I kinda thought it was a stupid way to end the team.
a) They sell tons of merch. b) The crowd still gets hot for them. c) They never even won the titles.
I mean, there were ways to break them up without having them feuding. Have Cass win a #1 contender match for the IC or Universal title. Have him be the longest standing man at next year's RR. Or simply separate them without much fuss.
The way I see it they'll feud, Cass will get a push because he's the "big guy" while Enzo will get lost in the shuffle. But I might be wrong. I kinda felt sad at the end of the segment because I felt Enzo's tears were real as they both knew their team is over. You can clearly see Cass trying to hold back tears too.
Edit: I also find it illogic that this week Graves had footage of Cass faking the attack but no footage of the previous attacks on Enzo which, supposedly, were perpetrated by Cass.
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Post by rocketking on Jun 20, 2017 11:32:37 GMT -5
That's heat, brother.
I can't disagree that WWE might have left money on the table in terms of merch, but I'm happy that they actually pulled the trigger on the inevitable breakup while the fans still cared. And the fact that they never won the titles is an integral part of the story. Otherwise, the "Enzo was holding Cass back" part of the angle doesn't work.
Post by Christian Small on Jun 20, 2017 11:40:19 GMT -5
I understand the argument that there was still potential money on the table with them but personally I stopped being invested in that team a while ago. I am worried for Enzo who really has little to get into as soon as he puts the mic down but I think Cass will be fine.
Enzo is a phenomenal talker IMO. That is considering he has to put up with WWE?s scripts. Cass is a big man but he still has a big ass. He has that Ron Reiss (WCW's Mummy) look that does not translate for me. As of now they could end up like Edge & Christian which got their individual characters and successes or they could end up like Cryme Tyme. I see the latter.
I had no problem breaking the team up because they had pretty much run their course and Enzo just isn't any good in the ring.
BUT, like almost everything else WWE "scripts" - the story sucked. Cass faked himself getting attacked... for what purpose? Why? Really made no sense.
Agreed, it's a ridiculous storyline. How much longer was Cass going to carry on teaming with a guy he hates day in and day out before he eventually turned on him? Why create this story that he'd been attacked as well? Why not just turn? It's insane.
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Don't be surprised to find yourself forgetting to remember...
Cass said he kept up his charade to see if this deadweight could figure it out....which he didn't
It's so "I did it, for da Rock" levels of cornvenience for sure
But we can also do some math of our own....what was Cass doing when Enzo was out with that concussion? He was in the main event picture fighting for number one contendership status. Been irrelevant since then.
Two could probably feud for awhile, Cass will most likely be lost in the shuffle more than Enzo. Enzo could easily go to the cruiserweight division and be over based on his personality. ...something that division lacks big time.
"Enzo's 2 0 5....what a time to be alive, how you doin'?"
Post by jmtempleton on Jun 20, 2017 23:15:41 GMT -5
Everybody is worried for Enzo, and I certainly understand why, but let's talk about Cass. On a show with Braun (and the Big Show) what's the point of Cass? Being the 3rd biggest guy around isn't a good gimmick. And on SmackDown we have Rowan and Harper. I know Harper can work, but they're doing nothing with either of them. What's that old Paul Heyman line? "In a land of giants you have none", or something like that? Having a bunch of jobber giants doesn't do much for anybody and served to make other talent, like Seamus who is a legitimately huge human being, look just average.
I could be wrong, but after an initial push I see Cass settling into meaningless midcard matches.