There’s been a lot of news recently about WWE stars being openly critical of their treatment by the company on Twitter. Cesaro, Sin Cara, Tyson Kidd – and now, my favourite, Dana Brooke.
On last week’s episode of Total Divas, Lana was very upset when she accused Brooke of ‘stealing’ a move she had been working on in training – a sort-of-running cartwheel into a splash.
“@TotalDivas @JulienBevis maybe watch my entrance and see my flip in that .. and watch Nxt and learn the product been doin it for years”
“yes exactly they did play me dirty here”
This could be a work, where the two pretend to be angry at each other to build to an eventual storyline feud, but that theory falls apart when you look at the components. Both Lana and Brooke are heels, so they wouldn’t be booked to face each other, and Lana has been in a manager role with Rusev for practically all of her time on the main roster.
It seems more likely that Dana took offence to a person who hardly wrestles, on a show she’s not even on, accusing her of stealing a move – an act which can get you considerable heat backstage. Brooke’s push has cooled off considerably in the last month, and you can imagine she wouldn’t want any unwelcome attention like this from the other women. WWE’s a weird place, and sometimes storyline heat becomes actual heat.
According to AllWrestlingNews – so take this with a pinch of salt – there is concern backstage in WWE about the new Cruiserweight division-focused show 205 Live starting this week on the Network. The show is set to be taped after Smackdown on Tuesday nights, where a big dark match would usually take place between the brand’s top stars. This is the main event in the building to send the fans home happy, instead of whatever finish we see on television.
Instead of that, there will now be the 205 Live taping with a Cruiserweight division that hasn’t yet gotten over any stars. There’s reportedly worry that fans will leave the event early when Smackdown ends, making the arena appear empty for 205 Live.
Call of the search, Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling promotion still exists! The multiple episodes filmed of their television show Amped – which is a very 90s name – last year still haven’t aired anywhere. But now Cody Rhodes has defeated Sonjay Dutt at a WrestleCade show to win the GFW Next Gen title.
How do you think 205 Live will go down after Smackdown Live? Tell me how the entire show’s success depends on whether it has purple ring ropes in the comments below.