As every single WWE Superstar (excluding the Fantastic Four and K2) walked out on WWE COO, Triple H, I realized that despite the events that just transpired, it was still all about Triple H. Unless you’re a casual fan, you realized that the angle was set up for us to feel sorry for Triple H and to get him over as a babyface.
Yes, the plan worked as fans in attendance stood up and applauded Triple H even after the show had gone off the air.
Being the realistic fan that I am, I decided not to get too excited about the angle considering the WWE’s tendency to screw it up and leave fans disappointed. I’ll admit that I was one of the fans who felt the WWE was going through a drastic change when they allowed Punk to shoot on the company.
However, when did the WWE decided to insert Kevin Nash into WWE programming and take the WWE title off of Punk, I knew things would revert back to normal and revolve around Hunter Hearst Helmsley. After a plethora of 15 minute Triple H promos, I feel justified and obligated to say I told you so.
With that being said, I was surprised when I woke up the next morning and realized the “uproar” started by a number of WWE Superstars on the social network, Twitter. From Zack Ryder to John Morrison, it seems as if the WWE allowed their talent to sell the angle to internet fans by posting derogatory comments about Triple H.
Morrison referred to Hunter as a narcissist while he continued to bash Triple H with a number of ambiguous comments before pointing out what we’ve known all alone. Triple H is a egomaniac who loves being the center of attention.
Despite my initial distaste for the angle, who doesn’t admire realism when it comes professional wrestling?
I am inclined to say that I’ve witnessed more personality from the likes of John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler (besides the hash tag heel segments) in years. You know why? For the first time in years, the WWE is allowing them creative control over what they say.
A few months ago, Dolph Ziggler was ranked as one of the best wrestlers in the WWE but many felt he was seriously lacking on the microphone. Ziggler changed my opinion of him a few weeks ago during one of his “Ask the Heel” segments on Z True Long Island Story. Ziggler sounded like a natural and I questioned why he didn’t do the same on WWE programming.
The proverbial writing on the wall was that Ziggler was one of those superstars that wasn’t allowed create with his owns promos but was basically reading off a script given to him by WWE Creative.
Before I could criticize WWE for handling Ziggler’s character in such manner, he was involved in a verbal confrontation with Hugh Jackman. This was the Dolph Ziggler I’ve wanted to see for some time and it was obvious that Ziggler had input over what he was saying.
Ziggler’s arch rival, John Morrison, has also been a victim of WWE scripts and has discussed it on a number of occasions. Initially, Morrison was given creative control of his character and created all of those promos/segments he partook in during his tenure on ECW and with The Miz.
Ever since his move to SmackDown and face turn, Morrison has been widely panned for his subpar promo ability. Thing is, numerous reports stated that the WWE gave Morrison scripts and were pleased with his performance when cutting them.
At this point, I’m questioning why the WWE is insisting on handing out scripts. Allow those wrestlers to create their own promos and give them opportunities at live shows to cut them. It’s also about the efficiency and house shows are meant to improve upon things that will be shown on televised programming.
LET THEM OFF THE LEASH!!!