I like The New Day. I don’t get it, but I like it. I understand their message of working together in order to achieve greater heights. I even appreciate that the WWE created a stable with all black wrestlers that doesn’t require them to either dance or go by a name like Cryme Tyme. But it feels as if they are missing something huge. I can’t put my finger on it, but something is keeping them from reaching the level of success the group is capable of.
The biggest problems I can think of is the WWE’s inability to commit them to their gimmick. They were introduced through promos resembling either a religious gathering, or a self help seminar. All three members are sporting a logo that looks similar to a cult symbol. The self help/religious aspect could be explored more. The meaning behind the symbol could be fleshed out a little more. I just feel like there are limitless possibilities on how the group could be perceived if a little more effort was placed in to the gimmick.
When Xavier Woods first confronted Kingston and Big E after a loss dressed in a suit, we knew something incredible was up ahead for all three stars. After a while, the group was dropped and eventually rebooted as the stable we know today. I’m not sure of the reasoning behind the sudden change, but people were genuinely excited to see The New Day premiere. But the group is going to have a tough time connecting with fans if it remains on the basic course it’s on at the moment. A reboot is not necessary, but letting the guys get more air time to talk, as well as fleshing out their gimmick will do nothing but help them in the future. Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, and Big E are a couple of superstars that can hold their own. Without a solid reason for the group to exist, we’re just looking at three good performers thrown together because WWE didn’t know what to do with them.