By Greg Lowenthal
Hey guys, I thought I would take this week's Lowdown to talk about the situation with the WWE heading into Battleground in a couple of weeks.
It seems like that while initially having Seth Rollins break away from the Shield was a bad idea, it actually seems to have worked in his favour, as it's done nothing but improve his character and give him a shot at becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Now even though the stats and odds are in his favor (almost every Superstar who won the Money In The Bank PPV has gone on to cash in and become Champion), he is going up against John Cena, who is experienced and knows his way around defending the gold better than anyone, even better than Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. This could present a problem for Rollins, especially given the volatile situation with the remaining Shield members wanting a piece of him for his actions against them a few weeks ago.
The story lines developing between the other Superstars and Divas is certainly interesting, but I'm notice a distinct lack of character in the angle that Rusev's character is taking. It seems to me that the Cold War ended MANY years ago and the WWE is simply rehashing an old story line (Remember Ivan Koloff and the other "Soviet" wrestlers in the 1980's? Ringing any bells?) So the moral of that story is that the WWE kind of needs to reboot its story lines or reinvent their characters like they did with Cesaro and Swagger respectively.
My final thought for this blog is it almost seems like the WWE is glad that CM Punk retired from wrestling even though I think he still has some more good years left in him and his name is being chanted in arenas across America and other places.