Triple Z discusses the recent releases, Styles, Gallows, and Anderson looking weak, and NXT needing to slow down before they lose talent.
This is my first Wrestling article in a long time. It's nice to share my opinions today.
Recent Releases: Cutting Dead Weight Again!
Seeing people lose their jobs is a terrible thing. Especially in a hard business like the WWE. The WWE does create it's own problems, and hopefully NXT solves the talent issues. WWE as a business needs to release people. Every release has it's reason and some may not.
Damien Sandow- The fan favorite! He could get himself over by doing anything. WWE disliked Sandow leading to his release. Sandow now has an opportunity to show the world his skills.
El Torito- With Primo and Epico becoming real again there was no need for El Torito.
Hornswoggle- Overdue. He had nothing left to offer. He wasn't a wrestler and was more of a campaign tool.
Zeb Colter- This one was a shocker. Zeb Colter is entertaining but he was never used correctly. I'm thinking Zeb was taken off the road due to medical issues or maybe he's done traveling.
Wade Barrett- Wade Barrett was a curious case. WWE wanted him to get over so badly. He did. Once he got over, WWE screwed with him. Barrett is taking a break from wrestling, and said he would return to the ring some day. Hopefully he goes to a different promotion because then fans start to appreciate him more. *Cough Cough* Drew Galloway *Cough Cough* Ethan Carter III *Cough Cough* Alberto El Patron (prior to his return).
Cameron- Cameron really wasn't a wrestler. She never wanted to be with the WWE anyways just watch her on Total Divas…
Alex Riley- Injuries kept Riley down for a long time and with NXT becoming so congested (Will cover this later), Alex Riley didn't have the time to get over.
Santino Marella- Wait he was still employed by WWE???? WWE's finance department must be a train wreck for all the salaries they pay…
Those were the first set of releases from WWE's annual "Spring Cleaning", and it is rumored that more releases are scheduled to come. Well here's some rumored wrestlers who might be getting the axe.
It will be interesting to see if more of these releases happen.
Styles and Reigns
Let's get something out of the way before I continue writing. The WWE Universe doesn't like Reigns but they did at one point. They loved him when he was a mercenary in The Shield. Roman Reigns fans constantly defend him, and it gets on the nerves everybody… Please stop defending a guy who hasn't changed his ring attire, entrance, and theme song since The Shield. The reason why WWE fans neglect Roman Reigns is because he's stale! Roman is generic player one in WWE 2K.
Roman Reigns isn't a babyface. Even when he turns heel it won't matter unless he CHANGES!
"Roman has good promo skills!"
Yeah let's take excerpt from a Roman Reigns promo
"Sometimes, the ALL needs help from the ONE" - Roman Reigns
Reigns isn't a promo guy. If you couldn't already tell...
Now this is where I begin, AJ Styles needs a victory at Extreme Rules or he should just be removed from the match. There is no point in losing to Roman twice. If it's true WWE is waiting for Seth Rollins to return so he can reclaim the title. It's a big deal, if AJ loses his third PPV match in a row. Casual fans will think he is nothing more than just another Evan Bourne… Gallows and Anderson need to be treated like legitimate threats. No more of Roman Reigns shrugging off what Gallows and Anderson do. WWE had so hype around the "Bullet Club" coming into WWE. Now please don't squash it with the "Samoan Dynasty."
This feud will be interesting to see how it plays out. Roman Reigns is what will plague the "New Era" because he's from the "Old Guard" and the old ways of doing things.
NXT Needs to Slow Down and Let the (other) Talent Develop
NXT has a loaded roster! That is a good thing but when the main roster is full, WWE needs to slow down the signings in NXT.
Here are the current key players in NXT
Here is the list of "Indy/TNA Stars Ready to Break Out"
Here is the list of "NXT Talent Waiting to be Developed"
Especially with the Global Cruiserweight Tournament, NXT's roster will once again become loaded with talent. My fear is that NXT will overload it's roster and then it loses good indy and homegrown talents along the way. The reason why I didn't list the Women's division in NXT is because all of them are currently getting a chance to shine. Tye Dillinger and Elias "The Drifter" Samson are two talents I hope NXT keeps pushing. NXT's loaded roster will create some fantastic TakeOver's in the near future.
Comment below. Who will WWE release in round two of "Spring Cleaning", and are you shocked about the first releases? Does AJ Styles need to beat Roman Reigns to be legitimate? Will NXT suffer from a huge non-developmental roster?
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