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WWE Wrestlemania 31 (2015) - Discussion Thread

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WWE Wrestlemania 32 (Sunday March 29th - 2015)









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Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns

WWE World Heavyweight Championship









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Sting vs. Triple H











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The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt











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Rusev (c) vs. John Cena

United States Championship









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Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins










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Bad News Barrett (c) vs. R-Truth vs. Dean Ambrose vs.
Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Stardust vs. Daniel Bryan

Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match










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2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal










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AJ Lee & Paige vs. The Bella Twins











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Tyson Kidd & Cesaro (c) vs. The New Day vs. Los Matadores vs. The Usos

WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match




Thoughts on the card? What looks good? What doesn't? Who is watching? Anybody watching live?
 
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I think it's an excellent card. Dare I say it's a better card than last year (Bryan involvement aside). It has been a pretty naff build but there are a number of matches that I feel will shine here.

Orton/Rollins and the ladder match are near enough certainties to deliver.
The Battle Royal will likely provide a nice 5-10 bit of fun (and an excellent ending if they let Mizdow win).
Taker/Wyatt will likely tell an excellent story.
HHH and Sting I think will surprise with a good match. I don't think HHH would allow himself a Wrestlemania dud with a legend.
Cena/Rusev again will probably be decent and I'm happy he's giving Rusev his moment here. It's like when HHH faced Sheamus. Give the future a big name whilst they can still properly go in the ring.

It's just the title match, I have a horrible feeling it will just be utter shit.
 

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Can't say the card excites me but I'm still HYPED. As Lee said as well, last year's card was pretty trash and saved by 1) Taker losing :O (which was a baaaaaad match too) 2) The Bryan story. Yet it still turned out enjoyable.

Orton/Rollins should be decent
Cena/Rusev has had decent build and Rusev has come out of it really really well I think. I don't think either should lose really, maybe something to extend the feud a bit longer?
Taker/Wyatt - no interest in it at all. Zero. None. And Wyatt REALLY can't lose but Taker won't lose 2 in a row either.
Divas Tag Match - errr why? At least have the Divas title on the line at a Wrestlemania
Ladder match - could be really good if they book it well. Don't want Ziggler to win. The build for it has been well done I believe
Battle Royal - Noooope. Please stop this. Surely there's better ways to shoehorn the roster onto a Mania card.
Tag Team turmoil - would be interesting with good teams but only Cesaro/Kidd & Usos have any sort of relevance. This match would've been a great way to bring up a couple of NXT members.
Main Event - It's like Cena/Rock II - I just don't care. Which is scandalous because Reigns has been alright since the Rumble and Lesnar is fucking awesome obviously but...Reigns is just gonna win isn't he. This is his show, the early WM moment that shoves him to the top of the company. I'll pray for a Rollins cash-in, but I don't think we'll get it.
 

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I haven't watched anything for the last year or so, but I was so surprised to see The Undertaker back. It made sense for him to retire after his only defeat at Wrestlemania, to me at least. What's the feeling from those in the loop?
 

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i'm looking forward to it, just hoping the network can handle the demand otherwise it's pointless staying up to watch it really.
 

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I haven't watched anything for the last year or so, but I was so surprised to see The Undertaker back. It made sense for him to retire after his only defeat at Wrestlemania, to me at least. What's the feeling from those in the loop?

That he should be retiring, but it will be great to see the Undertaker again on screen and in the ring, hopefully the year served his health well.

I just got a WWE notification saying that Lesnar announced live on ESPN Sports Center that he is resigning with WWE after his contract expires. Wonder what difference that makes. I'm only excited for Sting/HHH (mainly because Sting, is just, Sting and both entrances should be epic)...and the ladder match. Rollins/Orton should be a good match but the storyline is lame, not too bothered about Rusev/Cena and frankly, I think Bray Wyatt is massively over-rated. He's slobby and won't carry Taker to a good match IMO.
 

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Lesnar isn't going back to MMA and has decided to stay with WWE.:brill:
 

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Think Ryback would be a good pick for the ATGBR. I'd say Sandow but I think simply eliminating Miz will be good enough.
 

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Now that Lesnar has signed on with WWE, I think he'll keep the strap.
 

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Taker on route to WM...looks about 10 years younger than last year in fairness.

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There's nothing WWE do better than promo videos. Last years Bryan / monster one was incredible.
The below builds the Taker Wyatt match beautifully. this is the Wyatt that took NXT by storm, but hasn't been allowed to show. Intensity

 

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KENTA wins Access tournament and will be in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal.
 

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which has been swapped to the kick off show

so the main card now only has 7 matches
 

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I'm really surprised that Ziggler has beaten Bryan twice and both times clean. Seems to have gone unnoticed.
 

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I'm really surprised that Ziggler beaten Bryan twice and both times clean. Seems to have gone unnoticed.

Bryan has been treated as such a joke since his return that beating him doesn't matter.
 

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I'm really surprised that Ziggler has beaten Bryan twice and both times clean. Seems to have gone unnoticed.

I am just surprised WWE have not put the IC title ladder match your all drooling about on the kick-off show just to deliberately p*ss everyone off.
 

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I haven't ignored it, because Ziggler has been strongly booked, I've got him to win the ladder match.
 

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Rumours that the Battle Royal on the pre show will lead to an additional singles match on the main show. Perhaps a Mizdow/Miz confrontation.
 

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Great promo vid there!

This is a fan made one for Lesnar/Reigns in the format of Austin/Rocks "My Way" one, and this is fucking awesome!!

 

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They won't pull the trigger (in much the same way they didn't on Cena), but the best way I can see this match going is a Reigns turn. Side with the authority and screw Lesnar out the title.

A freshly turned Lesnar and Heyman colliding with the Authority would be magical. You could almost see the long term planning where by the Authority has to reunite the shield in order keep Heyman and Lesnar at bay. The pay off being Heyman either forms a stable with underused guys (Cesaro, Ziggler etc) or preferably re-form the Nexus.

I've been crying for a stable vs stable fued for years. We got a brief glimpse with the shield vs the wyatt family, and it was magical.

The shield vs the Nexus! Book it.
 
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The idea of Reigns with the authority would work better than him with Heyman I think. It wouldn't really work IMO and Lesnar would be left without his vital mouthpiece.
 
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I think Wyatt should go over Taker. I wouldn't have paired them at this WM, and I was explaining why months before they even announced the match; but since they're doing it, they may as well make the most of it. Which means...

Bray wins and takes the kudos for that. He is their best young heel, so why not? Taker comes out the next night on Raw and cuts a retirement promo saying he's too old, it's time to go, he has done it all in the business anyway, etc. Enter Sting. One last match. Taker Vs Sting at WM32. Taker's motivation is obvious enough. He doesn't want to go out on a streak of losses. Oh, and WM32 will be in Texas (Taker's home state) where they're hoping to get 100,000 people in attendance. Works for me.

Intrigued by the creative potential in the idea of Cena losing to Rusev, but I think they'll do the predictable thing for that.

As for Lesnar and Reigns, I still want them to go the Japanese route. Fair fight. Lesnar wins, but only just. Respect, respect respect. You stick Reigns over in the rematch a year later. If they want to keep him babyface, I think that's the best way to do it. Agree with others that a heel turn would work, too.
 

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When's Sheamus back? Could interfere in the IC or US match I reckon.
 

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Chaps.

I don't tend to get on here while on holiday and this may be the only time I do it until I'm back but... Just got back from axxess and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Amazing. To sum it up shortly:

AJ is fucking tiny.
Kane is fucking huge.
Big E, Xavier Woods and Tyler Breeze are all fantastic human beings.
Hideo Itami is amazing to watch in the ring.

And that just doesn't do justice to how cool that was. And I've got it all again tomorrow morning... Followed by the small matter of some show at Levi stadium afterwards.

Anyway yeah, Oaf out. Resume business as normal.
 

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yeah man its been an amazing trip so far. Axxess was amazing. bumped into Renèe Young. wow. Hot isnt the word.

hall of fame was a bit dull last night but its FRICKIN MANIA MORNIN!
 

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