So I was planning to go into this week's SmackDown spoiler free, and then WWE spoiled one of the things that happened. Because I don't want to be spoiled on anything else, especially whatever happens with Rock, I'm making this thread so that I and others can discuss the one thing that was spoiled. PLEASE DO NOT SPOIL ANYTHING ELSE BESIDES WHAT I TALK ABOUT BELOW. I know there's an official spoiler thread, but hopefully this is allowed to stay open.
I don't understand why they put the title on Alberto Del Rio.
First of all, he's in the middle of reinventing himself. Usually, when that's happening, you want to give the fans some time to warm up to a guy before you throw him right into the fire of being champion.
Secondly, I have no idea where they're planning on going with the title for WrestleMania now. Unless they're just going to have Ziggler cash in, which would render this reign to be pretty pointless, I don't see how ADR fits into the picture here. Maybe in a multi-man match of some sort, but I figured that if there would be any such match, it would be Ryback vs. Ziggler vs. Show.
I'm not going to completely write off a reign before it's even officially begun, but to me, this comes off like car crash booking to pop the rating. Especially when you take the self-spoiler into account.
What do you guys think?