WWE struck the right chord with its exceptional booking at Extreme Rules as four titles changed hands last night in Philadelphia.
In the kickoff show of Extreme Rules, Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Finn Balor to win his maiden WWE Intercontinental Championship. The title change shocked many in attendance as Balor was just getting started with the big white belt.
Brad Shepard reports that The Extraordinary Man dropping the Intercontinental Championship to Nakamura was actually a Paul Heyman move. The new Executive Director of Monday Night RAW plans to have Balor join AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson as the fourth member of The Club.
So far, Gallows and Anderson have had little success on the main roster. The duo has travelled the world and been multi-time world tag team champions but their accomplishments in WWE have been minimal – a maiden RAW Tag Team Championship reign and that’s all!
However, with the return of The Club, things are about to change for The Good Brothers. Shepard reports that WWE plans to have the faction dominate the men’s division – a booking that should’ve been done long ago.
WWE is legitimately in need of a strong faction to boost the business. With the departure of Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley), The Shield is officially a stable of the past. And WWE direly needs a faction that portrays a more or less same attitude and bold persona like The Hounds and who better than the former members of The Bullet Club!
This essentially means that Balor is set for a heel turn down the line. It seems like WWE is trying to establish something similar to the Undisputed ERA on the main roster and it’s safe to believe that all four members of The Club will be draped in gold before next year’s WrestleMania.