WWE’s Most Controversial and Shocking Stories for a Week of May 4
May 5, 2017 - WWECredit: WWE.com
Coming off a scattershot WWE Payback pay-per-view that had many storylines disrupted by a Superstar Shake-up, WWE can now infantryman on with dual brand-exclusive rosters. But first, it will have to shake off a cobwebs of a House of Horrors.
House of Horrible
WWE’s confidant scrutiny into a abnormal with a initial House of Horrors compare was met with a lot of skepticism, all of that was fit with what incited out to be a criminally underwhelming compare between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt.
In pro wrestling, angry is fundamentally a entertainment and WWE Payback gave a live assembly in San Jose, California, each reason to intone “boring” and bother a pre-taped apportionment of House of Horrors, that was bogged down by cheesy song and ungainly special effects.
And while many see this part as justification that WWE should stay divided from a supernatural, hopefully WWE is not disheartened by a past failures in these forms of on-location matches—the final fight of this inlet pitted The New Day conflicting The Wyatt Family in a reduction unpleasant though still underwhelming backlot brawl—in a hopes that it improves and continues to pull a bounds of how pro wrestling is presented in 2017.
Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns Hang Out in Italy
The Titus code blocked a essential business of WWE with a head-scratching twitter that enclosed a design of Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns palling around in Italy, per @TitusONeilWWE (h/t Wrestling Inc).
Roman Reigns in ROME, Italy 😜 Along with Braun Strowman, Heath Slater, Matt Hardy, Curtis Axel and Titus O’Neil. https://t.co/tk7U46WffR
The dual rivals were shown on conflicting sides of a organisation picture, and while kayfabe positively is dead, WWE officials couldn’t have been too anxious with a biggest stream argument being trivialized with a print from a margin outing as Raw ratings continue to decrease to yearly lows in a thick of post-WrestleMania season, per ShowBuzz Daily (h/t Wrestling Inc).
O’Neil came to his senses hours after and deleted a argumentative picture. It will be engaging to see if there is any punishment by adverse booking.
This is not O’Neil’s initial open gaffe when it comes to violation a fourth wall. The former WWE tab group champion once infamously attempted to roughhouse with Vince McMahon following Daniel Bryan’s retirement ceremony. His actions resulted in a suspension, per WWE.com, that caused him to skip WrestleMania 32.
The Loss of Jericho
Chris Jericho mislaid a United States Championship to Kevin Owens usually 48 hours after winning a pretension during WWE Payback. After being exceedingly pounded by Owens in a post-match beatdown, Jericho was presumably created off radio as he prepares to strike a highway for a debate with his rope Fozzy.
The Judas Rising debate kicks off on May 5 with a final date now advertised for Jun 24. In a second half of his career, Jericho has mastered a art of not overstaying his welcome. Assuming Fozzy doesn’t supplement any additional dates past a finish of June, Jericho could feasibly lapse to SmackDown after blank usually one pay-per-view, though after months of being related to Owens, WWE would be correct to usually move behind Jericho for something new and fresh.
But with SmackDown sketch a year-low normal viewership for a second uninterrupted week, per ShowBuzz Daily (h/t Wrestling Inc), WWE will wish Jericho behind progressing rather than later.
Corey Graves Gets Personal with Tom Phillips
Corey Graves, WWE’s premier heel announcer, lifted some eyebrows during a back-and-forth sell with play-by-play announcer Tom Phillips that strike small too tighten to home.
Phillips, who was detected progressing this year creation intimately pithy comments to a lady on Instagram (h/t Wrestling Inc), intent in a tete-a-tete with Graves, who was discerning to urge his heel philosophies by creation thinly intensity references to Phillips’ scandal.
In response to Phillips job cruiserweight criminal Noam Dar “Euro trash,” Graves retorted with a following barb: “It’s not like Dar was promulgation DMs on Instagram to people that he shouldn’t have been. There’s zero annoying about what he’s done. He simply stole a heart of a pleasing lady from Cedric Alexander, who was neglectful, didn’t uncover Alicia Fox a courtesy she truly deserved.”
Corey Graves @WWEGraves
If we can’t bust your best friends’ chops, whose chops can we bust?
Graves went on to supplement a interruption shot in anxiety to tangible denunciation used by Phillips in a aforementioned Instagram posts. Fortunately, Graves diffused any gibberish of intensity real-life tragedy between a dual with a above tweet.