The entire world is in a weird place right now, and that extends to WWE as well. WWE has worked hard on adapting to the issues, but a lot more has gone down that’s really worth talking about. So how about we jump right in and discuss these events.
Last week, WWE released several of their contracted talents, including Kurt Angle, Rusev, Drake Maverick, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows, Eric Young, EC3, Curt Hawkins, Lio Rush, Heath Slater, Aiden English, Sarah Logan, Mike Chioda, Primo & Epico, Erick Rowan, Mike & Maria Kanellis, No Way Jose, and even some others that WWE didn’t publicly reveal.
WWE seems to be struggling financially, and this resulted in this huge day of releases. It’s unfortunate to see these guys go, but I have a really good feeling about the futures of EC3, Anderson & Gallows, and especially Rusev. I’m also looking forward to the creative stuff that Heath Slater and Drake Maverick are able to do in the independent circuits.
Speaking of indy wrestling, that’s the biggest issue with the releases right now, there isn’t anywhere else to go. WWE is still running shows but nobody else is able to keep this kind of consistent schedule.
The state of Florida has deemed WWE as an essential business. This is strange, but basically it means that they can still put on shows. It seems that Raw and Smackdown moving forward will be pre-taped as a way to take care of the health of their talent and crew.
Though I don’t get how WWE is ‘essential’ I am pleased, as a wrestling fan, to still get my wrestling fix multiple times every week. I just hope that everyone stays safe and healthy, because that is much more important.
Money in the Bank
WWE’s Money in the Bank event is one of the most popular, with the main focus being the match the show was named after: the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. In this match, 6 wrestlers compete in a ladder match to grab a hanging brief case. The winner gets a championship match any time anywhere.
This year, they decided to be creative and do things a bit differently. These matches will takeplace at the WWE Headquarters in Stanford, Connecticut. The match begins on the bottom floor of the HQ and everyone fights to the top floor where a ring is set up with a brief case hanging.
I don’t know who came up with this, but I think I love it. I’m hoping this will be a cinematic masterpiece similar to WrestleMania’s Boneyard match or the Firefly Funhouse match. WWE has a chance to make something incredibly unique here.
WWE has been making some solid shows recently, and I’m hoping that trend continues.Everything has been seemingly rough for WWE right now and I would like to see them get a win right now. More importantly, I’d like to see the released wrestlers get some good jobs when things clear up.
By: Benny Uhlich CruelFan.com