I cannot comprehend how some of the IWC think that WWE makes creative decisions without any consideration that when Wrestlemania season comes up in January certain WWE superstars (in terms of who is on top of the match card) get immediately returned back to mid-card mediocrity.
So sorry folks, but Sheamus is not holding on to the WWE World Heavyweight Title for no more than 2 months. He WILL be a transitional champion that was lucky to be booked with the Money in the Bank briefcase at the right time. Without trying to justify the reason why he was awarded the briefcase in July, he has been made the man to keep the belt warm for someone else come the Royal Rumble.
In January, it’s hard to wonder whom WWE will give the belt to. If you take away the championship runs of Daniel Bryan, Edge and CM Punk, WWE preferred to have the belt be held by the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton, and part-timers like the Rock and Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar and Cena could very well make January returns and win the title at the Rumble event or prior to Wrestlemania, but whom will the WWE deem worthy opponents. I must smirk as I write about the thoughts of casual fans trying to book Wrestlemania next year in Texas with any assemblance of a match card that will draw a full house at AT&T Stadium.
Lesnar and Taker have been used a lot in 2015 on PPV so that lustre of featured attraction has been lost. Whom do you have them face? A washed out legend of the Attitude Era, a quickly push mid-carder being sent to slaughter?
Again, this WWE Offseason has exposed more cracks in the foundation of their main TV product and their main roster. I will be very surprised how the WWE will try to overcome their giant offseason hold that they have dug themselves in.
Casual fans, and marks, by all means keep fantasy booking where you think Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Ronda Rousey, Rock, Austin, Batista are going to wrestle at Wrestlemania 32. Good think there will be more wrestling coming back in January. -KOP