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Five main roster superstars who would benefit from a trip to NXT

It’s been rumored for months that WWE is considering doing another Superstar Shake-up.

Let me say it right now, I think it’s a terrible idea.

It hasn’t happened yet, but why do we need another Shake-up?  I feel like it would be more effective for storyline if the two main brands would make trades. You’re already copping out by having John Cena join RAW as a “free agent.” But the thing that caught my eye in the report is the idea that some Superstars could wind up in NXT.

But the thing that caught my eye in the report is the idea that some Superstars could wind up in NXT.

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PODCAST: Summerslam/Takeover preview; Corbin’s failed cash-in; Bosstown

Nestlemania and JC discuss the terrible execution on the Baron Corbin cash-in, Ambrose and Rollins fist bump moment, Sasha winning in Boston, Big Cass finally breaking through, Tozawa winning the cruiserweight championship, The Demon finally returning, and much more! We also give our NXT Takeover and Summerslam picks!

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Drew McIntyre is living Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” with WWE

Throughout the history of literature and cinema, authors have used Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” or “monomyth” as a template as they tell the story of a protagonist as he travels through a transformation.

There are 17 steps in the Campbell’s original template, but it has been modified over time.

As Drew McIntyre stepped into the ring in the latest episode of NXT, I thought to myself about how his rise, departure and return resonates with Campbell’s pattern.

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PODCAST: Backlash and Takeover: Chicago review; Jinder’s the champ

We discuss WWE Backlash, NXT Takeover, Jinder Mahal becoming WWE Champion, Breezango on the rise, Balor being a threat to Lesnar, Titus O’Neil helping Apollo, and much more!

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How to fix the Smackdown Tag Team division in three easy steps

The Smackdown tag team division is a wasteland (Get it? It’s an Ascension joke). The whole division feels like filler on the “A-show” when it could easily be one of the better segments.

The way they utilize the group sometimes makes you forget they’re even there.

It’s time to make the Smackdown tag team division great again!

Here’s how they can do it in three easy steps. . .

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