Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson lose again
With these four men WWE have the chance to create a dominating faction that could run rampant over the company. They would destroy anything in their path and could even rival the accomplishments of The Shield. But this is WWE and that's obviously not going to happen. Since making their in-ring debut on RAW on April 25th, Anderson and Gallows have won two matches.
One of those matches was on Main Event. Last night they were pinned by The Usos. Two men who generate very little reaction from the crowd and gain nothing from beating Gallows and Anderson. Coming into WWE new guys need wins, as much as Road Dogg would have you believe otherwise. If a team isn't winning how does anyone who is not familair with them supposed to view them as a threat? People know who The Usos are and had they lost this match nothing really would've happened. Gallows and Anderson on the other hand are new, people need a reason to cheer (or boo) them. Having them take a pinfall to The Usos of all people makes them look extremely weak.
Ratings are down right now in WWE. They need something big to make people regain interest in the show. Once they see that they will see some of the other interesting programming going on and people will make their way back to watching RAW. The Bullet Club in WWE could've been that but yet again WWE are trying to sacrifice it in favour of getting Roman Reigns over as WWE champion.
Little do they realise that there are many people who will never be interested in supporting Roman Reigns. People can compare Reigns to Cena all they want but Reigns is no where near the level of John Cena. The commentary team try to sell the fact that fans are very passionate about Roman Reigns in the way they are about John Cena which is why he gets a loud reaction. Roman Reigns Is not John Cena nor will he ever be close to Cena. Cena consistently gets 50/50 reactions from the crowd as well as shifting the most merchandise. He has also improved considerably in the ring over the last year and a half. Reigns is not Cena. Stop trying to make him seem like he is. [next]
Women end the show (sort of)
This feud between Natalya and Charlotte has been OK. It's been solid but unspectacular. The finish at Payback really put a dent In things but overall all this just feels like filler until we see Sasha Banks inevitably face Charlotte this Summer. [next]
What is the end game with Golden Truth?
You only have to look at the backstage segment after the match between Truth and Goldust. People were so bored by the angle that cheers had to be piped in. Unfortunately it seems like Golden Truth are only just getting started. My question is, what's the end game? Will Truth and Goldust challenge for the Tag Team titles? Will they just disband when they lose again? [next]
The Shining Stars don't shine very bright
A large part of the issue is that nobody really understands this gimmick. Are they supposed to be travel agents? Narcissistic tourists? What do they want? Why are they here? Yet again the blame must fall to WWE Creative. They have failed to create interest in this new venture and I wouldn't be surprised if they fell off TV in the coming weeks. [next]
A Ring of Honor reunion?
- Chris Jericho will face Dean Ambrose in an 'Asylum' match. It's basically a Cage match with really ridiculous weapons included. No, seriously, there's a mop and bucket involved.
- Sasha Banks wasn't on TV again. —The most popular woman and one of the most popular people in the company wasn't on TV again.
- Dana Brooke may struggle by herself on the main roster. She could be sent back to NXT right now and no one would notice.
- The Vaudevillians looked good going into Extreme Rules but does anyone really believe they'll beat New Day?
- Rusev looked incredible. He looked more like a champion in one night than Kalisto has during his entire reign.
- WWE called the team of Tyler Breeze and Fandango, "Breezango". They missed a beat not calling them FaBreeze.