News summary w/c 6th September 2021

Silas and The Baron discuss just how unimaginative and repetitive WWE is, and how AEW keeps giving people (including the talent) exactly what they want.

Here we go:

WWE

Who cares?

Seriously?

Possibly the only vaguely interesting storyline is Brock Lesnar turning on Heyman and Reigns, but even that is just lame.

When will Vince realise that Roman Reigns is NOT the second coming?

NXT is as good as dead, if rumours are to be believed, and the endless cutting of talent has left the veneer thinner that ever.

WWE have to do something MASSIVE and SURPRISING to get my interest again.

IMPACT/TNA

Is it still a thing? :-/

I'm an Impact fan, but the lack of TV coverage is really hurting in the UK.

It's becoming a feeder for AEW,

AEW

Fresh from signing massive talents (CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, Ruby Soho... the list goes on), AEW continue to start to build in storylines for wrestlers who are appearing on an ongoing basis (Miro, Dark Order, and others).

It's a slow burn, yes, but it is one that gives room for the wrestlers to build characters and storylines in harmony, so that even when they don't appear week in, week out (Dark Order, Rhio, Private Party) they can still come in and a) everyone knows WHY they are there and b) WHY they are there makes sense in a bigger story arc.

For example, how many times have we discussed how Kevin Owens' (yes, we're picking him out as an example) storylines and alliances in WWE made no sense? Within a month he was feuding with someone he had either never wrestled before, or had been tag team partners with?

Apart from the Kenny Omega/Elite stuff - which looks like it is starting to unravel, and not before time, AEW seems to recognise that consistency is helpful.

Long may it continue!