WWE Raw Hits A Home Run As Kurt Angle Reveal Ignites Big Push For Jason Jordan
July 17, 2017 - WWE
WWE Raw finally suggested what was behind Kurt Angle’s “mystery text” storyline, and as it turns out, Angle has a storyline son: The newest member of Raw, Jason Jordan.
The large reveal, that Angle had an deceptive son who incited out to be a WWE superstar, continued a new trend of WWE’s artistic group engagement angles loyal out of a soap operas. Alicia Fox’s on-and-off attribute with Noam Dar on 205 Live, a cliffhanger of who was aggressive Enzo Amore and Big Cass and a new play between The Miz and Maryse offer as primary examples of WWE going full-blown eloquent with a series of a new storylines.
Angle being suggested as Jordan’s storyline father is only another box of WWE utilizing marvellous storylines to boost seductiveness and supplement amour to a uncover characterized by what can mostly be run-of-the-mill booking, where one luminary feuds with another though any genuine proclivity behind it. But WWE has incited adult a volume on a programming over a final few months, augmenting a volume of over-the-top storylines and, well, perfect ridiculousness.
And theory what? It appears to be working.
Take, for example, a “Who pounded Enzo and Cass?” storyline that had utterly a apparent finale of Cass being outed as a assailant though still managed to lift in outrageous numbers for WWE. According to WrestlingNewsWorld.com, a Jun 20th book of Raw, “which was headlined by a shred involving Kurt Angle, Corey Graves, Enzo Amore, and Big Cass, drew 3,102,000 viewers. This is adult 22% from final week’s show, and breaks a 7-week strain of averaging underneath 3 million.” That shred also generated a whopping 3.5 million views on YouTube.
Eric Bischoff once wrote a book called Controversy Creates Cash. And it appears that, during a really least, discuss creates seductiveness in a universe of pro wrestling.
Consider that a really same part of Raw highlighted by Enzo’s large heel turn also featured Roman Reigns’ SummerSlam announcement, nonetheless another angle built around a poser of Reigns’ summary and a expectation that it would lead to a lapse of Braun Strowman. The adversary between Strowman vs. Reigns has, of course, been a loyal reversion to feuds from a Attitude Era, an heated conflict highlighted by 1990s-esque stage of ambulances being sloping over by a grievous heel and crashed by a polarizing babyface.
These are a form of storylines that made Raw such a viewership strike in a late 1990s, and WWE seems to be reverting behind to Bischoff’s aged proverb that discuss indeed creates cash, that is something that a Angle/Jordan attribute might eventually do.
The thought of pulling these argumentative angles hasn’t been disdainful to Raw, either. SmackDown recently built a programming around a play surrounding a man, James Ellsworth, “winning” a first-ever women’s Money in a Bank match for Carmella during a Money in a Bank pay-per-view, and WWE skilfully parlayed the storyline into a discuss about either or not it is still stranded in a aged ways of portraying a women as defective to a men.