WWE: Why it is a great time to be a fan of the wrestling business

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We as WWE fans have been put through a lot over the years, some of which has really tested our patience with the company.

From the dissolution of the Attitude Era to the horrific mic skills of Roman Reigns its a wonder we don't just call it a day and stop watching the product.

However, we stick by the WWE simply because we love the wrestling industry and for those who have stuck around it appears there is light at the end of the tunnel. The tides are turning and it finally looks as though we are going to have a respectable product which we can take real pride in. 

Neville a sign of things to come

With the introduction of true wrestling talents such as Neville, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins there is a sense that the WWE is becoming more than just 'sports entertainment' and is turning into what we all want it to be, professional wrestling.

Athletes such as Neville have been thrust onto the main roster very quickly and have been pitched against some of the biggest names in the business such as Dolph Ziggler and John Cena. Neville also has competed in the prestigious Money in the Bank ladder match alongside facing the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins.

Neville has been involved in some interesting and note worthy feuds with established superstars such as Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. He even became the longest reigning NXT champion until losing the title on December 11th, 2014 to Sami Zayn who would then drop the title to another staple on the main roster, Kevin Owens.

Neville is undoubtedly one of the most gifted and athletic superstars currently hired by WWE and he has been given nothing but golden chances since coming to the company and looks set to continue this trend.

This is important as a man of Neville's stature would previously have not got anywhere close to the veterans like John Cena simply because he was not Vince McMahon's ideal wrestler which consists of a 6ft 5, 300 pound steroid user.

The fact that Neville is getting title shots against Cena and Owens shows how the company has changed and more importantly shows how Vince McMahon has begun to take a back seat to a much more open minded Triple H. This changed and new direction within the company is something all of us should take pride in. 

Owens arrival

Kevin Owens is another example of Triple H's influence over the business and how the business has changed.

Kevin Owens is a chubby wrestler and is much like William Regal and the late, great Dusty Rhodes in that aspect. However, this has not stopped Owens from reaching the heights of the business in a very short time period.

Owens has been in the WWE a matter of months and has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with. Within months of coming to the WWE and NXT Owens beat Sami Zayn for the NXT title by knock-out. This immediately put him on notice in the eyes of other superstars in the locker room and he is now involved in a memorable feud with one of the biggest names in wrestling, John Cena even beating the US champion at the Elimination Chamber pay per view in his main roster debut.

This has established Owens as one of the top heels in the business and he will undoubtedly drop the NXT title to Finn Balor and beat John Cena at the Battleground pay per view and win the US championship. 

Rightful champion

My final example of why we should be proud of the industry is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins.

Rollins wrestled under the name Tyler Black in Ring of Honour before being drafted to the WWE and it was clear that he was talented enough to become the WWE Champion at one point.

Although Rollins has a great physique, he did not match up in terms of size to former champions such as John Cena, Brock Lesnar and Hulk Hogan. This personally had me worrying that this lack of size would not allow him to reach his full potential due to the company's outdated, but still somewhat present association to big men and being a big man's company.

However, my worries and fears slowly but surely subsided after Rollins and Reigns won the WWE Tag Team championships as part of The Shield. Rollins the broke away from The Shield and took his own path alongside The Authority which led to him gaining the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Rollins then became involved in feuds with John Cena and Brock Lesnar and took part in outstanding matches against them in pay per views such as the Royal Rumble. It was at this point i knew personally that Rollins' would one day win the title and that is exactly what happened at Wrestlemania 31 in a historic way.

Rollins was booked poorly to start as champion and this made him look like a weak champion. However, this was all cleared up at Money in the Bank as Rollins looked at his best beating Dean Ambrose completely by himself.

He is also only 29 so the fact that he has been awarded the championship at such a young age in the business not only suggests he is in for a bright future but also shows the WWE's trust with talented but younger superstars.

I am aware their are plenty of superstars just as note worthy as those mentioned such as Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn but for the purpose of keeping this article short and snappy I have chosen three which I believe to be in for a very bright future.

To conclude, the time is truly now to be a WWE fan with new and exciting prospects making their way up the ladder to success within the industry.

This is the same company which previously would not have gave these same superstars a look at the top prizes in the industry not even 20 years ago. These superstars and many like them are true gems and they are the reason to be proud of being a wrestling fan.

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