Apologies for the late post this week, I'm not gonna lie to you guys, I 100% thought today was Wednesday until I noticed Smackdown was on TV. So without further adieu here we go!
I'm just wondering, why does Kevin Owens receive so much criticism about his weight and his appearance (Randy Orton even making a weight comment on Raw), yet Bray Wyatt who is a very similar build to Owens never had any criticism like that. And yet Owens is by far the more athletic wrestler.
This is a very good question that I wanted to answer to the best of my abilities. The real answer as far as I can tell is that there is no good answer. The best answer I can come up with is that Bray Wyatt has more of a mystique gimmick and Kevin Owens has more of a traditional wrestler gimmick. That said there is really no good reason for anyone to say that Kevin Owens isn't good enough to be a wrestler or a WWE Champion because of the shape he's in. Kevin Owens is one of the most well conditioned wrestlers on the roster, and can out wrestle a good amount of the guys who have chiseled abs. I will go on record to say that it really ticks me off when people say that Owens isn't World Championship material or isn't good enough because he is not at 6% body fat or that he doesn't look the part of a wrestler. Kevin Owens has shown that he is one of the best wrestlers on the roster right now, and one of the best heels in many many years. The same people who say that Kevin Owens isn't in good enough shape to be world champion are the same people who said that Ryback wasn't good enough to be champion for one reason or another, and John Cena bores them. There's just no pleasing some people.
My question is what would be some of your dream matches for WrestleMania 32? I know one for me would be a Shield triple threat for the World Title.
I would have to agree with you on the Shield triple threat match. Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose vs Roman Reigns would be a huge seller and the history between them only pushes it over the top. It would do a lot for all three men's careers to main event WrestleMania together. I think that it would also be a great step in the right direction to have these three guys were considered up and coming superstars in the main event, showing WWE is able to pass the torch to the young guys. As much as it's a booking a nightmare, I would also enjoy seeing The Undertaker vs Sting. As for Brock Lesnar I would love nothing more than to see him face off against Kevin Owens, I think that's a great match and between Kevin Owens and Paul Heyman we'd get some great work on the microphone. The only reason I would change this match is if Daniel Bryan gets qualified to work again before Wrestlemania. I would like to see Daniel Bryan beat Brock Lesner at WrestleMania officially passing the torch to him. I'd also be on board for a Sasha Banks vs Charlotte vs Paige Triple Threat divas title match. There are other matches, obviously, that would have to happen like some lower card and mid-card, what I would do with John Cena still not sure, but these are just my fantasy matches.
This is a question I've been meaning to ask. Before the crowd took over at the 2014 Royal Rumble, the main event of Wrestlemania was just supposed to be Orton and Batista. What were the original plans for the title? Was Batista going to win it and hold it for a couple months? Eventually Cena got it but that could not have been the original plan.
To be honest I don't think even WWE knows what it would have done with Randy Orton vs Batista. I can safely say though that they made the right choice with adding Daniel Bryan and having him go over as champion. It was a smart choice in what was a series of bad choices. Daniel Bryan was over like Rover, and doing anything other than putting him over as champion would have caused a revolt at WrestleMania and that's the last thing McMahon wanted. I think we as fans got the best of that situation because if Randy Orton or Batista had won we would have ended up with a less entertaining storyline. We also ended up getting Evolution vs. The Shield instead down the line which was much more entertaining to me.
Is it just me, or does anyone else also find the Kane/ Seth Rollins storyline a bit weird? I can honestly say I find no logic in Kane's transformation over and over again. What are your thoughts?
Honestly, the storyline with Kane is pretty poorly written, but at the same time I’m borderline enjoying it. I think I’m mostly just happy to have someone facing off against Seth Rollins who works as much as he does. It’s been awhile since we’ve had someone challenge him that shows up to both Raw and Smackdown on a regular basis. It’s nice for Seth Rollins to have someone to talk TO rather than talk AT. He’s cutting promos WITH Kane not AT Sting or John Cena, which is great because I was burnt out on the 20 minute monologues. Kane is a reliable veteran and he’s helping pass some time with Rollins and helping get him over as a champion, which I’m fine with in the short term. If things go for much more than this PPV and maybe one more I’ll start to tap out and get bored. Part of the other reason I’m enjoying it is that it seems like Glen (who plays Kane) is genuinely enjoying doing the split personality thing. When a wrestler is having fun and enjoying their storyline it shines through and makes me enjoy it with them. I know a bulk of fans are already done with this feud, but I’m enjoying it.
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