As we know, WWE doesn’t always get everything right. It’s hard to say that we could do better if we were in charge of the writing for as much content as WWE writers have to handle each and every week, but we’re sure a number of us would suggest that it would be easy to improve on a few ideas from time to time.
This week has been a busy week for the WWE. WarGames, Survivor Series, Raw, SmackDown Live and 205 Live are already in the books and fans have witnessed debuts, returns, strange turns and double-crosses and more. With that in mind, there is plenty to criticize.
We’ll try not to be too unfair, maybe even see the positive in some of the moves but here are Five Ways WWE Dropped The Ball This Week. Agree or don’t agree, feel free to leave your comments.
5. Botched Survivor Series Main Event
It’s hard to explain why the WWE chose to put Triple H front and center in the main event when he was one of the last people added to the match. Fans don’t really know why he saved Shane McMahon only to pedigree him and the WWE Universe was not filled in on where things are going with Kurt Angle and Braun Strowman.
It was a very confusing way to book the finish and guys like Finn Balor, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Samoa Joe suffered as a result.
4. Forgot Bray Wyatt
Lost in all of this weekend’s pay-per-view action and two episodes of weekly TV is that Bray Wyatt was nowhere to be found. After losing a match last week, he was absent all of this week, and it’s clear the WWE has no idea what to do with him. To make matters worse, Wyatt sent out a sad tweet and subtle cry for help when he said “come home” to the Bludgeon Brothers after they made their debut on SmackDown Live.
The WWE has completely forgotten about Bray Wyatt and it’s so wrong in so many ways.
3. Teased Owens And Zayn Split
Two of the most over heels on SmackDown Live were barely a part of Survivor Series and then booked on SmackDown Live to take a beating from the rest of the roster. That’s not really a big deal as both Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will rebound.
What’s more, a concern is that on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live, WWE hinted at the two potentially going separate ways when Owens ditched Zayn and left him to fend himself against a very unhappy trio of The New Day. Zayn and Owens are way too good together and it’s far too early to hint at a rift between the two.
2. Pulled Finn Balor From Main Event Push
— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) November 22, 2017
There’s a rumor going around that Vince McMahon has lost faith in Finn Balor and his popularity with the WWE Universe. Speculation is that Balor was set to face Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble and those plans have been changed because McMahon doesn’t think Balor can sell the main event of that show. Even Finn Balor has heard the rumors and responded.
If this is true, it’s an unfortunate mistake by the WWE. If Balor is given the time to really grow as a character with the right feud, the fans would be into him in a major way.
1. Gave Roman Reigns Intercontinental Title
The WWE put the Intercontinental Title on Roman Reigns for two reasons. First, they wanted to be able to call him a grand slam champion. Second, The Miz is preparing to film part four of The Marine movies and won’t be around to defend his title.
That doesn’t make putting the title on Reigns a smart decision. The plan seems to be having him issue open challenges but his history with middle card titles is not good and it’s going to be hard to visualize a way someone comes and takes the title off him cleanly.
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