Hot take alert: I hope that WWE never pulls the trigger on the Sasha/Bayley feud. I hope that they just keep ratcheting up the tension, again and again. And then, every time it looks like they're going to come to blows, one of them wins another title, and they go back to laughing at us. In fact, I want WWE to create more women's championships, just so Sasha and Bayley can win those, too. Let them go full Ultimo Dragon.
I hope that they ride this out all the way into retirement. And then, at their Hall of Fame induction, they're like, "I can't believe that you dopes ever thought that we were actually going to fight each other!"
slightly less spicey take: I would not be disappointed if they continuously teased the breakup but never gave it. Just ride it out until they split brands or have some non kayfabe reason to separate and move on.
Why not? Does anyone really want to see them feud? Is there some kind of confirmation bias in wrestling fans that when they foreshadow a big turn miles away and then it happens that everyone secretly thinks they are the only genius that called it?
Bayley has been one of my favorite things on WWE TV since WrestleMania. Her troll heel act is so much better than her mopey heel she was right after the turn. Everything clicked when she started screaming at everyone when she won at Mania. And Banks has been looking like her NXT self lately, which is nice. There was a point I though she was the best horsewoman in-ring and she’s showing she still has it in her. I’m loving them and don’t want a breakup any time soon.
On the wrestling board I post at, they're doing a Top 50 Singles WWF Wrestlers from the 90's, and I can't stop laughing at this line from Goldust's write-up:
... Runnels stated that Vince McMahon called him and offered him the gimmick and mentioned "androgynous" several times; Runnels, wanting a separate identity from his father at the time, promptly accepted without knowing what the word "androgynous" meant...
Given how quick they are to cut bait for any type of sex scandal, they must a) have VD's full cooperation on their investigation and b) believe it has no credibility? I have not followed the story extensively.
Haven't watched last night's Smackdown, yet, but I just heard that the "Hair versus Hair" match between Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville at Summerslam has been changed to a "Loser Leaves WWE" match. I'm guessing that Sonya went to management and asked for some time away, after the **** that's happened recently.
It was so deflating for Roman to come out and be the exact same Roman in presentation. Same music. Same graphics. Same gear.
They could have pulled the trigger and made him completely different, instead he’s just the same tired Shield Tribute act, only a heel now. I really hope there’s something in the works for the near future.
It was unfortunate there wasn't a more drastic character tweak. Why didn't he just start bashing everyone with chairs the minute he showed up? If he's going to destroy everything that would have made more sense. If he's going to beat Braun and the Fiend he needs to be the monster that was presumably promised.
Also it's kinda dumb to promise us an unstoppable force and then immediately put the belt on them because then everyone gets irritated. oh well.
I’m clinging to hope it just takes a minute to find his true heel character. Seth slummed it up in Shield gear for a minute before he got his tights and new music... hopefully the same for Roman. This heel turn won’t be nearly as exciting if he’s still just That Shield Dude.