Dunkin’ Doughnuts Center (Providence, RI)
This was a really boring match, but that’s not what I want to write about.
Who was the booking designed to benefit? Kofi Kingston picked up the victory, but he sure doesn’t benefit. The win was not only treated as a fluke but something that Randy Orton should be embarrassed about. There is likely going to be no follow up to this from Kofi’s end. He was merely a prop to tell a story about Orton.
Orton obviously does not benefit. The WWE has pushed him in recent months as one of the two biggest starts of this generation, but the booking has done little to support that hype. The loss to Kofi certainly won’t help. In general, there is not much point in getting worked up about win/loss booking decisions but the end result of Kofi/Orton does nothing for nobody, so why do it at all? There had to be a better and less convoluted way to set up Orton attacking John Cena’s father – like maybe just because he is a bad guy?
The match is a p prime example of a match that – in terms of booking – does nothing to help anyone.
WWE Singles | Avoid | Booking