Thought of the Day: Keep This In Mind

In case you haven’t been paying attention this week, the big story is Seth Rollins tearing his ACL and being forced to vacate the WWE World Title. This has set up a tournament at Survivor Series 2015 for the vacant belt and there’s a really popular theory out there about the result. Here’s something to keep in mind about it.

So the theory is that Roman Reigns turned corporate/heel and wins the tournament, possibly beating Ambrose in the finals. That’s the theory I’m going with (meaning it’s likely wrong) and so are a lot of other people because it makes a lot of sense. However, this brings up a problem.

With so many people predicting it, don’t think that it’s a bad idea. Assuming it happens, don’t think that it’s stupid booking just because people guessed it was going to happen. This is a good idea, no matter how many people figure it out because it opens the door for a lot of stories and sets up a bunch of matches down the line. Reigns isn’t great as a face but imagine him with that smug grin saying something like “You knew it was happening one day and now it’s happening whether you like it or not.”

For some reason, people think predictable is bad. NXT is one of the most predictable shows in wrestling but it’s also entertaining because they don’t do crazy things just to fool the audience. As usual, I’ll go back to Wrestlemania XIV: would you have Austin lose to Michaels and not win the title just because everyone knew he was winning that night? Of course not, because it would be a horrible decision. People knew it was coming and it kicked off some of the most profitable times the company and business have ever seen.

Just because you’ve figured out the ending doesn’t make it stupid. That’s like saying a mystery isn’t a good story because you read the clues properly and solved it. It means you’re thinking logically and picking up on the clues like you were supposed to. Keep that in mind as we head to Survivor Series.

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8 comments

  1. #MrScissorsKick says:

    Kind of like how Daniel Bryan won the Main Event of WrestleMania 30, no??

    klunderbunker Reply:

    As in that was figured out quick? Yeah like that.

  2. John says:

    I think a smarter idea would be Reigns winning as a face and then turning later if the crowd turns on him again.

    Guy is getting mostly positive reactions now, might as well see if a face run works.

  3. Gunther_224 says:

    I agree 100%

  4. Aeon Mathix says:

    Reigns will do fine and I have no problem with him winning. People just nitpick at the muscled up guy getting pushed thing. The guy can more than hold his own in big matches and gets pretty damn good reactions. Cena wasn’t the wrestler he is today back when he first won the title. Time to take a chance.

  5. Ted says:

    Is it nitpicking to say Reigns is boring? Or that he doesn’t speak well? The fact that he is muscular means nothing. It also doesn’t help that the wwe is trying to force the audience to accept Reigns as the “guy”. Despite the fact that it doesn’t work that way.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Not really. He definitely doesn’t do the long form promo well. Reigns needs to speak in short spurts, not flowing narratives. He’s the kind of guy who can talk with his actions much better.

  6. Ted says:

    I would say give him the chance. But don’t be surprised if/when he can’t rally hack it.