Triple Z takes a look at the highs and the lows from the outcome of the WWE Draft and WWE's New Era.
High: Finn Bàlor is on RAW
The longest reigning NXT champion is finally on RAW. Finn Balor deserved this kind of treatment. Bitter fans saying "All you smarks complained when Roman was getting pushed and you cheer for Balor!"
Well there is a huge difference. One has talent and the other not so much. Yes Roman Reigns has gotten better but he isn't near Finn Balor's level. Finn got over easy and it was a smart decision by WWE to bring him up to the main roster. Finn Balor has the talent and skills to be WWE's first Universal Champion. Also we are getting Rollins VS Balor out of all this.
Low: WWE Will Become Title Crazy
Remember when WWE wanted so badly to unify the Intercontinental Championship and United States Championship? It's weird to think just a few months ago WWE only wanted one unified champion. Now WWE is bringing in the WWE Universal Championship. Having two top titles makes it difficult to tell who the top guy is. Also leaves the question of "Who main events the RAW and SmackDown mixed PPV's?" Also another thing is WWE Women's division is smaller then the guys. They only have 15 active wrestlers!!! So why do they need two titles? I mean a traveling champion would work out well. Plus it would lead for more confrontation between the General Managers. It would almost be like a game stealing the title back and forth. Plus they just revealed the beautiful new Women's Championship at WrestleMania… Why water that down already. Same goes for the Tag Team division on SmackDown. I would prefer traveling champions. I guess WWE wants American Alpha holding a Tag Team title of some sort?
RAW is also bound to introduce a Cruiserweight Championship. Leading to SmackDown introducing a new singles titles. This would bring WWE's championship count to 10 belts. That would be insane to watch at WrestleMania.
High: All The New Talent from CWC, NXT, and Past.
I mean WWE's New Era will allow us to see former favorites like Rhyno and Shelton Benjamin be back on WWE. Also the new era will allow us to see new exhilarating stars from WWE's Cruiserweight Classic. Also don't forget the greatness of NXT.
Low: RAW is Super Long
Let's face it RAW can't keep up the momentum every week. If each show is going to be three hours. Three hours needs to be for special events. The only reason why WWE is keeping it at three hours is strictly do to money. RAW can be a good show but it just loses momentum during the three hours.
High: SmackDown is Strong Again!
SmackDown is becoming strong again. Despite people complaining about Dolph Ziggler. SmackDown has been great to watch. It's Women's division has some interesting players. Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, and Kalisto are valuable talent. AJ Styles and Bray Wyatt are both excellent too. Also Ziggler becoming a main event star again is great! The brand also has John Cena. Even the commentary is good with Mauro Ranallo and David Otunga. JBL is still awful, and that is a fact. SmackDown also has the Intercontinental Championship. SmackDown has become more enjoyable to watch.
Evaluating WWE's New Era is interesting. Will this era be successful? Will it be forgotten like the PG and Reality Era? Could it dethrone the Attitude Era? Can WWE's New Era make wrestling cool again? These are the questions as the New Era continues on in the WWE.
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