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The GWL Wrestling Chat: The Aftermath of Survivor Series for the WWE

I don’t currently subscribe to the WWE Network as I’ve decided to wait until Wrestlemania season to get back into it. I was tempted for Survivor Series thanks to the tournament but when I saw Roman Reigns in the mix, I took it to the inevitable conclusion. As the WWE main event scene is depleted between John Cena on a break, Rusev injured, Randy Orton is out, Seth Rollins is out, and it’s not a fun time in WWE land right now. Yet with Roman Reigns being set to win the championship, a certain Money in the Bank winner was waiting in the wings. Sheamus was still in the picture somewhere and while Roman won the championship, Sheamus cashed in and is now our WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Wow was my only reaction in reading the tweets I saw on twitter. We live in strange times in WWE Land to say the least.

The next few months at least for the WWE are setting up Roman Reigns going after Sheamus for the belt. Unless the WWE comes up with something compelling to keep people interested, WWE ratings are going to be brutal in the coming months. Now of course Wrestlemania season is going to get people back, it always perks up interest in the WWE product in one way or another. Yet this could be tough as while people have been reacting better to Roman Reigns, he’s still not exactly universally accepted. At least he is getting reactions and Sheamus might be a good foil for him. I really wouldn’t be surprised though if the ratings take a massive hurting if John Cena takes the belt once more. Rules of the WWE if the ratings take a hit, do the ultimate Final Fantasy Summon and have John Cena to win the championship. Really wouldn’t surprise me to see John Cena as champ but with the WWE nothing shocks me.

The ratings still aren’t brilliant and I’m not exactly sure what a Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns feud is going to do for them. Unless they step up their game with the people they have to surround Sheamus and Roman Reigns, the next few months are going to hurt. As the people who aren’t watching or aren’t watching regularly are going to have to hear positive things before they give the WWE another go. With Twitter and so forth, it doesn’t take long to hear people talking about something awesome that’ll get them to check it out. It is why lately while I’ve been keeping tabs on WWE, I’ve been watching infrequently. I watch Gotham, Supergirl, and other shows on Monday Nights and check out WWE Raw later on. It’s not as high on my priority list at the moment. It is starting to happen with more and more viewers too as noted by the ratings.

Now we’ll see how WWE Raw does tonight in the aftermath of Survivor Series and what comes of it. If it creates new interest in watching WWE Raw then I say well done WWE and it won’t bother me to be wrong at all. We’ll see how this plays out for WWE and I will be keeping an eye on the ratings for sure. Thanks for checking out my occasional forays into Wrestling conversation. I just had some stuff pop into my head and wanted to write it down. Take care everyone.

The Magneto/Wolverine WWE Saga Continues

I’m sure all of you across the Internet Wrestling Community and Comic Internet Community have seen the wonderful footage from WWE Monday Night Raw on April 28. If not, I’m going to post the video below so you can watch for yourselves. The way Damien Sandow has fun with being in Magneto cosplay against Hugh Jackman and Dolph Ziggler is priceless. Watch below and see magic happen, then read on as you see that the magic is continuing after this.

Now that you’ve seen that bit of greatness because if you didn’t have at least a little fun with that, wow you have no sense of joy and wonder in your life. I watched the JBL and Cole show or Cody Rhodes and Bad News Barrett show, and first thing I see is Cody Rhodes in a Wolverine mask. They’re now on a search for Wolverine to help them in their show based story. It really doesn’t matter though because it is hilarious to see their hunt for Wolverine. Best being that Sandow in his Magneto cosplay appears again, if they actually got Hugh Jackman to pop up in one of these crazy things I will love this hard. Of course getting this continuation in the JBL and Cole/Rhodes and Barrett Show, amuses me to no end, check out the video below and continue to see the greatness.

It’s only a small touch of greatness in this but next week should be a ball, it’s under five minutes too so a perfect burst of fun video. The first part of this Magneto and Wolverine adventure on WWE Raw is under five minutes too and both videos need to be seen to be fully appreciated. My words can only do so much justice, I wanted to spotlight them as they made me smile and I love that the saga is going forward. WWE may not be perfect sometimes but wow are they ever fun to watch lately. It’s why Monday Night Raw has been a can’t miss show for me as of late. Once you see these videos you may want to start watching for yourself.