Is the McMahon product better one year after brand separation? It would be a long discussion, but what was clear is that many managers were not happy with the distribution of talent in the two major brands. Thus, after WrestleMania 33, the first Superstar Shake-Up took place (as was traditionally done during the first Brand Extension) , which in many cases has not been a remarkable revulsion for talents in need of brilliance . On the other hand, who would say a year ago that Jinder Mahal would be WWE Champion with a reign longer than two months?
Jinder Mahal celebrates his victory in WWE Battleground (2017) next to The Great Khali – WWE
In recent seasons, WWE SummerSlam is almost the second WrestleMania of the year – remember that the last edition lasted 4 hours – and it looks like this 2017 will be more than ever. Because, obviating the important rumored poster, according to PWInsider ( within its Elite section ), there are plans to make another Superstar Shake-Up after this great summer PPV , where again, Raw and SmackDown would exchange fighters. Already under the first one was not included the third mark in discord, NXT, but perhaps in this occasion, and before the commented imminent rise of several talents,
However, James McKenna of Pro Wrestling Sheet, went to the passage via Twitter to deny the information of PWInsider :
Not sure where this post-summerslam shakeup talk is coming from, but from what I’ve been told it’s not happening again until after Mania.
— james mckenna (@chillhartman) July 24, 2017
“I’m not sure where these comments come from on a shakeup after summerslam, but from what I’ve been told this will not happen again until after Mania.”
We already know that many of the rumors reveal something, beyond the truth or falsity of it. And it can not hide the fact that WWE numbers in recent months are proving somewhat unsatisfactory , with two consecutive PPVs showing poor ticket sales and weekly audiences that are within record lows. And in this sense, Vince will play all his cards to WWE SummerSlam (2017), with three bouts of Raw and confirmed fairly level, and other potential determined that ensure partly the traditional talisman Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In this way, the most important event of the summer will mark a test of fire, and its figures will propitiate or not the mentioned Shake-Up, that if realized, would be the first time that we have two “Drafts” in the same year ; A symptom of improvisation and creative drift that would make WWE. Although we look at it from another perspective, this would bring new potential rivalries and creative routes for several superstars. Remember the rumored and anticipated exchange AJ Styles-Roman Reigns , which never came to be produced, and that today would open horizons very attractive for both gladiators .
Roman Reigns Vs. Aj Styles, Payback 2016 / WWE ©
In short, we will have to be very attentive to SummerSlam, the second WM of the year, because again, after this show, the WWE panorama could change again just half a year after the first “jolt . ” Stay tuned, as always, to the updates of SUPER STRUGGLES.