It has been two weeks since the biggest show of the year and there was a lot of mixed emotions about how Wrestlemania went down. I agree that there was some questionable moments but overall I think it was a great show for what they had. Even though Wrestlemania let some fans down I find it really hard to complain about the last two weeks worth of TV. It started the night of Wrestlemania in terms of main roster debuts. I think it was a brilliant move to have Baron Corbin win the Andre the Giant Battle Royal because no one saw it coming. Since then he started feud with Dolph Ziggler and beat up on Zack Ryder. Not a bad way to start for your first two week on the main roster.
The night after Wrestlemania we saw the debuts of Apollo Crews and the team Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady. Apollo is one special athlete and really can do it all. He has the power, the speed and more importantly the look. As far as Enzo and Cass go, the sky is the limit for them. They are the most entertaining duo in the company right now and have a ton of charisma. Speaking of tag teams I really do enjoy the number one contenders tournament for tag team titles. It shows the depth and talent of the tag team division. The the other two tag teams that have made their way to the main roster are the The Vaudevillians and team of Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson. Rumors have been running for weeks on when the members of New Japans “Bullet Club” would make their way to the WWE. Well they are and I will be curious to see what kind of impact that they will have.
There were to big surprises to me on Monday Night Raw the night after Wrestlemania. The return of Cesaro and the fact that AJ Styles is now the number one contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Anyone that knows me personally knows that I am a huge Cesaro fan and hopefully his return is a sign that his time has finally come to do great things in the company. As far as Styles is concerned, that threw me way off. Even though Shane McMahon is just a character I really do think he represent a potential change of direction in the company. Look at some of the matches we have seen in recent weeks. We have seen Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn vs. AJ Styles, Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho, Cesaro/AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens/Chris Jericho, and Charlotte vs. Natalya.
A friend once told me that he thought this is the most talented roster that the WWE has ever had. I replied with the statement that they are the most talented but the worst booked. Maybe the times are changing in the WWE. Sometimes it takes time, take ratings being bad and it takes fans responding the right way. I believe complaining about on the internet and stuff doesn’t do a darn thing. Either buy a ticket and cheer for who you want pushed, and boo who don’t want to be pushed. If you don’t like the product don’t watch it and don’t spend money on it. Money and ratings talk and that’s the best way to make change happen. I believe that these last two weeks have been positive for WWE and hope they continue to put the right guys in the spotlight. WWE Payback is May 1st and I hope this wave of quality matches, good stories and fun surprises continues. I think Payback will really show the fans what the direction of WWE really is.