The period between WrestleMania and Summerslam can be a dud. There’s no other way to put it. From the Mania rematches at Extreme Rules, to the pointlessness of Payback and Battleground, the summer can drag and drag until we get to the second biggest show of the year in August. Sure, there’s Money in the Bank, the unofficial 5th Big PPV, but that’s usually more of a long-term setup than anything else. Outside of that one glorious night, WWE plays it safe, setting up Summerslam stories rather than using the time to create powerful short-term feuds that showcase their talented roster.
It doesn’t have to be this way, however. In order to get the best possible product out of the next few months, WWE just needs to make some decisions that are staring them right in the face. Some of these decisions are so obvious that they probably will do them; others would incorporate some brave booking to create new stars in advance of next year’s WrestleMania—already set to be the biggest and most important event in WWE history. In order to achieve that, here are 10 Things That Need to Happen in WWE This Summer: