Let's talk WWE!
This week I have a lot of various thoughts so just bare with me as I venture into this madness.
* SUPERSTAR SHAKEUP
The following Superstars switched from SmackDown LIVE to Raw during the first night of the Superstar Shake-up:
The Miz & Maryse
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose
Heath Slater & Rhyno
The following Superstars switched from Raw to SmackDown LIVE during the second night of the Superstar Shake-up:
United States Champion Kevin Owens (Note: Whoever wins Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho's U.S. Title Match at WWE Payback will officially be on SmackDown LIVE)
The New Day
The Shining Stars
So my thought is... all the good shit just mostly went to freaking RAW. With the addition on Shinsuke Nakamura and Tye Dillinger being on Smackdown... RAW got Bray, Mickie, and Dean. However, I am amused cause now all 3 former members of THE SHIELD are on RAW. Can we say Shield Reunion?!?!? *crosses fingers* ... Smackdown still has some KICK ASS TALENT ... this almost evens both shows out. Still would like to see more women on BOTH shows
Payback is pretty much set in stone now with Bray winning probably and bringing the WWE Championship to RAW since Brock Lesnar is only "part-time". The US Championship will stay Smackdown cause Jericho probably will take a break to tour with his band FOZZY... and Dean will stay on RAW with his IC championship so we'll have to see what happens with that.
* JBL vs the WWE Universe
The WWE Universe has called for JBL's head on a platter. Seems a rumor is going around (No Proof one way or another) that JBL caused Maruo Rallano to leave WWE because he BULLIED him. Several other EX WWE employees have come forward to stress how hard JBL is to work with. The Universe loved Maruo. The Universe isn't overly fond of JBL to begin with. Now that we all have heard the rumors... WWE Universe (the fans) are demanding JBL be let go. WWE has an anti-bullying campaign called BE A STAR ... so this looks VERY bad reflecting on WWE if it is true. WWE would do well to investigate this matter FULLY and show the fans that they MEAN WHAT THEY SAY WHEN TAKING A STAND AGAINST BULLYS and ask JBL to step down. My thoughts? I was bullied all my life and if it is true and JBL bullies Mauro or ANYONE else.... then I think he should be removed from being a commentator.
* Roman Reigns' Taker Heat
OK Roman is getting LOTS of HEAT because of his match with Undertaker at Wrestlemania 33. Yes Roman beat Taker but Taker was about to retire. Let's get this straight WWE Universe, Taker was done several WM's ago... but he stayed FOR US. It was time to let him go as bad as I hate to say that. Taker went out putting Reigns "over" like any vet of the locker room would do. He did what all others have done many times before him. So Taker letting Reigns do it was nothing more than him kinda passing the proverbial torch. Not that many or any of us really think Reigns is the "BIG DOG" or that the WWE is "HIS YARD" at all. For me... I don't HATE Roman for Taker. I don't hate Roman at all. I dislike that he was the one that Taker chose to retire with cause I don't think Roman DESERVED that honor. I don't LIKE Roman because he isn't that good in the ring. I liked him in The Shield but as a solo guy... he's lacking in a lot of things I think a true Superstar actually possess.
* Braun Strowman/Roman Reigns Raw Ambulance Ordeal
OH MY GOD WWE... really? Do you think we are THAT stupid?!?!? We know Reigns was off that stretcher before Braun threw it off the loading dock. We also know that the Ambulance was RIGGED in some manner to help Braun turn it over. If you are going to make a segment showing BRAUN'S strength ... show something REALISTIC ... something BELIEVABLE, not that garbage that was SO OBVIOUSLY FAKE IT HURT. It could end up hurting Strowman if you keep making him an unbelievable strong man. What you should have done is have Strowman do everything up to the ambulance but Reigns should have REMAINED on the stretcher... if Mick Foley and Terry Funk could go off a stage in a dumpster at their age then Reigns could SURELY handle landing in the stretcher. Fuck, Zack Ryder went off the stage in a fucking WHEELCHAIR thanks to Kane. MAN UP ROMAN. Seriously WWE, what the fuck?!?!?
Well... that's all my thoughts for now.
Until next time...
REST IN PEACE