WWE - Who is hyped!?

  • @MonsTruz Goldberg hasn't really proven himself to be ready for any kind of long-form match since returning and I really have concerns about him headlining Wrestlemania. That match doesn't need the title and I'm disappointed that it will be taken from a workhorse like Owens only to be thrown onto a 50-year-old who wants a real Wrestlemania moment.

  • Reminds of when The Rock took the title off CM Punk, ending his record reign, only to lose the title to Cena at Wrestlemania. Kind of a spit in the face of the rest of the roster who bust their ass all year long, but when Mania comes, sorry guys, this one is for big names only. How do you expect to create more big names if they always stay in the shadow of former glories??

  • @Axel At least Cena was a full time wrestler. I feel like that's the biggest concern with Goldberg vs. Lesnar for the title.
    But I agree, Cena vs. The Rock did not need the title, to make it feel special, just like Goldberg vs. Lesnar, doesn't need the title.

  • The Elimination Chamber match itself was really good. And I'm glad to see that thing back in general, it's good fun once a year. I had this stupid grin on my face when Bray fed Cena that Sister Abigail and CHING, the champ's out. I would've been satisfied with Styles winning it again, but hey, this is so much better. About time! :)

    Now, there's seven weeks or something till 'Mania on SmackDown side, and already there at the end they acknowledged the Bray/Orton possibility. Which means to say --> that won't be the whole picture, I assume. There are rumors flying around about Orton and Styles both really wanting to face each other, for instance. Maybe this'll grow into Triple Threat somehow. And I really, really like Harper, and he's there looming nearby, but I still can't see them putting him in the main event. You know, as a Wyatt Family special or something. But it would be great!

    Whatever the case will be, I hope I'll see Bray walking in and out of WrestleMania as the champ. He could hold it for some time now.

  • Festival of Friendship managed to catch me off guard. What an effective moment that was, I guess I had placed that to happen in Fastlane, maybe. I actually felt really bad for Jericho at that moment, which made me feel even stranger, as it's mainly excitement and anticipation that WWE causes in me. (And disappointment, lol.) But this hit kinda hard, so well done, WWE.

    It's starting to look like Jericho will cause Owens to lose in Fastlane, and then we'll see them in 'Mania. And I do have to say that it is better that things went this way, that there's a clear line between a face and a heel now. I mean I had expected it to become sort of a mutual falling-out after Jericho accidentally causes Owens to lose in Fastlane or something. This is way better in that sense. Now he'll intentionally cause that.

  • SmackDown was great, especially that Triple Threat match felt like a treat. Glad we got that out of the way already, I mean the rematches. And I really like that they seem to keep Harper close to Bray still, story-wise, close to the belt too in a sense. There could be time for some surprises, next week even!

    And just in general: I think this is now a really good time for WWE. Things are interesting, I get excited over a bunch of different stories, and guys and gals tend to deliver all around the field. I'm enjoying the shows, I mean to say, as well as looking pretty eagerly forward to what's coming. For both SmackDown and RAW, as there's enough feuds cooking in both that I'm interested in. Cool times, so keep 'em coming, please.

  • Fastlane results.

    So yeah, they really went that way. It was pretty obvious, I don't mean that, but oh man, what horror awaits us at WrestleMania as RAW's main event of the evening now. Goldberg vs. Lesnar for the title. I mean will it be as well a thirty second match? What a great way to end the evening. I would've been ok with the two men going against each other again even in a quick manner, if that's every time needed for Goldberg, but to put the gold on the line as well, the show's own Holy Grail? This doesn't feel right at all.

    At least the Owens / Jericho will be pretty epic, I feel. And I think we'll see Sasha's heel turn tonight on RAW. She's definitely going against Bayley in WM. Charlotte might be in there, too.

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    Owens would of been better if just laying down and letting Goldberg pin him.

  • Do any of you guys ever watch OSW ?
    The 'Old School Wrestling' review podcast.
    They've done loads of reviews about the PPV's from the Hulkamania Era, some WCW and ECW shows too. (super quality with regards to production and the knowledge of the hosts) ...start from Ep 24 ro so...give it a go. Honestly. It's amazing.

    It's easily the best and funniest wrestling related thing to come about since the internet came about


  • Dude OSW is my lifeblood.

  • @DeweyDTruman well Helllloooooo fellow nogger :D

  • This might be the best thing WWE had done in a while.
    Youtube Video

  • I'm legit more excited about Big Bartholomew fighting the Sea Creature than any of the WM main events.

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  • With Wrestlemania little more than a week away, who is excited and how will you be watching?

    Myself, as I live in England and it'll be on from 1am-5am on Monday morning, I'll have to watch it on demand later in the week when I have time. Although these days I usually just skip the matches I have no interest in and maybe only watch the first and last 15 minutes of each match, depending on my free time.

    I'm personally looking forward to seeing Roman Reigns defeat The Undertaker, solely because I can't wait to see how the crowd reacts.

  • @DarthAmmii There should honestly be a Wrestlemania live stream with Huber and Brad.

  • @zen Agreed

  • @DarthAmmii I would up my Patreon if we could sit in on Brad and Huber PPV livestreams.

  • Here's the deal. I really, really liked the man and thought he really was "the best in the world", but those CM Punk chants just need to stop. They serve no purpose and they're actually super annoying nowadays. The most recent was on RAW during that HHH/Rollins segment. Like, what the hell? And often it starts during women's segment, like Charlotte talking or something. I would kinda get it if we were in Chicago, but that hasn't been the case lately. Are people bored of what's happening in the ring and then start the chant? Or do they think they can annoy WWE / McMahons? Please stop. It's over, he's gone, been a long time already.

    Another thing completely. Luke Harper is nowhere to be found in the WrestleMania card. Like really? The hell is this now? I thought he'd at least be in that Battle Royal. Or does this just mean that he'll play a surprise part in that title match somehow? He was really flying high a month ago and I was happy about that as was the crowd. If this PPV were anything other than WM he'd be in a title match, I feel. They kinda pulled him back suddenly. :/

  • This was gold, by the way.
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    Here's the match card, we have 13 clashes.