As noted earlier, changes are coming to WWE Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live. Paul Heyman’s fingerprints were all over Raw on Monday night while SmackDown was the same show, for the most part, because Eric Bischoff has not begun working on the show yet. He is expected to start shortly after the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
One of the decisions made was to bring the NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits to Raw. Dave Meltzer discussed this on Wrestling Observer Radio.
“They brought the Street Profits [to Raw],” Meltzer said. “That was an interesting one because there’s a lot of politics that were involved in the Street Profits [being on Raw].”
Meltzer added, “They are still technically NXT wrestlers. It was not a call-up but they are gonna be on Raw TV. That was a Heyman move to have new faces on the show. When someone starts, you always want new faces, you always want young talent. You always want to create new wild stories.”
Meltzer did not say much about the politics involved but the implication is that, perhaps, Triple H was not too thrilled with the idea to have his NXT Tag Team Champions appearing on the main roster right now.
WWE has begun the move away from being a PG product so you can expect an edgier product. That is why they had Corey Graves say “holy sh**” and the word “b*tch” was used a few times during the Mike and Maria Kanellis storyline.