WWE Raw Rushed Into John Cena Vs. Roman Reigns
August 29, 2017 - WWE
WWE Raw has finished it central that John Cena will face Roman Reigns during No Mercy, and that’s a large mistake.
With a NFL unchanging deteriorate right around a corner, WWE is giving into a temptation to bucket adult a initial tumble pay-per-view, No Mercy, in sequence to fight a ratings beast that is Monday Night Football. But what WWE is unequivocally doing is putting all a eggs in one basket and giving us a built No Mercy card at a consequence of a red brand’s other tumble PPVs.
After all, those who are engagement a red code should comprehend that calm is key. The artistic group did a extensive pursuit of giving fans a light build to a Fatal 4-Way Universal pretension compare during SummerSlam, and it worked wonders for a company, both given of a name value of a 4 superstars concerned in a argument and given WWE didn’t give it to a fans right away.
As a result, Raw viewership has exploded over a past integrate of months. In fact, Raw has consistently been doing a best viewership given a Apr 10th “Superstar Shakeup” edition, with the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter reporting that a uncover has finished so for four straight weeks. A lot of that can be contributed to a delayed build to Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns, that wasn’t rushed or thrown together, yet rather, had several stairs to get us there, including Joe’s detriment during Great Balls of Fire and a Strowman/Reigns argument that has lasted many of a year.
Just a week after that SummerSlam dream match, WWE has pulled a trigger on an even bigger one in Cena vs. Reigns, a hitch that is a conflict between a company’s top dual sell sellers, and in essence, a dual biggest stars. The dual polarizing total unloaded a fusillade of insults during any other on this week’s Raw in a “shoot” character promo that was meant to interest to a doctrinaire fan base, that gets silly during a suspicion of a worked shoot:
I like that kind of stuff. Cena Rock drew a many income for a compare ever with a same mentality,. https://t.co/gTJOePGAL0
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) August 29, 2017
The promo conflict was tremendous, quite on Cena’s part, and a Cena/Reigns dream compare is a good idea. The timing only isn’t right.
Both Cena and Reigns have proven to be extensive draws as fans have finished a strong bid to devour calm associated to both “The Champ” and “The Big Dog.” There’s no doubt that fans are some-more than meddlesome in a dream compare between a dual mega-stars, and the thought behind it holding place during No Mercy is that WWE wants to do a hitch ASAP given Cena’s capricious destiny as a WWE superstar and a probability he could shortly be left for good.
But a vital risk that WWE takes by doing both Strowman vs. Lesnar and Cena vs. Reigns during No Mercy is that Raw’s two biggest dream matches will take place on a same show, potentially tying a volume of marquee matches a red code could give us during TLC, Survivor Series or a red brand’s Dec pay-per-view.
are they canceling Raw after No Mercy, because are we doing all of a large matches
— Brandon Stroud (@MrBrandonStroud) August 29, 2017
That’s because WWE should have hold off on Cena vs. Reigns, a truly ancestral compare that deserves some-more than a month’s value of build and would accomplish WWE’s idea of fans tuning in consistently if WWE didn’t get so antsy. Strowman vs. Lesnar is already adequate to sell No Mercy, and yet Cena vs. Reigns will make it even bigger, it would advantage a association some-more to do a compare after in a year during a time when dream matches don’t typically happen.