Leading up to WrestleMania 32, WWE decided that the time was right to air another live event on the WWE Network. Previous attempts have met with varying amounts of success, with Beast from the East, the exclusive show from Tokyo, getting rave reviews (mostly off the back of a Finn Balor-Kevin Owens match for the NXT Title), while a fall endeavor from MSG seeming like a moderate waste of time, with nothing particularly interesting happening and the show headlined by a fairly dreadful match between Brock Lesnar and The Big Show. But WWE really went all out in promoting this latest show, giving it the name WWE Roadblock, and loading it up with title matches, including Triple H defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against the man many wish he’d be facing at WrestleMania, Dean Ambrose. And after the dust settled in Toronto, what did we really learn during this Roadblock on the way to WrestleMania?
10. The League of Nations Needs To Stop
Forming a stable is supposed to be an easy way to elevate multiple people. At the very least, even if a stable fails completely, usually somebody escapes from the wreckage in a slightly better position, because while the whole thing is collapsing, WWE usually identifies someone in the whole mess that they want to protect and keep viable as a potential star. The League of Nations has managed to accomplish the near-impossible, by creating a stable which has made absolutely everyone involved less over than they were going in. Which you’d think would be hard, considering what someone like Rusev was doing last summer, but his stupid love quadrangle with Dolph Ziggler still did more for his character than associating with the League. Sheamus, of course, fell the farthest, going from a man with a Money in the Bank briefcase to the lamest of lame duck champions, to a guy who looked like a bumbling idiot in the ring against The New Day at Roadblock. The other problem, of course, that as the only challengers left in the tag division (for now), the League is forcing The New Day to turn face by comparison, and we can’t help but be worried that the cracks will start to show in New Day’s act once they start looking for those cheers.