It appears as though the WWE locker room was not a fan of one key match that took place on last night's (Mon. October 23, 2017) episode of Monday Night RAW.
Former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor headed into this past weekend expecting to take on "Sister Abigail" at the Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view (PPV). "Sister Abigail" is the alter ego of former WWE Champion Bray Wyatt. Unfortunately a nasty virus spread throughout the WWE locker room, affecting Wyatt and forcing him off of the card.
The WWE scrambled to find a replacement for Wyatt and wound up finding one that would give WWE fans a dream match - SmackDown Live's AJ Styles. The pair have a bit of history with one another as they share roots in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW).
Both Balor and Styles were once leaders of the infamous Bullet Club faction in Japan, and both wound up departing for a better opportunity in WWE. This past Sunday they found themselves standing opposite each other in the squared circle, and what an epic encounter it was.
The pair put on a Match Of The Year candidate bout that saw "The Demon King" emerge victorious when it was all said an done. Balor's win did well to get him such much needed momentum as he approaches a feud with Brock Lesnar in the coming months.
Last night on RAW, however, WWE made a bad move to kill that momentum off. Balor answered an open challenge from Kane and suffered a loss after three Chokeslams.
Fans on social media were upset with this decision, and according to a report from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, the WWE locker room's opinion was about the same. Meltzer said that those who usually defend Vince McMahon's decisions weren't able to make sense of Kane beating Balor.
Here's what Meltzer had to say (quotes via IWNerd):
“There is no explanation, there is no defense, he [Vince] just whiffed”
What are your thoughts on the WWE locker room not being able to support Vince McMahon's decision to have Kane go over on Balor? Do you think it was a bad call to sacrifice Balor to "The Big Red Machine" in order to make him look stronger? Or are WWE fans looking into things too much? Let us now your thoughts in the comments section below! Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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