Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw showed a major shift for WWE. Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky are now focal points of the women’s division, shortly after Kai was released from the company. Ciampa won two matches and is now in the United States Championship picture. It is clear that Triple H has his favorites.
That means that others will have to be moved down the card. As the new WWE regime elevates talent to more prominent roles, others will have to take less prominent positions. That is causing some worry backstage.
On today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about what Triple H being in charge of creative could mean for other WWE superstars. With Vince McMahon out of the picture, who gets pushed will look a lot different from before. A lot of wrestlers are feeling nervous.
“I thought it [Raw] was definitely better. But, you know, again, the original stuff is going to be better and, you know, we’ll wait and see. It’s going to be several weeks before everything’s positioned. There’s going to be some people who, you know, I’ve heard from some talent and generally, they are positive, but there are definitely people who are worried that they’re going to lose their spots and there will be some people who will because you’re going to have different visions of who the top people are and not everyone can be a top person.”
Most people expect gradual change within WWE. While that may be true, there are certain wrestlers that Triple H clearly wants to push right away. With limited room at the top of the card, that will have a trickle-down effect.
It remains to be seen what other changes will be made, but last night’s Raw showed that the new boss is ready to start rolling out his vision for the company. With several of Triple H’s NXT favorites already in bigger positions, some will lose their spots. That could lead to some tense times in the WWE locker room.
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