Unpopular Opinion: Shane McMahon's tyranny should continue for now
Members of the WWE Universe have recently voiced their opinions regarding the deserving Superstars not getting enough TV time on either Raw or Smackdown Live. One of the reasons behind it is the creation of the Wild Card rule. Due to the rule, Superstars like Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Sami Zayn, and a few others get featured prominently on both shows, making it difficult for lower mid-carders to get TV time.
However, there’s another reason as well. Smackdown Live’s commissioner Shane McMahon has been keeping himself a part of key story-lines since turning heel back in March. Earlier, the “Best in the World” used to participate in Marquee events such as Survivor Series and WrestleMtania but this year, he has been working as a regular performer.
Thus, many members of the WWE Universe have expressed their concerns regarding Shane McMahon taking the spot of full-time Superstars, which is eventually hurting the product. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case. This story-line could benefit a number of Superstars in the long run, if executed properly.
Whether Corporation-run Factions are needed in the current age of Professional Wrestling or not is a debatable topic. However, what’s not debatable is the fact that this approach could get several Superstars on the TV and give them a story-line.
McMahon’s list of allies includes Drew McIntyre and Elias for now, and the latter has been getting a lot of TV time due to it. On the most recent edition of Monday Night Raw, we finally got to see The Revival as a credible team in a long time, thanks to their alliance with Shane McMahon.
It can be argued that Shane McMahon doesn’t need to play “wrestler” at a time when the roster is filled with talented individuals. But again, the storyline has a lot of potential and could result in a number of credible heels being built over the next few months. WWE is in dire need of heels at this moment who can back their words with actions and this faction could do that for them.
So, what do you think about this story-line? Do you think there’s an endgame to it that will benefit the product? Sound off in the comments section.