In true WWE form, the company again took a potential gold mine of a potentially huge feud and let it cool off. There was no fallout from the attempted by Dean Ambrose to eliminate Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble and in not doing so, the WWE did not hone in on the backstage power struggle that has been an ongoing theme with the Hounds of Justice of late.
[adinserter block=”1″]Reigns may not have been ready for prime time when he lost to Batista on Sunday night, but Reigns was clearly the winner of the pay-per-view – losing the final spot but gaining the support of fans in Pittsburgh and within the WWE Universe.
And in doing so, won the support of this writer who thinks there will be a huge push for him after WrestleMania once the company figures out what to do with Brock Lesnar, Batista, Big Show and the youngster who could become the biggest thing in this company since The Rock.
The only way to resolve this tension within The Shield and determine who gets custody of Seth Rollins is have the two principles, Reigns and Dean Ambrose, battle it out in New Orleans. And for once in a blue moon, make the United States Title mean something. Putting the strap on Reigns would do more than many realize in the future of title unification.
The fight for stable supremacy is nothing new to wrestling circles. The Horsemen, The New World Order, The Freebirds – they all had instances where there were questions of leadership. And like everything else, all good things must come to an end. This might be one of those cases, but in doing so, we could see some of the best wrestling and one of the best storylines written in this company in some time.
More importantly, the WWE needs this feud for many reasons.
Judging just be the turn of events with the pay-per-view on Sunday night and Monday Night Raw, many subplots were written before our eyes.
Kane and CM Punk will jump into a wrestling ring near you.
The New Age Outlaws will be around for a while, forcing Cody Rhodes to turn on his brother (Goldust).
No one except Tamina is going to beat AJ Lee for the Divas Title.
Big E. Langston needs a true rival. Damien Sandow is he perfect match. Then there would be title unification when Sandow and Reigns meet at an upcoming pay-per-view.
Randy Orton’s days are numbered as the World Champion. Batista and Brock Lesnar are now “for real” challengers at any time.
John Cena and Daniel Bryan have their own issues with The Wyatts and will fight the good fight with Sheamus by their side.
Not exactly stale, but nothing to write home about. Oh, and Kofi Kingston scores a win over Orton in a non-title match but cannot get a title match at a pay-per-view. To say the more things change, the more they stay the same is about as obvious as the fact the sun will come out tomorrow. BORING!
[adinserter block=”2″]The one thing The Shield does better than most factions is not only do they give incredible promos, they sell the hell out of a match. Tell me the last time you saw wrestlers others than Dean Ambrose or Seth Rollins (with the exception of Punk or Bryan) sell a match that was awesome? In today’s wrestling world, it does not happen.
So in the spirit of The Freebirds, The Horsemen and the feared Russians, all great things must come to an end. The WWE, however could spare us a complete loss by taking what was already good and make it ten times better.
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