5 Ups And 7 Downs From WWE Battleground 2017

Jinder Mahal The Great Khali Battleground

So… Battleground only happened.

And what else can we contend about it? Kevin Owens and AJ
Styles had another plain compare with an out-of-the-blue finish, that hopefully
means a bigger, even improved compare is one a horizon. Sami Zayn won a PPV bout.
The New Day brought a products in their SmackDown Tag Team Championship match
and left Philadelphia with a hardware to infer it.

But as we can see, a highlights of a night are some-more of
a “look for a china lining” basement than legit good moments. And the
negatives only piled adult in this muted show, that WWE will undoubtedly
plug as an superb night, yet anyone examination had to determine that this wasn’t
WWE’s excellent hour.

Baron Corbin competence be miscast as a tip heel right now. Tye Dillinger
is being totally wasted. Five women fought in a forgettable #1 contender’s
match as a M.O. seems to be “stick all a women on PPV” rather than booking
a one-on-one compare fans competence caring about. John Cena and Rusev slowed things
down with delayed climbs to collect a flag.

And Jinder Mahal is still your WWE Champion. So gnaw on all
of that.

With that said, let’s see what worked and what didn’t. Let’s
get to it…


7. Punching Above His
Weight Class

Baron Corbin Shinsuke Nakamura

After examination him for a past year, it’s tough not to get
the feeling that Baron Corbin is miscast as a top-level heel.

Corbin clearly relishes personification a villain, yet it only feels
like he would be improved matched fighting for (and presumably holding and
defending) a United States Championship rather than holding a Money in the
Bank briefcase and being billed as a destiny universe champion. You only get the
feeling after examination him hang with Shinsuke Nakamura Sunday that WWE is
grooming him for a run during a top, and it also feels… not right.

It’s not that Corbin is a wave – yet he isn’t environment the
world on glow possibly – or that he shouldn’t be a featured player, yet consider
this: When Edge, Rob Van Dam, CM Punk and a like won a MITB briefcase, felt
like they could be plausible champs.

Corbin is a plausible villain, yet this author is not
convinced that he would be an ascent over Jinder Mahal… and Sunday’s match
didn’t change that feeling. Maybe it’s only a bad tummy reaction, and this writer
would adore to be proven wrong.

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