WWE Kick-Off New Era
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
If you tuned in to WWE programming this week, you may’ve noticed some changes to the presentation of the product. WWE Raw began with the McMahon family making the announcement that they are taking over both Raw and Smackdown, and mentioned that the fans will be the new authority.
Baron Corbin was relieved of his duties as interim-GM of Raw after losing his match to Kurt Angle, which had later been changed to a no-disqualification handicap match. On Smackdown, Paige was also relieved of her duties as GM, with Shane McMahon later revealing that she would still be part of the program but in another role.
For weeks, WWE had been airing teasers for Lars Sullivan, who will be the latest call-up from NXT but they had not announced which brand he will be representing. In addiditon to Lars Sullivan being called-up, WWE announced that there will be another five call-ups including: Lacey Evans, Heavy Machinery, Nikki Cross, and former Impact World champion EC III.
On Smackdown, Mustapha Ali was officially named to the Smackdown roster after being a competitor on 205-Live. This may signify a big push for Mustapha Ali because he was involved in a one-on-one match with WWE champion Daniel Bryan last week, where he had a great showing, and followed that up by pinning Bryan during the tag-team main-event this week.
It’ll be interesting to see where WWE go with this new era and fresh start, but fans will most likely find out in the new year.
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