WWE introduced two new Australian Superstars to fans following WrestleMania. The company has big plans for at least one of them.
Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink are led by MVP on WWE RAW, and they defeated Cedric Alexander and Ricochet this week to earn their first win. This solidified them as a team that can win, and it appears they will continue their momentum.
During PW Insider Elite audio, Mike Johnson noted that WWE has been working on on Brendan Vink for quite a while. He is a long-term project in the company as they try to push another big man up the roster.
“Brendan Vink has been a project in the developmental territory for some time. EVOLVE had him where they were using him to build him up. He would have been given a bigger push in EVOLVE if they hadn’t been shut down.”
Brendan Vink and Shane Thorne won their match which was a big first step. Johnson noted that “the entire idea is that we’re gonna start a push for Brendan Vink.” He also elaborated on WWE’s intentions for Vink.
“I was told this is sort of the beginning of trying to make Brendan Vink a star and beginning that build toward a long-term push. One person described it to me that it was kinda like when Braun Strowman was part of the Wyatt Family when Vince McMahon saw him as a long-term project to build for the future. That’s kinda where they are with Brendan Vink to build him as a long-term project.”
Let’s see how things go as WWE tries to build another Superstar from the ground up with zero live crowd.
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