WWE has been producing wacky and outlandish storylines for the majority of the company’s existence. The most recent example occurred two months ago, on the July 17th edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, when Kurt Angle revealed that Jason Jordan was his biological son. This storyline was created in an attempt to jumpstart Jordan’s singles career.
Jason Jordan, a promising young star who made his name alongside Chad Gable in the popular tag team “American Alpha,” has a lot of ability, but lacks in the character department. A storyline that attaches his name to 2017 WWE Hall of Fame member, Kurt Angle, seemed like a great way to help attract fans to the 28-year-old star from Chicago, Illinois.
The angle (no pun intended) was met with mixed reviews at best.
Many fans complained that the storyline was too over-the-top, even for WWE, and insulted their intelligence. Others thought the big reveal, which was teased for weeks, was too predictable and a bit of a let down.
After one month, I think it’s safe to assume that the storyline was unnecessary, and perhaps may have even damaged Jordan’s chances of a successful solo run.
Since the reveal, Jordan has performed well in single’s matches against some of Raw’s biggest stars, including Finn Bálor, Roman Reigns, and John Cena. Despite these entertaining matches, however, Jordan still doesn’t receive much of a reaction from the fans when his music hits.
Simply placing Jordan, a collegiate wrestling star with an impressive pedigree, in these high profile matchups without the illegitimate son storyline attached to his name may have been a better route in regards to a solo push.
But perhaps there is more to the story.
There is a good chance that the final chapter to the Kurt Angle/Jason Jordan illegitimate son saga has yet to be written.
Some fans have speculated that the whole thing is ruse, and that Jordan, with the help of others, is playing Angle in an attempt to further his career, meaning we could see a Jordan/Angle match in the future.
Personally, I think Triple H is the one behind the curtain orchestrating everything. Maybe The Game, in an attempt to tarnish Angle’s legacy, made the whole thing up in the hopes that Angle would leave WWE for good. Maybe this whole thing leads to Triple H facing off with Angle next year at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.
No matter the case, I’m behind the storyline for now. I enjoy seeing a talented in-ring performer in Jason Jordan excel in fantastic matches each week.
I also have no idea what surprises may be around the corner, and as a WWE fan, that’s all I can really ask for.
What do you think of Jason Jordan? How do you think the “Kurt Angle’s illegitimate son” storyline is going to end? Let us know on Twitter, @TheRumbleRamble.