The landscape of professional wrestling races disappointed fans for one reason or another, and the WWE Playlash pay-per-view on Sunday from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey is barely coming Be Different
With championship bouts, grudge fights and the most polarizing superstar on the list scheduled for the show, the likelihood that the WWE Universe will be a little disappointed is quite high.
What match results will fans have scratching their heads, questioning the booking, and offering alternative results that better match their personal preferences?
- No Disqualification Match for the WWE Championship: AJ Styles Vs. Shinsuke Nakamura [1
- USA Championship Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton
- Raw Women's Championship Game: Nia Jax vs. A lexa Bliss
- SmackDown Women's Championship Game: Charlotte vs , Carmella
- Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass
- Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
- Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
- Kickoff Show: Bayley vs. Ruby Riott
Reigns Defeats Samoa Joe
Whenever the prospect of Roman Reigns winning a match is discussed, diehard fans oppose the idea.
After all, WWE boss Vince McMahon is the chosen one, and they simply can not accept that he would win a pay-per-view match. Regardless of the fact that Reigns has lost two Universal Championship games in a row, which leads into the game.
Reigns against Samoa Joe would almost certainly enrage the part of the fanbase who has an indy pedigree and time in Ring of Honor or believes in Japan that star immediately puts more pressure.
It would also disappoint those fans of SmackDown Live who are constantly overshadowed and under-challenged by WWE's pro-row favorite desires. A lot of disappointment would be justified, especially considering how important it is to keep Joe ahead of a competition that could well be a championship program either AJ
Joe, planned to be a major member of the Styles or Shinsuke Nakamura on Tuesday night.
Unfortunately, when it comes to Reigns, the critique and backlash (pun intended) are the subjects of a bias that ceased to be meaningful as the second-generation star became one of the most enduring wrestlers on the list to surrender.
Cass defeats Bryan
In a fair world, Daniel Bryan would not take over the job for Big Cass. In a fair world, he would kneel in the face of the big man and go straight to a WWE Championship program.
A fair world, however, is not wrestling, where fans always hang out, and the result is a result that will not leave them overly enthusiastic on Sunday evenings.
Yes, Bryan could use some major event impulse to catapult him back into the championship image. Unfortunately, he was used for Cass as a kind of litmus test whose value as a pageant on Tuesday night was due to his performance against the leader of Yes! Movement
On Sunday, it's more about establishing Cass as a real main event, rather than branding Bryan.
That may not fit with Bryan's fans, who think he should be the center of the show. But in an industry that needs to look to the future at some point, the result that beats Cass and beats Bryan is a more admirable one.
Strowman and Lashley Defeat Zayn and Owens
The WWE Universe has seen this game before.
Brown Strowman and Bobby Lashley plotted Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens two weeks earlier on Raw for Backlash, beating them convincingly. This rematch exists only to continue the ongoing program that concerns Owens and Zayn's respect for Raw CEO Kurt Angle.
It's also completely unnecessary, causing Zayn and Owens to regain their momentum and credibility through a makeshift team that does not need the win.
Zayn and Owens have the tools to be the main villains on Raw, but as it is, they are a midcard villain act that has unsettled Angle's business, but speak no rivalry with full-time workers. So they are pushed into matches to punish them.
It violates its credibility and eats whatever it owns.
And why? To make Angle the center of a show full of stars that are unlikely to get the attention they deserve?
A booking mistake, for sure.