It’s all-change at WWE after the recent draft. Top wrestlers have moved from one roster to another, meaning new match-ups are on the way. Just what they will be is important at the company are on their Chicago on December 17.
The draft is a key moment for WWE, and it’ll hopefully boost the ratings. They haven’t been that impressive in recent months so hopefully the draft will breathe new life into the company. That’s even more important at this time of the year. The focus will soon be on WrestleMania 38 which takes place next April.
There are a growing number of states where gambling has been legalized. Although WWE is predetermined, that doesn’t mean for a second you can’t place bets on what will happen. When they hold major events such as The Survivor Series, the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania and Smackdown, bookies such as DrafKings will be offering odds on the top matches.
Those in Illinois will be able to place bets now that sports betting has been legalized. Hopefully some dollars will be won backing stars such as Roman Reigns, Randy Orton and the New Day. Perhaps when WWE appear in Chicago in December, there’ll be some Chicago Sky players present. They recently received a WWE Women’s Title belt after their success in winning the WNBA Championship title, reports Illinoisgambler.com.
Roman Reigns is one of the main idols of American wrestling fans. The athlete has collected many awards. Raines himself had played in Canadian football a few years earlier. He also played American football.
After completing his career in American football, the athlete took up wrestling and in 2010 signed a contract with the WWE. He originally played in the prep division of the Florida Wrestling Championship, and in November 2012 made his debut in the WWE main roster as a member of the Shield group. WWE Universe Champion, 3-time WWE Heavyweight Champion, Tag Team Champion (with Seth Rollins), US Champion, WWE Intercontinental Champion, Grand Slam Champion, and 2015 Battle Royale winner.
From 2014 to 2020, WWE attempted to portray Raines as the next “face of the company”, drawing strong disapproval from viewers and critics. It was generally received with praise from fans and critics.
The draft has certainly shaken up the rosters for their Monday night show, Raw and Friday’s Smackdown. It’s all about creating new feuds and shaking up the title scenes. That’s likely to happen on Raw where Big E. is the WWE Champion.
He successfully defended that title at the Crown Jewel event held in Saudi Arabia. Big E. beat former champion Drew McIntyre, but the Scottish wrestler is off to Smackdown now. Moving to Raw and likely to cause headaches for the WWE Champion are Edge, Rey Mysterio, Apollo Crews (who Big E. has previously feuded with), Seth Rollins, Kevin Owns and Fin Balor.
Roman Reigns remains the WWE Universal Champion after beating challenger Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel on October 21. Lesnar is heading to Smackdown and is after revenge for that defeat that was caused by interference from The Uso’s. It’s a storyline that is likely to intensify in the coming months and another showdown at WrestleMania next year is likely.
New recruits include Jeff Hardy, Sheamus, Ricochet and Jinder Mahal. It certainly looks as if Raw got the best deal out of this. The women’s division will now have Charlotte Flair and Shanya Baszler, but Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair have gone to Raw. A Flair v Banks feud should be something to look forward to in the coming months. It’s also going to be interesting to see how Aliyah and Xi Li fare when they arrive from NXT.
New to the tag division are the Viking Raiders, that’s’ hardly likely to boost the rankings though. Of far more interest will be the return of The New Day but without Big E. Crown Jewel saw Xavier Woods become King of the Ring and how he progresses on Smackdown is going to be interesting. Could Kofi Kingston get jealous and turn on him?
The next few months in WWE are going to be interesting indeed. WWE have to get it right with WrestleMania just around the corner.
The sports industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic that began in 2020. Many events in 2020 have been canceled. Traditional American entertainment such as basketball, hockey and soccer have been banned for several months. The pandemic has also seriously affected wrestling. All events were banned for more than six months, or they were held without fans in an abbreviated mode. Nowadays almost all wrestling competitions can be visited and bets can be made. In 2021, spectacular events gradually began to take place without spectators. as the number of vaccinated people in the United States increased, they began to loosen restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, in many states of the country, sports competitions are held practically without restrictions. Hopefully, the time of lockdowns is in the past and Americans will be able to freely visit stadiums and root for their favorite teams.