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Rob Van Dam, Bray Wyatt and Other Thoughts on Wrestling
The WWE is about to step in it again. The idea of Rob Van Dam as the opponent for Albero Del Rio may strike a chord with other wrestling fans, but frankly I am not buying it. What in the world is this company doing – taking Van Dam and making him the opponent for Del Rio when everyone wants to see Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow eventually fight it out over the World Title.
While RVD is a fan favorite and would be a welcomed sight to beat the boring and controversial ADR (who I bet makes his way to Zeb Colter’s camp at some point), It more than hurts Cody Rhodes’ ascension up the ladder to a world title.
Do we really think Del Rio will continue to beat Van Dam? He did not sign with the WWE to sit on the sidelines and become a jobber for the “Mexican Aristocrat?”
The WWE must find a way to put the belt on RVD and still get Rhodes a victory before Thanksgiving.
Here are some other thoughts about wrestling in general…
Wade Barrett will get lost in the Corporation’s operation
While he is getting more pops and is a great addition to this storyline, at some point, Wade Barrett will be the forgotten man in the Corporate program. This could lead to a face turn by the big Brit.
The dual angle of Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton and Barrett is refreshing. It may not be on the same line as this angle but I see it like the Four Horseman loosening up an opponent (Sting, Lex Luger, Dusty Rhodes) for Ric Flair before a world title defense. Barrett in effect is doing the same thing.
Another way an old school idea works in new age wrestling.
How soon before the Aces and Eights angle implodes?
Can we just get back to wrestling and the fact it matters in TNA?
TNA Wrestling could save itself a lot of energy by continuing to lose the members of Aces and Eights one by one. It looked like there was already a chink in the armour when Bully Ray and Ken Anderson argued over the addition of Huntington Beach Bad Boy Tito Ortiz and his addition to the gang. It was quickly quelled.
But losing Devon in the elimination match with the Main Event Mafia was another chance to see if this group can hold up. Also, it was a chance for us to see AJ Styles back in action.
Now, let’s see how TNA handles Styles’ contract and the rest of the program. I think personally Styles gets the final laugh when he wins the Bound for Glory series, setting up a match with Bully Ray, which will kick the door in again for the niche promotion.
Kane cannot return until Night of Champions
I am still underwhelmed by the attempt by the WWE to make Bray Wyatt a lead character in the company after watching him in the ring.
Wyatt or Windham Rotunda has nothing on his father (Mike Rotunda) or his uncle Barry Windham.
What I do like is the idea that Kane was taken away for a while to follow the buzzards and will return at some point with a new look (A beard, perhaps) and a new angle as part of the Wyatt family. But his return should not take place too soon.