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torturedsoulv1
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March 1st, 2018, 7:38 am #1

Wrestlemania.

What will be on the card?

Yes it will be more clear after Fastlane

Lesnar vs Reigns. Somehow I think Strowman gets added to this
Having him eliminate everyone else in the chamber match and attacking Reigns after makes me think that

AJ Styles vs Nakamura. I expect Styles to retain at fastlane

Miz vs strowman. Don't want to see it. But if strowman is not in the main event, he's winning the IC title

HHH/Stephanie vs Angle/Rousey

Asuka vs Charlotte

Since Asuka chooses Charlotte, that leaves Alexa Bliss vs Nia jax

Finals of the cruiserweight tournament. No clue how that's going, but I'll assume Cedric Alexander wins

Those 7 I think will happen for sure

Usos vs Rusev Day Vs new day vs bludgeon brothers for the smackdown tag belts

The Bar vs Gallows/Anderson for the raw tag belts

Undertaker vs John Cena. It's rumored. I still think Taker stays retired, but.

Rollins vs balor. Cause I have no clue what else they would do

Sasha vs bayley

Owens and Zayn split at fastlane. And have a match.

Ziggler vs Rude. Ziggler regains the us title

Yeah they need the Andre battle royal as way too many guys left of.

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March 1st, 2018, 3:45 pm #2

Rumor is Miz defending in yet ANOTHER multi-man shlock-fest against Balor, Rollins, Strowman, and Elias.

Outside of the obvious, I have no clue where things go. Owens/Zayn could happen, but seems unlikely since they love multi-man matches. Ditto Sasha vs. Bayley. They already have the 2 women's titles AND Rousey to squeeze in. Maybe a "Luna Vachon Memorial Battle Royal."
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March 1st, 2018, 3:45 pm #3

I read one rumor that John Cena would take on Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania. That's...odd, but I'd rather see that than Cena/Taker. I'm thinking if Taker was going to return, there would've been some kind of hint or teaser, already.
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March 1st, 2018, 4:08 pm #4

According to Meltzer, the promo on Raw was to "throw people off" so they can build the 6-Man at Fastlane. I don't want to see either match, honestly. Cena's reached '93 Hogan levels. He feels out of place. Taker's send off last year was perfect, no need to go back on it. When Andre was broken down, Vince finally gave up on him even though he still wanted to work. Tell Taker to enjoy his time while his body isn't completely shot.
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March 1st, 2018, 10:46 pm #5

Erick Von Erich wrote:I read one rumor that John Cena would take on Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania. That's...odd, but I'd rather see that than Cena/Taker. I'm thinking if Taker was going to return, there would've been some kind of hint or teaser, already.
I heard that one as well

I don't see it happening, but time will tell
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March 1st, 2018, 10:48 pm #6

If Strowman is not added to the Lesnar vs Reigns match, I'd rather have Cena fight him

Strowman wins clean in a competitive match. I think that would be good for Strowman's career, a win over Cena at wrestlemania

Don't want Taker coming back

Misterio if he comes back, that's fine. Make him the face of 205 Live if you are serious about 205 Live
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March 3rd, 2018, 4:10 pm #7

I disagree that Undertaker's send-off last year was perfect (garbage match, wrong guy to retire him) but it was what it was and I don't want to see them keep bringing Taker back until they finally get the retirement match right.

I read somewhere that Strowman is on standby in case they need to pull Reigns due to the steroid accusations. I think they should just pull Roman anyway because this push hasn't worked since 2015.

If they do the multi-man match for the IC title, that's fine.

Looks like AJ is going to retain against Nakamura, which again, is fine. I don't think Shinsuke has worked out enough as a top guy on the main roster that he should be getting the WWE title (little fault of his own, that feud against Jinder absolutely killed him last year).

I expect HHH/Steph vs. Angle/Rousey to eat up a huge chunk of the show with entrances, the match itself, and post-match happenings.

My sense is that Bayley/Sasha either gets scrapped, put on the kick-off show, or gets tied up with Alexa's match, as this show is already shaping up to be overstuffed.

The Cruiserweight title will almost surely be on the kick-off show.

I predict the Andre Battle Royal will be overly packed with guys who deserve to have better spots, but have to settle for it. Perhaps, this year there will be more of an effort to build it up as a result.
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March 3rd, 2018, 8:20 pm #8

SamoaRowe wrote:I disagree that Undertaker's send-off last year was perfect (garbage match, wrong guy to retire him) but it was what it was and I don't want to see them keep bringing Taker back until they finally get the retirement match right.

I read somewhere that Strowman is on standby in case they need to pull Reigns due to the steroid accusations. I think they should just pull Roman anyway because this push hasn't worked since 2015.

If they do the multi-man match for the IC title, that's fine.

Looks like AJ is going to retain against Nakamura, which again, is fine. I don't think Shinsuke has worked out enough as a top guy on the main roster that he should be getting the WWE title (little fault of his own, that feud against Jinder absolutely killed him last year).

I expect HHH/Steph vs. Angle/Rousey to eat up a huge chunk of the show with entrances, the match itself, and post-match happenings.

My sense is that Bayley/Sasha either gets scrapped, put on the kick-off show, or gets tied up with Alexa's match, as this show is already shaping up to be overstuffed.

The Cruiserweight title will almost surely be on the kick-off show.

I predict the Andre Battle Royal will be overly packed with guys who deserve to have better spots, but have to settle for it. Perhaps, this year there will be more of an effort to build it up as a result.
Reigns was the right guy to retire Taker.....But the match sucked. Mostly because Taker is a POS worker at this point of his career. Can barely move
he was a great big man worker in his prime.and even a few years after his prime. but those days ended with the 4 back to back matches with HBK and HHH at mania

Reigns is better than most give him credit for. But he's far from a great worker that could carry Taker's dead carcass to a good match

yes, I am slagging on Taker, but he should have retired after the loss to Brock

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March 3rd, 2018, 8:23 pm #9

Yes, Strowman is on standby. Mostly cause of Reigns with the steroids. Also, cause Brock wants more money in the new negotiations. while WWE wants him to take a 30% cut. They're afraid he will bolt before mania.........

I'm fine with a multi man IC match. But not sTrowman in it. have it be guys that are similar in size like Miz, Elias, Rollins, Balor. Rollins and Balor are great wrestlers. Miz is the best talker and has improved in the ring. Elias, there's something to him, he's not there yet, but I think he will get there
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March 4th, 2018, 3:45 pm #10

torturedsoulv1 wrote:
SamoaRowe wrote:I disagree that Undertaker's send-off last year was perfect (garbage match, wrong guy to retire him) but it was what it was and I don't want to see them keep bringing Taker back until they finally get the retirement match right.

I read somewhere that Strowman is on standby in case they need to pull Reigns due to the steroid accusations. I think they should just pull Roman anyway because this push hasn't worked since 2015.

If they do the multi-man match for the IC title, that's fine.

Looks like AJ is going to retain against Nakamura, which again, is fine. I don't think Shinsuke has worked out enough as a top guy on the main roster that he should be getting the WWE title (little fault of his own, that feud against Jinder absolutely killed him last year).

I expect HHH/Steph vs. Angle/Rousey to eat up a huge chunk of the show with entrances, the match itself, and post-match happenings.

My sense is that Bayley/Sasha either gets scrapped, put on the kick-off show, or gets tied up with Alexa's match, as this show is already shaping up to be overstuffed.

The Cruiserweight title will almost surely be on the kick-off show.

I predict the Andre Battle Royal will be overly packed with guys who deserve to have better spots, but have to settle for it. Perhaps, this year there will be more of an effort to build it up as a result.
Reigns was the right guy to retire Taker.....But the match sucked. Mostly because Taker is a POS worker at this point of his career. Can barely move
he was a great big man worker in his prime.and even a few years after his prime. but those days ended with the 4 back to back matches with HBK and HHH at mania

Reigns is better than most give him credit for. But he's far from a great worker that could carry Taker's dead carcass to a good match

yes, I am slagging on Taker, but he should have retired after the loss to Brock
If the goal was to have a stadium full of WWE's most passionate fans sit there and laugh and shake their heads at Roman beating Undertaker in a match that barely cracked a * rating and really only give Undertaker a polite (not emotional) farewell after said match, then I suppose Roman was the right guy. If the goal was to get Roman over as a hot heel, then he would have been the right opponent.

I don't really dislike Roman that much and I think he should be a main eventer in WWE, but the way he is presented continues to be a major turn-off and I truly believe it's going to start costing them should they continue. Two out of Roman's three 'Mania main events rank up there among the worst 'Mania main events and his one great main event was elevated by the "Are they seriously putting the belt on him?" factor in addition to the Rollins cash-in.

Had they just turned Roman heel in 2015 and had him run wild with it, he'd probably be an organically over top babyface by now.

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