This week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw featured a surprising ending. General Manager Kurt Angle was in the ring, ready to talk about Survivor Series, when he was interrupted by the majority of the Smackdown Live roster that was led by their Commissioner, Shane McMahon. Shane said “#UnderSiege” to Angle, and that led to the Smackdown roster beating up the majority of the Raw roster (with some exceptions).
While it was a different and exciting angle to some people, there are some logic holes when you do that because the Smackdown was a mix of faces and heels. There were faces like AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tye Dillinger, Becky Lynch and others there that were working with the heels like Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Natalya and others as if they were best buddies. Obviously we know that behind the scenes these people are friends (breaking news, I know!), but from the point of trying to telling a story on a wrestling show it can be confusing.
On Tuesday afternoon prior to this week’s Smackdown show, Ziggler took to Twitter to engage in a discussion with fans including a guy that mentioned Ziggler was working with Bobby Roode, even though they were feuding on television.
In case you’re wondering, Ziggler is referring to The Undertaker there. He has a good point.
Ziggler was pressed further by Pro Wrestling Torch editor Wade Keller, and he did his best to explain it.
It’s probably too early to judge this storyline because it just started in the last 10 minutes of Raw, but so far it’s obvious they have a long way to go with it.
Is it he best storyline? No. Is it better than saying “here are a bunch of Raw vs. Smackdown matches with no storylines?” Yes. At least they’re giving us something. If it leads to more interest in Survivor Series, that’s really all that matters.
In case you missed the segment, you can watch it below.