WWE Roadblock 2016: Brock Lesnar’s Return And Five Potential Swerves
December 9, 2016 - WWE
WWE Roadblock is relying heavily on Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins, dual matches that have already happened a series of times, to win a quarrel against SmackDown.
Well, Raw better move some backup.
The Raw brand has pulled off a series of engaging swerves recently, including Goldberg’s intolerable feat over Brock Lesnar during Survivor Series and Charlotte’s startling Hell in a Cell win over Sasha Banks, and it will need to chuck us some some-more curveballs to contest with SmackDown, which has had a fibre of good pay-per-views, including TLC, Backlash and No Mercy.
Especially after this week’s dump in a ratings and a lackluster WWE Network subscriber count, WWE will have to lift out all a stops to challenge SmackDown in a conflict of code supremacy, that has been as unilateral as Lesnar vs. Goldberg in preference of a blue brand. Luckily for Raw, Roadblock is a ideal time and place for a code to switch things adult in time for The Royal Rumble.
So, let’s demeanour during 5 potentially outrageous swerves WWE could lift off during Roadblock, a last Raw PPV of 2016.
Chris Jericho Turns On Kevin Owens (Or Vice Versa)
Much like a storyline between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt, fans have been awaiting a bromance angle between Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens to finish earlier rather than later.
The fact that they still haven’t started strictly feuding yet is a bit surprising, though they won’t be together forever. A separate is coming, and a usually doubt is when that separate will happen. A good mark for that dissection would be in a Royal Rumble compare itself, though if Owens is still holding a Universal pretension during that point, he expected won’t be a Rumble participant.
That means that Roadblock could be a best time to do it. This would set a theatre for Owens vs. Jericho to take place during The Royal Rumble, presumably with Owens’ Universal Championship on a line.
The New Day’s Record Title Reign Ends, Dissension Begins
If The New Day retains a Raw Tag Team Championship on subsequent week’s Raw, the contingent will mangle Demolition’s record and turn a longest reigning tab group champs in history.
WWE isn’t going to let The New Day get this distant usually to tumble one day brief of a record, though depending on how a group’s Triple Threat compare opposite Karl Anderson Luke Gallows and Cesaro Sheamus plays out, artistic could simply book The New Day to finally dump a belts during Roadblock. That way, The New Day would still mangle a record (which WWE clearly wants to happen) while WWE would give another group a run with a titles, that is something that is prolonged overdue.
Look for The New Day to keep on Raw perhaps only to remove a titles during Roadblock, dropping hints during a end of The New Day in a process.