Post Wrestlemania season so far has been pretty incredible. Bringing in Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows, and (somewhat) reuniting the Bullet Club has been a fantastic watch. Not to mention all those NXT call ups: Baron Corbin (technically he was Wrestlemania, but to-may-to, to-mot-to right?), Apollo Crews, Enzo and Cass, and The Vaudevillians.
And the beauty of these call ups, is they each have made their own unique splash onto the main roster scene. Iâ€™m not going to knock you Creative, the way youâ€™ve debuted each of the above-mentioned superstars has been done well. Anderson and Gallows burst onto the main roster scene, and I like how you have somewhat linked them to Paybackâ€™s main event storyline; and Iâ€™m curious if we will we will a WWE Bullet Club faction forming â€¦ and perhaps a heel Samoan faction looming too? Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll keep me guessing!
I digress, youâ€™ve also allowed Apollo Crews the time to fully showcase his unique agility in the ring, along with his power. Youâ€™ve given Enzo and Cass plenty of airtime for promos (and ring action) so that they can properly connect with the WWE Universe. Baron Corbin has finally made it to the main roster, and he is someone who has been on my radar for a while now. I love the fact that he surprised the Wrestlemania 32 audience by winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and how he is perfectly unravelling his heel person for all to see. His aggression, his confidence in his character is something he has been honing for a while now, and I am more than delighted to see him shine on RAW each week. Then, we have the Vaudevillians. I dig their gimmick, itâ€™s different, yet not overly cheesy, and I like their wrestling style; I was also pleasantly surprised to see them, along with other newbie NXT team Enzo and Cass, hit the finals in the tag team title tourney.
A lot is going on right now, which makes post Mania season interesting. As the part-timers who dominated air-time on RAW and SmackDown during the Road to Wrestlemania to help build up the event, fade away and take some time off, newer talent is brought to help hold everything into place. But eight new superstars? Not to mention the two women (Emma and Eva Maria) that were brought up, for Wrestlemania.
Itâ€™s an interesting fine line, isnâ€™t it Creative? The WWE Universe consistently talks about wanting see â€˜so and soâ€™ called up; and why hasnâ€™t this person, or that person hit the main roster: and then it happens, and we are both happy and overwhelmed.
But is it too much, too soon? We are talking about eight new superstars, entering a roster, at the same time. Eight superstars who are seeing a good chunk of air time; who are replacing air time for eight other superstars who are currently on the roster. Sure, there are a handful of main eventers who are out on injury, but it wonâ€™t be long before they return, and what will happen to these eight superstars?
But wait, six of these men are tag team competitors, and maybe that is the idea Creative â€¦ to beef up the tag team division? To add to these eight superstars, it seems the main roster is on the cusp of getting another two superstars, or rather tag team; as it seems Los Matadores are also set to make a big return to the main roster scene with a new gimmick, via the recent vignettes on RAW and SmackDown.
I completely understand that pushes and build ups are cyclical; and Iâ€™m sure Creative, you are (hopefully) watching closely to see how these superstars connect with the audience, for next steps and ultimately their future within the company. For now, as a fan, Iâ€™m not going to worry about â€˜too much, too soonâ€™, or even where this is all headed. Nope, for now, Iâ€™m going to enjoy the entertainment, the surprises, and the build ups; hoping that for some of these superstars, that main roster spotlight wonâ€™t fade anytime soon.