5 WWE Stars Set For A Huge Push After WrestleMania 34
March 5, 2018 - WWE
WWE will concentration heavily on part-time stars like John Cena and The Undertaker during WrestleMania season, nonetheless that will change once a pay-per-view is in a books.
When a WrestleMania dirt has settled, a part-timers have left and another breeze or “Superstar Shakeup” has come and gone, WWE will demeanour for new stars or even determined ones to pull as a focal points of a company. In 2017, it was Jinder Mahal and Braun Strowman who were a categorical beneficiaries of a vital post-WrestleMania pull as WWE looked to settle new tip talents to reinstate vacating talents like The Undertaker and Triple H.
This year will be no different.
With WWE’s part-time attractions proof to do small to attract new WWE Network subscribers or pierce a needle in other ways, WWE will make accordant efforts to settle a stream talents as a carriers of a company. That clearly worked with Strowman final year as “The Monster Among Men” became a tip babyface and a outrageous draw, and a wish is that a association will replenish a concentration on full-time talent after a flagship pay-per-view.
Here are 5 stars who will accept a large pull after WrestleMania 34 and lift a association via a residue of 2018.
In all likelihood, it will be Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles for a WWE Championship during WrestleMania 34 in a compare that is about substantiating Nakamura as a face of SmackDown.
Styles has been a No. 1 star on a blue code for scarcely dual years, nonetheless with long-running reports indicating he’ll eventually pierce to Raw, his WrestleMania hitch with Nakamura is expected to offer as a “passing of a torch” that establishes Nakamura as “the man” on SmackDown. At slightest so distant into his categorical register run, Nakamura has roughly been treated like a part-time attraction, appearing intermittently on weekly programming, nonetheless he’s still gotten over in a large approach with many fans.
Nakamura’s SmackDown entrance was one of WWE’s 10 many noticed YouTube videos last year, while Google hunt information suggested that Nakamura was WWE’s many renouned new star in 2017. Thus, it’s transparent that, notwithstanding what has been controversial engagement during times, Nakamura is still one of SmackDown’s biggest stars, that explains since WWE had him soundly discharge Reigns to win a Royal Rumble and acquire his WrestleMania 34 pretension shot.
Styles is one of a categorical reasons since SmackDown’s rating jumped by 5% last year, so a devise could be to get him on Raw to assistance a red brand’s ratings, that stayed accurately a same final year. Especially if Styles’ pierce is indeed penciled in, Nakamura is probably guaranteed to turn a WWE Champion during WrestleMania 34 and be requisitioned as a face of SmackDown going forward.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t WrestlingInc), a devise for scarcely a year now has been for Roman Reigns to better Brock Lesnar during WrestleMania 34 and “replace [John] Cena as a new face of a company.”
In a lot of ways, that transition has already started. Just demeanour during a approach Cena has been requisitioned over a final 6 months or so, carrying mislaid purify to Nakamura on an partial of SmackDown final summer, doing so again to Reigns during No Mercy 2017 and afterwards nonetheless another time to Seth Rollins on a new Raw. Clearly, WWE is relocating on from a days of “Super Cena,” with a suspicion routine being that Cena’s days in WWE are expected numbered as he continues to have some-more success in acting.
Reigns will be a primary customer of that because, even nonetheless some fans aren’t peaceful to acknowledge it, “The Big Dog” hasn’t been pushed as good as we competence consider he was over a final year or so. In fact, he’s suffered a series of vital waste in 2017 and early 2018, including one during Extreme Rules 2017, another during SummerSlam 2017 (when he took a pin), a purify detriment to Nakamura in a Royal Rumble, a somehow purify pretension detriment to The Miz and afterwards nonetheless another large loss, this time to Rollins, in Raw’s noted gauntlet match.
That’s all partial of a story to safeguard that when Reigns defeats Lesnar, it will reignite his pull as not usually a tip star nonetheless “the guy” in WWE. Reigns, of course, is already arguably a No. 1 full-time star in WWE, something that’s positively upheld by his impressive YouTube viewership, strong sell sales and his ability to sell tickets. However, notwithstanding being one of WWE’s many featured stars over a past 4 years or so, he hasn’t won a WWE or Universal pretension in roughly dual years.
That will change during WrestleMania 34, that will offer as a matter for a renewed pull for Reigns, who suffered some-more than his satisfactory share of large waste over a march of a final year.