5 reasons why NJPW has an upper hand against WWE
- NJPW is garnering more attention than WWE has in the last five years
Main Event Rivalries
WWE has had another problem in recent times and that is the fight that happens during the main events. Remember Matt Hardy going personal with Edge and taking it to his last breath, or the Shaun Michaels and The Undertaker rivalry which lasted Shaun Michael's days. The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin's verbal spat that ultimately led to a breathtaking fight or the Triple H and Brock Lesner feud which lasted more than 6 months.
Those days are gone for WWE. There is so less happening with rivalries that opponents keep changing and it has become all about putting two contemporaries opposite each other. The recent feud between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura might be holding on for a while, but poor finishes have made fan's weep in hopelessness.
NJPW, on the other hand, has always proved with their main events that rivalries last more than two or three events. The NJPW rivalry between Okada and Tanahashi has lasted almost a year now and people still aren't bored of it, courtesy, great fighting sequences between the two, in-ring. How long did the John Cena and Roman Reigns feud last after the personal war which created vintage of emotions in the fans? That is just one example of how blatant WWE rivalries have become.Published 16 Jun 2018, 12:03 IST