Hello Bleacher Creatures. Before I start, I would like to inform you that this slide features *SPOILERS* from Friday Night Smackdown.
The last four months have been consumed by mourning, retirements, and the same programming we’ve seen since WrestleMania 26. With John Cena and Randy Orton reigning as WWE and World Champions, numerous members of the Internet Wrestling Community have pleaded for the rise of new stars. With the successful (yet swift) pushes of Wade Barrett and Alberto Del Rio, the mere thought of a new era is somewhat of a commodity.
The subsequent title losses of The Miz and Christian are great from a business standpoint. For the IWC, it’s like reliving the past four years over again, except that Smackdown is no longer a worthy alternative. Simply put, Smackdown will become RAW’s not so appealing twin sister.
The IWC does consist mostly of hardcore pro wrestling fans and it’s no secret that John Cena and Randy Orton are two of the most disliked individuals. One thing we can’t deny is that we’re only a small portion of the WWE fan base as it's normal for casual fans to love a Randy Orton or John Cena.
It’s no secret that we admire mid carders exceptionally more than the top Superstars.
If so, this has been a week of rebirth for the WWE and IWC. We’ve said it for months.
The winds of change are blowing.
It finally seems like the WWE is planning the rise of multiple top tier mid carders. Let’s take a look at some of the newer stars and the events of this week.