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21 Mar 2017 21:09:09
Shane McMahon. Shano Mac. What on Earth is he doing having a match at Mania?
Styles was the outstanding wrestler of 2016. He should be headlining Mania and it would be guaranteed that he would tear the place down.
But no. He is facing Shane McMahon, a man who is not a wrestler but who can jump off things and can do an embarrassing version of the Ali Shuffle.
What must the roster think, who toil week in and week out as they get relegated to the Andre match yet Shane gets a match, and you just know that AJ is that good that could carry even Shane.
This is like Barcelona dropping Messi before the Champions League final so the owner's untalented son can play or Robert Kraft dropping Tom Brady at the Superbowl in favour of his grandson.
I know Styles will appear on RAW after Mania, but can anyone actually justify this match or say they are looking forward to it.

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21 Mar 2017 23:14:43
Last year was justifiable because of all the injuries and it was his big return. This year, there is no reason he should be having a match. There's way too much available talent for him to take up any spot at Mania, let alone big one. Hopefully there's a swerve still, but the McMahon family deserve their own course in abnormal psychology with their egos. So I'm not holding my breath.

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22 Mar 2017 10:06:08
I was hoping for a surprise from Shane saying that he didn't say he was his opponent but he had him 1 and brought out nakamura or something like that but looks like they are going with it.

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22 Mar 2017 09:35:36
They might bring nakamura up he said styles had a match but didn't say who it was against or have they announced it now my hope is Shane doesn't wrestle.

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22 Mar 2017 11:17:26
I'm not sure why they thought it was a good idea, AJ could put on a decent match with a broom, I assume this is just another way of giving Shane a pay day.

To think someone like Braun and Joe don't have matches is ridiculous.

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22 Mar 2017 12:53:14
Meltzer said that Vince isn't looking at the fact they are wasting Styles but more at the fact that his son has a top match at Mania. If that is true then it shows the backstage politics more than ever.

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22 Mar 2017 16:31:30
I can't wait for WM season to be over. For me the best PPV's of the year are usually Summerslam, MITB and Elimination Chamber. WM is to celebrity focused now. I think Summerslam gets the balance right. It feels like a big deal but it usually has a much better card.

If you're a hard core wrestling fan then WM isn't really aimed at you (us) For me Summerslam > WM.

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22 Mar 2017 19:38:34
For me, I'm more looking forward to nxt takeover the night before, shouldn't be difficult for that to totally spank the pile of sh. rubbish they are claiming is a wrestlemania card.

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22 Mar 2017 20:59:01
There is no way Shane won't take this match. Ever since his latest return, he has been sold to the fans as someone who cares about them and the wrestlers, that he is not yes man to his dad, but is an alternative McMahon.

Nothing can be further from the truth. Shane has an ego the size of his dad's. If anything, Steph (who has got on my nerves so much lately) is more independent from Vince than Shane is due to her husband's influence.

But it is all relative. Vince's word goes, despite the shareholders, and you can see he wants a legacy.
If Shane beats AJ at Mania, I might well pack the whole thing in.

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21 Mar 2017 09:01:16
Ill say it again. After this weeks RAW I wouldn't be surprised if Braun is added to the Taker VS Reigns Match. He has nothing to do at mania and still seems involved in the story. Plus it gives Taker a chance to hide and recover during the match while Strowman and Reigns do some of the hard work.

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21 Mar 2017 23:50:09
On RAW, Big Show and Steph are talking backstage about the new WWE Jetsons movie. Zayn comes in and geegollywillickers his grievances, which pisses Steph off. After berating him for a while, she puts him in a match against Strowman later on. Big Show then makes a comment about being too hard on him. Steph then threatens Show a bunch and walks off.

Braun starts to destroy Sami before the match begins. Big Show comes out to make the save. After Show gets Strowman to back off, he's attacked from behind by Samoa Joe. Zayn recovers enough to help Show fend off Joe and Strowman. Braun grabs a mic and states that if Show is in the Battle Royal so is he. Zayn then says the same to Braun and Joe for Zayn. After the declarations, Teddy Long comes out and makes a tag match -That starts Right Now, Playas! HollaHolla.

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22 Mar 2017 11:19:22
They'll all end up in the battle royal, but Braun has been the stand out six months. I think he deserved to be showcased.

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20 Mar 2017 14:40:31
Don't be surprised if the RAW crowd tonight sounds more edited than a pre-draft Reigns centered episode of Smackdown. They're in Brooklyn tonight and have Reigns taking on Strowman. Plus, you know, the other stuff.

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20 Mar 2017 19:55:52
They won't, but I really hope they let the crowd be heard. If they do it should be fantastic, but like Jables says, they won't.
The other stuff aside, I don't really know what the WWE expect for Reigns. Nobody wants him to beat the Undertaker and nobody will be cheering him on to do so.
Let the crowd loose on him and when he does beat Taker and if its done properly, with respect, it could actually give him a boost.
Reigns isn't a bad wrestler, it is just this ridiculous boost that pisses everyone off.

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17 Mar 2017 21:54:48
Looks like paige me be in a bit of trouble, with a video of her and Maddox getting jiggy on the net.

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17 Mar 2017 23:33:11
WWE is in a no-win situation with this. Paige is still out with her neck/ shoulder injury. So they can't punish her with a suspension or anything like that. If they release her. They give her what she wants, and they look bad for terminating a female over something that happened to one of their male stars (Rollins) a little over 2 years ago. He not only didn't get punished, but went on to win the title in the ME of WM not too long after.

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18 Mar 2017 03:51:40
Xavier Woods on the other hand, is going to be interesting. I'm calling it now that he ends up benefiting from it. I think the fans are going to start cheering for him like crazy. Especially in smarkier towns.

Rumor has it, Sasha's are getting released next. Maybe if enough of them come out, WWE will be forced to go with an edgier product.

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18 Mar 2017 14:53:28
Just saw what you meant jables, tuning into raw to see what joke big e makes.

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18 Mar 2017 16:45:03
It's just the tip of the iceberg, of the stuff that various wrestlers and talent do and have done over the years down in NXT especially. With the different social groups on the main roster, likely having their own series of red shoe diaries. It's all a matter of how many pornstar Spielbergs that don't DELETE, there are.

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18 Mar 2017 19:18:59
May the 7 deities bless them for not DELETING these videos! Delightful!

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18 Mar 2017 19:23:17
I honestly didn't realise how much was going on down in nxt.

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18 Mar 2017 23:03:01
People in general, get together pretty regularly in the wrestling business. Look at Smackdown. Most of their roster is in a relationship with someone else in WWE. With NXT you add working/ living in Orlando, and it's like pouring gasoline on a fire. There are things going on every day and night there, and it's like if a party college was an entire city for most of the 20 somethings that fill it.

It's definitely not a matter of if, in the wrestling business. We already know it is. It's a matter of what, and the leaks were just a glimse of that. Considering the fairly casual nature of all involved, rumors of other things with other people, some of the rumored histories of some of the alumni, the general nature of 20 somethings, and my own experiences of living in Orlando. These leaks may the craziest thing that gets out, but I'd bet that it's not even anywhere close to the top of crazy things that have happened down there.

{Ed007's Note - This might be a bit old school and I don't know how much is true but it's well worth a read for the giggles... I was going to say $hits and giggles but it didn't feel right..... ****ADULTS ONLY******

www.oowrestling.com/OOForums/viewthread.php?tid=21720

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20 Mar 2017 13:10:28
I feel for Paige and Xavier I really do, to rise to the point of being in the top 50 best at what you do in a very closed industry, and then have it all threatened because somebody has decided to humiliate you just because they can is truly horrendous. Paige in particular, having the belt in shots, and being engaged to another wrestler could be in really deep water personally and privately.

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20 Mar 2017 13:12:41
What do people think will happen if you put 20/ 30 somethings on the road together 300 days (and nights) a year. The only real crime here is that Paige elected to keep videos of herself in a non-secure manner.

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16 Mar 2017 15:37:15
I'm going to hate myself for saying this but since I have a go quite a lot about part timers getting too many wins over current talent who work night after night I think it would be best for Reigns to beat the Undertaker. I'm a massive Taker fan but he's 50ish now and he is struggling to move and it just wouldn't make sense for him to beat Reigns. I think it would be a great way to shock the world with a dominant Reigns win and heel turn. I don't like it but it just makes sense. I don't know. What do you guys think?

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16 Mar 2017 15:52:29
By the sounds of it, it's going to happen whether we like it or not, although I suppose in a way, it doesn't mean so much now that Brock beat the streak. I already read somewhere the other day that Brock vs Roman is already being talked about for the title at next years wrestlemania :/.

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16 Mar 2017 16:04:38
Yeah I've read reports that Reigns is going over Taker, and will then be booked ridiculously strong throughout the year (like he isn't already), then WM34 he'll go over Brock to cement his place at the top of tree. Really really depressing if this happens.
Saying that I've read conflicting reports that state Vince is high on Styles and wants him on Raw where he will build the show around him and have him headline WM34 (I prefer this option)

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16 Mar 2017 21:31:36
With the comment last year by Taker that he's not going to let Wrestlemania define him. I hope he can make it to Survivor Series and retire where it all began for his character.

Anyone and everyone has a reason to cost Reigns his match against Taker. Hell he even gave HBK a reason to do it. So have someone cost him the match setting up his summer program. Taker ends his Mania career after 25 matches with just the one loss. He has a match at SS against someone like Cena that the marks will swoon over. Then he gets retired at SvS by someone like Balor or Wyatt.

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15 Mar 2017 09:18:20
Now, I haven't watched Smackdown I have only read the results. But It seems a given that it is going to be Shane Vs AJ at Mania but the way it was worded leaves it open. Shane said at the end, according to the results I have read "AJ now has an opponent for Wrestlemania 33". At no point did Shane say it was him and its not advertised on WWE. com. I know i'm clutching at straws but could Shane have someone up his sleeve to take his place?

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15 Mar 2017 15:24:18
It was a poor episode. They spent way to much time on the womens division and too much time setting up the attack by Styles. I'd recommend just watching the Styles attack itself and the Orton/ Wyatt stuff on youtube. Miz and Maryse had some interesting things to say as well but the segment got very cringe worthy when their mixed tag match was made official and Cena and Nikki were celebrating it like it was the greatest news they ever had. The sad thing is, if the rumors are true that Cena is going to propose to Nikki after the match. Everything Miz has been saying, goes from being a "shoot" to just being the truth.

The only way I see them doing someone besides Shane is if they do an injury angle where doctors won't allow him to compete and he or DB has to choose an opponent for Styles. doesn't look likely though.

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15 Mar 2017 16:41:34
I see on the WWE website they are still selling the fact that Styles has been fired. Is this their way of getting him over to RAW after Mania. I know its been heavily rumoured to try and get the RAW ratings up. Seems a bit odd if it is. A trade would be better so Smackdown get some talent back.

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15 Mar 2017 21:15:07
Both shows did angles with GMs trying to fire someone, so I wouldn't be surprised if that sets up a big post-Mania trade. They could still end up doing the rumored draft around June and have it be a semi-supplemental draft like they had the last few years ECW was around. RAW and SD get people ready to get called up from NXT and NXT gets some veterans to fill their roster and be wrestler/ coaches and some younger talent that could use a reboot.

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16 Mar 2017 09:13:25
I would prefer the draft take place the night after Mania. that's the night they normally hit the reset button on everything and bring a few in from NXT so it just makes sense to do it then.

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16 Mar 2017 09:13:25
I would prefer the draft take place the night after Mania. that's the night they normally hit the reset button on everything and bring a few in from NXT so it just makes sense to do it then.

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16 Mar 2017 10:06:53
I still have it in the back of my head Daniel Bryan will return at some point. It would break the internet if he was going take on AJ for Shane.

I am sure his match will be with Miz though.

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16 Mar 2017 10:09:29
As for he draft, I think they should use it as a tool to extend "Wrestlemania season" by announcing it for the first show in May.

Then booking the next month full of potential trades, call ups signings, and firings.

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16 Mar 2017 10:57:13
Couple of things from Smackdown.
Firstly is it just me or are Miz and Maryse coming across almost as faces in their interactions with Cena and Nikki? All the points made seem justified and Cena and Nikki's responses almost vindicates Miz.
Secondly I love how invested Wyatt is in his character, the supernatural elements could come across as silly to a modern audience but he delivers them with such commitment. He is a true highlight of the show for me.

Finally- If they play up the firing of Styles angle, how great would it be if they appoint Kurt Angle as the new Raw GM the night after WM and he says that his first act is to introduce the hottest free agent and the best wrestler in the world today as the newest member of Raw, then out walks Styles.

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14 Mar 2017 13:17:13
Based on last nights RAW does anyone else think that Braun Strowman may get added to the Undertaker VS Reigns Match? It doesn't look like Taker is in the best state of his career and if the match was a triple threat that would give him a chance hide while Braun and Roman do a lot of the work. It could also mean that either Reigns or Braun could win without having to pin Taker.

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14 Mar 2017 14:41:55
After Strowman attacked Reigns, a 3way was my first thought. As I thought about it more, I'm thinking Strowman will just be a diversion. Like Ambrose last year and DB the year before that.

It's seemingly becoming a yearly thing. They decide which part-timer Reigns is going to face at Mania sometime before the Rumble, then they pick someone with momentum that fans want to see do big things, Reigns beats them at Fastlane and the person still has to carry Reigns' storyline for most of the Road to Wrestlemania.

I'm guessing Strowman ends up in the Battle Royal.

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14 Mar 2017 14:41:55
After Strowman attacked Reigns, a 3way was my first thought. As I thought about it more, I'm thinking Strowman will just be a diversion. Like Ambrose last year and DB the year before that.

It's seemingly becoming a yearly thing. They decide which part-timer Reigns is going to face at Mania sometime before the Rumble, then they pick someone with momentum that fans want to see do big things, Reigns beats them at Fastlane and the person still has to carry Reigns' storyline for most of the Road to Wrestlemania.

I'm guessing Strowman ends up in the Battle Royal.

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15 Mar 2017 08:59:57
I can't see it, I suspect they are just letting Strowman get his heat back after losing at Fastlane.

Winning a triple threat wouldn't be the same, and Taker beating bot of them won't suit anybody.

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15 Mar 2017 10:22:55
im just not sure after his surgery and the fact he was really hurting bad after a minute or 2 at the rumble that Taker has it in him for a full Mania match anymore.

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15 Mar 2017 15:31:25
Undertaker's health is why I felt they should of went with someone like Balor, where Taker could work the more traditional big man style and have some chance at having a decent match. Or had Strowman beat Reigns and then just destroy Taker at Mania.

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13 Mar 2017 13:51:01
Poor Kevin Owens. 30 seconds with Goldberg at Fastlane and then 2 Minutes with Lesnar last night at MSG. I know he was desperate to face Lesnar 1 on 1 but win or lose i'm sure he would of wanted the match to go longer than that. I really hope Goldberg and Lesnar pull it out at Mania and at least give us 5 to 10 minutes but I severely doubt that will happen.

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13 Mar 2017 19:49:43
There's a video of the KO vs Lesnar match on Youtube. It had a cool start, but it felt like after the 4th suplex that Lesnar decided that's all he wanted to do and hit the F5 for the quick win.

With stuff like Lesnar vs Orton, then KO and Goldberg vs KO. Retrospectively, Ambrose looked like a beast in his Mania match against Lesnar compared to others.

Supposedly the expectation is that Goldberg vs Lesnar at Mania will go about 5 to 7 minutes. So I'm guessing Lesnar hits an F5 right away, Goldberg kicks out, a suplex or two by Lesnar, Goldberg reverses an attempt at another, hits his 2 moves a doom, Lesnar kicks out, 2nd spear by Goldberg, Lesnar reverses the Jackhammer into an F5 and wins.

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13 Mar 2017 20:37:44
That is exactly how I see their match going, Jables. What a Main Event! Lol.

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14 Mar 2017 10:59:14
I can see Goldberg vs Brock going on midcard.

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14 Mar 2017 14:49:14
Nothing Vince cares about, is going to be on against the Walking Dead season finale. Which will be on during the middle of the main show.

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12 Mar 2017 02:50:15
Big Show supposedly told a fan that Rusev is going to be having shoulder surgery and that's why their Fastlane match happened like it did.

If true, it makes it more acceptable to me, especially since Show isn't retiring and evenmoreso if they play the injury up on tv as the likely reason the match went how it did.

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12 Mar 2017 15:52:39
I read that. I really wish Show was retiring. The only feud that would make sense for him would be Strowman and that would waste Strowman.
Show deserves a good send off though, just hard to see how it could be done.

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12 Mar 2017 18:16:51
Over the summer, Big Show forms a monster faction that after SummerSlam includes Strowman, Authors of Pain, Big Cass, Mark Henry, Kane, and Rowan. Eventually leading Show to winning the Universal title towards the end of the year. During that time, Cesaro starts getting built up in a similar fashion that Benoit did on the way to WM 20, including winning the Rumble. At Mania 34 it's Big Show vs Cesaro for the Universal title. Ending with Cesaro winning his first World title and Show getting a big retirement match.

They also use the faction to setup a big Survivor Series match, that leads to Cass or Strowman moving to Smackdown and/ or starting a face turn. It also sets up retirement matches for Kane and Henry as well.

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14 Mar 2017 11:00:30
I like Show, he can still perform, perhaps needs to change his gear to suit his new body shape.

A solid "jobber to the stars"

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11 Mar 2017 17:05:52
Just seen Finn is back but at house shows, teaming with Jericho and Sami against evolution 2.0, could be sick!

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11 Mar 2017 19:06:45
I think they should keep him off tv until Mania and just have him do stuff like he did last night. Then have him be apart of a big surprise/ swerve at the ppv.

I'd have him cost Reigns his match against Taker. Reigns and Balor start feuding over wanting to retire the Undertaker. That leads to an announcement from Taker that he will be having his retirement match at Survivor Series with a tournament or series of matches determining who will get the shot, with the finals taking place at and inside Hell in a Cell.

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12 Mar 2017 15:49:30
I suspect we won't see him until Mania when we will have a surprise full demon entry. At least it will take up a bit of time.
I suspect he will be feuding with Joe.

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12 Mar 2017 18:41:04
Yeah, I figure Rollins will call out HHH at Mania. Trips will bring Joe with him, and before they can attack, Balor makes his grand entrance and help Rollins fend off HHH and Joe. Then we'll get an entire summer of different combinations of Rollins, Balor, and Zayn vs KO, Joe, and whoever they get as the third active member. They'll finally start doing stuff in the fall to make it look like everything will lead to a big title match at Mania between most to all of them. They'll end up in midcard matches instead and the Main Events will end up being Reigns vs Goldberg and Cena vs Hogan. I'll then have to stay high 24/ 7 so I don't murder every tween, wwe yes man, and forbes writer that tries to tell me I'm wrong for not liking the shite matchups.

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10 Mar 2017 18:38:29
Heard rumours that Foley is off after WM and will be "fired" by Steph. Apparently new GM will be Kurt Freakin Angle!

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10 Mar 2017 19:39:30
Its looking that way. Foley needs an operation and they have just released a new Kurt Angle shirt so he is bound to be involved somehow.
Hard to see what sort of GM he would make. He has been wrestling so long he has been a heel, a face and even a sort of corporate figure.
I actually hope he will be a heel GM so we won't have to have much more of Steph who is really getting on my nerves.

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11 Mar 2017 00:39:34
Smackdown will likely be without DB for awhile once the American Birdie Bella Dragon is born. So it'll be interesting to see if it's just Shane during DB's absence or if they have a temporary GM. It'd give someone like Kane or Mark Henry something to do. They could also have Tyson Kidd do it and then when DB gets back, make Kidd the authority figure of 205 live.

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11 Mar 2017 11:52:31
I'll be glad when Foley is off RAW. If that means Angle returning in any capacity then I'm even happier. If Bryan is going to be on paternity leave for a while then I'd give Renee Young a go as temporary GM. There's been talk if here being more involved, either as a commentator or another capacity. I'd give her a go as GM. It would make sense from. a story perspective as well.

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11 Mar 2017 19:19:52
I'm weary of anyone being brought in to be GM of RAW with Steph lording over everything and teabagging every situation with her lady-balls, but hopefully with reports of the Women's tournament possibly starting by the end of May. She will spend most of her time trying to make sure she's front and center of that and we can have a fairly Stephanie free summer on RAW.

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10 Mar 2017 17:24:33
Daniel Bryan is going to call his new kid Birdie.
I now feel justified for all the bad things I have said about him on this site.

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11 Mar 2017 01:48:33
I've heard kids called Spirit, Secret, Tapestry, Lyric, Promise, Destiny, Jayden, Araya, King, Qween, Bryton, Miracle, Mystery, Fancy, Freedom, and a bunch of others I can't remember right now. So comparatively speaking, It's not that bad to me. Especially since those are just the white names. Getting into names like Sha' Tonka and D' Brickashaw, is a whole 'nother ballgame.

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11 Mar 2017 11:54:10
Lol. I can see us Brits are lagging waaaaaay behind in the stupid name category (and that's saying something! )

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10 Mar 2017 12:11:20
Wrestlemania is rumoured to be 6 and a half hours long this year.

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10 Mar 2017 12:30:46
WM is like an all you can eat buffet

Wrestle Kingdom is like fine dining.

I know which approach I think works better in terms of the product.

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10 Mar 2017 13:36:48
That sounds about right. Last year was 4 hours plus a 2 hour pre show.

That does mean they may have to beef up the Goldberg Vs Lesnar and make it at least 2 minutes or the show will end too early.

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10 Mar 2017 16:17:35
Luckily farmfoods have got those chicago town takeaway stuffed crust pizzas on offer 2 for a fiver so i'll be prepared this year lol.

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10 Mar 2017 17:27:34
So that will be six hours and 29 minutes for everyone else, then the Goldberg match. It will probably still go short.

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10 Mar 2017 18:24:42
I heard 7. Considering how short Oldberg/ Bork is going to be, I wouldn't be surprised if everything but the ME got the time last year's did and then with the hype videos, entrances, match, and brief post match celebration for the ME. The entire show ended up clocking in at about 7 hours and 15 minutes or so.

Then next year, they'll start the preshow an hour earlier, and start advertising the main show as a 5 hour event to get it to 8 total hours. NXT will start getting a full 3 hours plus a 1 hour preshow. Then the year after that, they'll start doing an international event or something, the night before TakeOver, that will get a little bit more time each year. Finally by like WM 40, it'll get to the point that there is something being broadcasted all the time throughout the entire week. With HHH's daughters hosting shows along with holograms of former wrestlers and D-list celebrities, while continually hyping the main event of Reigns vs MechaRobot-Vince and the 10 billion man Chinese army.

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09 Mar 2017 16:06:28
anyone else see that wwe edited out the roman sucks chants on their youtube video from raw?

this super reigns thing to me is actually worse than when it was cena.

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09 Mar 2017 17:43:33
It felt like they were trying to edit the audio during the show as well. Goldberg's entire entrance sounded like it was messed with and after the CM Punk chants it sounded like it was again for the rest of the segment including all the Lesnar stuff.

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10 Mar 2017 09:56:32
They always edit the audio on their shows, or they have done for a very long time. If you've been to a RAW or a Smackdown then you will notice it when you watch the show on TV.

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10 Mar 2017 10:37:44
I guess that's their prerogative, they are trying to tell a story and booing the hero. lolz.

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10 Mar 2017 12:36:29
I get why they do it. Although, if they pushed the right people then they wouldn't have to do it! See who gets over organically and then push them. Just picking someone as the face and pushing them regardless is stupid IMO.

I think that's one of the reasons why Reigns is so rejected by large parts of the crowd. So many people called it happening all those years ago. When The Shield were really over, and people were discussing who would be pushed when they split, nearly everyone agreed the Roman was the worst out of the 3 but would be pushed the hardest purely down to size and looks. Fast forward to now and that is a big part of why he gets booed more than he deserves (IMO)

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09 Mar 2017 15:03:12
I hate clickbait news stories. I just saw a story saying "3 possible outcomes of Goldberg Vs Brock Lesnar" I kid you not the 3 outcomes were a Goldberg win, A Lesnar win or a draw. How is that even an article? The worst thing is as I clicked on it I joked to myself that is what it would say. Damn you internet!

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09 Mar 2017 18:16:26
Possible outcomes I can think of

*Forfeit by either due to injury. Or a preshow injury prevents match from happening.
*No contest after both get beat down by a sledgehammer weilding Strowman, Joe, etc.
*KO, Reigns, Balor, Rock, Cena, Ambrose, Styles, or anyone else that has won the WWE title in the last 5 years gets added to the match or is given a match after, like Hogan back in the day. HHH and a few others could also be put in either situation as well, from unused re-match clauses.
*Similarly the Battle Royal winner is put in or given a match after.
*Goldberg headbutts Lesnar, there's a big explosion and it's revealed that each man was actually 5 little people. The match is restarted as a 10man WeeLC tag team match.
*The show ends in an 80's tv/ movie like reveal that it was all a dream or the imagination of a mentally inflicted child.
*Vince cancels the show before the match because someone snapped and attempted or succeeded in murdering Reigns because he retired Taker.

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10 Mar 2017 10:40:17
It seems like everyone is convinced Lesnar wins, I personally think its kind of lose lose, because to get the title back on a regular they have to beat Goldberg or Lesnar, and sad to say the only guy that's been positioned to do that is Roman.

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10 Mar 2017 11:31:31
its also lose lose because no matter what happens we will have a part time champion. I would like to see Braun Vs Brock though.

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10 Mar 2017 12:44:04
I will be astounded if it doesn't pan out like this:

Lesnar beats Goldberg at WM
Reigns beats Taker at WM
Reigns beats Goldberg in Number 1 contender match for title match at Summerslam
Reigns beats Lesnar at Summerslam

I also wouldn't be surprised if the main event of next year's Mania is Reigns v Cena where Reigns will beat him in an I Quit match to complete the passing of the torch.

That all. makes me very sad but I'm almost certain it will happen (I'm less confident about the Reigns v Cena prediction but everything up until Summerslam seems certain to haopen)

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10 Mar 2017 19:51:08
I would have hoped that the WWE would have learnt their lesson about having one wrestler head and shoulders above the rest.
They did it with Cena and killed off so much potential as he was pure teflon. Even Cena has admitted that this was a mistake and his best work has been his recent stuff, particularly against Styles because we didn't know who was going to win.
Reigns is not a bad wrestler and he is not appalling on the mic. It is just that the push is so obvious and some of his wins are ridiculous, taking everything thrown at him before a superman punch and a spear wins the day.
It also doesn't help him with Michael Cole going on and on (obviously under orders) about yards, big dogs, unbreakable spirit etc etc.
Reigns would have a chance to make it anyway, but without the invincibility, he would have credible competition and there would be genuine uncertainty about the matches.
You never know, he may even become popular with the over 10s as well.

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09 Mar 2017 14:54:26
wwe.com put up an article last night, where they stated that Ambrose jumped out of the Ambulance that was supposed to take him to the medical center after the beating from Corbin. He then walked back to the arena to look for Corbin as he was still coughing up blood.

After reading this, I'll be disappointed if they don't show even a quick video of it on Smackdown. They could add some realism to it and have it be grainy footage off a cellphone they got from a "fan. "

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09 Mar 2017 15:01:21
they probably will next week. I think they like to do stuff like this so people go onto their facebook and twitter to see.

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10 Mar 2017 10:42:05
Its a pretty flooded Mania card, I feel like they should probably have given Ambrose a slightly meatier part than what will surly be a filler match with Baron.

This will surly just get lost in the mix.

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08 Mar 2017 21:26:27
What could wwe do to make wm better in everyone's opinion considering the card personally I can't see much making this so so to amazing I can't remember a wrestle mania feeling so flat.

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08 Mar 2017 22:30:28
On RAW HHH, Joe, and KO take out Reigns. Leading to Joe facing Taker and setting up a heel turn for Reigns at Mania. Where it looks like RR is making a triumphant return to help Rollins against HHH but turns on him.

Styles faces a picked opponent and not Shane. Preferably Nakamura, but Balor would work too.

They do Ambrose vs Corbin next week on SD. Strowman costs Corbin the match to setup a Mania match between them. Ambrose faces Zayn in a 30min Ironman match.

Goldberg and Lesnar each get injured before Mania, while Nikki and Maryse get the flu just before the show. KO vs Jericho becomes a ladder match for the Universal and U. S. title. Cena vs Miz becomes just a singles match.

Steph goes to fire Mick, Vince fires her instead.

Harper and Rowan challenge for and win the SDTT. Then help Bray retain, ending the show with a reunited Family as champions.

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08 Mar 2017 23:53:44
Announce Vince has decided to retire and pass WWE on to triple h.

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09 Mar 2017 12:17:53
WM used to be about the spectacle and the wrestling. Now it's just about the spectacle. Don't get me wrong, I will watch as I always do, but WM is never one of my favourite PPV's mainly due to their insistence on involving celebrities and part timers. This is a weakness every year, the card is particularly weak this year because they've chosen some really weird matches.

Reigns v Taker should have been Cena v Taker

Goldberg v Lesnar to me epitomises what is wrong with WM season

Look at how messed up Smackdown was this week. It's all down to WM. Orton V Wyatt should be good, and I quite like the Ambrose v Corbin feud (please put Corbin over! ) but the rest was really weak. The tag teams have disappeared, the women are all being shoved in one match. That brings me to AJ v Shane?!? Why? Just Why?

I'm sure WM will deliver more than I'm expecting (I'm expecting it to be very poor) but they should be giving us much better than this at the biggest show of the year.

Matches I care about and want to see: Orton V Wyatt, Owens v Jericho

Matches that could be good: Ambrose v Corbin, RAW women's match

The rest of the card is a joke IMO.

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09 Mar 2017 13:12:15
I should also add that Neville v Aries should be good as well (as long as they're given time)

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09 Mar 2017 15:23:09
I'd give Ambrose the win at Mania. Especially in a hardcore match, he could still make Corbin look like a beast even in defeat. Then in a re-match at the next ppv or before they have trades and/ or the draft, Corbin wins after he does some old school Kane level crazy thing to Ambrose. DA is given a long overdue vacation to sell what Corbin did. BC then gets drafted/ traded to RAW with his newly won IC title and they save the payoff rubber match for a future Mania or SS.

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10 Mar 2017 10:44:13
I'm really looking forward to it, they are building a pretty loaded card.

only way I see it being better would be if Cena vs Miz was 1 on 1, and AJ was in that title match with Orton and Bray.

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10 Mar 2017 12:46:43
I'm really disappointed with the card. I'm sure WM will be OK but I was expecting so much more from the card.

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08 Mar 2017 14:14:29
WWE Universal Title Match
Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar

WWE Smackdown Title Match
Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton

WWE US Title Match
Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens

WWE Raw Women's Title Match
Bayley vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks (Nia Jax is expected to be added)

WWE Smackdown Women's Title Match
Alexa Bliss Vs. 'Everyone'

Andre The Giant Battle Royal

Unconfirmed, yet likely matches are:

WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Title Match
American Alpha vs. The Usos

WWE Raw Tag Team Title Match
Gallows and Anderson vs. Cesaro and Sheamus vs. Enzo and Cass

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Neville vs. Austin Aries (and possibly others in a gimmick match)

Triple H vs. Seth Rollins

Roman Reigns vs. Undertaker

AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon

John Cena and Nikki Bella vs. Miz and Maryse

Big Show vs. Shaq (highly questionable)

That's the rumoured wm card. and it already looks pants :/.

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08 Mar 2017 18:00:09
It does look shocking and with the talent it could easily have a few tweaks. I'm basing this on as if events didn't occur as they did at fastlane. (It deserves to be wiped from memory anyway)

Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar (doesn't need the title)

WWE Smackdown Title Match
Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton (I would include harper but wanted to use the same people as the rumored card)

WWE Universal Title Match
Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens

WWE Raw Women's Title Match
Bayley vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax (if she is added)

WWE Smackdown Women's Title Match
Alexa Bliss Vs. 'Everyone'

Andre The Giant Battle Royal for the US Title but anyone can join

WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin vs The Miz Vs Styles

Tag team inter brand match

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Ladder match

Triple H vs. Seth Rollins

Cena vs. Undertaker (retirement match)

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08 Mar 2017 18:35:07
Forgot cena v mix mixed tag match which I want to see the same amount I want to be hit over the head with a bottle. No his on card also.

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08 Mar 2017 23:58:44
Tbh that barely passes as a backlash/ no mercy kind of ppv, definitely not a wrestlemania card.

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08 Mar 2017 23:58:44
Tbh that barely passes as a backlash/ no mercy kind of ppv, definitely not a wrestlemania card.

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09 Mar 2017 12:19:06
Such a poor card this year.

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10 Mar 2017 10:46:59
Am I the only one that can't believe how loaded they've managed to make it?

I am pretty keen to all unfolds.

Sure I'd love to see Tyson Kidd go 20 minutes with Curtis Axle in a work rate spectacular, but that's not WWE anymore.

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10 Mar 2017 12:51:08
Sorry Bessex but I think you are on your own on that one. there's only 2 matches on the whole card that inreally want to see (Orton v Wyatt and Owens v Jericho, with 2 more I think could be good Ambrose v Corbin and Taker v Reigns) colour me completely underwhelmed!

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07 Mar 2017 08:23:26
Long overdue induction into the HOF. Rude is one of my favourite all time wrestlers. Was a top heel. Loved his fued with Jake the Snake.

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07 Mar 2017 13:12:30
Rick Rude vs The Warrior is one of the earliest feuds I remember caring about.

We haven't really discussed Bruce Prichard on here yet, but #RickRudesDong is probably what got him the nod.

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07 Mar 2017 20:45:06
My, my. Brother Love. Haven't thought of him for a long time.
So pleased Rude is being inducted. Right up there as one of the best heels of all time, and a great professional. He carried the Warrior in that feud.

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09 Mar 2017 18:12:32
The inspiration for my English martyrs primary school wrestling name. Won the belt on a school trip to Wales. Happy times.

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06 Mar 2017 19:04:16
Very poor ppv in every aspect there was nothing that made wrestle mania more must see everything predicable biggest let down was strowman getting beat of super reigns what will they do with reigns and strowman now as undertaker didn't show up they must be having a rematch at mania so far it's a very poor card with nothing to really look forward to apart from jericho vs owens.

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06 Mar 2017 20:20:56
Worst PPV for a very long time. The only decent match was Neville/ Gallagher. Everything else was hopeless.
We now have a 50 year old part timer at the top of the tree who's matches can't have added up to 15 minutes since his return.
The only other thing I liked in the whole evening was the 'When it Reigns it bores' sign that managed to avoid confiscation for a while.
The whole thing was worse than an episode of RAW and that takes some doing these days.

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06 Mar 2017 20:46:54
Takers coming tonight apparently. rumoured heavily all over the web.

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06 Mar 2017 21:06:30
The expectation is that Taker will be on RAW tonight to begin his "feud" for Mania with Reigns. I would still hold out hope that's not the case, but my hope for this Mania already died.

There's a rumor that Y2J will be forfeiting the U. S. title next week. So if that were to happen, I assume KO "injures" him tonight? Then maybe Strowman goes after the U. S. title? Other than that, I would guess Braun is a heavy favorite to win the Andre Battle Royal. Which I could see it being both. With them making the Battle Royal an "open challenge" for the U. S. title. Depending on what the SDTT and IC title matches are, there won't be much of a presence from SD talent anyway.

Goldberg's official total time in action, since his return, is at 5min and 9sec. 1min 26sec. in the Lesnar match, 3min 21sec. in the Rumble match, 22sec. in the Owens match. If you're feeling whimsical, you could probably add another 30-45sec. for botching the stuff with Rusev, getting injured Spearing Heyman, and headbutting the door.

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06 Mar 2017 21:25:30
In Goldbergs proper matches he has only used 2 moves and had 0 against him with him I don't mind because after mania he will be gone he came back and done what he wanted and us old school fans always wanted his original run to go better and wanted him back now he's done that it's good night to his career keeping him looking like he always was. my gripe with wwe just now is how they wasted strowman to make reigns look unbeatable. The cruiser weight match was enjoyable match of the night also 2 great characters that had in ring chemistry.

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06 Mar 2017 22:09:37
I mind. We now have Goldberg/ Lesnar and probably Reigns/ Taker at Mania. No doubt we will have a repeat of the turgid tag match as well.
Only the Smackdown matches are looking good for Mania.
Foley will no doubt get 'sacked' for not following Steph's instructions in allowing Owens to lose.

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07 Mar 2017 11:18:32
Goldberg v lesnar,
taker v reigns,
Owens v Jericho,
charlotte v Bayley v Sasha,

Meh.

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07 Mar 2017 13:13:58
I loved when it Reigns it bores, but was also impressed with Bill Goldberg eats a bowl of nails for breakfast. without milk.

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06 Mar 2017 16:55:04
haha. WWE have put the Owens v Goldberg match on Youtube.

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06 Mar 2017 21:08:07
If Tout was still a thing, they damn near could of put the entire match on a single post.

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06 Mar 2017 08:44:22
I don't get it. Braun's undefeated streak is gone, Charlotte's undefeated PPV streak is gone and Owen's Championship reign is gone. Isn't all of that a waste so close to mania? Plus I'm so annoyed now that Goldberg Vs Lesnar is probably going to be the last match at Mania and judging by history its going to be a very short main event.

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06 Mar 2017 11:21:17
Don't forget the working son of a biatch that is Rusev gets taken out by Big Show.

I think they have made it fairly clear who getting feature matches at Mania.

I am gutted for Braun, I thought he was on his way to being Champ at Summerslam, this is a guarantee that he is seen as below the top level.

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06 Mar 2017 12:47:03
Goldberg winning was sadly predictable but at least it should add extra spice to Owens V Jericho due to the distraction. (whilst highlighting GOldberg clearly can't go more than 2 mins) . Hopefully it may mean Wyatt gets to go on last at Mania.
The real headscratchers for me are wasting Charlotte's first PPV lose on a secondary show, it should have been saved for Mania, as should Bayley's first title win.
And man what a way to f**k up the great build they have done on Strowman. I've read a lot of articles online saying he still came across strong and no momentum lost. WTF did they watch the same as me, completely wasted what could have been a great undefeated storyline to get Reigns over before taking on Taker. Reigns' win served no purpose, it won't make him more popular, it won't make us clamour to see him take on Taker, all it did is leave Strowman with no clear direction moving forward.

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06 Mar 2017 13:12:05
Its was so obvious and predictable that I was hoping WWE would swerve us. I would class Golberg vs Lesnar as my pee break but I don't think I can pee that quick. What was it last night 21 seconds from bell to bell.

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06 Mar 2017 17:23:57
Wrestlemania 28: The Undertaker faced HHH in a match billed as "The End of an Era. "
Soon after Wrestlemania 32: The WWE started to bill things as the beginning of a New Era. Then began hyping events and wrestlers as being "New Era. "
Wrestlemania 33: Headlined by a 50 year old and a soon to be 40 year old, that combined haven't wrestled 33 matches since their last Mania match almost 13 years ago. With secondary main events still featuring the "End of an Era" guys.

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07 Mar 2017 10:37:45
It was poor but it could have been so different. The start was OK, Joe v Zayn was decent and tag match was passable and did it's job. Then it went downhill, Nia losing was a bit weird (but not the worse decision of the night) the whole Rusev and Jinder thing was awful and went on waaaaaay too long. Cruiser weight match was really good but then the booking fell of a cliff. Strowman v Reigns was actually a decent match but why have Strowman lose? Taker could have cost Roman which would have got a massive pop, kept Strowman undefeated, or at least unpinned, and Reigns still looks strong. Charlotte v Bayley was the worst booked match of the night. The answer was right there in front of them. Sasha interferes and gets Bayley disqualified, Bayley is still champ and Charlotte is still undefeated at PPV. Then there was the whole Goldberg v Owens thing which just sucks. I've never liked Goldberg and just cany wait until he's gone.

It looks like Lesnar will win at WM and carry the title until Summer Slam where he will finally put over Reigns. To build up to this I can see Reigns beating Taker at WM, beating Goldberg in a number 1 contenders match and then finally beating Lesnar for the title at Summerslam. Yaaaaay! ;-)

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06 Mar 2017 02:23:11
glad aa is back though enjoy him.

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06 Mar 2017 02:22:34
not a great ppv so far.

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06 Mar 2017 02:23:11
glad aa is back though enjoy him.

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06 Mar 2017 02:22:34
not a great ppv so far.

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04 Mar 2017 17:18:33
well 2 things that are sure to happen at fastlane

1) either jericho or brock to interfere in the title match


2) reigns will kick out of everything before hitting a superman punch goes to line up a spear
lights go out undertaker distracts reigns strowman gets the win,

i would much rather just see strowman destroy reigns and win without any interference, then at the end as reigns gets to his feet lights go out then taker appears.

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04 Mar 2017 15:44:44
Why is Mick Foley Raw GM? It doesn't make any sense, he has been terrible in nearly every segment since his return. His main purpose seems to be being used as Stephanie's punching bag. Occasionally he gets worked up and shouts nonsense. I loved Foley as a performer but he sucks as GM. They need to get Foley and Steph off TV and go with HHH as the GM. If they're feeling brave then go with Heyman or even Eric Bischoff as GM. Basically anything that gets Steph and Foley off TV.

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04 Mar 2017 17:49:02
I can see Foley being fired the night after Wrestlemania and replaced by Kurt Angle.

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04 Mar 2017 19:39:54
He has to have a hip replacement so he isn't going to be there much longer.
Angle isn't a bad shout, but I would love to see Regal be given the job.

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03 Mar 2017 15:43:00
It was just announced that Styles will face Orton on Smackdown to determine the #1 contender.

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03 Mar 2017 17:16:32
Awesome match something av wanted since styles signed.

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03 Mar 2017 19:22:28
Making one of either the royal rumble match, or the battle royal a complete waste of time.
"The winner of the rumble (one of the big 4 ppvs) goes on to face the champ at wrestlemania, unless someone wins a random battle royal along the way" 👍
Amazing logic to possibly make one of the biggest ppvs of the year, completely pointless!

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04 Mar 2017 11:10:00
After what happened on Smackdown there is no way Orton will not be facing Wyatt at Mania. There is little point in having Styles joining in this as he has nothing at all to do with it.
Since Mania will be RAW heavy, I suspect AJ will be involved with Ambrose and Corbin for the secondary title.

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04 Mar 2017 15:22:50
AJ will blame Shane for costing him and will be facing Shane at WM. There's been rumours of this for ages.

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03 Mar 2017 10:28:18
Looking forward to Finn coming back! Maybe at Wrestlemania to help out Seth Rollins?
I will admit I can't stand the whole demon king thing! He isn't a scary looking guy so doesn't work for me such as Kane and Undertaker.

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