Not really. Doesn't take much effort creatively for WWE or physically for Goldberg. If he only works the Royal Rumble (chilling in the corner most of the match, hitting a couple of spears and tossing some dudes over the top rope) and then the match at Mania... I could easily see them doing that.Winning the RR would be way to much effort.
Plenty of people think AJ is better than Alexa lol. AJ is an obvious future hall of famer. It's not a knock to be below her in the acting department. The notion that people talk about her because of Punk is ridiculous. She worked with the guy for a couple months nearly a year before her long title run. People weren't chanting "CM Punk" at her until after she took her break after Wrestlemania to marry the guy after he retired. That was only because people looked for any reason to chant for Punk.Nobody is saying Alexa isn't as good a AJ. Alexa is better imo. Plus if AJ Lee was given an over the top gimmick like Alexa has right now instead of just the chick that kissed guys and acted like a crazy girlfriend. Nobody would be talking about AJ Lee. In fact the only reason why we even talk about her now, is her connection with Punk. This was AJ in a nutshell, her bouncy skip walk down to the ring and promo work. I can barely remember one match she had. Al I can see in my head is her finisher, submission move. No matches though. I would have to go back and watch some.
That's what it is. 2 top girls, 1 potential top girl in Bianca, an over the hill veteran in Nattie, Carmella and the rest have all been jobbers pretty much their whole career. The "A-Show" has the 3rd best women's division in WWE.So watched the opening few minutes of SD, apparently the hierarchy of the women's division now is Sasha/Bayley, Bianca Belair and......Zelina
Fake Brock being in the first match of the big season premiere was really telling. Roman and Sasha will develop back issues pretty quickly trying to carry this show on their own.SmackDown is dead without Alexa Bliss and The Fiend. I just watched tonight's show and it was garbage, Lars Sullivan beating Jeff Hardy, some skippable tag team matches, a pointless Daniel Bryan return leading to more Seth Rollins vs. The Mysterios and finally Braun Strowman looking like crap and tapping out in the main event.
I'm still optimistic and think Bliss will have a great run the next few months, but I think we can forget about her winning the Royal Rumble. That's Ronda's spot. The only good thing is I can't imagine they would send her to Raw given how much better the Raw division is already. If she wins the Rumble and then beats Sasha at WrestleMania for the SmackDown Title I don't really give a shit.Oh boy she really is coming back sooner then later it seems.
I like Rollins and KO but SmackDown lost too many good/great people. They can't make up for all that. Of course I agree in terms of them pushing the wrong guys. Roman should be the main guy, but the fact that they brought back Lars Sullivan because Lesnar is no longer under contract is pretty much the same to me as the Fake Diesel/Razor Ramon stuff in the 90s. I'm not convinced Big E should be a top singles guy, either (at least not Universal Champion). Raw has most of my favorites now (Bliss, Wyatt, Miz, AJ Styles, Orton) and the new guys they're pushing like Keith Lee and Matt Riddle are a million times better than Fake Brock.They still have Sami, he's a great heel. Hopefully KO turns back heel soon. Bryan and Seth are valuable, but they need good programs. Dolph is being wasted just like Black and Roode and I hate it.
I like these guys, but the problem is I'm not a fan of the people they are pushing/they want to push (Roman, Jey Uso, Big E and Lars). And yeah, Street Profits are awful. Cesaro and Shinsuke are also boring now that they dumped Sami.
Good for you that you don't care about Sasha I DO. hopefully she stays away from her and SD the last thing I need is for Banks to lose her 6th Mania in a row Ugh the thought of that makes me sick.I'm still optimistic and think Bliss will have a great run the next few months, but I think we can forget about her winning the Royal Rumble. That's Ronda's spot. The only good thing is I can't imagine they would send her to Raw given how much better the Raw division is already. If she wins the Rumble and then beats Sasha at WrestleMania for the SmackDown Title I don't really give a shit.