Smackdown Live: over using AJ Styles
What happened to Smackdown Live being the land of opportunity? While that used to somewhat be the brands moniker and rightfully so, it has now become nothing more than the house that AJ Styles built. Of course that’s not exactly a bad thing, especially with how popular Styles is as a babyface, it becomes problematic when no one else seems to get a shot with WWE’s top built.
In fact, Styles has held The WWE Championship since November of last year and while he has had a couple of amazing feuds during his run, the superstars that he has defeated along the way doesn’t seem justified. Furthermore, his feud with Shinsuke Nakamura, which should have been a passing of the torch moment for Nakamura, turned into Styles retaining at WrestleMania 34 and defeating him two more times later on.
In the end, there are a lot of WWE superstars on the blue brand that haven’t gotten the respect they deserve due to the company wanting to keep Styles as champion. Of course this isn’t Style’s fault and should be a huge honor for him to come this far in his career, but its hard to watch when its your favorite superstar getting fed to this guy!