As famous on Friday evening throughout WWE SmackDown, Xia Li made her return to tv and there was a change made to her character. When she final appeared on the present a couple of months in the past, the gimmick was that the was there to guard the opposite babyfaces from evil. Nonetheless, she is now saying that there isn’t any one worthy of her safety and sbe will solely shield herself.
Whereas it did seem that this was the beginning of a heel flip, it was not made apparent by the announcers. Nonetheless, on the worldwide variations of SmackDown, the commentary made it clear that Li is not a fan favourite, thus her official heel flip.
The choice to show her heel comes throughout as a sudden transfer as a result of the corporate put a lot time into her babyface vignettes earlier than her foremost roster debut in December. The thought was to push her as a brilliant hero-like character. Throughout her entrances, she obtained lighting added through CGI and it got here throughout like she would turn into a prime face on the model. Nonetheless, that modified when she was pulled from TV in February. No phrase but on when Li will make her in-ring return.
That is the newest instance of plans all of a sudden altering in WWE. WrestlingNews.co was instructed that followers ought to count on extra turns for a number of stars within the coming weeks as Vince McMahon feels that a number of the expertise is being miscast proper now.
I’m the protector, I shield Myself.
— Xia Li (@XiaWWE) April 23, 2022