While everyone appears to be waiting for Triple H to make his return to television and exact his revenge on Roman Reigns following the brutal beating he took at TLC, WWE has managed to titillate us with the return of Brock Lesnar. The confrontation between Mr. Suplex City and the current WWE World Champion makes sense because frankly, that is all the company has right now in the way of a marquee match for WrestleMania 32.
Looking at the current WWE roster is more like looking at a baseball disabled list. Too many stars out with injuries, too much potential in the middle of rehab instead of standing tall in the middle of a wrestling ring.
John Cena, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Sasha Banks, Paige, Tyson Kidd, Nikki Bella, Wade Barrett, Sin Cara and Sting.
Let me catch my breath a moment. How can any promotion withstand that kind of issue and survive? It’s a good thing Vince McMahon has been part of the festivities the past few weeks and Lesner confronted Reigns in the final segment of Raw this past Monday or there might night be anyone watching the Royal Rumble. Right now, there isn’t enough star power on the roster for the Rumble Match to draw any excitement from the crowd. The final two wrestlers in the match have to be Lesnar and Reigns (with a twist) or everyone can kiss an exciting WrestleMania 32 goodbye. Furthermore, at some point there has to be a confrontation between Triple H and Reigns or the whole angle looks weak.
While WrestleMania will have a WWE World Title Match as its headlining event, don’t forget that somewhere in the program, The Rock will appear. Could it be that The Rock shows up prior to WrestleMania in a plot twist? The Rock defends his cousin, Reigns, who winds up in a title match with either Lesnar re Triple H, the other one faces The Great One in the co-main event.
It’s just a theory, but it’s one that could sell with the fans in Dallas.
REIGNS TURNING HEEL
Jim Ross, in his latest comments on his website, jrsbarbq.com, said he believes the Reigns-Lesnar main event will happen at WrestleMania, but there needs to be an ending where Reigns turns heel and draws major heat from the fans.
Lesnar is the biggest, healthy star left in WWE and will likely never be the red hot, traditional heel that he once was years ago. Lesnar is a ‘face who the fans both are in awe of and respect wholeheartedly. BTW….what happens if Lesnar faces Reigns for the WWE Title at Wrestlemania Texas and Reigns turns, aligns with the Authority and cheats to beat Lesnar in AT&T Stadium? Just saying…
This is a topic that has been discussed for many months, and was accentuated when Reigns and Seth Rollins were supposed to meet at Survivor Series. The thought back then was that Reigns and Rollins would have a double turn and Reigns would take the title. It was never approved of by McMahon, who has always wanted Reigns to win the title and step into John Cena’s spot.
CHARLOTTE IS A FLAIR FOR THIS GENERATION
I like the angle WWE has written about Charlotte turning on her best friend, Becky Lynch, in an effort to turn the current Divas champion into the division’s biggest heel. The angle is fresh and moves away from the controversy Charlotte’s confrontation with Paige caused. How the creative team uses this angle at the Royal Rumble and at Fastlane will help define both women’s careers this coming year.
The one thing I do not like is the constant appearance of Charlotte’s father, Ric Flair. As much as it pains me to say it, the Nature Boy is a great distraction on the outside of the ring, much like any manager would be. But his constant interference in promos and matches is getting old.
Flair was able to become a star on his own long before the creation of the Four Horsemen. While the times are different and there is only one promotion to deal with, Charlotte must prove she can stand on her own two feet at some point.
Ross commented on his website (same edition), that he thought Flair’s interference in the situation will be evident fairly soon.
I like the personal issue aspect of the Charlotte-Becky Lynch storyline. It has legs and has elements of reality laced throughout. I still think that Ric Flair being his daughter’s manager is going to play out sooner than later. Ric is such a huge star that he is going to overshadow most talents and that includes his athletic daughter. Becky Lynch delivered a strong promo.
We shall see if it becomes an issue at the Royal Rumble, at Fastlane or explodes at WrestleMania.