ESPN: Smackdown Live settling into a ‘Holding Pattern’

By Matt Wilansky – ESPN.com – Jan 10, 2018


The WWE style of storytelling has a lot in common with most any other form of storytelling — there’s a setup, a plot, filler material in between and a conclusion. That’s the baseline equation, to be sure, with an added twist here, a hair-raising swerve there and a few chapters that can often seem out of order or hastily put together.

No matter the path it takes to get there, the WWE is trying to sell a cogent narrative that gets you from point A to point B in as exciting a way as possible.

With just more than two weeks to go before the Royal Rumble, we find ourselves settling into the “a lot of filler material in between” portion READ MORE HERE



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