5 WWE Stars Who Badly Need A Change In Character
May 5, 2018 - WWE
WWE traditionally uses a duration after WrestleMania as a transitory one that is tangible by a series of changes to a rosters and a superstars.
The Superstar Shakeup has already resulted in a series of indiscriminate adjustments to a categorical register in sequence to find a right brew of talent for Raw and SmackDown. Especially with WWE impending a finish of a stream TV agreement and potentially alighting a large new deal in a nearby future, it’s positively needed that a programming be as interesting as probable for a foreseeable future. WWE has started a attempts to make a product some-more appealing by restructuring a rosters, returning to dual-brand pay-per-views and adding a horde of new shows to a WWE Network.
Those adjustments should go a prolonged approach toward giving fans some-more of a reason to balance into Raw and SmackDown as good as a WWE Network, though they aren’t enough. The significance of peculiarity engagement can't be overstated, and many times, it is peculiarity engagement that can be a motorist of a pro wrestling business or a means of a downfall. An mostly ignored aspect of must-see wrestling programming is a specific roles of a superstars themselves, and if WWE has too many intensity blockbuster stars who it is not removing a many out of, afterwards it’s blank out on a eventuality to urge a programming and attract some-more fans.
That’s since it’s positively needed that WWE safeguard a stars are in a right roles, and utterly frankly, that isn’t a box with many of them. There is a prolonged line of stars who are now pigeonholed into roles that don’t fit them, and WWE needs to change that ASAP.
Here are 5 vital stars who desperately need a change in character.
Although Dean Ambrose has been out of movement given final December, it’s protected to contend that his singles act had left seared before to a reunion of The Shield final fall.
Part of a reason since Ambrose has always felt like a lost third child of The Shield is that he’s had remarkably small impression growth as “The Lunatic Fringe,” a nickname that implies a many crazier gimmick than what WWE indeed gets out of him. Sure, Ambrose has always seemed to be one of WWE’s many renouned superstars when he’s around, though a marketability study conducted in 2016 indicated that he fell good behind names likes AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Triple H, John Cena, Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar in that regard.
That positively lends faith to a long-running faith among many fans that Ambrose would advantage tremendously from a tweak to his character, quite in a form of a heel turn. Ambrose was noticeably absent from a recently updated list of WWE’s best sell movers, descending behind names likes Braun Strowman, Finn Balor and The New Day in that regard, so if there was ever a possibility to lift off a heel turn, now would be it.
Rollins recently suggested that Ambrose could be impending a return, and WWE’s best gamble is to move him behind as a heel on Raw, given that a uncover already has an overabundance of tip babyfaces (Rollins, Reigns, Strowman, Balor, Lashley, etc.) though doesn’t have a definite No. 1 heel. Ambrose has not had a singles run as a heel given The Shield separate adult in 2014, and a army is a knave is prolonged overdue, potentially portion as a approach to unleash Ambrose and see if he can settle himself as Raw’s many loathed bad guy.
As a former NFL descent lineman and Golden Gloves boxer, Baron Corbin is one of WWE’s many achieved and learned athletes.
That explains since Vince McMahon is apparently a outrageous fan of Corbin, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t SEScoops):
From all a talents not concerned in a categorical eventuality stage right now, Mr. McMahon is still a top on Baron Corbin and a Boss still sees him as a vital actor for a association in a future.
This news positively gels with one from 2017 (h/t WrestlingInc) that indicated that “WWE officials have aloft hopes for Corbin as a categorical eventuality talent” than it did for Strowman. Obviously, Strowman has surpassed those expectations 10 times over, building into a huge pull on YouTube and main-eventing some-more shows with during slightest 10,000 fans than any other luminary in 2017, according to F4WOnline.com, so it would be intolerable if Corbin was ever pushed to a turn that Strowman has been during for a past year.
Still, there is really something there with Corbin, who is a really good and underrated in-ring talent for a male of his status (he’s listed during 6’8 and 285 pounds) though hasn’t had many peculiarity impression growth and positively hasn’t gotten many favors from a artistic team. “The Lone Wolf” gimmick in that a heel doesn’t get along good with others is one that’s been finished large times in a past, only in opposite variations, and it’s not one that will make Corbin mount out from a pack, no matter how considerable he looks physically or as an in-ring performer.
The good news for Corbin is that McMahon apparently is set to give him a large pull on Raw. The bad news, however, is that if there aren’t adjustments done to his gimmick, that needs some-more abyss than him simply being a meant heel, fans competence not truly buy into any pull he receives.
That would be a contrition since a best thing Corbin has going for him is that, in a day and age where many heels try to be “cool” ones, he’s a heel by and through, one who has no shades of gray and could be one of WWE’s many despised heels with teenager tweaks to a impression that lacks any genuine substance.