Almost from out of nowhere like this article we have seen the sudden ascension of Jey Uso from Tag Team specialist to believable challenger to Roman Reigns. It is surprising that after ten years Jey has suddenly risen from the ashes to become a main eventer. Roman has been developing a new character since his return at Summerslam and there is no better way for him to gain control of his new gimmick then by using his family for help. In my opinion, Roman has never look more comfortable or confident as they have finally let him simplify his promos and Paul has helped him tremendously.
I was unsure of pretty much every aspect of this feud or development of the story from square one to now, but this has been one of the best aspects of WWE programming in recent months. They have finally achieved the one thing they have tried to achieve for years and that is making Roman Reigns watchable all they needed to do was peel back the onion. They have needed to lift the chains for years and now that they finally have given Roman the chance to be himself.
For years there have been rumors of The Rock and Roman Reigns colliding at Wrestlemania and it seems like we may finally have entered that timeline for us to get the match the WWE has hoped to give us for years. I'm not sure if Roman needs a boost against The Rock or not, but a feud with The Rock could give a final endorsement to the heel turn making him officially the first real top heel WWE has had in a very long time. Roman has found a new role for himself fighting on the other side of the coin for the first since his days in developmental. His new role could explain his sudden boost of confidence as it is not only breath of fresh air for us since him in a new role, but getting a new gimmick is a breath of fresh air for him as well.
I have been a fan of pro-wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment for the last twenty two years and even though I may not watch as much any more, that doesn't change about the fact that I will always love pro-wrestling. My earliest memory as a child was watching Road Wild 1998 in my living room with my family. Since then I have grown to have a vast amount of knowledge of pro-wrestling, and thus I have formed my own opinion of the proper way to book wrestling. In my opinion, wrestling showed always been portrayed as real as possible to avoid insulting the audience. Most wrestling fans know about the secrets of wrestling and don't need to be reminded about what happens behind the scene at all as most fans don't care. The fans care more about what they see on camera and most promotions need to focus on putting together compelling programming instead of throwing inside jokes or winks and nods to "smarks."
One criticism that holds precedent of WWE programming over everything else in my opinion is that WWE doesn't know how to give reasons to why two people are feuding. They don't like spending any extra time to explain why we should care about a feud or a new wrestler or anything of that nature. The fact is exposition is needed in wrestling to give the fans a reason to care about what they are watching and emotionally invest in the wrestlers. The WWE has one of the best if not the best production team in wrestling and they don't spend nearly enough time taking advantage of that perk they have to introduce new superstars.
Mainly the company should've spent a crazy amount of time investing in the exposition of Retribution giving us a reason to invest in these new stars. A number of these stars have been fixtures of NXT programming for over a year or more and yet there has been no explanation to why they chose the names they did or why they arrived in WWE. The main question is why they need to seek Retribution on WWE and the talent suddenly. It would've made more sense if they included talent that had gotten released earlier this year, because they would have a reason to seek Retribution rather then talent from the NXT brand.
It has seemed like WWE is throwing things at the wall to see what sticks instead of taking time and investing real time into developing meaningful stories, feuds and characters for talent. I know we are currently in an unprecedented situation, but this doesn't mean that WWE couldn't spend time filming vignettes for new talent, interviews to give talent more depth, or coming up with meaningful and logical ways to use talent in the best way possible. They haven't been which is extremely puzzling to me as they have nothing, but time to be able to do exactly what I just mentioned. But they haven't at all and it's extremely puzzling to me and a waste.
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