Smackdown spoilers are out, and it appears that WWE has finally decided to give the Social Outcasts something meaningful to do, according to Wrestling Inc. The quartet of Bo Dallas, Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, and Adam Rose confronted the New Day on this week’s episode in what was said to be a really entertaining segment. That led to a match between the two sides and what appears to be the start of a fresh new feud.
When WWE made the decision to put together the Social Outcasts stable, it was a last ditch effort to give these guys a shot at being on television on a regular basis. For much of the past year, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Adam Rose and Heath Slater were rarely used on Monday Night Raw or Smackdown. Slater and Dallas were essentially only used whenever management wanted a bit of comedy during random episodes.
Even though they were not used on a regular basis, there are still a decent amount of fans that like Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Heath Slater, and Adam Rose. They’re not bad performers. They’re just simply guys that have been saddled with bad material from the creative department. One can only go so far in World Wrestling Entertainment if the front office does not provide you with their full support.
There was a point in time where the New Day felt like what the Social Outcasts are now. WWE officials threw Kofi Kingston, Big E Langston and Xavier Woods together as a stable, but the trio was not given much television time or quality material to work with. Many felt that New Day would be dissolved and taken off of television forever, but Woods, Langston and Kingston started generating a connection with the audience once they let loose and embraced the comedic nature of their collective characters.
While it may appear unlikely that WWE catches lightning in a bottle again with the Social Outcasts, it should not be completely ruled out because the audience sometimes can surprise the front office with who they decide to get behind. Adam Rose, Heath Slater, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas might be able to get together and become an entertaining act if management were to give them some interesting feuds and programs to work with.
Since the New Day is now one of the top acts in all of WWE, they are a great choice for the Social Outcasts. Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, and Big E Langston are already adept at making segments hilariously entertaining, so Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater, and Adam Rose simply need to learn how to feed off of that and start crafting their own comedic niche with the audience.
The feud with the Social Outcasts is also beneficial towards the New Day. Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big E Langston have desperately needed a fresh new feud to work with. There’s only so many times that they can work against the Dudley Boyz and the Usos before fans start growing tired of their matches, even if their interview segments are still beyond entertaining.
WWE cannot afford to have one of their best acts growing stale, so it would behoove them to put together a couple of more tag teams or stables that Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, and Big E Langston can work with. The Vaudevillains are an NXT tandem that has a lot of potential and are unique characters. Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows of the Bullet Club have been signed to World Wrestling Entertainment and can make their debuts on the main roster together as another potential opponent for the New Day.
Here are some other things that take place on this week’s episode of Smackdown.
- Roman Reigns vs Rusev (with Lana)
- Kevin Owens vs Kalisto
- Ryback vs Erick Rowan
- AJ Styles vs Miz
- New Day vs Social Outcasts
- Charlotte vs Alicia Fox
- Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns vs Alberto Del Rio & Rusev
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