5 things we wanted from WWE this week and what they delivered: 9th May 2017
Did the WWE's creative team fulfil our wishes on this week's episodes of Raw and Smackdown?
With the WWE moving its base of operations overseas to the United Kingdom from The United States of America for the past week, there were some pretty high expectations from the WWE Universe. After all, when something big like this happens, everyone has their own demands that they want the WWE to fulfil.
This week was no different as the raucous professional wrestling fans brayed out their wants and needs throughout the night after posting about the same wants and needs on the internet in the buildup to the much-anticipated episodes of Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
So, were those expectations met? Well, yes and no. It seems to be a trend every week that the WWE somehow manages to piss off some portion of the WWE Universe with its booking decisions. Well, how else would we have this weekly column, right?
Anyway, like I was saying, there were some expectations which were met while others were very much not.
So, without any further ado, here are 5 things we wanted from the WWE this week and what they delivered – 09th May 2017:
#5 What we wanted: Shinsuke Nakamura booked right; What we got: Shinsuke Nakamura booked right
Professional wrestling fans around the world were appalled when the WWE decided to do an extremely awkward interview segment with Shinsuke Nakamura where he was referred to as The Artist. It was an unmitigated disaster. Then, The King of Strong Styles was kept off WWE programming last week. So, as you might expect, fans were clamouring to see Nakamura at his best this week.
And, that's exactly what we got. With Backlash less than two weeks away and the Japanese superstar advertised as the main attraction of the event, it was integral that the WWE did right by him this week and they delivered with interest.
Dolph Ziggler and Nakamura had a great segment on Smackdown Live to build up expectations and hype up their upcoming clash at Backlash while doing wonders to repair the damage caused by that awful segment a few weeks ago.