Welcome back to another Monday Morning Q&A where I toss out some questions to get a feel of how you guys and gals are feeling about certain topics.
So here are 5 questions I’d like to toss out for this week. I’ll give my answers, too, but the key here is that I want to know what YOU think! So make sure you chime in!
1) Based on SummerSlam, are you more, less or equally as excited about the Triple H regime of WWE Creative than you were before?
Definitely far more excited. The Black and Gold era of NXT was my favorite material for the recent years, so I was already interested in how Triple H will improve things. Then, if this had even been a little improvement, it would have further proven to me that we’re on the right track. But it happened to be one of the events that I’ve enjoyed the most this year, with lots of positives and virtually no negatives. Considering how he didn’t have weeks to set this up and still managed to pull off this great of an event, I’m far more excited about Raw, SmackDown and Clash at the Castle coming up.
2) Theory was unable to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase like he promised. What direction would you take with him going forward?
This can’t continue to be a regular thing. I don’t want to see Theory constantly hovering over Roman Reigns and muddying the waters of all his title matches. There needs to be more of an effort to build up Theory so he doesn’t feel like he’s reaching for a goal he can’t achieve. I want to see WWE continue to build him up in different feuds that he wins, rather than keeping up this series of losses. I’ve never subscribed to the philosophy that holding the briefcase makes someone invulnerable to their losses because “it’ll all balance out eventually, most likely, probably, if we don’t change our minds” as that’s blown up in their face multiple times.
If WWE isn’t ready for Theory to cash in and legitimately be champion by the time Money in the Bank comes around next year, then I think we need to see him drop the briefcase to someone else along the way so they can fail.
Theory’s potential failed cash-in would have to come with many months of follow-up where they rehab him. I don’t want him to lose, look like a jackass, and then have to work all the way back up from where he was prior to winning that briefcase.
3) Which of the four teams fighting for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship this week do you think will win and who should win (if they aren’t both the same answer)?
I’m expecting Tatum Paxley and Ivy Nile to win. Something just tells me they would rather have both sets of belts on Diamond Mine than anyone else. Valentina Feroz and Yulisa Leon are there just to fill some space. Toxic Attraction winning again would reset everything and be the most bland option.
Sadly, Katana Chance and Kayden Carter would be my pick to win, but I don’t think they will. Instead, I’m imagining Paxley and Nile beating them is what sparks them to finally turn heel after months of teasing it, so they can feud with each other going forward.
If they spent all this time not giving the tag titles to KC and KC, why would I think they’d change their minds now?
4) Who should win the AEW World Trios Championship at All Out?
It really has to be three members of The Elite in some fashion. Whether that’s The Young Bucks and “Hangman” Adam Page, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, or Adam Cole and reDRagon’s Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish, those are the teams we need to have fighting for the belts.
True, you could go with Best Friends or House of Black or some other trio and it wouldn’t be the end of the world. But if you want to make sure these belts are on a noteworthy set of guys who will really put a stamp on them, you go in The Undisputed Elite’s direction. Plus, fans have been wanting to see that match with some real stakes on the line, so it makes sense for that to be on the card for All Out.
5) Ric Flair has once again wrestled his last match. Do you think he will stick to it, or will he wrestle yet again somewhere down the line?
This time, I truly think The Nature Boy is done. Think about it this way. His retirement match against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV took place 14 years ago. Since then, he’s had more health scares. You add in there that this was an entire show dedicated to the concept of it being the end for him, it would cheapen the sentiment for him to just wrestle another random match.
Of course, Flair wishes he could wrestle more than this. Plus, you can never say never in wrestling. Lots of people have had lots of retirement matches, only to pop back up again. But if I were going to place a bet, I think this is it.
Let us know your thoughts about these questions by answering them in the comments!