Heel to Heel, Face to Face: MitB 2013
by, 07-03-2013 at 04:19 PM (4104 Views)
Note: This isn't a predictions blog or me playing internet booker. It's just me trying to make sense of the direction WWE is taking. If anyone would like my opinions on the match outcomes for MitB, I'll list them in the comment section.
So yeah, what the hell is happening?
I'll be the first to admit that when WWE announced the line-ups for the MitB ladder matches, I thought for sure it wouldn't stick. An all face match and an all heel match? That can't be right.... Can it?
But sure enough, this past monday on Raw, six of the seven WWE title participants (no RVD) stood face to face in the ring and delivered a segment that was both predictable and unreassuring. Nothing but bickering and muddled threats. Daniel Bryan (face) continues to mock Randy Orton (face) and Kane (face) and yet go for the cheap face pops. Kane and Orton, for the most part, just kinda sit back and take it. It's some sort of strange upper mid-card bully angle.
Let's look at the rest of the (let's just call them Raw) participants:
1) Sheamus has been feuding with the Rhode Scholars and yet isn't taking part in their MitB match.
2) Christian has been feuding with the Shield but isn't going to be in a match with Dean Ambrose.
3) CM Punk.... Didn't he just get back? I love Punk but why is he in this match? (Answer: to take an F5 off the ladder from Brock Lesnar). And I don't think I would ever imagine myself saying this but doesn't it make more sense to have Ryback in there? I mean he was just feuding with Cena for the title. I know you want to give him an actual PPV win and a match with Jericho will do that but it just seems out of place.
OR, if you're determined to keep Punk in the match, wouldn't it make sense to have Curtis Axel in there as well since Axel is only half heartedly feuding with the Miz? You have the US champ in a MitB match, why not the IC champ? Why not take Fandango out of the match and have him fight the Miz for a chance to become #1 contender for the IC belt? You know, cause Fandango was supposed to get a shot at the IC belt before suffering his concussion and being replaced by Curtis Axel.
Who am I exactly supposed to root for? I know the match darling (besides RVD) is supposed to be Daniel Bryan but the WWE isn't giving the fans too many reasons to get behind him as of late. And this is coming from someone who thinks the WWE has handled Bryan near perfectly since bringing him up.
And now the all heel match. Ugggg. Again, I get that there are a few internet darlings in the match (Cesaro, Ambrose, Barrett), but who are the causal fans supposed to root for? There was a Cesaro vs Rhodes match on Raw where there were a total of FIVE heels at ringside for the match. That match got approximately zero heat.
There's still time to reshuffle and let's hope WWE sees the error of their ways.
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