Major Update on WWE's Plan for Storytelling After WrestleMania
by NOMAN RASOOL | VIEW 1412
As WrestleMania, WWE's flagship event, approaches, wrestling fans have a palpable sense of anticipation. Over the years, enthusiasts have observed that WWE treats WrestleMania as a "season finale," with the first show after the event marking a new beginning.
However, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez from Wrestling Observer Radio suggest that 2023 could mark a notable departure from this pattern. Meltzer and Alvarez recently discussed the possibility of a significant shift in WWE's approach to post-WrestleMania storylines.
They argue that the company has a clear and well-thought-out plan for the narratives that will emerge after the event, breaking from the typical post-WrestleMania "lull" seen in previous years. Meltzer even went as far as to claim that WWE has "a year of post-Mania plans" in store, indicating a more long-term strategy than fans have experienced in the past.
Although Meltzer couldn't reveal specific details about these plans, Alvarez speculated that WWE had been carefully laying the groundwork for this new approach on recent episodes of RAW and SmackDown. He believes the company has been actively planting seeds for future storylines, ensuring a seamless transition from WrestleMania to the subsequent events.
The Creative Team's Proactive Approach to Storylines After WrestleMania
Alvarez emphasized that this change in strategy means the creative team will be able to handle ideas after the event. Instead, they've been working diligently to develop a cohesive and engaging plan for the year ahead.
He explained, "This is not something where we're gonna do Mania and then the creative team, Hunter and Vince and whoever is going to wake up and be 'what the f*ck are we gonna do now?' They've planted many seeds into this plan over the last few days." While nothing is set in stone and plans could change, Alvarez offered some theories on potential storylines.
He analyzed the recent exchange between Cody Rhodes and the Bloodline, speculating that if Roman Reigns lost at WrestleMania, his family might turn on him individually, leaving him to rely solely on Paul Heyman moving forward.
The prospect of a more strategic and well-planned approach to post-WrestleMania storytelling has fans eager to see what WWE has in store. This shift could usher in a new era for WWE, one that prioritizes long-term narrative arcs and more satisfying resolutions.
With WrestleMania 2023 just around the corner, anticipation for what lies ahead continues growing. Fans hope this year's event will set the stage for a truly unforgettable year in professional wrestling.