That’s their way out. We’re finally ready for the big week in wrestling with almost every major wrestling show changing in one way or another. I don’t remember the last time there was so much going on at one point and it makes for some incredibly entertaining material. This includes a big showdown between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens in a Loser Leaves Town ladder match, which may have a bigger story being told.

According to, the idea behind the ladder match is to get rid of McMahon as an authority figure, which will serve as a way to get rid of the concept of authority figures in general. With WWE moving over to FOX, part of the point is moving the show in a direction of being more serious wrestling with less non-wrestlers interfering. There is no word on how long this is going to be the case.

The setup was strong. Check out how we got here:

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that WWE has been needing to do for a long time now. I don’t get why we need an authority figure all the time as some of the big developments can either just be announced or taken care of by the wrestlers. Fans don’t need to have their hands held the entire time so just let the stories play out on their own and come up with a quick explanation to make it work. That was the case for years so why can’t it work now?

Do you think this is where the story is going? Does wrestling need an authority figure? 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, 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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