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Topic subjectAgreed. Same reason they have some MITB lose their cash-in
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2746480, Agreed. Same reason they have some MITB lose their cash-in
Posted by pretentious username, Tue Sep-14-21 01:12 PM

>Money in the Bank cash-ins are supposed to happen in different
>They wanted Big E to come out of it as a clear face so they
>had him call it out beforehand. And then they went out of
>their way to say 'hey! He's cashing in!'. Allegedly they were
>trying to not tank ratings vs the first Monday Night

It needs to be presented as random. And I think this was definitely more about combatting football ratings than it was about combatting AEW's momentum. Plus Raw needs the help more than Smackdown or their PPVs, so they need to present Raw as anything can happen at anytime. Not to mention they want to keep Roman as champ for a long, long time. Lashley has already had about as long a run with the title as one would expect.

>WWE is going out of their way to present themselves as not
>caring about AEW. Their main thing is this: already have their
>WWE mind control machine working against their own remaining
>smaller and/or more indy-style wrestlers.

I mean, I can't tell if their attitude towards AEW is genuine or if they're just pulling the wool over their eyes, but either way, they're not too worried about them even if they should be. Their new NXT direction just seems dumb given that they had the best of both worlds. Their main product was focused on big muscular wrestlers and NXT was a super indie (while still being a developmental).