs Jinder. He beats Jinder in a MITB qualifier and at MITB, in yet another #RomanWinsLOL moment he wins.
Midway through the title for title match in the main event of SummerSlam, Roman cashes in (symmetry from WM31) and spears Rollins to win the Universal Title.
No more Brock, heel Roman, babyface Seth.
Maybe time will have made you hate it less perhaps?
It’s in my top ten shows of all time, but then again I always enjoyed me some ECW 😉
2. If this is to be his role for the duration of his career how would you define his legacy? When he started I thought he had the pedigree and tools to be one of the best ever. Would you even say he’s in the top 50 all time? He’s had multiple title reigns but has never been in a position to be the guy to carry the company. He’s main evented a Wrestlemania and been put in prime spots but I can’t really recall him having a show stealing match on a big stage. Considering his start and potential his career has to be considered a disappointment no?
Any sports fan knows that athletes in your local sports town will have endorsements with car dealerships, delis, restaurants etc.
Can WWE talent do that? And if so, do they have to give the company a cut?
Three episodes in and it’s already a huge improvement on the original.
I’m not what you would call a knee-jerk McMahon loyalist, but I’m not sure I understand your venom toward Stephanie.
I understand that they’ve sort of made her the figurehead/spokesperson for the Divas Revolution/Evolution/whatever, but did i miss some specific incident where she personally (outside of kayfabe) took credit for the rise in women’s wrestling? I don’t ask this
sarcastically – I really want to know if there was some specific incident where she literally painted herself to be both the inventor and savior of modern women’s wrestling.
On a related note, I think that a lot of fans don’t realize that those inside the business look at things from a different perspective. With certain well-known exceptions, most aren’t as obsessed with their legacy outside of whether or not the fans are currently
enjoying what they do. They are obviously passionate enough about the business to have devoted their life to it, but when it’s your job and lifestyle, the fact that you’ve made it to the big-time tends to make you fairly secure in your abilities – this is
why it’s pointless to shout “you can’t wrestle” at even the shittiest wrestler on a WWE program.
Again, I want to stress that there are very obvious exceptions to this, but by and large, when you’re Paul Stanley, you don’t sweat whether or not people think you’re the world’s greatest guitarist – you’re more interested in whether or not people love KISS.
That being said, I would be surprised if Stephanie was hell-bent on making sure that the world thought she personally played a huge and important role in the resurgence of women’s wrestling.
Hey Scott – here’s something from the “wrestlers I never thought I’d see have a documentary devoted to them” file (a very specific file, I know) – Sweet Daddy Siki. I’m not sure how many will have heard of him, but he was a *major* heel in the 70s here the Maritimes back in the Atlantic Grand Prix days.
I saw that! Actually kind of interested in it, as well.
2 trains of thought:
1. Charlotte and Bliss have been on top long enough, so move on to new blood.
2. Carmella is not believable as a champ, and Nia isn’t ready to carry the A show’s woman’s division, so have them both drop the belts on Sunday.
Which way are you leaning?