Is Cody Rhodes WWE’s savior?

Is Cody Rhodes WWE’s savior?

For the Past few years WWE World Wrestling Entertainment has struggled on their flagship show Monday Night Raw. WWE Raw has gone from 4 million viewers to 1 or 2 million viewers a week.

Recently Cody Rhodes made a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas cementing himself now apart of The WWE roster. Cody defeated Seth Rollins at WrestleMania. For the past six years since leaving WWE Cody has competed around the world in multiple companies before joining the AEW All elite wrestling franchise in 2020.
Now that Cody is back where it all began for him the interesting dynamic is with the talent that Cody has on the microphone & in the ring is it enough to help the Flagship show regain the popularity & viewership that it has lost?

Cody Rhodes is one of the most influential people in the wrestling world right now because of what he Did In AEW & helped AEW take shape into the show that it is now. With the amount of knowledge gained & learned from AEW owner Tony khan Cody could use that to his advantage to help The WWE grow in its product & weekly shows that have struggled week in & week out because of the lack of strong storytelling & interesting segments.

Cody being there will inspire the talent to go more above & beyond & even take advice from him because in order to have television success in viewership & demographics there has to be a big push for the whole company.

With Cody being on Monday night raw it will help the show grow in the momentum that lacks & put WWE somewhat back on the map that it has longly needed. There are endless possibilities for matches, segments, & storytelling with The American Nightmare who may be on path to become the next WWE champion.
Game Over For NXT?

Game Over For NXT?

Big Changes Are Coming to one of WWE’s Hit Shows NXT. NXT Started way back in february of 2010. It’s been home to many of the greatest stars of the ring today including the first NXT Champion Seth Rollins, The Prince Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and The Women’s Evolution which gave Women a chance to prove themselves on equal level as the men when it comes to wrestling. NXT has showcased many great pay per views over the years including NXT Takeover San Antonito, NXT TakeOver New York, and NXT TakeOver WarGames. Now the Landscape of the black and gold brand as we know it may change due to the twelve released NXT Names. WWE wants to bring younger and larger talent and more releases are expected to be on the way and it has USA Network Officials worried and upset about the changes.The Sad reality of wrestling for WWE is that it is all about the money and product and how they can grow from it. Never about the level of hardworking talent who have worked years and years to get to this point in their professional wrestling careers. It is why we are seeing these releases so much in 2021. Wrestling fans could be seeing the end of what was once known as a place to make a name for upcoming wrestlers and bringing in talent from all over the world. That is what made these Takeovers and NXT shows Big for what it was. Vince McMahon may have put the final nail in the coffin of NXT and with the changes comes a new logo, new production, new stage and the scary thought of a new commentary team. We at Off the Mat will keep you all updated as more information comes our way.
Cm punk Returning to Wrestling?

Cm punk Returning to Wrestling?

Never say Never in the Wrestling industry. After a seven year hiatus from in-ring competition Phil Brooks, AKA CM Punk could be returning to the Squared Circle. Cm Punk Was with the WWE from 2006 until his departure from the WWE in 2014. It would be the last time fans would see Cm Punk on WWE TV due to the unhealthy relationship with Vince Mcmahon and WWE. Cm punk stated in multiple interviews that he would not return to wrestling due to the treatment he undergoed. Time after Time and year after year rumors and speculation of Cm Punk returning would be of interest among wrestling fans but eventually would be denounced.

There have been reports stating that AEW All Elite Wrestling Have a Done Deal with Cm Punk but it’s important to remember no public statements from AEW have been released and will not be until CM Punk has made an appearance. Cm punk could appear at All Out in his Hometown of Chicago,Illinois or the night before. Dwayne “The Rock Johnson ” once said to cm punk that he has one of the most creative and innovative minds when it comes to Wrestling and he was right. Cm punk held the WWE Title for 434 days. Imagine what punk could do in AEW as a world champion. There are endless amounts of scenarios for matches and segments such as Cm Punk VS Kenny Omega or CM Punk VS Hangman Adam Paige.One thing is for certain. AEW will never be the same when and if Punk does appear.

WWE’s Main Roster Not The Same Anymore

WWE’s Main Roster Not The Same Anymore

For over the past decade or so WWE has made the main brand shows Raw and Smackdown look strong in the ratings. If you compare WWE main brand ratings now from 6 years ago it’s not the same. WWE has struggled time and time again to captivate and pull in audiences. This is due to talent not having enough star power or creative freedom. WWE simply wants things done by the book on their terms and it has talent left feeling controlled and micromanaged. WWE for a long time was the number one company because of the standard that performers could have some creative involvement but now in today’s world of wrestling that has changed with limits on what WWE stars can and can’t do. For that reason storylines have become too widely kid friendly and what once was a community of hardcore WWE fans has now been erased. These fans have either lost interest all together in wrestling or moved on to a better open minded product such as All Elite Wrestling. For WWE their story does not end and is still the most known company out there but can’t make a big enough impact like they used to. If WWE would go back to their old ways it would save their product for fan interest. It all depends solely on the company itself.
MLW welcomes back fans July 10th

MLW welcomes back fans July 10th

Yesterday MLW president Court Baur announced that Major league Wrestling will be welcoming back fans in Philly at the 2300 arena starting july 10th. This will be the Start of a new season for MLW. Jacob Fatu and contra are being advertised for this event.

As someone who has been watching the program I am excited to see that This will be taking place and how the fans will react and respond to the matches there. With this new season marks new opportunity and rivalries that Major league Wrestling can take to unbelievable heights. It’s been awesome to see the work MLW has done so far. MLW has also made a deal with VICE TV and will start airing there may 5th. Big things are in full swing and Wrestling fans can expect a great showing of hybrid wrestling and the different styles showcased.