Most of the changes that are taking place, such as the Mae Young Classic, the Braun Strowman push, the separation of brands or seeing John Cena part-time have been well received by WWE fans, although there have been other that they have not been as much as the Superstars Shake Up that left quite touched to Smackdown Live where we lived a time of “tyranny” with former WWE champion Jinder Mahal nothing more and nothing less.
But WWE continues to make numbers and continues to make drastic changes that will have consequences in the vast majority of its programs and in the way of presenting the product, as well as in the way of consuming by the WWE universe. The adjustments have begun and here we review 5 of which are being carried out at this moment:
New Look for Raw and Smackdown Live
In the last two weeks, WWE has substantially changed the manner of presentation of the logos of Raw and Smackdown, it has focused on the promos recorded with personal mobile superstars and included “special effects” for them. WWE is including this type of changes so that the viewer feels inside the story, more committed to the scene they are watching. Some changes will be more lasting than others because of their success, but all come together in the modernization of the product.
WWE is hiring more ex-stars from Impact Wrestling
For many years It said that Vince McMahon was not going to hire anyone who came from TNA and if he did he will never get a push or anything like that. Nothing is further from reality to this day. AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, Erick Young … are just some examples of all there is in both NXT and the main roster. If there is something that has fallen by its own weight in recent years is this stigma that had the superstars from TNA.
Vince gives up control of 205 Live
After the announcement of the next XFL in 2020, Vince McMahon seems to have started the transition in WWE ceding different tasks within the creative and production team. The last thing we have known is that Triple H will be the person in charge of taking the reins of 205 Live, after the more than certified success of NXT. That’s why we have begun to see several NXT superstars in the purple brand and will continue to do so in the near future.
WWE move from India to Japan
As we said at the beginning of the article, the “Mahal experiment” was a resounding failure for WWE’s plans in India, not attracting the expected number of fans or the number of wished WWE Network subscribers; then the turn of Japan arrives. WWE has two of the biggest superstars in the world on their roster and both are Japanese, Asuka and Shinsuke Nakamura, both winners of the Royal Rumble female and male respectively, remind us of a new landing of the company in Japan, with the consequent large news for your characters.
The most important female roster in history
If it was not enough to have Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Alexa Bliss or Naomi in the same company, WWE decides that why not also bring the greatest female icon in contact sports, Ronda Rousey. His arrival does nothing but increases the importance of a multi-billion dollar company and the affirmation that yes, that was true of the “Women’s Revolution”. It has managed to match both sexes and is getting to make history in each PPV with the first women’s matches of Money in the Bank, Hell in a Cell, Royal Rumble and soon Elimination Chamber. But the thing is not there, as the celebration of the first women’s tournament in history, Mae Young Classic also settles the new values of this new WWE.