Don’t let the title fool you.
I am a lifelong wrestling fan and I grew up on WWF(E). I go all the way back to Wrestlmania II so I have put in my time but that’s not what this is about. I know that nowadays it is commonplace to bash the WWE. People complain and complain and complain but feed the machine and keep watching anyway. I got to the point long ago with that company that I just pick and choose. There is so much wrestling out there as I try to keep up with Impact, New Japan, Shine, ROH, and on and on. I boycotted WWE for about 18 months after Shinsuke Nakamura lost to Jinder Mahal at Summerslam. When Asuka lost to Charlotte Flair…again I said I was taking a break after Wrestlemania 35 but then something unexpected happened. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce won the women’s tag titles. These two winning made up for Asuka losing and I decided to postpone my somewhat annual boycott because I wanted to see what they (writers) would do with the IIconics.
I have always oddly been a fan of the modern era mean girls gimmick. I loved the Beautiful People in Impact, I enjoy the Cutie Pie Club in SHINE, and I’ve enjoyed the IIconics (more so in NXT than main roster). Back in Impact Velvet Sky, Angelina Love, and Madison Rayne nailed this gimmick. I loved Mi Pi Sexy. They were comical at times, but they were also vindictive, conniving, and vicious. When I look at the IIconics they can be this good. All these writers need to do is just look at old episodes of Impact for the love of God. They’ve made them just annoying and whiny with no real edge. I was hoping that putting the belts on them would make them be more vicious, and vindictive like The Beautiful people were years ago. They have something to lose now so they should do everything in their power to hold onto those belts but they aren’t written that way. They have each been pinned in their last two matches. How in the hell are you supposed to take a champion seriously when they are losing one week after winning the belts? I don’t care what kind of match it is. Then again in WWE wins and losses don’t matter unless of course you’re Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, or Charlotte Flair. I would say I hope that things turn around for Peyton and Billie but in WWE hope is a lie. Hell, they’ll probably lose the titles within the next two months. At least Angelina and Velvet are back together in ROH being two thirds of Allure so I will look to relive some glory days. Take notes this time WWE and maybe just maybe you’ll have something truly….IICONIC on your hands.