Hot Takes Now 4/23/2019
Moving forward, I’ll occasionally post my Mr. Sinister theories. These are WWE hot takes I think the company should and possibly will move forward with based off of my viewings of Raw and Smackdown. Each post I’ll try to have one theory for each show, but no guarantees. These will likely change week to week, but in case any of them are correct, I want them documented for validation.
After watching Bray Wyatt’s return on Raw last night (and before Smackdown airs), I have a new theory moving forward. I was worried for the Eater of Worlds after seeing the teasers of the buzzard puppet and the creepy doll, but after watching his promo, I’m cautiously optimistic for his return to the top of the card. This character of the creepy kid’s show host could be a perfect evolution to his gimmick, if handled correctly. I feel like they need to give him control over his promos and creative direction and this could be the boost Wyatt needed.
What I think they’ll do with him is have him debut as a Smackdown star, and have an initial feud with some upper mid-tier face who’s recently talked about his family; someone like Mustafa Ali (I’m not getting rid of his first name damn it) where Wyatt can subtly target Ali’s family, even if only verbally. Unlike his first run as a heel, Wyatt will have to win this feud to get him started on the right foot. From there, he should jump up to the top of the card and target a champion who’s been seen recently celebrating with his family... WWE Champion Kofi Kingston. At this point, Wyatt could theoretically lose and still remain a main eventer, but I think the smart move would be to have him take the belt off of Kingston, and become the ‘Children’s Champ’.
On the Raw side of things, we’ve got AJ Styles vs Universal champ Seth Rollins happening at Money in the Bank. While I would love for these two to have a multi ppv string of matches culminating at SummerSlam, it’s hard to build that with two faces. I foresee the two of them having an amazing match at MitB with Seth retaining clean, but just barely. A rematch is set for the next ppv, either the Saudi show or Backlash, and during that match Drew McIntyre interferes. A triple threat is set for Extreme Rules, and after a lengthy back and forth, AJ emerges victorious and the new Universal Champion. Celebrations are short lived as it’s announced the champ will have to defend his newly won belt against a returning Brock Lesnar. Unfortunately, I don’t think Brock is done with the WWE. I don’t think he’ll actually win the belt at SummerSlam, but WWE will once again give him the main event spot for the summer. From there AJ will feud against Drew, who by or at Survivor Series should finally be a champ.
Let’s see if any of these predictions come true. Remember to keep reading and enjoy life.