Since WrestleMania, all we seem to be hearing about is a 'New Era' in WWE.
Various superstars from NXT have made the step up onto the main roster, Shane McMahon has returned as an on-screen booker, but the WWE creative team have yet to convince us that major changes are on the horizon.
Here are three reasons why there is nothing 'new' about the current state of the WWE.
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Seth Rollins Returning As A Heel
The pop Seth Rollins received when delivering that pedigree to Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules was deafening. Fans were eagerly anticipating the return of 'The Architect', and following Reigns' victory over AJ Styles, seeing Rollins make a comeback was a welcomed sight.
It was thought by many that Rollins would return as a babyface, he's about as over as it gets, and his move set is definitely one that excites fans everywhere.
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However, after cutting a scathing promo on Monday night Raw, it became obvious that Rollins would continue his run in the company as a heel.
It has long been a fantasy of Vince McMahon to have Roman Reigns as the top babyface in the WWE, Rollins remaining heel has confirmed this is still very much the plan of action. Despite how the WWE universe feel about Reigns as top babyface, it's likely that we will all be forced to 'cheer' on someone who's not a bad guy, not a good guy, but THE guy.
Dolph Ziggler vs Baron Corbin
Now, this isn't strictly a reason in itself, but it does represent something we all detest as professional wrestling fans; repetitive booking.
Just how often are we going to have to sit through a Ziggler vs. Corbin singles match? Does Corbin have a stipulation in his contract whereby he's not permitted to wrestle anyone else?
The former NXT rookie has been going toe-to-toe with 'The Show Off' for what feels like an eternity now, which pretty much sums up the flexibility of the WWE creative team.
It wouldn't hurt to see Corbin feud with someone else, as talented as he and Ziggler are, the same thing every week eventually gets tiresome to watch. For a 'New Era', everything seems all too familiar, two superstars battling all the while to try and oneup each other, Sheamus vs. Randy Orton anyone?
The Failed Divas Revolution
The proposed Divas Revolution is arguably one of the biggest epic fails in recent WWE history.
After the much publicised #GiveDivasAChance movement on social media, the WWE universe was promised a change in women's wrestling, unlike anything we've ever seen before.
The change? A belt. The belt changed. The old Divas Championship, which was absolutely hideous, was replaced with a new Women's Championship, which is essentially a red and white version of the WWE World Heavyweight title.
Sure, NXT divas have been promoted to the main roster, there have been several new feuds, but the Women's Division still flatters to deceive. Case and point, Charlotte's last two pay-per-view match finishes have both been 'controversial.'
First, Charlotte took on Natalya at WWE Payback, whilst applying the sharpshooter submission hold, referee Charles Robinson called for the bell to signal the end of the match, although Natalya hadn't tapped out - making reference to the infamous Montreal Screwjob.
Second, Charlotte was once again successful in defending her title at Extreme Rules, after a distraction from former NXT diva Dana Brooke was enough to secure victory in a submission match.
What does this tell us? The Women's Division is still not being taken seriously. The lack of clean victories in high stakes matches indicates that there is less importance placed on Women's matches.
If WWE want to successfully transition into a 'New Era', all the old failings must be addressed immediately.
Have WWE failed during this 'New Era'? Let us know YOUR thoughts in the comment section below!
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