There is a pervasive idea in a certain segment of the fandom that sees the ending of the Undertaker’s streak and the subsequent obliteration of John Cena being given to a part timer as the epitome of how out of touch Vince McMahon is. That this mostly comes from people who are subscribed to the Network, who are likely complaining while wearing shirts they bought from the WWE Shop. Brock Lesnar is one of the biggest stars in the history of pay-per-view, and while there has been a clear shift away from that model, he still brings more eyes from outside of wrestling to the product than anyone else in the world. And even if he didn’t, having Brock Lesnar as champion allows us to be graced with the glorious presence of Mr. Paul Heyman whenever the WWE needs to build up interest in one of his upcoming appearances. Which, at least for your correspondent, seems totally worth it.
And while those same people will rightfully complain about how ridiculously over the top Dean Ambrose’s entrance was, considering that Bray Wyatt is involved in this feud completely changes the level of weird over-the-topness both allowed and expected. The glowing ambulance isn’t any weirder than a chorus of children singing a song or a smoking lantern that turns into a holographic projection screen. Whether or not that’s a good thing is a completely different thing.
#FireJerryLawler. Seriously, if Bill Cosby can be taken off of Netflix and NBC, can’t we get Jerry Lawler off the WWE Network and USA? I thought this was America.
Also, #FireWhoeverBookedThisRowan-HarperMatch. At least make me spend $9.99 for the pleasure.