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3 Proven ways for WWE to win the new wrestling war

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:16 IST

AEW poses a serious threat to WWE
AEW poses a serious threat to WWE

After AEW's critically acclaimed PPV 'Double or Nothing', the wrestling fraternity has been abuzz, owing to the sublime quality of the show. The upstart company has only had its first show till now, but wrestling fans have already started talking about it being a potential rival to WWE. It's not surprising though, with WWE's product degrading in quality and their mismanagement of talented superstars being common knowledge .

WWE's declining ratings, and the humongous success of Double or Nothing have shown signs of a new 'Wrestling War' on the horizon. Much of this is also due to AEW having the backing of the billionaire Khan family. With the latest acquisition of Jon Moxley, FKA Dean Ambrose, AEW surely seems more like a legitimate rival to Vinnie Mac's billion dollar company.

Either way, this is a great time to be a wrestling fan! The WWE thrived alongside competition in the form of WCW, which gave birth to the illustrious Attitude Era. In this piece, we will take a look at the 3 proven ways for the WWE to triumph over the upstart promotion.

#1 Character development 

A legendary feud
A legendary feud

It is common knowledge that character development in the WWE is a rare occurrence. Babyfaces are projected as being gullible, and sometimes clueless. Case in point, AJ Styles was low blowed by Shinsuke Nakamura continuously throughout their rivalry, but this didn't compel him to wear a cup. While this may seem like nitpicking, little things like these go a long way into making rivalries memorable. Babyfaces still get distracted by entrance music, losing matches via roll ups.

Only a few superstars like John Cena and Seth Rollins have had great character arcs and development on the main roster. Cena turned from a young upstart to a grizzled veteran. Rollins went from being the Protégé to becoming 'The Man'. This makes the characters interesting and helps the product overall.

WWE doesn't need to look too far away to know how it's done. It's third brand, NXT has an excellent record when it comes to character development. Some of the most notable ones include Johnny Gargano, the Velveteen Dream, and Asuka. On the opposite side of the fence, Cody Rhodes, along with the Elite, has been having great character development since leaving the WWE. Sometimes, it's the little things that help in the grander scheme of events.

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Published 06 Jun 2019, 12:58 IST
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