Ah yes. That would have been why. I did watch the rumble, found it subpar and nope'd out of the road to wrestlemania.
What made it worse was Rousey winning on the women's side. Would have at least been nice to see one of the Rumbles being used to elevate someone. And with those two, you could have easily gotten the Mania matches they wanted without that.
We'll see if HHH is any better in this regard. The booking of the midcard has definitely been better, but they still haven't really pushed anyone to the top. The only major title change they've done is with Liv Morgan, and they didn't treat her like a star. It's only been a couple of months, so I'm not saying he won't, but I'm taking everything with a grain of salt until it does. Let's see who finally ends Reigns' reign.
Dude it's been a couple months and things are already trending upwards. It's not going to be an overnight change. they're on the right trajectory and for the first time in a decade I'm feeling like we should give them the benefit of the doubt and see where things go before we start criticising.
I also don't see how Ronda winning is/was a bad thing. She's actually really good, had never won a rumble before, I thought the story worked well, and while I absolutely did not want to see Brock winning (he already won one, didn't need the boost, and I genuinely think he's one of the worst things to happen to WWE since his return; I've not liked more than a couple of his matches since his return, and he seems to just be an uno reverse card on any pushes that get going. For the last decade he's basically just been used to say 'nope' to anyone the fans liked or any progress. He ruined the product the more he was involved), it did make for a cool 'the MMA guys both won this year' narrative.
As always. I'm ranting. I just really hate Brock and everything he represents whether people think he's a good wrestler or not. I do not feel the same way about Rousey; I actually think they're using her well and I think she has shown a tonne of growth (and that first year of hers on the roster is an all-timer rookie year.)
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