I guess the rules don’t apply to him. The WWE Draft has come and gone and that means that things are a lot more sturdy than they have been in the company in years past. Now the company has two main rosters with unique rosters that are mostly set in stone. There are still the possibilities of trades or other ways to get someone onto another roster, but those things seem to be few and far between. They are not completely gone though, including when Brock Lesnar took the WWE Championship over to Monday Night Raw. That was due to Universal Champion Bray Wyatt being on SmackDown, but that wasn’t the case Monday.
There was a little more to the show closing segment plus a dark match after this week’s Monday Night Raw went off the air. As seen in a video aired on WWE’s YouTube channel, Ricochet hit another big dive onto both Monday Night Raw and NXT wrestlers, as he had done in the show closing brawl. After everyone else was cleared out, a steel cage was lowered and the Fiend defended the Universal Title against former champion Seth Rollins. The match ran about five minutes and saw Rollins hit a few Stomps, only to have the Fiend pop up with Sister Abigail for the pin to retain. Fiend posed with the title on the stage after.
And of course there are videos. Check out what happened with the match and the segment:
Opinion: This is about as standard of an ending as you can get and that is fine. It’s not like having the Fiend show up for a non-televised segment is going to shake the fans’ faith in the Draft so it isn’t like this is any kind of a problem. On the other hand you have Ricochet, who is someone who the fans clearly care about and want to see do his thing. Now, for the interesting part, I could go for some Fiend vs. Ricochet, which is as much of a superhero vs. monster as you can get in WWE. That could work later on and seeing the two of them doing something after the show makes me play some fantasy booker, which is always a fun way to go.
Which of these were better? What is next for Ricochet and Fiend? 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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