That makes sense. There are a lot of stories in WWE at any given moment. With so many people putting the shows together on any given week, there are only so many ways that you can manage to put things together before a problem starts to show up. Every now and then you’ll see something that doesn’t make a ton of sense as the continuity gets a little bit screwy. What feels even rarer though is someone giving an explanation that ties into something that happened a few weeks ago and makes sense in the current situation. That was the case this week.
Back in October, WWE held their annual Draft, with the simple goal of setting up individual rosters for both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, with both shows having their own group of wrestlers who would be unique to their own show. This allowed them to build new feuds and rivalries, though it was not something that would be done immediately. Before the rosters were finalized, there was a chance for trades to be made and one of them was indeed made, although it was not entirely completed. That situation was resolved on this week’s Monday Night Raw.
It was quite the moment and the explanation. Check out what was said:
During this week’s show, Paul Heyman announced that WWE Champion Brock Lesnar was being brought over to Monday Night Raw as the second half of a trade that brought Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to SmackDown. Lesnar quit SmackDown on Friday for the sake of coming over to Monday Night Raw in an effort to get revenge on Rey Mysterio, who attacked Lesnar at Crown Jewel. The explanation made it clear that other wrestlers were not allowed to quit and jump from one show to the other.
This has been a long time coming. Check out what started Lesnar vs. Mysterio:
Opinion: I was actually surprised when this was explained as it made sense and tied up a loose end that felt like it was going to be forgotten. I’ll take that over what we normally get every day and the story worked well enough. I mean, ignoring the fact that Bliss and Cross are now equal to the biggest star n the promotion. At least they did something to tie things up though and the move covers a few bases. It’s not the most logical move in the world but when you compare it to “I don’t owe you an explanation” or nothing at all, it’s great writing.
Do you like the move? Should there be any more trades? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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