The WWE news reports this morning are, of course, all about the wildly-successful Clash of Champions pay-per-view event that aired last night. While there were some surprises to be had, the biggest win of the night, of course, went to Roman Reigns, who successfully defeated Rusev to earn the United States Championship. Now, the question becomes, what’s next for all of the winners of the Clash of Champions matches?
The latest WWE news from Forbesmagazine, of course, suggests that Roman Reigns will finally get the respect he’s been so desperately lacking from the organization. From the minute he made his debut with The Shield, it seems as though the WWE didn’t really know how to market the controversial wrestler. Though he, from a technical point of view, is one of the best wrestlers in the organization, he didn’t come without his problems. He was suspended for a “wellness violation” (details of which, to this day, haven’t been fully revealed or confirmed), and there was much ado made about his “vest” that was also deemed to be a violation of WWE rules.
Nevertheless, with this United States Championship win, Reigns is now going to get the main card promotion that he deserved from the beginning. The WWE will just have to figure out what they plan to do about those rowdy crowds, because they — like the Roman Empire — aren’t going away anytime soon.
Meanwhile, the latest WWE news reports from Heavy.com suggest that Cesaro will still be floundering on a mid-card promotion — if that. Having seen his match against Sheamus end, embarrassingly in a draw, there were some reports that suggested that he was too severely injured during yesterday’s match to continue wrestling anytime soon. However, Heavy.com confirmed that Cesaro is okay and will be returning to fight on tonight’s Raw.
And while it’s great that Cesaro isn’t severely injured, his career still seems to be floundering. What, after all, was the point of this “Best of Seven” series when all that was going to happen was a draw? Though the “buzz” on social media was swift and sudden when fans thought that Cesaro was injured, it just as suddenly disappeared when it came out that he was just fine. In short, according to Heavy.com, fans really aren’t satisfied with the career trajectory that Cesaro is taking, and there’s no indication that this will change — or improve — anytime soon. The WWE’s best bet, then, is to put Cesaro on a mid-card fight that actually ends with his win — or defeat — and promote him accordingly.
But, in better WWE news, Bleacher Report has predicted a much brighter future for Kevin Owens, who retained his title last night after he successfully defeated Seth Rollins. In addition to holding on to his title — thus, staying on the main card promotion list — the Kevin Owens story line is enhanced by the question of Triple H’s true involvement in this feud with Seth Rollins.
Owens shows his best fighting form when he’s on the defensive, and that was proven last night during the Clash of Champions bout. From the minute he got into the ring with Rollins, he was snarling and talking trash — and that continued throughout the night as he pummeled his opponent into submission.
“Seth Rollins is no longer the man, he’s the mistake!” shouted Owens at one point.
And even though Chris Jericho’s sudden involvement in the feud was nothing if not confusing, it highlighted how much the WWE has invested in the Kevin Owens brand. This can only mean good news for the champion.
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