WWE’s Most Controversial and Shocking Stories for a Week of Apr 20
April 20, 2017 - WWECredit: WWE.com
As WWE enters spring, it’s apropos painfully honest who a subsequent large plan is as a dog days of summer approach. But after dual weeks of all-world stunts, Braun Strowman is apropos reduction of a pet plan and some-more of a bona fide star.
Strowman combined nonetheless another shave to his flourishing prominence tilt as he and Big Show participated in WWE’s third ringbreaking superplex spot. Though a mark was familiar, WWE has waited prolonged adequate to perform it so it stays special. The odd throng in Columbus, Ohio, was entirely on house with a stunt.
As of this writing, a shave has amassed over 4 million views on YouTube as Strowman’s star surges. Last week’s ambulance tipping mark is good over 8 million as Strowman clips on YouTube have surpassed 12 million in their final dual weeks.
WWE couldn’t have comparison a improved Superstar as a convincing challenger to Brock Lesnar for a Universal Championship, and it couldn’t have finished a improved pursuit building him adult as an comprehensive monster.
Jinder Mahal Bolsters Heel Roster on SmackDown Live
Career afterthought Jinder Mahal came out of nowhere to turn a No. 1 contender for a WWE Championship on SmackDown Live. Mahal, whose final compare on SmackDown came in a detriment to El Torito in 2014, is unexpected one of a many intriguing heels in a promotion.
While fake heels like Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler march as bad guys notwithstanding receiving cheers for being groundless in these roles—and with AJ Styles recently branch babyface after unwell to hoard boos as a heel himself—it will be adult to some-more effective heels like Baron Corbin and Mahal to reconstruct SmackDown Live’s diseased register of villains.
Mahal strike a right records by criticizing WWE’s fanbase of xenophobia, and a intensity fast with a Bollywood Boys could make Mahal an ascent to now uninspiring WWE champion Randy Orton.
Mike and Maria, WWE Bound?
WWE has no necessity of energy couples. The Miz and Maryse, Dean Ambrose and Renee Young and a recently intent John Cena and Nikki Bella prominence an affectionate roster. But with new reports of Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis entrance to WWE per Wade Keller of PWTorch, WWE might have to make room for one more.
Kanellis has had past beef with a Bella Twins, something she minute in an talk with Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc. This could make for an engaging storyline should Maria be concerned in an arriving deteriorate of Total Divas as a show’s viewership continues to bottom out from deteriorate to deteriorate per ShowBuzz Daily (h/t Wrestling Inc).
Bennett stands to advantage severely from a intensity army in WWE. Bennett has a right multiple of mainstream interest and honour from WWE’s differently repulsive hardcore assembly by his stints with Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling. Being compared with a informed face will assistance promote Bennett’s intensity arise to a universe championship, that New Era wrestlers are winning progressing in their careers than ever.
Is Alexa Bliss More Popular than Bayley?
WWE inexplicably soured Bayley’s stream categorical register run. Sure, Bayley is a Raw women’s champion, though that’s not her appeal.
In NXT, Bayley did her best work as an loser who was constantly chasing a grand prize. She naturally relates to a common fan, so a longer she fights a good fight, a some-more renouned she is.
Instead of engagement her as an loser who chased registered universe champion Charlotte, who was undefeated in one-on-one pay-per-view matches, WWE opted to finish Charlotte’s undefeated strain betimes and have Bayley travel into WrestleMania as a universe champion. As a result, a Raw Women’s Championship compare during WrestleMania 33 was forgettable, and a entrance of heel Alexa Bliss was seen as a exhale of uninformed air.
Cheering for Bliss continued into Week 2 as a member of a Raw register in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and WWE will have some work to do in engagement a small knave as a heel opposite a unexpected non-relatable Bayley.