Wrestlemania 32 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Professional Sports' started by Rooks, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Rooks

    Rooks CFL Original Gangster

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    What are everyone's feelings after WM32 last night? Also, what are your predictions for RAW tonight?

    I thought overall the event was solid. Not great, but solid. By the matches, I thought the following:

    •IC Title
    Finally someone in creative woke up and saw Zach Ryder can wrestle. Did not see this coming.

    •New Day Match
    Pointless, much like their opposing faction.

    •Styles vs Jericho
    Too short, surprised they didn't have Jericho put Styles over. Seemed odd they had him win with no heel-ness really.

    •Street Fight - Ambrose vs Lesnar
    This to me was actually the most disappointing part of the night. Really thought we'd get a good one with Lesnar winning ultimately but this match was dry and boring.

    •Women's Title
    I LOVE the new belt. And the match was perfect. I completely marked out when Charlotte hit the Moonsault off of the top rope. Really disappointed Sasha didn't win as I expected though. The Ric interfering heel move is getting redundant.

    •Hell in a Cell - Shane vs Taker
    MARK OUT MODE: ENABLED
    That elbow off the top of the cage is vintage Shane. Although idk why they'd have that match if Shane wasn't going to win it. It's not like Taker is undefeated anymore.

    •Battle Royal
    THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MORE NXT!!! Oh, and what the fuck was Shaq doing there? Lame.

    •The Rock
    Started out as another long winded Rock WM Promo, but loved the Wyatt interruption. Only shitty part is the Rock has no time for WWE and we can't see that feud flourish. Oh... And... HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA!!! Ba-da-baaaa-baaaa....

    •WWE Championship
    Dumb, dumb, dumb. Would have been ok with the result if there was some sort of interference. Rollins would have been nice to do that.





    As for RAW tonight... A handful of things...

    What I think happens:

    •Ryback wins or gets approved for a rematch for US title
    •KO gets rematch, takes title from Zach Ryder
    •Something with Shane and RAW... This is open for interpretation.
    •Sasha wins women's title
    •Reigns will have some sort of 1vs4 match against League of Nations or at least a handicapped match of some sort. Reigns will win but get ambushed by HHH for spearing Tits McGee. Maybe insert John Cena? Reigns heel turn on Cena?
    •We all go to bed disappointed

    What I wish would happen:

    •Ryback wins US title, Cesaro confronts him and a match is set for Payback
    •KO gets rematch, Zach Ryder Broski Boots his face off for the win.
    •Something with Shane and RAW... He must kill John Cena to get control.
    •Reigns will have some sort of 1vs4 match against League of Nations, they gang up on him, Ambrose and Rollins come out in full Shield gear to help. And the Hounds of Justice get back together.
    •Sasha wins Women's Title
    •New Day promo turns into Enzo and Cass OR Bullet Club debut
    •AJ Styles wrestles in a match against someone other than Chris Jericho or Fandango
    •Corbin vs ANYONE



    @Crowe @TheDew @lbj273
     
  2. LBJ

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    Didn't read your post, I have yet to watch. Planning on watching the matches throughout this week and seeing if I want to re enroll in the network or not
     
  3. Crowe

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    @lbj273 the network is worth it for NXT alone.

    I will post more of my thoughts when i get fully awake (considering i didn't watch, but know everything that happened)
     
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    I don't watch NXT. Don't have the time and I like the surprise call ups
     
  5. Crowe

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    So Here is my thoughts. The first part, LBJ, is what I wish would have happened.

    The Wyatts threw Brock out of the Rumble. They did 0 with it. Why not set up Bray v Brock for Mania. and then Put Bray over. He would have become a monster heel and legitimate contender for whatever they wanted.

    That puts Ambrose against Taker. Sure, a face/face match is difficult to pull off, but why not. Or keep Shane/Taker, have Shane go over on taker, somehow and have ambrose work early in the show. Then have shane put ambrose in the main for the title. Ambrose going to win, and have Reigns hit him with a spear to turn him heel.

    **SPOILERS**

    I was excited that Corbin won the Battle Royal. More new blood means, hopefully, better things ahead.

    There is 0 reason Brock should have beat Ambrose. It does nothing for Brock and could have made Ambrose 100% main eventer.

    0 reason for Zack Ryder to win the belt. I called it as soon as my brother texted that he won, that he wouldnt make it out of Raw with the Title. and I was right.

    I understand the Shane/Taker match, but dont know why it was done just to have Shane lose. Taker's streak really isnt that important anymore.

    Having the League of Nations beat New Day, only to get beat up by 3 Hall of Famers was a bit dumb. I understand that they wanted to give the Mania moment with Austin, Foley, and Michaels but it made The League look weak.

    The only thing, since we didnt get Ambrose in the end, they should have done a double turn. Turn HHH face and Reigns heel. The only thing that wouldnt have worked that HHH doesnt work every week, so it could be wasted on him.

    Other than that, I had no interest in watching Mania

    Raw

    Ezno and Cass! HOW YOU DOIN! Glad to see they come up and hope they dont fizzle out like Ascension (except they are wayyyyyy more over than Ascension). I am a advocate for Tag wrestling. always have been. I loved working Tag and hope they keep the division in the way it is leading.

    Shocked they put AJ over in the main. Should have put Cesaro over. Give that man a run with the belt already. he deserves it.
     
  6. LBJ

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    Just finished Mania, definitely done with my network subscription. Don't have to time to watch Raw each week but I'll likely follow from a far via forums.

    Ryder winning was pointless, if they wanted a surprise winner it should have been the Miz. I get why they had someone take the title as theoretically it allows them to have a summer program of Owens and Zayn and build on their background for the feud as it doesn't need the title to make the story work.

    New Day/LON match was bad, it served it's purpose as a face turn for New Day (hopefully no more my little pony shit) and made sure fans realized that the LON are heels. The Foley, HBK, Stone Cold moment had a nostalgic fun to it but it felt super forced. Side note, Rusev's sling of the stunner is up there with how the Rock sold it, it was fantastic.

    Ambrose vs Lesnar, the intent here was definitely to try to make Dean look like a main event guy while not hurting Brock's credibility, that flopped. Ambrose looked like a geek as even with weapons Brock owned him. I'm a fan of suplex city as much as the next guy, but please can we get old school Brock back who has a huge moveset not German after german?

    Shane/Taker I think they really missed an opportunity here. After Shane jumped and taunted Taker I think it would have served more of a purpose storyline wise the have taker tombstone Shane, then pull Shane on top of himself for the pin. Storyline saying he isn't Vince's bitch and that Shane's toughness was better for the E. Ultimately though, since Cena was healthy enough to make an appearance they really should have swerved the storyline pre mania to Shane picking someone else (Cena) to be in the match as Cena/Taker was plan A prior to his injury.

    Really wish the Rock had time to come back for a short stint to ultimately put Bray over how Taker should have.

    Didn't watch the Divas match as I find their matches boring. Charlotte is not good in the ring and none of her partners can save her and the Flair at ringside shtick has aleady run its course.

    I also skipped the battle royale, they never push the winner and it exists to have nobodies have a match on the card.

    I enjoyed much of the main event even though everyone and their mother knew the outcome. LOVED seeing Stephanie eat a spear, I can't remember the last time she's gotten her commupence. Was quite obvious that Roman is not over with the hardcore fans, I seriously hope that gets leveraged into at least a tweener ass kicker role as Roman is talented in the ring and has improved immensely over the course of his push, but fans hate being told who the face of the company is after what the WWE did with Cena. An altercation with Rollins would have been cool, but it wasn't worth the potential setback to his knee. If they can keep heat on Roman until Seth is back he can have a big face return, winning the belt he never lost back and then having the big feud with HHH they were building towards
     
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  7. Crowe

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    That idea for the taker/shane finish would have shocked everyone more than Brock ending his streak. I like it.
     

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