WWE’s SummerSlam was a great success. Every match from beginning to end was great. The booking, the segments, some surprise returns, the biggest party of the summer absolutely lived up to it’s name. If this is how it’s going to be with Triple H (finally) in complete control of the creative, then I’m very excited for the weeks and months to come.
Vince McMahon leaving the company couldn’t have come soon enough.
Don’t get me wrong, love him or hate him, professional wrestling probably wouldn’t have reached the heights it’s reached without his hand on the product. While I don’t personally like him, or many of the business decisions he’s made throughout the years, there’s no denying him that.
But it’s time to call a spade a spade. His creative decisions in the last 15ish years have been hot garbage. This is especially true when it’s come to the young, up and coming superstars.
Triple H would build these wonderful performers into top tier talent over in NXT, only to have Vince step in and completely ruin everything about them. The amount of people this has happened to quite frankly disgusts me, and I get frustrated thinking about some of the names that should have been. (Keith Lee, Aleister Black, Adam Cole, the list goes on far too long.)
That is no more, and that has been made abundantly clear with one simple PPV this last weekend. I know it may be too soon to get too excited, but I’m more hopeful for the WWE than I have been in years.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see the improvements moving forward.
On a side note, how happy is Michael Cole not having to hear Vince screaming in his ear for 3 hours a night? I can only imagine his relief.
I definitely want more stuff like this.
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