Fans of Bo Dallas will be very excited to hear that the underused WWE Superstar appears to be reverting back to his much more successful Bo-Lieve gimmick.
Dallas broke out the Bo-Lieve gimmick, complete with entrance music and video, at the WWE Superstars taping on Monday before Raw went on air. He entered the ring this way for his match against Sin Cara and was noticeably without Social Outcast teammates Curtis Axel and Heath Slater.
The Social Outcasts as a group had some potential, but they have always been underused on the WWE roster. Axel lost clean on Monday night in around three minutes to a returning Neville, while Heath Slater appears to be about to take on a gimmick where he was the only main roster member not picked in the recent WWE Draft.
Dallas is a third generation Superstar who has a unique look and who plays the Bo-Lieve gimmick well. The gimmick, and the Bo Train in particular, have been over big with the crowd in the past, and WWE management clearly sees more in Dallas as a singles competitor than in a comedy tag team.
It is easy to forget given the way he has sometimes been presented on the main roster, but Bo Dallas held the NXT CHampionship for 280 days back in 2014. He was the longest reigning NXT champ ever until Finn Balor owned the belt for 292 days before losing it in April 2016.
The Bo-Lieve gimmick is one that can work as more than just comedy if it is presented right. If given the shot it is an upper mid-card level role that connects well with fans who want to boo Dallas and his over the top antics.
For Dallas, and his fans, it is time once again to Bo-Lieve.