WWE can’t do that Ever got things right, Can it? Really great decisions are collected in the head shapers, as it was on the Sabbath.
One of WWE’s biggest shows of the year took place in Las Vegas this weekend with Money in the Bank, and oddly enough is referred to as an additional fifth show among the company’s “Big Four” pay-per-view. It’s such a big deal that WWE has been downsized from the Allegiant Stadium to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, losing a capacity of about 50,000 seats.
Money in the Bank has become a staple of the company due to the highly entertaining human car wreck of multi-person ladder matches and how WWE puts its hand when it comes to the superstars they plan to pay. Spotlight on 2022 Edition: Liv Morgan and Theory. Let’s start with good before evil, and frankly, evil.
Morgan has been one of the best female wrestlers in the company for years, if not the best, not to win a championship. She signed with WWE in 2014 and got any streaks necessary to prove herself inside the squared circle. She was not frustrated by mundane storylines. RiottWhatever deal she struck with Lana and a few brand switches could have derailed her career. And he didn’t.
She won the ladder match at the Women’s Money in the Bank, and secured herself a championship match at a time of her choosing during the next year. Morgan chose her spot just a few hours later, giving former champ Ronda Rousey a very rare loss, only the WWE’s third combat sports phenomenon. This is how you build a champion and build years of momentum.
The overwhelming positive reaction to her win shows just how prepared the WWE audience is to win the Liv title. Kudos to WWE. Now compare that to theory. The talent of the 24-year-old is not in question. He’s a worthy contender, I saw him wrestle on the independent ring this weekend at WrestleMania in 2018. Dude can work. What sets it apart though? Liv has a well-defined personality. Her theory… his self-portrait?
Is it worth jumping on the card more than any other participant in a bank ladder match? Heck no. The theory appears to have been handpicked by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon as the next superstar, despite only having been with the company for three years. Creatively, tell me how it makes sense to lose a title under the card and be deserving of a win away from competing for the company’s top belt on the same night. no. The Theoretical issues go beyond The ring too.
In August 2020, a teenage girl claimed that Theory sent her inappropriate pictures on Snapchat when she was only 13, and none of the messages were made public, with the girl saying that Theory demanded that they be deleted after she received them. Nothing legal came out of it, but Theory’s main roster run was canceled and he was “degraded” to NXT a few weeks later.
He did not appear on the WWE main roster again for about a year. The theory never commented on those accusations against him. It’s not like WWE has completely ignored the allegations against him though. It was removed from TV as soon as they appeared. WWE can’t claim that they weren’t aware of these allegations. It looks like the company has been waiting for its time, waiting for the anger to settle a bit. Now it’s time to push Theory.
Second chances are a vital part of forgiveness but WWE changed their moral standards here. One of the most promising stars to ever work in NXT, Velveteen Dream, had eerily similar allegations against him and was fired from the company. More than that, he has basically been left out of pro wrestling. One is out of work, and one is in line to be the world champion. Make it logical.
Pushing new talent is Something WWE should always do. Your list is big enough that there are two world champions at once, no matter how much you love Roman Reigns. WWE’s best part-time player defends his SummerSlam title against another part-time player, in a match we’ve seen consistently over the past several years. Just add bad manners to bad booking. Liv’s time should be celebrated as the SmackDown Women’s Champion. It should not be the final criticism of the theory.