Sunday, June 4, 2023

WWE is Loaded With Talent – Now What?

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It takes a large cast of characters to do what WWE does on a weekly basis, year-round, with absolutely zero breaks.

The pieces required to create epic moments and fascinating television, every single week, for multiple hours, no matter what unfortunate circumstances may arise, are many. It has taken some time, but I think WWE finally has the roster depth needed to accomplish this lofty goal.

When Triple H took over talent development and revamped the NXT brand, WWE began to acquire some of the best performers from around the globe. Stars like Sami Zayn, Neville, Kevin Owens, and Finn Bálor are all guys that didn’t fit the mold for what WWE was looking for at the time of their respective hires.

Despite that, all four men have found tremendous success in WWE, and have broken the mold for what a WWE Superstar is supposed to be.

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WWE amassed so much talent, that in July of 2016, they were forced to resurrect the brand split. With so many gifted performers struggling to find television time, WWE had to create more chances for their stars to shine.

The move has been successful, as talent like Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss, Naomi, and The Usos have all benefited from their newfound opportunities.

The product is thriving, the in-ring action is as good as it’s ever been, but I don’t think WWE should be satisfied.

I think all of the ingredients are there for another big boom in professional wrestling, and no matter how good things are outside of WWE, it will always start with Vince McMahon and his billion-dollar organization.

First and foremost, WWE needs to give their talent more creative freedom with the characters inside the ring and out. Breezango has been given the opportunity to do their own thing recently, and as a result, is one of the best things going in WWE today.

Chris Jericho took the ball and ran with it during his latest WWE run, and it led to some of the best television segments WWE has produced in years.

Stars like Kevin Owens, The Miz, and The New Day, just to name a few, were all given creative freedom to do what they liked with their on-screen personas, and each of them found success in their own way.

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WWE could afford to let their stars call more of the shots inside the ring as well.

Some of the matches that have occurred in NXT recently, such as the instant classic between Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate from NXT TakeOver: Chicago, do not follow WWE’s traditional format.

I think some people in WWE understand that there is more than one way to get the job done, which is why matches like the ones that took place in the Cruiserweight Classic last summer, as well as the bouts at the TakeOver events, are happening in a WWE ring today.

It’s time to let the WWE Superstars have the freedom to create magical moments that fans will be talking about for years to come.

It’s no secret that WWE’s product can be over-scripted, over-produced, and just plain bad.

However, I think WWE has one of the best rosters they have ever had, and, if given the opportunity to do so, this group can create the best weekly television that the world of professional wrestling has ever seen.

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Evan Cole
Rumble Ramble guy. I write things.

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