WWE WrestleMania 33 Weekend Thread

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  1. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    So Natalya is suddenly a face again? Figuring out her alignment at times is worse than the Big Show.

    EDIT - guess not.
     
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    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Funny - a year ago when AJ Styles came into WWE, talking was considered one of his biggest weaknesses. I don't think you can legitimately say that anymore.
     
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    We haven't seen Bray Wyatt the whole episode, so how does he get involved in this match?
     
  4. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    For the record, just like last year, I'm keeping this thread open through SmarkaMania and SmarkDown. That Raw and SmackDown really belong with WrestleMania weekend, plus we get to see who all the NXT call ups will be.

    I'll create the Payback/Backlash thread afterwards.
     
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  5. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Nothing, apparently.
     
  6. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    WrestleMania 33 Card:
    Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale
    Goldberg (c) vs Brock Lesnar (Universal Championship)
    Bray Wyatt (c) vs Randy Orton (WWE Championship)
    Chris Jericho (c) vs Kevin Owens (United States Championship)
    Gallows & Anderson (c) vs Enzo & Cass/Sheamus & Cesaro (Raw Tag Team Championship)
    Bayley (c) vs Charlotte vs Sasha Banks (Raw Women's Championship)

    Alexa Bliss (c) vs any woman on the SmackDown roster that's available to wrestle* (SmackDown Women's Championship)
    Neville (c) vs Austin Aries (Cruiserweight Championship)
    HHH vs Seth Rollins (assuming Rollins is medically cleared)
    Roman Reigns vs The Undertaker


    Rumored:
    American Alpha (c) vs The Usos (SmackDown Tag Team Championship)
    Nia Jax added to the Raw Women's Championship match
    Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles
    John Cena and Nikki Bella vs The Miz and Maryse
    Luke Harper/Erick Rowan involvement in WWE Championship match


    Theorized:
    Dean Ambrose (c) vs Baron Corbin OR multiperson ladder match (Intercontinental Championship)

    *"Available Women"
    Becky Lynch
    Carmella
    Eva Marie (maybe?)
    Mickie James
    Naomi (if medically cleared)
    Natalya
    Tamina
     
  7. CoKane

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    That ending was some of the best in ring psychology I've seen ever.
     
  8. jdoggivjc

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    Some stuff on the Reigns-Taker match (obvious stuff first)

    Clearly Reigns is beating Taker, as he should, and most people would even agree this is the right call (veteran putting over the younger guys).

    Also, to the surprise of few, Reigns will be playing the babyface-in-peril in this match with Taker playing a heel. Why? Because Vince loves his big men as bigger underdogs than Daniel Bryan.

    He may really want to reconsider his position on this, though, because from what I've been reading, the backlash to this will make the hostility to Reigns at WrestleMania 32 and Royal Rumble 2015 and to Batista (and poor Rey Mysterio, for that matter) at Royal Rumble 2014 look tame. We're talking about Bash at the Beach 1996 levels of hostility.

    It's one thing to manipulate the message by dubbing out crowd noise and/or cutting crowd mics and confiscating signs to control the narrative about how crowds love Reigns, but how would Vince react to having half an hour of WrestleMania killed because of a negative reaction to Reigns being shoved down the crowd's throat by at least not having him go over Taker as a heel?
     
  9. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    This year's Warrior Award recipient is Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers football player that was paralyzed in an on-field accident a few years back.
     
  10. CycloneRulzzz

    CycloneRulzzz Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that Foley will "fire" himself.
     
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  11. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Even Mr. Wrestle-freaking-Mania couldn't get Reigns over.
     
  12. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if, with Dana Brooke finally turning on Charlotte tonight, and with the (Evil) Emma promos lateley, if they're going to put the two back together. That was a pairing that actually worked really well.
     
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    I hope so
     
  14. CoKane

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    Foley is going to fire himself
     
  15. CycloneErik

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    Interesting twist.
     
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  16. jdoggivjc

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    I think Seth is wrestling in WrestleMania.
     
  17. CycloneRulzzz

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    HOLY ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. jdoggivjc

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    Starting to ask myself what the actual face/heel dynamic is in this Cena/Nikki vs Miz/Maryse pairing.
     
  19. Macloney

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    AJ fired? Going to RAW?
     
  20. CycloneErik

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    Some of Orton's delivery can seem dull at times, but he really excels at making these feuds seem personal.

    Filed from the "still real to me" department. Orton's gifted at that aspect of things.
     

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