There was a lot of hype surrounding the arrival of Dana Brooke on the main roster and despite not achieving much success on NXT, rumours suggested she was going to be the next big thing in the women's division.
She still hasn’t done much on Monday Night Raw to deem whether she’s a success or a failure. However, NoDQ.com are reporting that Vince McMahon is apparently not impressed with Brooke’s work inside of the ring.
Following her match against Sasha Banks on Raw earlier this week – which now means she won’t be at ringside when Charlotte battles Banks for the Women’s Championship – Vince reportedly questioned Triple H on her ring work.
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It’s clear that The Boss carried that match, as expected, and based on what he saw from the match it’s now being said that he feels she’s not ready to wrestle on live television.
This does come as a big surprise, not because of what she’s failing to achieve in the ring, but because of previous reports which touted Brooke as being someone that could potentially carry the women’s division.
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We’ve seen reports from Dave Meltzer in the past, saying how the WWE want to turn Brooke into the Roman Reigns of the WWE, granted, this was when the WWE thought Reigns was going to stay as the number one guy in the company.
Not only that, but there was speculation that Brooke was being set up for a huge face turn, eventually turning on Charlotte before proceeding to take over the division with the fans behind her; that doesn’t seem to be the case any longer.
It’s not all her fault; the WWE haven’t given her enough freedom as a singles star to go out and prove herself. She has had a handful of barely memorable matches on NXT before aligning herself with Emma, and since her injury, she’s been in Charlotte’s shadow.
This doesn’t reflect well on NXT either, with Sasha, Becky Lynch and Charlotte all being highly impressive. You can even say the same about the male superstars that are getting opportunities on television.
If Vince truly is unimpressed, it could be a very long time before Dana gets to wrestle another match on live television, let alone lead the women's division.
Should Vince give up on Dana Brooke already? Have your say in the comments section below.