It was hokey, nevertheless it was additionally violent. And that’s one thing WWE has lacked for years. No matter whether or not or not the product is TV-PG or TV-14, the thought needs to be that there’s a simulated struggle occurring in a squared circle, and typically there must be violent parts of the present. WWE has been afraid to go there in recent times (till just a few months in the past).
There’s Orton’s assault on WWE legends and Retribution’s assaults on nearly everybody and anybody. The storyline, in case you haven’t been paying consideration, is similar to the NXT invasion storyline of 10 years in the past. You’ve gotten a bunch of below (i.e. by no means) used expertise rebelling in opposition to an organization that hasn’t used them.
Then on SmackDown, you’ve the most effective model of Roman Reigns. He returned to the corporate and has been spectacular in his role as a heel aligned with Paul Heyman. At Conflict of Champions on Sunday night time, Reigns brutally assaulted his cousin, Jey Uso, till Jey’s twin brother Jimmy lastly stopped the struggle by dropping by the wayside.
It’s not the “WWF Angle” of 1998, nevertheless it’s additionally not the campy John Cena family-friendly WWE of 2011. It’s someplace in between.
This model of WWE is one that somebody like CM Punk may thrive in. He’s not compelled to play second fiddle to the neon rapper on the high of the cardboard. In reality, I’d argue that proper now, WWE doesn’t have a high babyface. They’re trying to get Drew McIntyre there, and I feel he may be that man, however he’s not there but.