The period after WrestleMania often feels like a great time for WWE to reboot some of their Superstars. Over the past few months, some WWE Superstars have been the victims of bizarre booking. There are also some who are rarely seen on television despite being massively talented.
As well as this, the current personas of some WWE Superstars have been growing stale, and are in need of a refresh. WWE changes things up with the personas of multiple Superstars regularly, especially if those stars are set for a huge push, or to be a part of a major storyline.
Here are five WWE Superstars who need to be repackaged in the post-WrestleMania season.
#5 WWE RAW Superstar RECKONING/Mia Yim
RETRIBUTION has finally called it a day after the group was met with much criticism by WWE fans. Members of the group turned on their leader, Mustafa Ali, after he lost a United States Championship match to Riddle. After the faction called it quits, MACE and T-BAR re-emerged as a duo with a new look on RAW.
There have been reports that Mia Yim, also known as RECKONING, could be moving from RAW to SmackDown. Moving to a different brand would be a great way for the former NXT Superstar to have a fresh start, and hopefully revamp her character.
Yim is a talented star with the potential to do well on WWE's main roster. At times, it did feel as though she was held back by her RECKONING character as well as being a part of RETRIBUTION.
In her NXT days, Mia Yim worked alongside her real-life fiance Keith Lee in multiple mixed-tag team matches. The two also teamed together during a memorable feud with Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano. It would be great to see the duo reunite on-screen at some point.
A repackage for the star would be a great way to breathe new life into the women's division in WWE. The division in general has suffered from a lack of screen time and strange booking over the past few months.
Some superstars, including Carmella, have even pointed out that the women's division isn't getting the attention that it deserves at the moment.
The star could potentially revert to her popular Head Baddie in Charge NXT character, or she could even do something completely different. She has already shown her versatility as a performer and could be a fantastic asset to the women's division on RAW or SmackDown.
#4 WWE RAW Superstar Humberto Carrillo
Like many other members of the WWE roster, Humberto Carrillo is a multi-generational talent. He arrived on RAW from NXT and 205 Live back in October 2019. He was immediately set to have matches with multi-time champions Seth Rollins and AJ Styles.
For quite some time, Carrillo was aligned with Rey Mysterio in WWE. The pair teamed up in a feud against Seth Rollins and his then-disciple Murphy. Aleister Black also joined them on occasion.
Many thought the star would be subject to a big push. Carrillo has the talent to be a big star on WWE's main roster, and it would be a shame to waste his abilities.
Since late 2020, Huberto Carrillo has mainly been seen on WWE's Main Event. He also took part in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on SmackDown before WrestleMania 37. He was eliminated and failed to win.
Following this, he appeared on RAW, where he was attacked by Sheamus after answering his open challenge. Carrillo returned the favor on the most recent episode of the show.
A feud with Sheamus would be a great way to revamp Carrillo's character in WWE. He is a talented performer who deserves to get a chance to shine on RAW.
It would be good to see him change from the classic happy babyface character that he has been portrayed as for the past few years. There could even be an opportunity for him to work with Angel Garza again on-screen, who is his real-life cousin. Like Carrillo, Garza is another WWE Superstar who is often overlooked despite being talented and charismatic.
#3 Former WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman
Despite being the winner of many titles in WWE, Braun Strowman is somebody who the company has taken a lot of missteps with character-wise. WWE has tried a lot of different routes with Strowman.
Strowman's most recent character may have been one of the strangest directions that WWE has taken him. In the build-up to WrestleMania 37, Strowman was being dubbed as stupid by Shane McMahon.
Worse still, the bizarre train gimmick that WWE had previously started with the star was ramped up. This took an even stranger turn with the "choo choo" train sound effects that were added to his signature charge move.
In addition, some of his recent promos have seemed stilted. He has been repeating the line "get these hands" for years now, to the point that the catchphrase has lost whatever power it originally had.
Strowman has shown in the past that he is capable of being versatile in the ring. He appeared to be turning a corner during the summer 2020 storyline with The Fiend and Alexa Bliss but it soon came to a stop.
Given his stature, accolades and status as a past main-event star, WWE could easily give Braun Strowman more character to run with.
Hopefully, Braun Strowman will be repackaged in WWE soon, especially considering his involvement in the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania BackLash.
#2 Former WWE United States Champion King Corbin
King Corbin has many WWE accolades under his belt. He is a Money in the Bank winner, a former WWE United States Championship and, of course, he is the most recent King of the Ring winner.
Despite being involved in a lot of on-screen angles in his King character, Corbin's current persona feels as though it is running stale. It was almost two years ago that he won King of the Ring. It seems like a long time to have dragged out the King gimmick.
Corbin is a star who could benefit from a refreshed character now that WrestleMania 37 is done and dusted. He has proven in the past that he is capable of being a part of big storylines but that has fizzled out of late.
Corbin is a star who has been a heel for most of his career in WWE. He could surprise fans by turning face, or even tap into a new aspect of his persona.
WWE have recently tried a few different things with Corbin but none have really stuck. For instance he was briefly aligned with Chad Gable, and then for a very short amount of time he was involved in the WrestleMania 37 build between Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre.
#1 Former WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Nikki Cross
Nikki Cross is a talented member of the WWE women's division. It's a shame to see her go unused. Back in NXT, Cross stood out as the unhinged female member of SAnitY, and was a big part of some impactful storylines on the brand.
She moved to WWE's main roster in 2018, and her character was toned down as the friend of Alexa Bliss. Together, the duo won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships twice, including at WrestleMania 36.
However, some fans wondered what had happened to the old crazy Nikki. This was addressed on television, as Cross explained that her friendship with Bliss calmed her down.
In 2020, Nikki Cross also emerged as the number one contender for the SmackDown Women's Championship on multiple occasions.
Cross has barely been seen on television since her split from Alexa Bliss and Bliss' involvement with The Fiend, apart from an occasional match with her former friend on RAW. She has also appeared on Main Event at times.
Given the high-level of in-ring skill that Nikki Cross has, it would be a shame to waste this. She has already shown in WWE that she can be versatile, and is a very likable member of the roster. At the start of the year, she also posted multiple promo videos on social media that went down well with fans.
Despite sharing multiple photos online of herself in new wrestling gear after WrestleMania 37, Nikki Cross hasn't been seen on RAW since the event took place.