Now that Seth Rollins is out of commission and WWE officials and the creative team are rushing to re-write plans for Survivor Series, the focus of the pay-per-view must continue on with Roman Reigns walking out of Atlanta with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship secured around his waist.
Anything else would be a major setback not only for Reigns, but for fans who have come to accept this storyline as the future of WWE in kevlar.
The new plan is for a tournament or fatal-four-way match or whatever new kind of way to find Reigns standing tall in the end. It doesn't matter what you read or listen to on the Internet. Reigns still must remain the focus of a new era of this company.
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In other words, stay the course, WWE. After that, anything is fair game.
This might be the same kind of situation (although different circumstances) when Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham for the WCW Title once Ric Flair left the company over a dispute. Luger walked to the ring with Harley Race as his "advisor" and left with gold in hand.
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Injuries and money negotiations are totally different scenarios, but both leave writers and bookers gripping to create history. This time, WWE must be willing to write a compelling end to what has been a solid storyline the past month.
Where is Eric Bischoff when you need him? The only thing I can give Bischoff credit for is the idea that he write stories from end to start, which were poignant and made sense - at least when he was working for Verne Gagne and the AWA.
Anyway, back to my point.
Reigns wins in a tug-o-war with whoever - hopefully Dean Ambrose - and another feud is created, the right feud for the right time. Maybe there is a chance Sheamus gets involved in this just so he can interfere, hold out hope he can be a champion and finally get that damn briefcase away from his snow white hands.
Anything is better than Ronald McDonald in tights as your world champion. But please forget your heavy hitters, promote from within and do not ask John Cena to appear and claim his prize. No one should be allowed to claim a 16th world title because of someone else's misfortune.
Here's hoping Survivor Series can still sizzle. It isn't looking good, but there is potential. I know it is the dirtiest word in the wrestling lexicon. But there is hope. Let Reigns follow through and hopefully everything else will take care of itself.
At least that is what Vince McMahon must be thinking. He still wants Reigns as the new leader of the WWE Nation. Now is his chance to see it. The reasons for the change are different. The outcome is still just how he planned it in the first place.