The X-Factor: A post-WrestleMania landscape Submitted by Victor Mariscal on 04/17/2018 at 05:01 AM
You know, getting over a post-WrestleMania hangover is hard.
You can’t accuse them of being predictable even in this post-Attitude Era landscape: Asuka’s streak ending, Braun picking a kid, Roman Reigns not beating Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles retaining, and John Cena got squashed. AGAIN! You didn’t forget about the 16 minute beatdown did you?
I’d say you haters have lost the right to bitch about Cena.
As of now, I’m on the fence as to whether Reigns vs. Lesnar II was truly bad. I feel they should’ve announced Brock’s new deal to drum up interest in the match, but not doing so allowed them to swerve us.
What did Roman ever do to you? If you’re still pissed because they pushed him over Daniel Bryan, get over it!
This year, it wasn’t by accident. Stephanie McMahon well and truly got hers in the Superdome, tapping out like the bitch that she is!
When Triple H wants to put someone over, he goes all out. Sadly he’s not so professional when they’re not his friends. Roman Reigns and John Cena would know. Who expected “Rowdy” Ronda to beat up on The Game like that?
Ok, moving on.
The fans complain too much. There’s no denying it. No matter how many things WWE does right, the critics are right there to jump on their ass over every little misstep. You can’t expect them to get it exactly right every single night.
There’s gonna be that fear when your favorite NXT star gets the call. More often than not, their runs are seen as failures. Aside from the obvious reason – bad booking decisions – they’re seen as letdowns due to their time in NXT. Anything less than a main event push and a world title reign is failure in the eyes of the NXT faithful.
Kevin Owens first major feud after NXT was with John Cena. KO did lose, but he wasn’t squashed. Immediately people were thinking he was done. Three years later Owens is in a great place.
You expect too much. Simple as that. They can’t push everyone.
Now, in this current landscape, they’ve got a lot going for them. Off the top of my head, the WWE Network hit the 2 million mark among other things. A big money feud with The Miz and Bryan is looming. The so-called Greatest Royal Rumble will draw big money.
If you can look past the fact that women can’t even be on the card, it should be great. Maybe next time pick a country that isn’t so patriarchal.
Fingers crossed that Sasha and Bayley get sent to SD. A 4-way involving them, Charlotte and Becky would be the greatest women’s match of the year. Bayley needs it the most. They had a slam dunk with her and they’ve blown it.