The following will creatively expatiate on how the long, arduous road to WWE WrestleMania 37 should be booked.
Everyone knows that the WWE is not the same anymore. The WWE has been renowned for its egregious lack of flow in storytelling and momentum builds. It has become utterly clear that long-term storytelling and smooth continuities have been abandoned in this sphere of professional wrestling. WWE’s contrived booking techniques are boundless, and there are no megastars left.
The vices of excessive micromanagement, recycled storylines, unnecessary on-and-off pushes, minimal creative freedom, and lack of cognizance for diverse opportunity need to stop. Now, the solution is not to solely rely on nostalgia and regressively book today’s superstars in the exact same manner as the superstars were booked in the Attitude Era or the Ruthless Aggression Era.
However, the foundational booking techniques of the past are still valuable and substantial precedents, and they still deserve fair play in today’s creative process. The solution is to build on these foundations and accelerate the creative process on a prototypical pathway that will progressively change the entire landscape of professional wrestling.
Instead of waiting for the WWE to place a roadblock in the creative process, let’s set a smooth pavement that will do wonders for at the main roster’s world champions, who relatively have the best chances of becoming megastars and elevating a division of future megastars. The journey is just as important as the destination in every aspect of life, and it applies here too.
Mark Justice and Kevin Parvizi, two of Daily DDT’s beloved contributors, will creatively tackle how they think the road to WrestleMania 37 should be booked, from WWE Royal Rumble 2021 all the way to the grandest stage of them all, WWE WrestleMania 37. Their creative ideas will address the following questions that most fans want answered once WrestleMania comes to a close:
(1) Initiation: How would you progressively book these superstars’ character development (gimmick improvements, babyface/heel turns)?
(2) Journey: How would you progressively book these superstars’ title reigns (duration, storylines, title matches, rivalries, roadblocks, ending)?
(3) Destination: What should the fans get out of these superstars’ road to WrestleMania? What will the fans be rewarded with? What makes this superstars’ road so special and distinctive?
Now that the main criteria of this article has been addressed, it is now time to creatively expatiate on how the long, arduous road to WrestleMania 37 should be booked for the one of the four world champions on the main roster who is indisputably one of the best heels in the WWE’s main event scene today: Universal Champion Roman Reigns.