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Has the "Becky's Man" storyline given Rollins an excuse?

Let's face it. Rollins' title reign has sucked. RAW has seen record lows. Not just in terms of total viewership, but also year on year drop offs.

His programme with Styles flopped. As did his programme with Corbin. A strong lead babyface, such as Cena or Rock, would have performed much better if they were in Rollins' shoes. It was clear that Rollins wasn't FOTC material and had simply failed on his own merit.

However, in recent weeks the company might have given him an excuse. The programme with Becky is dreadful. The infamous t-shirt, the promos, just about everything about it. And while Rollins is still stinking up promos on his own, the material he has been given has been dreadful. The booking squad have somehow taken a poor promo and dull character, and made him even worse with their writing.

Thus, Rollins and his supporters can now point to the recent booking to explain his poor title reign. They have been trying to do this for months. But it has only been in recent weeks that their opinion has held any merit.
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Re: Has the "Becky's Man" storyline given Rollins an excuse?

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Let's face it. Rollins' title reign has sucked. RAW has seen record lows. Not just in terms of total viewership, but also year on year drop offs.

His programme with Styles flopped. As did his programme with Corbin. A strong lead babyface, such as Cena or Rock, would have performed much better if they were in Rollins' shoes. It was clear that Rollins wasn't FOTC material and had simply failed on his own merit.

However, in recent weeks the company might have given him an excuse. The programme with Becky is dreadful. The infamous t-shirt, the promos, just about everything about it. And while Rollins is still stinking up promos on his own, the material he has been given has been dreadful. The booking squad have somehow taken a poor promo and dull character, and made him even worse with their writing.

Thus, Rollins and his supporters can now point to the recent booking to explain his poor title reign. They have been trying to do this for months. But it has only been in recent weeks that their opinion has held any merit.
Rollins hater here. His booking hasn't helped him, but his Twitter meltdown during it all doesn't do him any favors either. Not to mention his bullshit ignorant Mox comments.
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Re: Has the "Becky's Man" storyline given Rollins an excuse?

Like you said, his title reign was bad before he even got with Becky. His first title reign was the drizzling shits too. Everything HAS been booking though no matter how you look at Rollins. His booking and promo material are atrocious. So in that sense, it gives Rollins an excuse as to why he is a failure as champion, but it doesn't give WWE one. It gives Kofi and Becky an excuse as well. You can only do so much when you have shackles around your wrists, neck, and ankles. If Rollins had AEW level creative freedom and if the script was taken away, we would all be looking at him a lot differently, whether he flips or not. We would be looking at everyone differently and new stars would be emerging every 90 days.

The only time I have ever enjoyed Rollins outside of the initial Shield run was when he was IC Champion last summer. He was over AF. I don't know how they fucked that up.



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Rollins hater here. His booking hasn't helped him, but his Twitter meltdown during it all doesn't do him any favors either. Not to mention his bullshit ignorant Mox comments.
Oh I agree.

But he was already on the way to killing his reputation before that with his sub-par performances and inability to retain viewers. Now the company are further hastening the process with this terrible storyline.

In 6 months time a lot of fans will cite this storyline as the main reason why Rollins bombed as a headliner. When in reality, he was failing long before it begun.
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It doesn't really give him an "excuse". Like you said, his title reign was bad before he even got with Becky. His first title reign was the drizzling shits too.

The only time I have ever enjoyed Rollins outside of the initial Shield run was when he was IC Champion last summer. He was over AF. I don't know how they fucked that up.
I think this storyline will be what his second title is most remembered for. Hence it will cloud people's judgements.

It will also be remembered because it has the potential to completely kill off Becky' momentum.
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Re: Has the "Becky's Man" storyline given Rollins an excuse?

Nah he said he had creative control on his character, what we are watching it's what he considers to be the best for him, there are people with bad taste in movies,games, books,etc. well Becky's boyfriend has bad taste for the business.

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Nah he said he had creative control on his character, what we are watching it's what he considers to be the best for him, there are people with bad taste in movies,games, books,etc. well Becky's boyfriend has bad taste for the business.
Good point.
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I think this storyline will be what his second title is most remembered for. Hence it will cloud people's judgements.

It will also be remembered because it has the potential to completely kill off Becky' momentum.
There's no doubt. Rollins will be known as a beta male with no balls until they build him back up. R-Truth is more of a man than he is right now and all he does is run away. He probably wishes he was with Mox in AEW right now, no matter what corporate nonsense he spits out on Twitter.


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Nah he said he had creative control on his character, what we are watching it's what he considers to be the best for him, there are people with bad taste in movies,games, books,etc. well Becky's boyfriend has bad taste for the business.
I highly doubt this is his choice. But if it is, then
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Re: Has the "Becky's Man" storyline given Rollins an excuse?

It's literally been about a 2-3 week storyline. In those weeks, there's only one "promo" he was involved in those weeks I'd consider somewhat corny. The rest has been your standard filler feud affair, just as a mixed tag.

The only thing different is he has to share the spotlight, if that's your problem with it, then fair enough. But overall not much has changed, his reactions haven't suffered, he and Becky were easily the most over thing on the show this week and at all the house shows from what I gather, and he wins all his matches.

We'll where it goes though, but so far I'm seeing anything that detrimental for him unless you one of those people that unironically type out the word "cuck" 20 times a day.

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It's literally been about a 2-3 week storyline. In those weeks, there's only one "promo" he was involved in those weeks I'd consider somewhat corny. The rest has been your standard filler feud affair, just as a mixed tag.
They will eventually have to do promos together again. And if they are as bad as the one they did the other week, it will hurt both performer's momentum (if Rollins had any to begin with).

It's not just what occurs on TV. The marketing has been terrible as well. As example, the infamous t-shirt. It's cringe-worthy as fuck and has the potential to further turn viewers off.
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