With WWE cleaning house on the roster this past week (and the rumors of more releases coming), a Pay Per View in two weeks, as well as a big quarterly financial report on the way, the pressure was definitely on for Raw to build some momentum, and fast. The good news is, while TV ratings aren’t yet going up, the quality of recent shows has been anywhere from good to great, a trend WWE would love to have continue as they barrel into a self-professed ‘New Era’, featuring a wide array of both new and established talents paired up in interesting ways. Has WWE found the secret to turn Raw’s sliding ratings around? We have no idea, but at least the shows we’re getting have a lot of intriguing things to talk about, and that can only be considered an improvement.
10. There’s Only One Way To Describe Big Cass
And that is “Future Main Event Star”. Cass’ future in WWE has actually been a hot topic of discussion around here, and the consensus is that we’d be shocked if he isn’t a main event singles talent getting a WWE World Title push within five years, with Enzo possibly moving into a non-wrestling role as his manager. Listen, we love Enzo, but he’s the size of the troll dolls he copies his hairstyle from and will never be a legitimate threat when separated from Cass. However, Big Cass, aside from being an unteachable seven feet tall, has almost as much charisma as his best friend and is a pretty good wrestler to boot. Plus, he’s actually fairly young, and when all the thirty-something talents at or near the top of the card move on (or at least, into part-time roles), Cass should be in his prime, and perfectly positioned to move into a top spot. It’s clear WWE already knows this, as they’ve used the opportunity of Enzo’s injury to showcase Cass as a singles wrestler, and the fact that he fit in perfectly going against the veteran Jericho in a promo battle is a hint of good things to come for the second-most popular guy from Queens to make a splash in popular culture this week.