Leave it to Jim Ross to put the upcoming match between The Undertaker, Kane and The Wyatt’s in perspective. If anyone’s opinion matters in the world of professional wrestling, Ross surely ranks up there.
After watching the end of Hell in a Cell and the confrontation between The Deadman and the company’s evil genius, Ross was quite upset about how the end of the show played out, and like anyone who gets angry, he let his feelings be known.
What I wouldn’t give for Ross to be on the call in Atlanta when this epic showdown takes place.
According to wrestlezone.com, he said WWE missed the boat at the end of the show, when no one came to the aid of Undertaker, leaving fans in the arena to wonder if anyone, even Kane, would emerge from the back to help the icon.
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“If you’re like me, you’re wondering why didn’t somebody, some kid, some young star, come out to help the Undertaker after all the Undertaker has meant to the [professional wrestling] business.
"Wouldn’t you think some of those young bucks would come out and try to help Taker and then get shut down by the bad guys? It would give the Wyatt’s somebody to work with because they aren’t going to work with the Undertaker every week on [WWE Monday Night] RAW.”
This is so true of how WWE works these days. Too many doors are left open or they are never opened in the first place. While Kane eventually came to his “brother’s” rescue and they both were summarily accosted by the Wyatt’s, the storyline still has a gaping hole which must be filled.
Now that it has been determined Wyatt and one of his family members will face Undertaker and Kane in a tag team match, who stands next to the Brothers of Destruction in this war if it becomes a handicapped match or there is interference from the back?
Has WWE and its creative team thought this through enough to lay the groundwork for WWE TLC and possibly the Royal Rumble?
Will this be a swansong for Undertaker until WrestleMania 32?
More importantly than all of this is what happens with Wyatt after this match? Is there a rematch at TLC? Does Wyatt move on to another victim of psychology? There is too much good in his character to not have him involved in what is usually a violent and exciting pay-per-view to end the year.
Also, and this is just my opinion, Kane needs to be the opponent of choice – at least until the end of the year – for continuity’s sake, meaning 2016 should open with a few more options as the company heads toward the Rumble.
For Wyatt, it’s about finding opponents – any opponents – now that it looks like he has run through the make faces in the company. What is next, but more importantly, who is next?
Ryan Dilbert of Bleacher Report said it best this week when he talked about his match and its ramifications for the event and the future of all involved.
Wyatt is too valuable a commodity to diminish in the long term for the sake of a short-term tribute. It's not clear, though, that WWE understands that.
While we all love both Undertaker and Kane and have followed them in almost idol-like worship, Wyatt is the storyline here – not what two 50-year olds have done for the company. It’s time to move on, to move forward.
Regardless of the outcome, both veterans need to put Wyatt over so WWE can move toward another storyline and another opportunity for the youngster to show off his greatness.
It also might be time for WWE to stop worrying about who the opponent is – meaning villains are free game – and let Wyatt show why he is the best entertainer in the company right now.