A new report has revealed that there is more flexibility being given in WWE promos in recent weeks.
Since Triple H took over creative following the retirement of Vince McMahon, there has been various changes seen on WWE programming.
From more wrestling on the weekly shows to characters reverting back to old gimmicks or names, the Triple H regime has seen various improvements throughout the past 10 months.
Fightful Select (subscription required) reported that several of the wrestlers have been given more flexibility in their promos in recent weeks.
One of the examples given to this change was the recent Karrion Kross and Shinsuke Nakamura program.
Nakamura defeated Kross to blow off their rivalry on the May 5 episode of WWE SmackDown before Shinsuke moved over to the Raw brand.
Here are results from the Friday, May 12 episode of WWE SmackDown:
AJ Styles def. Edge, Rey Mysterio in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Bobby Lashley def. Austin Theory, Sheamus in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Grayson Waller appeared in a backstage segment with Adam Pearce and announced the winner of the Styles vs Lashley main event would appear on his Grayson Waller Effect talk show next week
Cameron Grimes def. Baron Corbin
Roman Reigns made his first appearance since WrestleMania 39 and said that Solo Sikoa has stepped up, but the Usos are a problem and that they embarrassed him
Paul Heyman then announced Reigns and Sikoa would be challenging Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia
Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def. Bayley & Dakota Kai to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Former NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly made their SmackDown debut backstage, setting up a match against the Brawling Brutes for next week
Bianca Belair appeared for a ‘celebration’ in her hometown of Knoxville, but was interrupted by a returning Asuka who spat mist in Belair’s face
AJ Styles def. Bobby Lashley in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
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