He's arrogant at times."
"But he's pissed off enough to step in and do this"
defanetly AJ Styles
Except Styles hardly qualifies as 'muscle', especially considering those already involved. Steiner though, as someone mentioned, unlikely as it is, I'd mark for that. I really would.
One thing I'll add that I did like yesterday... a minor progression on Knox's character. He was visibly upset that others would be patched in and given opportunities. I guess he is the next reveal for sure, having already been in 4/5 matches, on every show, and now this little thing from yesterday. I want to see pissed off Knox/DoC just fuck shit up.
This is a good sign. I'm hopeful that the story is going to pick up momentum in the new year. It has to, otherwise they may as well just take off the masks and be done with it. If I were writing the script, which, obviously, I'm not, I'd be making sure there were not-at-all-subtle hints each and every week about tensions and personalities in this group. It's even more important to build them up as individuals where so many of them have no identifying 'tag', they're interchangeable, faceless guys in plaid and leather biker gear. Masked characters work just fine in wrestling and these ones shouldn't have to be an exception.
Honestly, the idea has so much potential that the lazy handling of it annoys me more than uncreative and/or entirely stupid wrestling plot lines do. Those I can mostly take at face value, laugh off and not care about.