Except Samoa Joe isn’t still a bad ass. He is a bully which makes him look weak. He loses almost 70% of the time, he beats guys up between matches and talks a big game but then loses most feuds and big matches. I think Kofi has been booked well but there aren’t that many challengers I’m excited to see him face, the only match that would excite me (with the right outcome) is him facing Brock, or maybe Roman if Kofi were to win.
Seth has been booked poorly in his championship run. His AJ match was great, but had no real build up, I don’t care about a match with him and Brock, or Lashley etc as all the heels look terrible. Bryan could be an AJ like match with good in ring work, but there is no story there right now. They could build it up but there really aren’t that many matches I’m excited to see Seth in. I think he has been a poor universal champ thus far and part of that is how he won the title.
As to the call ups, sure they could go somewhere but right now they aren’t exciting outside of in ring work. I mean we are getting Ricochet vs Joe at Stomping Grounds. It could be a great match in ring, but I’m not excited for it. No build and Ricochet has been booked so-so.
For me it is the following’
IC title has been booked into obscurity
US title as well
Both Tag titles are lower card titles that few meaningful people are chasing (the women’s too really)
The Womens belts are on ok people but Wrestlemania buried the whole women’s division to set up the Triple threat.
When it feels like I’m meant to care more about who wins the 24/7 belt more than any tag belt, the IC, and US belts. The damage is pretty bad.
There is talent, I’m not sure about hope.