While some found it strange to close Monday Night RAW in 2018 with four men from the Attitude Era, fans should not read too much into RAW’s booking as it pertains to Saturday’s WWE Super Show-Down event in Melbourne, Australia.
Sports Illustrated reports that Monday’s show was the anomaly and that Super Show-Down should close with The Shield versus Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler as the true “main event.” The purpose of WWE SSD (and the Saudi Arabia shows as well) is to expand WWE internationally and that’s not being done with 53-year-olds Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
That’s “The Big Dog’s” job.
WWE believes that WWE SSD’s “objective” is to expand the company’s brand internationally and Roman Reigns is a significant part of that strategy. The agreed upon conclusion is that WWE will want to put an exclamation point on WWE SSD by having Reigns score the pinfall victory for his team (likely over Dolph Ziggler) to send the fans home happy. If he does, it will further support the notion that Vince McMahon is still firmly behind Reigns as the face and future of the company.
Tags: Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Kane, Roman Reigns, Shawn Michaels, smackdown live, The Shield, The Undertaker, Triple H, WWE, WWE RAW, WWE SmackDown Live, WWE Universal Championship
Source: Sports Illustrated