Former WCW/nWo Writer Kevin Sullivan Critiques Roman Reigns-AJ Styles Feud
On the latest Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, Kevin Sullivan joined the show to discuss the current WWE television product. Sullivan, best known for his role in WCW and booking during the nWo’s heydey, gave his thoughts on the current World Heavyweight Title feud between Roman Reigns and AJ Styles. Sullivan says he feels if WWE went back to their ‘Attitude Era’ ways, they could increase the quality of their programming.
Sullivan suggests the WWE creative team looks back at when Steve Austin and the New World Order were drawing the most money. Sullivan says the performances were more “real” during that time, and feels WWE should have their writers study their tape library.
‘The Taskmaster’ gave his thoughts on a recent episode of RAW, criticizing AJ Styles’ character during his interactions with Roman Reigns.
“I happen to watch the other night and I flipped RAW on and the second hour had just started and the kid from TNA, AJ Styles and Roman Reigns had an interview, and here is the World Champion, who looks like he is going to take Rock’s place eventually in the movies, and he’s a handsome kid with a lineage of drawing money, and here they are booing that guy,” Sullivan said. “But now here is AJ, a guy who has got beat twice already against a part timer, and they did the angle where his former friends came down and beat up Reigns and he said he didn’t know anything about it. This is wrestling, either run and help the guy, or run in and kick the s–t out of the guys beating him. What is he Switzerland? Is he neutral?”
Sullivan also feels WWE isn’t giving their wrestlers enough time in the ring on TV. “The matches don’t mean a thing, but they give these guys six minutes with their entrances when these guys are terrific athletes,” he said. You can listen to the entire podcast here.
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