My Thoughts on WWE WrestleMania 33 (Presented by Both Raw and SmackDown LIVE)

WrestleMania 33 Results

WrestleMania 33 was a memorable show for the ages. There were three matches on the Kickoff show and ten matches on the Pay-Per-View. Also, there were some great entrances, musical performances, celebrities, debuts and even returns.

 

The 4th Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Gets Hyped

This Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal was different from any other in history. Towards the end, when it came down to the final four participants in the match, both Mojo Rawley and Jinder Mahal went through the ropes to the outside of the ring (a participant must go over the top rope and both feet have to hit the floor in order to be eliminated). Once outside the ring, Mahal got in the face of a WWE Universe member sitting in the front row, who just happened to be New England Patriots football player and good friend of Mojo’s, Rob Gronkowski. Mahal would proceed to take Gronkowski’s drink and throw it in his face. In response, Gronkowski hopped over the barricade, got into the ring and shoulder tackled Mahal to the mat. Eventually, it came down to Mojo and Mahal and in the end; it would be Mojo winning the Battle Royal. …

My Predictions for WWE WrestleMania 33 (Presented by both Raw and SmackDown LIVE)

WrestleMania 33

Hosted by Raw’s New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E)

 

Kickoff Matches

 

Raw Match

 

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match

Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries

Winner: Austin Aries becomes the brand new WWE Cruiserweight Champion

 

Other Match

 

2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

The Following Superstars have announced their entry into the Battle Royal:

  • SmackDown LIVE’s Apollo Crews
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Mojo Rawley
  • Raw’s Big Show
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Curt Hawkins
  • Raw’s Sami Zayn
  • Raw’s Braun Strowman
  • Raw’s Goldust
  • Raw’s R-Truth
  • Raw’s Curtis Axel
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Dolph Ziggler
  • SmackDown LIVE’s SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso
  • SmackDown LIVE’s SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jey Uso
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Chad Gable
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Jason Jordan
  • Raw’s Primo
  • Raw’s Epico
  • Raw’s Bo Dallas
  • Raw’s Jinder Mahal
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Heath Slater
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Rhyno
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Tyler Breeze
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Fandango
  • Raw’s Sin Cara
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Kalisto
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Konnor
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Viktor
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Aiden English
  • SmackDown LIVE’s Simon Gotch
  • Raw’s Mark Henry
  • Tian Bing
  • Killian Dain

Winner: Apollo Crews

 

Pay-Per-View Matches

 

Raw Matches

 

Triple Threat Raw Tag Team Championship Ladder Match

The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson) (c) vs. The Realest Guys in the Room (Enzo Amore & Big Cass) vs. Cesaro &

My Thoughts on WWE WrestleMania 32

WrestleMania 32 Results

Kickoff Matches/Segment

 

United States Championship Match

Kalisto (c) def. Ryback

This was the first official WrestleMania match for Kalisto. Going into this match, Ryback claimed over and over again that size does matter. At one point during the match, when Ryback pulled a stretched-out Kalisto out of the corner, Kalisto inadvertently pulled the padding off the middle turnbuckle in the process. While Ryback dominated most of the match, in the end, Kalisto was able to rally back. After Ryback ended up running headfirst into the exposed middle turnbuckle, Kalisto hit Ryback with his finishing move, “Salida del Sol”, to get the victory. Kalisto, once again, proved that it is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog in this match of “Power vs. Speed”.

 

10-Diva Tag Team Match

Total Divas (Brie Bella, Alicia Fox, Paige, Natalya and Eva Marie) def. B.A.D. & Blonde (Lana, Team B.A.D. (Naomi & Tamina), Emma and Summer Rae)

In this match, it was the current stars of WWE’s reality show “Total Divas” against both halves of Team B.A.D. and three blondes in Lana, Emma and Summer Rae. This was not only the first official …

My Hopes/Predictions for WWE WrestleMania 32

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Kickoff Matches

 

10-Diva Tag Team Match

The Total Divas (Brie Bella, Alicia Fox, Paige, Natalya and Eva Marie) vs. B.A.D. & Blonde (Lana, Team B.A.D. (Naomi & Tamina), Emma and Summer Rae)

For the past few weeks, Lana has been targeting current stars from WWE’s hit reality series “Total Divas”. During the process, Team B.A.D. joined Lana in her crusade. This led to “Total Divas” stars Brie Bella, Alicia Fox, Paige and Natalya issuing a WrestleMania challenge to Lana and Team B.A.D. Lana and Team B.A.D. then recruited Emma and then Summer Rae convinced Lana to have the two of them put their negative past behind them and allow her to join the crusade. These five divas have been deemed “B.A.D. & Blonde” because Lana, Emma and Summer Rae are blondes and I think everybody already knows the answer to the “B.A.D.” portion of the team name. This left the stars of “Total Divas” one team member short for WrestleMania. That all changed, however, when fellow “Total Divas” star Eva Marie came into the picture to even the odds. Unfortunately, Eva’s fellow cast members do not look at her as a trustworthy person, but nonetheless have begrudgingly made her the …

My thoughts on WrestleMania 31

Seth Rollins New Champion

WrestleMania 31 Kickoff

 

Fatal 4-Way WWE Tag Team Championship Match

Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (c) (w/Natalya) def. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) (w/Xavier Woods), The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) (w/Naomi) and Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) (w/El Torito) to retain their championships

This match turned into all-out chaos. It all started when Cesaro targeted Jey’s injured shoulder at the start of the match. Jey was unable to continue and Jimmy had to go it alone for his team. Since there were no countouts and no disqualifications, the four respective people that were in each team’s corner decided to get involved in the match as well. There was a lot of high flying, a lot of excitement and even though I wanted to see The New Day become the new champions, I thought this was a great match to kickoff WrestleMania 31.

 

Big Show won the 2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

The competitors in this match were as follows:

  • The Miz
  • Curtis Axel
  • Ryback
  • Fandango
  • Adam Rose
  • Zack Ryder
  • Jack Swagger
  • Titus O’Neil
  • Darren Young
  • Big Show
  • WWE Director of Operations Kane
  • Erick Rowan
  • Damien Mizdow
  • Sin Cara
  • Goldust
  • Heath Slater
  • Mark Henry

My WrestleMania 31 Hopes/Predictions

WrestleMania 31 logo

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns had to go through 29 other men in the Royal Rumble Match to earn the right to face the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania 31. The Authority, however, claimed that there was controversy at the end of the Rumble Match. Then, Daniel Bryan came into the picture and reminded The Authority that he never got his rematch after being unceremoniously stripped of the championship. The Authority then decided to have Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan face each other to determine who would face the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania 31. Roman Reigns ended up coming out victorious and retaining his #1 contendership. After overcoming one obstacle and then overcoming an extra obstacle thrown in by The Authority, Reigns will overcome his biggest obstacle and beat Lesnar at WrestleMania. Yokozuna and The Rock are the only two members of the Anoa’i Family to hold the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and at WrestleMania 31, Roman Reigns will become the third member of that family to hold it.

 

The Vigilante vs. The King

Sting vs. WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H

At Survivor Series 2014, WCW Icon …

My Thoughts on WWE Fastlane

Roman Reigns Fastlane

Fastlane Kickoff

MizTv with Special Guest Paul Heyman

Before The Miz introduced his special guest, he had his personal assistant Damien Mizdow go sit in the corner of the ring. Once Heyman came out, he told Miz that he did not like the way that Mizdow was looking at him, so Miz had Mizdow turn around and face the corner of the ring. Heyman then said that neither Roman Reigns nor Daniel Bryan will have what it takes to beat Heyman’s client and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. How much longer is Mizdow going to put up with this crap from Miz? When is Mizdow going to realize that he does not need Miz? Mizdow is more than capable of branching out on his own. He needs to take a stand against Miz and turn face.

 

6-Man Tag Team Match

The Authority (WWE Director of Operations Kane, Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins (w/J & J Security (Joey Mercury & Jamie Noble) & Big Show def. Dolph Ziggler, Ryback & Erick Rowan

This match ended in controversy when Big Show, who was not the legal man, KO Punched Dolph Ziggler behind the referee’s …

My WWE Fastlane Hopes/Predictions

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Fastlane Kickoff

MizTv with Special Guest Paul Heyman

The Miz will host another segment of his talk show MizTV and his special guest will be Paul Heyman. Paul Heyman will likely be giving his insight on the match between Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, which will determine the #1 contender to Heyman’s client and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, assuming that Lesnar is still champion by the time WrestleMania 31 takes place. Also, I think that Miz’s personal assistant Damien Mizdow will be accompanying Miz for this segment of MizTv. I hope that Mizdow finally takes a stand against his delusional boss and turns face.

 

WWE Tag Team Championship Match

The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) (c) vs. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd

For the past few weeks, these two teams have been going at it. At the inaugural Fastlane, Cesaro & Kidd finally get an opportunity at The Usos’ WWE Tag Team Championship. Both teams have bested each other in the weeks leading into this match; however, in the end, I think that The Usos will come out on top and remain WWE Tag Team Champions.

 

WWE Divas Championship Match

Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige

Ever since Paige …

My Match Ideas for WWE WrestleMania 31

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Fatal 4-Way WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena

Brock Lesnar walked into the 2015 Royal Rumble event as WWE World Heavyweight Champion and he walked out as champion. Also, Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble Match; therefore, the main event for WrestleMania 31 is set to be Brock Lesnar defending his championship against Roman Reigns. There are many people that want to see Daniel Bryan in that match, however; also, John Cena is WWE’s top dog, so he has all the qualifications to be in that match as well. Therefore, in the weeks leading up to WrestleMania, both Bryan and Cena would manage to land spots in that match and would therefore become a Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. As far as who I would want to win that match, there is part of me that wants to see Roman Reigns win his first-ever World Championship, but there is also part of me that wants to see Daniel Bryan regain the championship that he was strategically stripped of by The Authority.

 

Winner Gets Full Control

Sting vs. WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H

At …

My Royal Rumble Hopes/Predictions

Royal Rumble 2015

Kickoff Match

The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Adam Rose, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd

The trio of Adam Rose, Cesaro & Tyson Kidd has formed an alliance with one another under the common purpose of feeling that WWE keeps overlooking them. While they may have a good argument for that, I personally feel that all three members of The New Day are being overlooked as well. Instead of being bitter and complaining about it like Rose, Cesaro & Kidd do, however, The New Day is spreading the positive message that as individuals, they are great, but together, they can be even better. Not only do I hope that The New Day comes out victorious in this match, but I hope that all three members of The New Day end up being participants in the Royal Rumble Match as well.

 

Paige & Natalya vs. The Bella Twins (WWE Divas Champion Nikki & Brie)

Paige & Natalya have recently formed an alliance against common enemies The Bella Twins. All four of these divas are current star cast members of WWE reality show Total Divas. One particular thing that has been bothering me about the recent reunion …

WrestleMania Rematches at SummerSlam

WrestleMania and SummerSlam

As many may know, WWE’s biggest show of the year is WrestleMania. The company’s second biggest show of the year is SummerSlam. One thing that I particularly like about both events is the fact that there have been a select few WrestleMania matches that have had rematches at SummerSlam later that year. Some matches are very memorable and some are not so memorable. Without further ado, here is the list of those matches.

 

WrestleMania 4 and SummerSlam 1988

Don Muraco vs. Dino Bravo

 

WrestleMania 5 and SummerSlam 1989

Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude

 

WrestleMania 7 and SummerSlam 1991

Virgil vs. “The Millon Dallor Man” Ted DiBiase

 

WrestleMania 9 and SummerSlam 1993

The Undertaker vs. Giant Gonzales

 

WrestleMania 10 and Summerslam 1994

Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart

 

WrestleMania 16 and SummerSlam 2000

Edge & Christian vs. The Hardys vs. The Dudleys

The Kat vs. Terri Runnels

 

WrestleMania 19 and SummerSlam 2003

Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar

 

WrestleMania 20 and SummerSlam 2004

Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle

 

WrestleMania 21 and SummerSlam 2005

Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero

The Undertaker vs. Randy Orton

 

WrestleMania 24 and SummerSlam 2008

The Undertaker vs. Edge…

My Hopes for WWE in 2015

 

Sting vs. Triple H WrestleMania 31

  1. All the heel commentators get removed (e.g., JBL and Byron Saxton).
  2. The Authority is put out of power once and for all.
  3. Sting vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 31
  4. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and The Undertaker each have a match at WrestleMania.
  5. “Macho Man” Randy Savage goes into the WWE Hall of Fame.
  6. Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella walk out of WrestleMania as WWE World Heavyweight Champion and WWE Divas Champion, respectively.
  7. The New Day win championships (e.g., Kofi Kingston finally wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship).
  8. Roman Reigns wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
  9. Seth Rollins cashes in his Money in the Bank Contract unsuccessfully.
  10.  Ryback beats Rusev for the United States Championship.
  11.  The Intercontinental and United States Championship become unified.
  12.  NXT Superstars debut on the main roster (e.g., Charlotte, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Sami Zayn, Adrian Neville, Hideo Itami, Finn Balor, Kalisto).
  13.  CM Punk and Kelly Kelly return to WWE.
  14.  Hulk Hogan competes in his final match that he promised.
  15.  JoJo competes in the ring more.
  16.  Erick Rowan wins his first major singles championship.
  17.  Zack Ryder returns from injury and wins either the Intercontinental or United States Championship.
  18.  Tyson Kidd apologizes for mistreating his wife Natalya and turns

The Story Behind the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

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As many people may know, the first-ever Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal took place at WrestleMania 30. The winner ended up being Cesaro. Originally, there were supposed to be 30 men in the match, but it ended up being 31 instead. I have a theory to how all of this happened. First, based on what I heard on this past Monday’s Raw Pre-Show, I think the reason that Christian did not end up competing in the Battle Royal was due to injury. Also, during this past Monday’s Raw, I noticed the commentators mentioning how Paul Heyman got Cesaro into the Battle Royal. After hearing all of this, I have come up with this theory: With Christian out of the Battle Royal, it went from three open spots to four open spots. The four guys that filled those spots were Xavier Woods, Tyson Kidd, Yoshi Tatsu, and David Otunga. I think this is how the Battle Royal was originally supposed to take place; however, somehow, someway, Heyman must have gotten Ceasro into the Battle Royal and that is how it became 31 instead of 30. With that being said, I think there is indeed some controversy surrounding this WrestleMania 30 …

NXT Takes Over the Night After WrestleMania

Paige WWE Divas Champion

Introduction

 

WrestleMania 31 is in the books. The following night on Raw, the WWE Universe was still feeling the impact that was made the previous night; however, what they did not expect to feel was the impact that NXT was going to be making throughout the entire Raw show. Whether it was the original NXT that featured pros and rookies paired together or NXT, the current developmental system for WWE, this night mostly belonged to NXT.

 

The Wyatt Family’s Mind Control?

 

During NXT alumni’s The Wyatt Family’s (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) Six-Man Tag Team Match against the team of John Cena, Sheamus and current Intercontinental Champion Big E, there were a lot of WWE Universe members who rallied behind The Wyatt Family. Anybody who is familiar with them knows that they are all about the mind games. Is it possible that The Wyatt Family have gained control of some of the WWE Universe members’ minds? I guess only time will tell. I should also point out that The Wyatt Family was victorious in this match.

 

Emma Continues to “Emmaze”

 

NXT alumnus Emma recently arrived on the main roster. Ever since, she has impressed people with …

My Thoughts on the Fallout from WrestleMania 30 Part 2

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John Cena’s Legacy Lives On

 

In Bray Wyatt’s first-ever WrestleMania match, whether it would be a win, loss, or draw, he set out to destroy Cena’s legacy. Towards the end of the match, Bray even tried to goad Cena into destroying his legacy by handing Cena a chair and daring him to hit him with it. Fortunately, Cena maintained his composure and used the chair on an interfering Erick Rowan. Cena then hit Bray with the Attitude Adjustment to get the pin and the win to keep his legacy alive. I just knew Cena was not the monster Bray claimed Cena to be.

 

The Unthinkable and Impossible Happens

 

Many have tried; all have failed, some even more than once. For over two decades, The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania has remained unbroken; that is, until now. Brock Lesnar stepped up to the challenge and even though it took three F-5s to get the job done, he still conquered The Streak. The Undertaker is now 21-1 at WrestleMania. Despite the loss, Undertaker still walked out of the Superdome with his chin up. Also, The Undertaker did end up suffering a concussion in that match, but was released from the hospital …

My Thoughts on the Fallout from WrestleMania 30 Part 1

WrestleMania 30

The Usos Reign Supreme

 

The odds became even more stacked against WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) when the Fatal Four-Way Match for their championships also became an Elimination Match. Throughout this Pre-Show match, there was a lot of high flying. There was even a point in the match where Los Matadores’ (Diego & Fernando) mascot El Torito flew off the top rope onto every single competitor in the match outside the ring; I thought that was very awesome. Los Matadores were the first team eliminated followed by Rybaxel (Ryback & Curtis Axel). It came down to The Real Americans (Jack Swagger & Cesaro) and The Usos. In the end, The Usos finished off The Real Americans by giving Cesaro an incredible double splash off the top rope to retain their championship. I’m glad that The Usos retained because I was rooting for them. After the match, Swagger blamed Cesaro for their loss; despite their manager Zeb Colter trying to maintain peace between the two, Swagger and Cesaro ended up hitting one another with their respective signature maneuvers. This definitely proved that The Real Americans were on the verge of an implosion.

 

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