During the penultimate episode of Monday Night Raw we witnessed a title change as regards the WWE Champion. In the Main Event of the evening Bobby Lashley knocked down Randy Orton but during the match where he beat the wrestler, he suffered a leg injury.
Taking advantage of the situation, he intervened to cash in the Big E briefcase that hit The All Mighty with the Big Ending and became Big E for the first time in his career. to a good portion of the WWE Universe. Many did not appreciate the recent results of Big E and his adventure in the company of him (at least in recent times) did not seem at all to justify this important choice.
Vince Russo opens up on Big E
During the last episode of Sportkeeda Wrestling the former member of the Raw creative team Vince Russo commented on this title change trying to solve this problem. Here are the words of him, in the speech with Dr.
Chris Featherstone: “You have Brock Lesnar who hasn’t fought in a long time and you know his potential, you set up a story and Big E beats Brock Lesnar so that you have something important. Instead, recently Big E has only beaten lesser caliber wrestlers and suddenly you find him a champion.
It is a situation that is losing credibility.” Brock Lesnar has not competed for over a year and a half and his last meeting took place at Wrestlemania 36 in the challenge against the then champion Drew McIntyre. Now his return to an official match will take place in Crown Jewel’s Pay per View match against WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns on October 21st.
Also last week Kayla Braxton revealed that she has sources talking about a possible Brock Lesnar landing from Smackdown to Monday Night Raw and that she could just go up against new champion Big E. Kevin Owens, playing a babyface on SmackDown, is not doing his career any good at the moment.
After losing the Money in the Bank ladder match, he began feuding with Happy Corbin on the blue brand. This isn’t exactly a top card storyline for The Prizefighter. KO is a natural heel, and the WWE draft could efficiently get him to RAW as a bad guy to challenge Big E, the babyface WWE Champion.
Owens is also a former Universal Champion, and giving him a go at the biggest prize on the red brand could be the best direction for the Canadian pro wrestler.