The X-Factor: Do you really know? Submitted by Victor Mariscal on 07/19/2018 at 05:07 AM
“Our enemies are never as evil as we imagine, and maybe we're never quite as good.”
Been watching clips of the Justice League series lately. That line stood out, and I’ll tell you why.
In the build-ups to WrestleManias XXX and 31, when it looked like Daniel Bryan wasn’t gonna get that main event push he so richly deserved, the crowds let Vince McMahon know just how they felt about it. Both Batista and Roman Reigns would become hated men for “stealing” what was rightfully Bryan’s. In the case of the latter, it hasn’t stopped, and the haters became irrational as time went on.
To the ‘smart’ fans, I ask you: what exactly are you trying to accomplish? At Extreme Rules, Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler were headlining in an Intercontinental title match. That was the fourth time in all of history that title was closing a show. The Miz’s work to make that belt relevant again paid off big time.
How did Pittsburgh react? By doing Royal Rumble countdowns at the 10-second marks. You think that hi-jacking makes you badass, that being disrespectful to two of your darlings means you’re a good fan?
The last three years have seen non-stop complaining from “keyboard warriors” about Roman Reigns. Why doesn’t anyone bitch this hard about the constant castrating by Stephanie McMahon? Why don’t you hi-jack shows to get Bayley pushed to the moon? I mean, all this talk about Brock Lesnar hardly showing up, being an absentee champion, but Reigns is still getting booed.
Hell, Sasha Banks can’t even tell Bayley she loves her without someone crying “lesbian angle”. You can say “I love you” without it being romantic.
I got news for you, as much as you think you know the business, you don’t really know.
Vince McMahon made a ton of money this year alone because he’s smart: WrestleMania 34, the Greatest Royal Rumble, the TV deals, the upcoming Melbourne supershow, and the 2019 Royal Rumble is gonna be at Chase Field, in my town. The GRR made $200 million alone. All of that, during a time you can watch a PPV for only $9.99, when the polarizing Reigns is being pushed as the top guy.
For a man you perceive as being out of touch, he’s done pretty well for himself.
Take a step back and think about it. What you perceive as bad isn’t really as bad as you think.