It's disclosure time again. If you are not a fan of spoilers, there is no need to read any further.
Especially if you are looking forward to all that the WWE has in store for Friday night's SmackDown.
Now that we have that out of the way, time to get down to business.
According to WrestlingInc.com:
It was announced at tonight's WWE SmackDown tapings in Buffalo, New York that The Big Show will face World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus at next month's WWE Hell In a Cell pay-per-view.
I think it's safe to say that fans will be torn about this choice—I know I am. For starters, I am glad that Alberto Del Rio is not in the title hunt again. However, I am a bit annoyed that the WWE doesn't have another viable contender in line for Sheamus.
I get that The Big Show is a decorated veteran, but he has also seen his share of title shots and runs. Ultimately, the WWE needs to start getting in transition mode, as many of their main-eventers are 35 and over. Don't get me wrong—I am not saying 35 is old, just saying it's old for wrestling.
Let's face it, not many wrestlers in their mid-to-late 30s can go the same way they did in their 20s and early 30's. Not that there is anything wrong with that, just stating the facts.
Right now, the WWE has an opportunity to teach their younger stars the ins and outs of being a main-eventer. To me, they could turn several guys like Cody Rhodes, The Miz, and Damian Sandow into true main-eventers within a year.
Chances are they won't do that.
Especially considering the company has had a history of riding their veterans' popularity longer than they should. In the end, the WWE needs to start figuring out their future now. If they don't, they could find themselves stuck in a rut with no solid champion or contender.