WWE SmackDown has been home to some of the most electrifying talent in professional wrestling. While this arena is no stranger to big names and bigger controversies, recent trade rumors have stirred the pot even further. Grayson Waller, the relatively new addition to the SmackDown lineup, has a decisive perspective on the shifting dynamics, especially in the wake of certain key transfers.
Waller Challenges Transfers
Though Waller's tenure on SmackDown spans a mere four months, with a handful of matches under his belt, he hasn't shied away from voicing his opinion on potential Raw-to-SmackDown transfers. Last week's revelation at Payback, during the "Grayson Waller Effect" talk show segment featuring Cody Rhodes, indicated that Jey Uso is headed for Raw.
Subsequent WWE broadcasts added that a counter-move from Raw to SmackDown is on the horizon. With such information out in the open, speculations have surged, spotlighting "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes. This is mainly driven by the tantalizing prospect of Rhodes confronting Roman Reigns.
Fans and insiders alike are aware of Rhodes’ ambition to settle scores with Reigns, ultimately vying for the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion title. Thus, aligning Rhodes with SmackDown would naturally set this narrative in motion.
However, Waller's candid segment on WWE’s 'After The Bell' podcast, helmed by Corey Graves & Kevin Patrick, highlighted his reservations about Cody’s potential move. Waller remarked, “It's unnerving to think who they might introduce next.
My concern? It might be Cody. The man tried to eclipse my spotlight during my Saturday show." Despite his courteous allowance for Cody on his platform, Waller voiced discontent about Cody's subtle digs. "His remarks about hip toss classes and skull sessions were unnecessary.
I had my time learning with Terry Taylor, and he doesn’t need to publicize that”. Waller’s preference? A shift from the American-centric dynamics: "I'd be thrilled to welcome fellow Australians like Indi Hartwell or Bronson Reed.
Let’s mold SmackDown into an Australian powerhouse”. His stance was crystal clear: “SmackDown doesn’t need overshadowing figures like Cody. We need pioneers”.