Vince McMahon fired Hit Row in one sweeping move, a week after he cut B-Fab. Then Triple H brought the stable back, except for Swerve Strickland, who had already landed in AEW by the time The Game took control of WWE’s creative direction. Now the SmackDown stable is facing an interesting situation as they are faced with one loss after another. There is a reason for this booking.
Top Dollar botched a dive to the outside of the ring several weeks ago. That caused a ton of memes, and Michael Cole is not taking every shot at him that he can. After all, he predicted that Top Dollar would win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal because he can’t go over the top rope. That sparked some questions from fans about Hit Row’s future.
Ringside News reached out to ask about what happened with Hit Row. We were outright told that, “Nothing happened to Hit Row.” The fact is that Hit Row was never brought back to WWE, so they could be on top. Since Hit Row isn’t viewed as top talent, then they might not appear on television every week.
The WWE roster needs Superstars to fill every plausible spot on the card, and Hit Row is doing their jobs. They might not be in the main event, but they are getting booked as intended.
Only time will tell where Hit Row will be in a matter of months. After all, Vince McMahon is the one who decided to fire the entire stable at once. Hopefully, Top Dollar, Ashante Thee Adonis and B-Fab will find their footing and remain in WWE for a long time to come.
You never know if Hit Row will get a push someday to add some credibility to the stable. For now, they are doing their jobs just as WWE asks them to, and there doesn’t seem to be any heat on them.
What’s your take on Hit Row’s booking in WWE? Would they have been better off joining Swerve Strickland in AEW? Sound off in the comments!