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STEPH’S ROLE, 205 LIVE, MAKING SENSE OF GOLDBERG-LESNAR AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2016-11-28 10:00:00

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So, is Stephanie McMahon playing a heel or a face character as Raw GM?  I honestly can't tell.

I wish I could answer but I can’t tell either.  And, it’s not because she is playing a tweener, it’s because I am just not sure what her character is supposed to be right now.

How much is Bobby Roode enjoying his run in NXT? He genuinely looked impressed by his own entrance (with good reason...it was glorious) and the reaction he received at Takeover.

He sure did and from what he has said publicly, and what I have heard from people, he is loving life in NXT.  Good for him.  He has earned it.

Much like NXT and the CWC, will 205 Live be all on Triple H?

That is the word making the rounds, that it will be on his team.  That is a good thing.  Hopefully that can show the main roster writers how to book the Cruisers because thus far they haven’t done a great job.

With the cruiserweights getting their own show, is that a sign that the cruiserweight division as presented on RAW has been a failure?  If so, were the cruiserweights doomed from the start as long as Vince McMahon was in charge of the booking?

I wouldn’t say it was a failure as much as it shows that they haven’t been booked well and there are those in the company that see them as an asset and they will do what they can to present them properly.  I think it’s fair to say that they haven’t been presented properly on the main roster.  I am glad 205 is coming along to try and fix that. 

So let me get this straight: Brock Lesnar has spent the last few years running roughshod over the biggest and best the WWE has to offer. So here comes a near 50 year old who has not been in a ring for 12 years (and is probably full of ring rust), and who has said, prior to the match that he was injured, he comes in and lays out Lesnar in just a couple of minutes?  Now besides the fact that I never much cared for Goldberg, (and I was there the night in Atlanta that he won the WCW title), I just don't understand who this benefits.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

I am 100 percent with you.  Like CM Punk always said, “Then what?”  WWE did it to get a buzz.  It worked on social media, not so much in getting people to watch Raw last week.  To me, if it draws money, it’s a good idea.  If it doesn’t, it was hotshot booking that has no real upside beyond the immediate moment.  Maybe they will prove me wrong but for now, I am with you.  I think they should have used that kind of shocking upset to make a star, not waste it on a guy with a very limited shelf life.  Part of the recent problems have come from pushing part time, older guys ahead of the younger talent.  I hope that they learn from that at some point.

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