My name is Eric Jayden and I'm an active Professional Wrestler for 10 years working throughout the United States for numerous Independent and Top Wrestling Companies. I am here with my new wrestling column, where I will cover all the on-goings of the world of professional wrestling. From the WWE, AEW, NXT to New Japan Pro Wrestling and Local Wrestling Promotion, I will cover it.
Today we're going to start off by recapping the WWE Monday Night Raw Show coming from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida on May 18.
Buddy Murphy defeated Humberto Carrillo
Charlotte Flair defeated Ruby Riott
Bobby Lashley defeated R-Truth
Alexa Bliss/Nikki Cross defeated The IIconic's by disqualification
Shayna Baszler defeated Natalya
Apollo Crews/Kevin Owens defeated Andrade/Angel Garza
Aleister Black defeated Buddy Murphy
Drew McIntyre defeated King Corbin
Now, I am known to be very harsh with the WWE product, but I was very impressed and continue to be very impressed with Aleister Black. I seriously wish the WWE would consider giving Aleister Black a bigger role since he's very talented, has a great character and has the potential to become a top star in the company. The WWE currently is lacking in the Top Stars Division and needs to start moving midcard level wrestlers to top Main Event positions. With the current loss of Roman Reigns, who has opted not to work due to the pandemic, and most recently, the loss of Becky Lynch due to her pregnancy announcement, well, this leaves WWE in a pickle with a minimum roster of wrestlers and how they will replace those positions. The Top Star and Current Workhorse of the company is Charlotte Flair, who appears on all of the WWE's Brands "Smackdown, Raw and NXT." She has proven to be the Franchise Player of the company. The WWE, in my opinion, should also look into the NXT brand and move up some of their stars like Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream and Roderick Strong, who have proven their worth. In addition, I will also like to see Shayna Baszler have a bigger role in the Women's Division. She is a legit fighter with an MMA background and makes everything look great inside the ring. Come on WWE creative what are you waiting for???
Now, as we move forward with this pandemic and as more states start to open up, the current state of pro wrestling is still in limbo. Right now, the WWE and its three brands and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) are operating in the state of Florida. The WWE is operating out of its Performance Center in Orlando and AEW is operating out of the Jaguar Stadium in Jacksonville. But both companies are operating shows without fans and as the nation opens up, it is going to be very interesting to see if pro wrestling will be able to host fans and if they will be able to start touring. Just like any other professional sporting events, proper procedures will have to be put in place to ensure the safety of the fans and the wrestlers alike. The pandemic has also put a stop to local independent promotions from running shows. Independent promotions are the breeding grounds of future stars of the wrestling business and currently without a platform to perform, pro wrestlers all over the world are out of work and are waiting for the full time return of wrestling. Like, I said it's going to be very interesting to see when it does.
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