ZWrestleTalk's new series "If I Was Running WWE" continues with Triple Z giving his thoughts on what he would do if he was in charge of the company.
This is my part one to the series. So I'm going to keep it short and simple. I will hit my first three key points and I will continue this concept later on.
Make PPV Matter Again, Add WWE Network Exclusives
WWE has the big four PPV's. They have Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series. All these events are now four hour events. Sometimes they go longer than the four hours. Yet outside these four WWE lacks quality pay-per-view's in the brand split era. It feels with both shows having their own pay-per-views the build to them have become lazy. I would shorten the schedule. Although I would add more "WWE Network Exclusive" events. Similar to Beast in the East and WWE at MSG. WWE has been doing so many pay-per-views that they are naming them different things. Like "Great Balls of Fire" and I don't think any competing wrestling companies were going to steal that name. I would revolve the story lines around the big four PPV's. Yet have smaller PPV's gain importance. Money in the Bank would become a RAW and SmackDown PPV. So that we can have two Money in the Bank briefcases come into play. This would set WWE Creative for more options down the road.
NXT's Quest to TakeOver Would Continue
NXT has been cleaning out both Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling's rosters. Some could say they are going to go after PROGRESS and NJPW Wrestling also. If I was in charge of WWE I would continue this same pattern. I would make sure NXT's roster was so deep. If I had to specifically target people. I would go after Adam Cole, I would go after a veteran like James Storm. I think NXT still needs to stay true to its developmental purpose but I believe it could use WWE ready talent to keep interest high. It seems like WWE is following this idea still. At the most recent NXT taping Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly are now apart of NXT. These two were mainstays in Ring of Honor.
Fix the Cruiserweight's
It's a very differing complication the purple division is facing. The division has two struggles.
If I had to rework this division here would be the immediate changes.
These would be my first three minor decisions if I ran WWE. More to come in later posts. Thanks for reading and comment below.
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ZWrestleTalk's WWE Writer Dom Bouchard writes about his excitement for the future feuds within the new era of WWE.
There's no doubt that this time around the WWE is serious about changing the product they've been presenting for years. The night after WrestleMania was the start of what can be considered the era where wrestling changes it's dynamic and look.
No more lumbering Big Show or Kane or Mark Henry! More emphasis on athleticism and talent. Let's make no mistake about it, it is not perfect yet and it never will be. What I would consider perfect would not necessarily be what you would consider perfect. So let's settle for considering ourselves lucky that they are finally giving a chance to formidable performers like Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Kofi Kingston, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns to shine in the spotlight.
The return of John Cena will definitely be beneficial to whoever ends up feuding with him. Seth Rollins will try to reclaim what is his world title ,and an upcoming feud with Reigns or Cena will be fantastic. Orton will also help elevate guys like Apollo Crews and Neville. Bray Wyatt should be able to take on the beast Brock Lesnar in what could potentially be the feud of the year. Imagine turning him and Heyman loose. Big Cass and Enzo are a breath of fresh air and the tag team division never looked so strong with the addition of Gallows and Anderson, The Vaudevillains, Primo and Epico, Golden Truth and , the team of Breeze and Fandango.There may be more guys being let go, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Finn Balor and Samoa Joe being called up. Rusev is on the verge of being a main event heel… again.
The roster is absolutely loaded with great talent and the challenge will be to keep everyone relevant. Guys like Corbin, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio are in danger of getting lost in the shuffle.The only way to avoid it is to maximize every opportunity presented to them . It is about time that working hard is what will get you over.
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ZWrestleTalk's Dom Bouchard gives his rosters for the WWE Brand Split.
Featured Championships: World Heavyweight Championship, United States Championship, and Divas Championship.
This would be my roster for Smackdown and also I will put down who I think should be champion!
All the Divas
Kevin Owens (World Champ)
Titus O'Neil (U.S champ)
Alberto Del Rio
*Editors Note from Triple Z: Dom's roster for Smackdown gives us a unique look for the blue brand. The show has older names like Big Show, Kane, and Randy Orton. It also has talented individual like Cesaro, Samoa Joe, and AJ Styles. Kevin Owens would be the perfect man to lead Smackdown. The show definitely seems more mid-card with talents like Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, and Alberto Del Rio. It's funny Eric Rowan and Luke Harper will compete on Smackdown without their master Bray Wyatt. Then Smackdown includes jobbers: Damien Sandow (Really isn't a jobber…), Jack Swagger, and Zack Ryder. Plus the Divas being on just one show could be interesting twist.
Monday Night RAW
Featured Championships: WWE Championship, Intercontinental Championship, Tag Team Championships.
The Dudley Boyz
Enzo and Cass
The New Day (Tag Team Champs)
Primo and Epico
Dean Ambrose (WWE Champ)
Finn Balor (IC Champ)
*Editor's Note from Triple Z: As the primetime brand and the longest episodic show in Television history. RAW has to have the better brand. Dom delivers a solid roster which would mean a significant amount of new faces. The WWE would have a Tag Team renaissance if Dom's roster happened. I mean come on Enzo and Big Cass, The Vaudvillains, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows, The Dudley Boyz, and then we got Tag Teams who will be basically recycled and pushed!!! The Ascension and Primo and Epico are both talent duos that would make the Tag Team division more exciting. Plus Golden Truth wouldn't be bad either. Finn Balor would be a great IC Champ and Dean Ambrose as champion would make RAW, a anything could happen scenario.
I dont get the whole Show VS Orton feud but when Show slammed Orton through the announcer table that create some excitement.... Now some of my match breakdowns
Fandango VS Tyson Kidd
Does the creative team really need that much help? The whole trying to intertwine "Total Divas" into regular storylines are so stupid especially this one. The match was good though.
Big E Langston VS Alberto Del Rio
Is it me or is Big E freakishly over. This is a good thing the match was ok. When Del Rio puts in the cross arm breaker what are you going to do. Tap. No one reverses it so thats why Del Rio is so boring.
Ryback VS R-Truth
So boring ...... Until I heard that Truth won.
John Cena VS The Real Americans
I wanted to see Cena get swinged. but that didn't happen. Cena winning is good. If the Real Americans would have won it should of been Cesaro pinning Cena. Swagger is awful.
Rhodes vs Orton
good exciting match.
Shield VS Bryan/Punk
This match was excellent and Seth Rollins sells amazing. Roman Reigns is a beast. Dean Ambrose is a unique wrestler. Punk is always good. That darn Wyatt Family. The Shield VS Wyatts would be awesome for survivor series but the whole 6 man attack and everyone fighting was pretty awesome to watch.
Raw was okay but had a great ending there is some hopes that the survivor series card get better the shield face turn would have been crazy against the wyatts.
Here is my super late recap i have been very busy.
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Where did you think the Wyatt Family VS Kane story was going to go? I expected a different story but Kane being a new fun character called corporate Kane. Will Corporate Kane ever get in the ring I expect a least a couple times but very few. I just like Kane's new character. Where does he go after this storyline wherever it will be it will be good.
RANDY ORTON VS BIG SHOW
WYATT FAMILY VS DANIEL BRYAN, CM PUNK, DOLPH ZIGGLER.
BIG E LANGSTON VS CURTIS AXEL
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
JOHN CENA VS ALBERTO DEL RIO
TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
GOLDUST AND CODY RHODES VS THE REAL AMERICANS
CLASSIC SURVIVOR SERIES MATCH***
THE SHIELD,FANDANGO, RYBACK VS KOFI KINGSTON, USO'S, PRIME TIME PLAYERS
BRIE BELLA VS AJ LEE
***= I KNOW THIS MATCH SEEMS LOW FOR A CLASSIC SURVIVOR SERIES MATCH BUT WWE WONT GIVE US A GOOD ONE.
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The Rhodes Family just won the tag team championships. The Shield have already lost their dominance so it doesnt really matter. The funny part is that Roman Reigns took the fall not Seth Rollins which is very surprising. The whole corporation storyline is just really interesting and this was a huge turn in the line of events. The next couple weeks will be cool. Hell in a Cell should be amazing.
So in the past few weeks the wyatt family has gone up and has gone down. When Bray Wyatt got a title shot in a dark match against alberto del rio. Then the Wyatt family loses to Cody Rhodes and goldust on smackdown it does not make any sense and now we all have the question is Bray Wyatt injured because after the reports from a WWE live event. It makes me wonder what is next for the Wyatt family in my opinion they go after The Shield. Will that happen probably not but it should happen. There are a lot of people wondering about the wyatt family.
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