Monday, November 21, 2016
The Survivor Series main event featuring Brock Lesnar taking on the returning Goldberg was seemingly already as unique as it gets when it comes to today's WWE - the fact that they brought back Goldberg for a main event match when their entire focus recently seems to have been on the next generation, on top of the fact that they haven't had the best relationship with him over the years was a big deal from the get go. Even though it was great to see WWE thinking outside the box and going with a special match that you couldn't see any other week on free TV, it was pretty much a lock that Brock Lesnar would be getting his WrestleMania 20 win back.
Over 6 years ago we wrote about Goldberg negotiating for a WWE return, but even then it was clear that WWE wanted to focus on their own future and not a guy who was a megastar for WCW. The one thing that Goldberg always stated is that he would make a return if it meant his son would get to see him in action live, but the way WWE would use him seemed to be the X factor that would always shut down negotiations....it was clear WWE wouldn't let their young stars be destroyed by an older star, which is one of the problems which has kept WWE in a stale state for the most part.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
In the last few weeks it became apparent that the Dudleys were heading for a change; yes they seemed to lose almost weekly over the past year, but in the past few weeks there was a spotlight put on the fact that miscues between the Dudleys were causing these losses and 9 times out of 10 in wrestling, this means a tag team breakup was on the way. It was almost TOO obvious that the Dudleys were going to split, and many felt that Bubba Ray would be used as a singles star if he brought his "Bully Ray" character from TNA to WWE. The culmination of all of this seemed set in stone as news broke yesterday that The Dudleys would be "retiring" on RAW.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
For weeks WWE has billed this Money in the Bank event as the biggest ever, with "WrestleMania-worthy" matches like John Cena vs. AJ Styles for the first time and Roman Reigns taking on Seth Rollins to finally decide who the rightful WWE Champ was. While the "new generation" has been a nice change of pace lately, the stale WWE Title picture had fans hoping Seth Rollins would return and save the day even though his role is that of the a--hole who doesn't want their cheers - basically "anyone but Reigns" is the sentiment from the vocal majority of WWE fans.