A new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Randy Orton. A despot of WWE intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of the Universe has never been more uncertain. Starring Shia Labeouf, Little Drake, Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, Confused Travolta, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Ugandan Knuckles, Tobey Maguire, The Undertaker, Thanos (as Bruce Willis).
On Sunday night The WWE brings the first Pay Per View of the new year with The Royal Rumble. The Road to Wrestlemania starts always at The Royal Rumble. Here is the card and my predictions of the night.
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan (c) vs. Sheamus and Cesaro : I can’t see Rollins/Jordan keeping their titles that much longer and I think Sheamus/Cesaro are a better team : The Winner = New Champs Sheamus/Cesaro
Smackdown Tag Team Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: The Usos (c) vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin : Time for a change, and time for NEW champions : The Winner = New Champs with Gable/Benjamin
WWE Championship Handicap Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn : I’m a big Kevin Owens fan and it’s time he gains The World Heavyweight Title to his list of titles held. With Owens/Zayn as co-holders of the title, it would be fun time on Smackdown Live. Winner : New Heavyweight Champion Kevin Owens.
WWE Universal Championship Triple Threat Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane : Even though, WWE is pushing Strowman as a monster, I still see The Beast to best The Monster at the rumble. Kane is just thrown into the mix, but he needs to go back and run for mayor. Winner = The Beast Brock Lesnar
Men’s Royal Rumble Match : With Roman Reigns losing his Intercontinental title last week, this will lead to another Rumble win for Reigns. Rumors have been around for awhile that a Lesnar Vs. Reigns match is set for Mania 34. If Reigns does not win then i’m going to go with Nakamura. Winner = Roman Reigns!
Women’s Royal Rumble Match : I’m looking forward to this match a lot as it takes the woman’s division to the next level. Now with who will win ….My brain says Asuka should win , as she is super over in the wwe. My guy says that former UFC champion Rhonda Rousey will win, with Mania coming and Rousey winning this will give The WWE a lot of media attention. Winner = Rhonda Rousey !
A new report from Dave Meltzer’sWrestling Observer Newsletter claims not only that WWE could be looking at moving its TV deal to Fox from NBC, which owns the USA Network, but that the company could even buy WWE outright. According to the report, WWE executive Triple H has already had meetings with Fox about the move, which would see WWE replace UFC is UFC does not renew their deal with Fox. Under the rumored new deal, Fox’s broadcast network would air a two-hour WWE Raw, with Smackdown Live airing on FS1, and more wrestling content being produced to fill up more time usually filled by stuff like UFC’s Best Knockouts that’s constantly airing on the Fox Sports networks.
The report also speculates that Fox could purchase WWE in its entirety in order to avoid having to constantly renegotiate TV deals. Fox has a buttload of money due to Disney buying most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, though the TV network, Fox News, and main sports networks would remain a separate company.
Of course, though Meltzer’s words are often treated as gospel in the pro wrestling community, it’s worth noting that beyond the reports of Triple H meeting with Fox, this is mostly speculation on Meltzer’s part and may not actually come to fruition. In fact, Meltzer doesn’t even take original credit for the speculation, writing, ” there has been a lot of speculation in and out of media,” and hedging that the talks are “clearly as preliminary as it could be.” Still, it’s almost too good to be true to imagine a two-hour Monday Night Raw and a WWE not run by Vince McMahon, though we have to assume any deal would include a “make Roman look strong” clause in the contract.
Meltzer says that the deal will become less likely if UFC does re-sign with Fox, though that deal hasn’t happened yet. WWE’s current TV deal won’t expire until 2019.
Is it the time for New Japan Pro Wrestling to challenge WWE ???? With the Kenny Omega Vs. Chris Jericho match getting a lot of buzz from the wrestling world, I think its time for the WWE to have some competition and I think New Japan is the one that could at least try to compete with the all mighty WWE.
Now I don’t see New Japan getting as big as WWE, but they could compete as a alternative and maybe hook up with other indy promotions like ROH and such and create a formidable competitor for WWE. I would think a up and coming cable channel or maybe HULU could get a deal to broadcast NJPW. A channel like Vice or some other channel would be a great push for NJPW. Although they are on Axs tv its very limited in viewership.
When wrestling companies compete the winners are the wrestling fans, just take the old Monday Night Wars when WCW battled WWF, we got amazing wrestling and now its part of history. I think its time for a lil wrestling war again to bring back the fans and the action and make WWE a little more hard hitting like New Japan Wrestling.
With Wrestlekingdom gaining popularity in the states with the Omega Vs. Jericho match, I hope the minds that be at NJPW decide to do more shows in the USA and bring a war back to the wrestling world….Time will tell if this happens, but I hope we see a lot more from NJPW in 2018 and beyond……
This is how you build up in WWE. John Cena schools Roman Reigns at Monday Night Raw. It is great to see the WWE building up slowly the Roman character. This promo will do it. It’s going to be interesting to see where WWE goes with Roman after this. Can Roman keep up and can Cena pass the torch to Roman???? Cena Vs. Reigns happens at No Mercy in September!!
Monday Night Raw on April 17th 2017, was a really good show. WWE has been getting it right, with the superstar shakeup on Monday Night Raw. Monday saw Cesaro battle Jeff Hardy in a really good match-up and Braun Stroman Vs. The Big Show which ended when the ring collapsed. WWE Payback in about two weeks, looks to be a really good show and signs of things to come this coming season in the WWE . Here are some of the highlights of RAW!!
Just a few days after his retirement from wrestling, The Undertaker speaks on how he was influenced by the country music of George Strait. . The WWE legend The Undertaker retired at Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando Florida at the hands of WWE superstar Roman Reigns .
Former WWE diva AJ Mendez AKA AJ Lee has written a new autobiography about her life in and out of the ring called “Crazy Is My SuperPower” Here she is interviewed on the AOL Build series about the book and her life . You can order the book with the link below the interview :
The thirty third annual Wrestlemania is done and in the history books. This Wrestlemania had the feeling of a big event , as the Wrestlemanias in the past felt more like big glorified Monday Night Raw shows. This had the big event feel, where you couldn’t figure what was going to happen next. Now i’m changing formats today, as I am reviewing the show as a whole instead of going to review all the matches at the event.
There was good storytelling throughout the show, that made sense to either build a story line or end a story line. I always think of Mania, as either the end of season for some WWE stories or a brand new season for some. This Wrestlemania had both.
The match of the night was most definite The Undertaker Vs. Roman Reigns, as the old dog was taken out of his YARD by the new dog. This was a perfect send off for The Undertaker, as he left his hat and coat in the ring. It was a great passing of the torch story line that WWE is great in telling. It will be interesting to see what WWE does with Reigns.
All in all, Wrestlemania lived up to the hype and delivered the goods. Well done WWE well done, now keep it up…………
The day has finally arrived…..Wrestlemania 33 is upon us….Coming live from Camping World Stadium in Orlando Florida , WWE Wrestlemania will be another night of history. It all kicks off at 5pm with the pre-show on WWE Network and then the show goes LIVE on WWE Network and PPV around the world at 7pm EST. Here are the predictions of the major matches at Mania :
Andre The Giant Battle Royal : Of all the people involved, I see Braun Stroman or Sami Zayn taking it all this year . Stroman is the latest WWE monster and Zayn is the upcoming superstar.
Gallow/Anderson Vs. Sheamus/Cesaro vs. Enzo/Cass : Enzo/Cass are over with the fans and I think , they deserve their Wrestlemania moment. As this is a ladder match, expect lots of craziness involved with all superstars. Winner = Enzo/Cass
Bayley Vs. Charlotte Vs. Sasha Banks Vs. Nia Jax : As Bailey is a life long WWE fan , I think its fair to finally give her a Wrestlemania moment with a pinfall victory over her “friend” Sasha Banks. I see a heel turn of Sasha at the end of the match, as she congratulates Bailey on her victory. Winner = Bailey!
Aj Styles Vs. Shane Mcmahon : This match is going to be nuts, as I see Shane jumping off a lot of things around the Wrestlemania set for this match . But a Shane win will really do nothing for both performers, so I’m going with a AJ Styles win . Winner = AJ Styles.
Seth Rollins Vs. Triple H : Triple H always has a match at Mania, and this one is no exception. I see a brutal match happening between the two, but I see Rollins finally getting his revenge on his mentor. Should be brutal . Winner = Seth Rollins
Bray Wyatt Vs. Randy Orton : I hope Bray could over come the viper to keep the title, as I am a big Bray Wyatt fan . I think we’ve seen way to many Age Of Orton’s and its time for Bray to have his Mania moment . Winner = Bray Wyatt
Chris Jericho Vs. Kevin Owens : The two former best friends will battle it out at Mania. Jericho is scheduled to start touring with his band Fozzy, after Mania so I see a Owens wins . Winner = Kevin Owens
Goldberg Vs. Lesnar . Another squash match with Lesnar getting the victory in maybe a minute. Winner = Brock Lesnar
Undertaker Vs. Roman Reigns : I wish they would have kept the streak alive for The Undertaker as he is a true legend. Many say that this will be The Undertakers last match and I wish he was ending his career with a battle with John Cena than Roman Reigns. The Big Dog will triumph over The Undertaker , but the deadman might just have one or two last rides left in him . Don’t ever count The Undertaker out. Winner = Roman Reigns