As we have seen in the last episode of SmackDown, Big E and Apollo Crews took part in a new match that saw them opposed to decree a new participant in the MITB Ladder Match, which like every year gives the possibility to one or a wrestler to be able to challenge a maximum champion at any time.
The match was won by Big E despite the interference of Commander Azeez, who tried in every way to favor Apollo himself, the current Intercontinental champion. However, the match and the booking choices did not convince everyone, especially Dutch Mantell who criticized WWE for carrying on too many similar segments in the course of a short time, indicating this error as the result of a particular policy of Vince McMahon.
Speaking to Sportskeeda's microphones, the Legend expressed his opinion on the repetitiveness of the segments and on the comparison between the WWE and AEW product.
Dutch Mantell expresses his opinion on the WWE product
"A couple of months ago I read that according to Vince McMahon no story should be carried on without making sense.
The match in question, however, makes sense, the problem is that it has been brought to the screens for two months now and seeing the same things for so long tired. If you were to find a difference between WWE and AEW, I have to say that the latter has a lot of new talent and you see various characters within the shows, people you've never heard of.
Not everyone will definitely go over, but the important thing is to see new people. Maybe it's much more interesting to see new characters than to see the usual six times," Mantell said. On the latest edition of SmackTalk, Dutch Mantell opened up about how he and former WWE Superstar Jake Hager were the only ones to leave shows early.
Mantell said it started a few weeks after he joined WWE at an event in Wisconsin: "I love Jack [Jake Hager] but the whole time I rode with him, I did most of the talking. He just looked at me the whole time like, 'Are you ***king nuts?' I remember one day, I'd only been in the company three weeks, we went up north somewhere and it was colder than hell, I hate ice and snow, it was up in Wisconsin someplace...
so we were on about fourth, so after the match, I go and get ready and I said, 'Hey, let's go.' He took his shower and he said, 'We can't go yet.' I asked why not and he said, 'They want us to stay and watch all the matches and learn."