Weekly Wrestling Round-Up: The Fandango Revolution, Dolph Ziggler Cashes In, Bully Ray Retains

Evening Wrestling fans, I’m the “Show-Off” Thomas Robinson and I’m here to show of my GIANT BEAST…..

…of a blog.

Yes, an eventful week of wrestling, which I’m going to sum up in one blog, as it’s difficult for me to do 2 separate blogs for RAW and Impact Wrestling on top of uni work and other things. So, for the foreseeable future, I am going to start blogging about RAW and TNA on the same blog at the end of the week or something. And I’m also going to add SmackDown! to the picture if it’s any good and if I can be bothered. So let’s get to it…

RAW

What a RAW it was this week. Largely due to the awesomeness of the fans in New Jersey. I always say that the fans can make a show, and this is certainly the case here. This was one of the best crowds I have ever heard, and that is NOT an exaggeration. They weren’t shitting on matches all night, they were having fun instead. Like in the Sheamus vs Randy Orton match, rather than doing chants like “Same old shit” and “Boring” they were just having fun and chanting random wrestlers’ names. JBL, HBK, RVD, Randy Savage, Jerry Lawler, even Michael Cole and Mike Chioda got chants. ECW chants were at large too! They did a wave during the match! There were “Thank You Big Show” and “Cotton Candy” chants when The Big Show interfered in their match. It wasn’t that great of a match, but it’ll always live long in the memory because of the fans.

There were all sorts of chants that night, and obviously the part that stood out the most was when the fans started humming Fandango’s theme, thus starting the Fandango Revolution! The fans humming his theme was made a lot funnier when Michael Cole pointed it out, and JBL and Lawler caught on. XD Absolutely hilarious. And to be honest, I’m not that big of a Fandango fan, but if this gets him incredibly over in time, then I’ll have to change my tune about him! His theme got to 13th in the UK iTunes charts which I think is absolutely incredible.

But the show wasn’t great, JUST because of the fans. There were a lot of moments that made this show awesome. Wade Barrett regained the Intercontinental Championship against The Miz in a better and longer match they put on at Wrestlemania. I loved the “Wade Barrett’s Barmy Army” chant during the match. But why did Wade Barrett lose the belt at Mania in the first place if he was just going to win it back the next night? Seems like a strange move to me.

Undertaker’s promo on RAW was interrupted by The Shield, who looked like they were about to pounce, until Team-Hell No made the save, which could suggest a 6 man tag at Extreme Rules. I loved how Daniel Bryan joined Undertaker and Kane in the Brothers of Destruction pose on the top of the ramp. He’s the only man beside Taker or Kane to do it, and it just shows how far he’s come. I mean he did lose to Big E Langston on Raw that night, but still you get my point.

Dolph Ziggler FINALLY cashed in Money In The Bank and became the World Heavyweight Champion! He defeated Alberto Del Rio to win the World Title! While I’m glad he’s champion, I’m not happy with the timing. I personally think he should have ran down the clock, and waited until Money In The Bank 2013 to cash it in. But, what’s done is done, and Ziggler was definitely one of the highlights of the show on RAW.

Lastly, WWE Champion John Cena’s Wrestlemania Victory speech was interrupted by “Mr That’s What I Do” Mark Henry, who demanded a shot at the WWE Title. However, SmackDown! GM Booker T (who apparently has the say on Raw too) told him he had to earn his shot and booked him in a non-title match with Cena. We also got the fans singing Mark Henry’s theme song when he came out! The match ended in a count out, which then saw Henry attack Cena. But then IN COMES THE CALVARY! Ryback attacks Henry, and gets him out the ring. He then helps Cena up and begins the “Feed Me More” chants before clobbering Cena with a clothesline to the delight of the New Jersey fans! He then hit the Shell-Shocked on Cena, and held the WWE Championship high! I personally don’t think that this is a heel turn though. I think he’s just sending a message to Cena. And, it appears they will be doing John Cena vs Ryback at Extreme Rules! However, what saddens me about that is if John Cena beats Ryback, that’ll be SEVEN pay-per-view defeats in a row. How can Ryback be considered a big player in WWE with all these losses?

TNA Impact Wrestling

Another live edition of TNA, and I do prefer the live editions to the tapped editions. However, this crowd was rather disappointing to be frank. Especially after the crowds of the last couple of months on Impact, and the Raw Crowd on Monday too. But, it was still a rather interesting show of Impact. Just a couple of points to talk about…

To be honest, the 2 out of 3 falls match between the team of Bobby Roode and Austin Aires, and the team of Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez was kind of a let down too. I love how they had Aires and Roode ambush Chavo and Hernandez from behind to get an easy first fall, and then Chavo got a quick 2nd fall afterwards. It was something different, and I always appreciate different. However, I don’t appreciate Roode and Aires dropping the titles. I don’t understand this. TNA had something good going with that team, and they for some reason wanted them to drop the belts? And to all the teams they could have dropped them to, why this team? I’m not a fan of the team of Chavo and Hernandez, and I do hope this was put in place for a cheap pop. Roode and Aires need them titles more than Chavo and Hernandez.

Taryn Terrell defeated Gail Kim in a grudge match between the two knockouts, in a fair match. The inclusion of ODB was a very funny inclusion, and it’s been a while since we’ve seen her, so it’s good to see her again. I think Taryn still needs more work in the ring, but she did look fine in that attire – AND THAT’S A PLUS IN MY BOOKS!

There was another angle involving AJ Styles and James Storm, with James interrupting Hulk Hogan’s conversation with AJ. “Bad Influence” Christopher Daniels and Kazarian came down to the ring, and both of them cut a good promo, asking for AJ to join them rather than the TNA Frontline or Aces And Eights. It’s nice that TNA have brought in a neutrality feel to the war between TNA and Aces And Eights. AJ Styles vs James Storm was booked for next week. Not exactly sure if it’ll actually happen, but if it does than great. I’d love to see them get it on next week.

And finally, Bully Ray retained the TNA World Title in Full Metal May-HEEEEEEEEEEEEEMM! It was an OK match. In comparison with Bully and Jeff Hardy’s previous TLC matches, it was shit, but as a match in general it was OK. There were cool spots, with Jeff doing the Swanton from the turnbuckle onto the outside which was rather cool. Bully won by hitting Jeff in the head with hammer, that sent him crashing through the table. Bully has won this chapter of the battle with TNA, but next week should have some new developments. I think it’s safe to say Bully is done with Jeff.

SmackDown!

A couple of quick notes. Firstly, Ziggler getting interrupted 3 times in the same promo was funny too see. Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio came out to declare their interest in the World Title, before Chris Jericho came out and ripped on Ziggler and AJ, calling the latter crazy, which made her go crazy. Jericho vs Ziggler was made for the main event, with Fandango at ringside. Alright match, followed by Fandango beating down Jericho. I think WWE edited the crowd an awful lot here. From what I heard in the tapings, the Fandango theme sing-song was quite load at the SmackDown! taping. Hmmm.

And secondly, a Triple H promo was interrupted by the 3MB, who was about to jump Triple H in typical stable style. That was interrupted by The Shield, who took out 3MB, and went after Triple H themselves. HHH was saved by Team Hell-No. It’ll be interesting to see what they do with Team Hell-No and The Shield for Extreme Rules. Will they just do a tag match, or will they do a 6 man tag with Undertaker involved? I’d like to see the later, if Undertaker is OK to do it. But a Shield “free-bird” run as champions would be cool with more. Or Reigns and Rollins could hold the tag titles, and Dean Ambrose could go for the main title. One of them two scenarios is OK with me. Either way, I think Team Hell-No’s days as Tag Champs are coming to an end.

And that’s it for me. The Big Three Shows of the week, covered in one MEGA-BLOG for you all. This is Tom Robinson, and I’m going to leave with this…..

Du-du! Du-du-du-du! Du-du-du-du-du!

#ThemeOfTheWeek XD

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Wrestlemania 29 Review – Time Restraints Ruin The Biggest Wrestling Event Of The Year…with the exception of CM Punk vs Undertaker

Evening Wrestling Fans, I am Tom Robinson and it is time to review… WRESTLEMANIA 29!

 

 

The Intercontinental Championship Changes Hands On The YouTube Pre-Show

Really? REALLY? Really?

Really? REALLY? Really?

The only match of the show I actually watched live was WAY too quick. Yeah, it had a lot of big moves in the match, but it was a shame that Wade Barrett and The Miz were only given a grand total of 4 minutes on a 60 minute pre-show, which played promo package after promo package and featured a stupid segment involving Snooki. Seriously, why does this gal get Wrestlemania time over guys like Antonio Cesaro? Anyway the match itself ended with The Miz locking in the Figure 4 Leg Lock and making Wade Barrett submit to regain the championship. This match was such a disappointment, and the result was disappointing too. The Miz had a run with the IC title not long ago. Why is he getting another? And why the heck does Wade Barrett, a man who’s great on the mic and in the ring, lose the IC title in this fashion. These two had a match on RAW a couple of weeks ago which was better than this. Also, remember the triple threat IC title match involving Chris Jericho about a month ago. That was a great 3 way battle. But this was downright disappointing to see.

 

The Shield Defeat The SmackDown! Crusade… AND NO-ONE TURNS HEEL

Ain't nothing stopping The Shield. BELIEVE IN THE SHIELD!

Ain’t nothing stopping The Shield. BELIEVE IN THE SHIELD!

This 6 man tag team match was given 10 minutes, and in the 10 minutes put on a good show. There was a lot of cool spots in the match, and with a couple more minutes might have been a whole lot better. But there was problem. And no, The Shield winning is not a problem for me. I’m glad they won here. My problem was the fact that… NO ONE TURNED HEEL! What the heck? I was sat watching this match waiting for Randy Orton to RKO either Sheamus or Big Show, but DAMMIT, it never happened. Instead, Big Show KO’d Sheamus and Orton post-match, after Orton tagged himself into the match at the end, and got pinned. Dammit. Really wanted someone to turn heel. But the match was pretty decent. With a little more time, it could have been great.

 

Mark Henry Defeats Ryback.. Because He’s Fat

You'd think someone who has this sort of strength would not lose SIX Pay-Per-View matches in a row

You’d think someone who has this sort of strength would not lose SIX Pay-Per-View matches in a row

This must have been the biggest monstrosity coming out of Wrestlemania. I wasn’t expecting this match to be like a Shawn Michaels/Undertaker classic or something, but by god this was boring. This was slow-paced as hell, and the ending was really stupid. After about 6 minutes of bearhugs and typical big man moves, Ryback hit his signature lariat clothesline, and was signalling for Shell-Shocked. He gets him up (which gets one of the best pops of the night) but Mark Henry falls on him, and pins him. Mark Henry pretty much won this match… because he’s fat. His fat allowed him to crush Ryback and pick up the win. An incredibly abrupt ending to the 8 minute match. What’s worse is that Henry went back in the ring to finish off Ryback, but Ryback somehow made a big comeback and hit the spinebuster. He would then, post-match, hit Henry with Shell-Shocked. If he was going to do a big move like that to Henry, why not have him do it in the match? Why did Ryback lose his 6TH PPV MATCH IN A ROW? 6? How is 6 PPV losses in a Raw supposed to legitimize as a contender. This was easily the worst booking decision on the night.

 

Team Hell-No Retain The WWE Tag Team Titles In A Great Match

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

This was a match I thoroughly enjoyed. And I enjoyed it because the fans were really into it. I love how the start of the match teased a repeat of last year’s World Title match, with Ziggler kissing AJ and then nearly losing at the very start of the match. It was anΒ  enjoyable to see. There were a couple of near falls (not as much as the main event had. XD) but in the end, Team Hell-No emerged victorious to the delight of the fans. Daniel Bryan got some really loud YES chants going, similar to last year. Good tag match. πŸ™‚

 

FAG-DAN-GO beats Chris Jericho, despite being destroyed for about 95% of the match

The fact that this guy defeated Chris Jericho really upsets me. :(

The fact that this guy defeated Chris Jericho really upsets me. 😦

So, Chris Jericho. Gets a kick ass entrance with fireworks and stuff. Demonstrates his extensive arsenal of moves for the entire match (he is the man of 1,004 holds after all). He wrestles a guy who hardly does a damn thing in the ring… and loses? OK, they were trying to make it out to be this big upset and stuff, but this was plain ridiculous. Since when does Chris Jericho deserves to lose to this clown at Wrestlemania? To Fandango? I mean, if Fandango was going to beat Jericho on his debut, then shouldn’t he have done a lot more comprehensively than he did. He got one roll-up in at the end of the match and won. To be fair though, there were a lot of near falls in the match, and the fans were actually into it a lot. But the fact that it ended in one of the most abrupt of ways does not do Fandango that good. I mean yeah, he had a hell of an entrance with all them dancers and stuff, but that was such a flukey way to win, you can’t take him seriously. Jericho didn’t deserve to lose this.

 

Alberto Del Rio Retains The World Title In A Quick, But Good Encounter With Jack Swagger

No Money In The Bank Cash In Here, As Del Rio Walks Out Of Wrestlemania The Champion

No Money In The Bank Cash In Here, As Del Rio Walks Out Of Wrestlemania The Champion

Despite being only 10 minutes long, this match was actually OK in my book. There was a lot of good technical ability demonstrated by both guys and sometimes in WWE, you hardly see just a straight up wrestling match. Sure, there were manager spots and stuff, but it was a great match with a lot of cool reversals and a lot of skill showcased. Again, this match should have went on a little longer. If they have a rematch at Extreme Rules, I hope it nears 20 minutes, because I’m convinced after watching this match that they can do a lot more together. And by the way, they didn’t show Jack Swagger’s entrance, which was him apparently coming down in a camouflage vehicle. OK, of all the entrances you could have not shown in the pay-per-view, why one which features someone coming down in a car? I would have loved to seen that. Oh, and the attire Alberto Del Rio came down to the ring in looked absolutely shocking. He was dressed in a white robe, and looked daft as hell in it. XD

 

CM Punk vs Undertaker – My God. What A Match

This streak is NEVER going to be broken. Accept It! 21-0!

This streak is NEVER going to be broken. Accept It! 21-0!

Match Of The Night is undoubtedly this one. The Phenom, The Undertaker. The Best In The World, CM Punk. With Undertaker’s streak on the line. Also, Living Colour playing Cult Of Personality while CM Punk was coming down to the ring was a real epic moment. Best entrance of the night. The match itself was a hell of a match. We saw a good opening, starting fast-paced and taking it to the announce table, setting up a spot for later. CM Punk started gaining moment, and even did Undertaker’s Old-School manoeuvre on the Deadman, which I thought was an amazing edition to the start of the match. The match featured a lot of great momentum swings in the match, like when CM Punk turned a punch from the Undertaker into a swinging neckbreaker, which I thought was really well done. There was spot after spot which made this match so memorable. Other than the announce table not breaking when CM Punk did his diving elbow to the Undertaker on the outside, this match was really well choreographed. I love the bit at the end, where CM Punk did a GTS to The Undertaker, which didn’t even phase Taker, who just delivered the tombstone immediately afterwards! XD What a badass! Just no-sells the shit out of the GTS. Except it worked so well. CM Punk would kick out of the Tombstone. The two traded blows, and both men tried their finishers. GTS attempt after Tombstone attempt. The reversals for each finish into the other finisher was SOOOOOO well done. Taker countered the GTS with a tombstone attempt. Punk countered the tombstone with a GTS attempt, and so on. Incredible. But in the end, The Undertaker performed the last rites, hitting the tombstone on Punk to go 21-0 at Wrestlemania. That match was really something special. I applaud both men for that one. I had doubts other whether this match would be any good considering the uniqueness of both men’s styles, but that didn’t effect them. They put on a hell of a show.

 

Triple H Slays Brock Lesnar To Keep His Career Alive And Increase His Ego Even More

Triple H, don't EVER do this AGAIN

Triple H, don’t EVER do this AGAIN

I want to state that this match was WAY better than their first match at Summerslam. There were a lot more interesting spots, and the involvement of Shawn Michaels and Paul Heyman gave it a breath of fresh air as soon as things started getting dull. There were a lot of big hits from both guys in the match, which looked decent. But, the match was really slow-paced, and I started losing interest in it, to be honest. But things did get interesting near the end. What was strange to see was Triple H doing the Kimura Lock to Brock. Really? I really don’t like wrestlers who have no experience in MMA at all, trying MMA-like moves in a pro-wrestling match. Why bother? It just looked stupid. I would have flipped if Lesnar tapped out to the Kimura. Thankfully he didn’t… but he did take a Pedigree on the steel steps, which was enough for Triple H to beat him. I think this match overall was decent, but sometimes there was a lot of slow-paced action, and sometimes it’s just painful to watch.

 

John Cena Gets Redemption… and the WWE Championship

John Cena has the Crossface locked in during the WWE Title Match

John Cena has the Crossface locked in during the WWE Title Match

Yes, John Cena was victorious in his rematch with The Rock for the WWE Championship. Not exactly unexpected. It was obvious it was going to happen. But the match was still good in my eyes. I don’t think it was as good as their first match last year, but it was actually really entertaining. The first 10-15 minutes or so was basically headlocks and shoulder blocks and stuff. It also featured a lot of cool counters in the match and the fans were really into this match too. And as I’ve stated so many times before, the fan reactions have a big influence as to whether a match or an event is good. And they were really into this match. After the first 10-15 minutes we had about 1000 near-falls, including The Rock kicking out of 2 Attitude Adjustments and a Rock Bottom and John Cena kicking out of 3 Rock Bottoms and a people’s elbow. It eventually finished with Cena hitting one final Attitude Adjustment after 500 counters to reclaim the WWE Championship.

 

I don’t think this Wrestlemania will go down as one of the best Wrestlemanias in the world. This pay-per-view suffered from really bad time restraints. We had entrances cut, we had match lengths cut. We even had the 8 person tag match cut too. Amazingly, with a 4 hour show, they struggled badly with time. We didn’t have single backstage segment on the main show. I mean, it was really shocking to see both the World Title match and the 6 man tag match going less than 12 minutes. Shocking. But, this event still featured a lot of new cool moments this year, and the 3 main event matches that all got 20+ minutes were very good matches on the whole. Lesnar vs Triple H II was actually good. Rock vs Cena I was good. But in the end, one match in particular will stand out above the rest. Undertaker vs CM Punk was the best match of the night, and looks likely to be a serious contender for match of the year.

Wrestlemania baby! WOOOOOO! WWE Wrestlemania 29 Preview and PREDICTIONS!

Guys. On Sunday, it’s event everyone is waiting for. It happens only once a year. It is shown all around the world. And it is the pinnacle of sports entertainment. Ladies and gentleman…. are you ready?

NO! I SAID…..

ARE YOU READY?

Then….. LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLETS GET READY TO PREDICT IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTT!

…….Yeah.

WRESTLEMANIA 29 IS THIS SUNDAY! Sunday Night for the US. Monday Morning for the UK. And if I wasn’t back at University on Monday, I’d be watching this event LIVE! But I’m not. But when I do eventually watch it (thank you desirulez) it’ll be a slobberknocker of a show… I hope.

To be honest, looking at this year’s card is doesn’t look THAT appealing. But I’m a little excited because it is Wrestlemania. Wrestlemania is the show where the stars come out and the lights are on bright. The Rock! CM Punk! John Cena! Triple H! Undertaker! BROCK LESNAR! Chris Jericho! Shawn Michaels! Everyone is here! And it’s time to do some predictions!

The Battle Of The Dancers: “Y2J” Chris Jericho vs FAAAAAAAAANDAAAAAAAAAANGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Background: Out of the blue, we get promos hyping up the debut of a new superstar. And soon enough, the new guy arrived. I mean this guy was certainty hard to miss. Had some amazing gear on, a face that looks like it got hit with a frying pan, epic dance moves, and an beautiful dance partner at his side. His name was… well, that’s the thing. We thought his name was Fandango, but apparently, everyone was saying his name wrong. For a couple of weeks, he’d come out all dancing, but when Justin Roberts mispronounces his name, he’d go in a fit, and refuse to wrestle. He even gave The Great Khali a chance to say his name right. But errrmmm….

Right. Anyway, this would go on for a couple of weeks until Fandango met someone, who was actually a contestant in the American version of Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing With The Stars. His name? Y2J Chris Jericho. Fandango then asked Jericho to pronounce his name. But Jericho took a lot more of a humorous approach to the name…

This obviously pissed off Fan-dangler, who would assault Jericho several times on RAW and SmackDown! Having had enough of the attacks, Jericho went to Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero, and set up Chris Jericho vs Fandango for WRESTLEMANIA!

What I think should happen?: Normally in these situations when the newcomer would face the veteran, I’d back the newcomer. A victory over the well-established veteran would be a big boost for the newcomer. However, I’m not going to do that here. Chris Jericho should really get the victory here. I’d be really mad if Fandango won here. Firstly, because I’m a huge Chris Jericho fan. Secondly, especially on a stage like Wrestlemania, Chris Jericho shouldn’t really lose to someone like Fandango, someone who’s character is just getting started. Yeah, if Fandango was facing someone like R-Truth or a mid-carder, yeah. But this is Chris Jericho. I understand Chris Jericho wants to help put people over, but if they give Fandango the victory, then that means that they are putting so much effort into this guy over heels who need the push more, like Wade Barrett (Yes, I like using Wade Barrett as an example a lot. XD). Fandango needs to work his way up, and fight lower-cards first before facing someone like Chris Jericho. So I’m saying I want…. Chris Jericho to win.

What I think will happen?: Unfortunately, all the signs point to Fandango winning this. Since returning in 2012, Chris Jericho has put over a lot of wrestlers, and would probably want to help Fandango out to, and if it meant losing to him, he would. Also, WWE have an unhealthy obsession of having wrestlers rise through the rankings in WWE very quickly, and winning their debuts over main-event players. So I’m saying they’ll have…. Fandango win. -.-

“Team Hell-No” Kane and Daniel Bryan vs Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Background: Since winning the WWE Tag Team Titles, Kane and Daniel Bryan (otherwise known as Team Hell-No) have been a force to be reckoned with in the tag team division. Lately however, the team started having some problems. It started in the Royal Rumble match, where Daniel Bryan eliminated his own partner Kane. Daniel was then pushed over the top rope by Antonio Cesaro, and knocked into the arms of the eliminated Kane, who decided not to save his partner from being eliminated and let him drop to the floor. The two then suffered more problems in the World Title Number One Contendership Elimination Chamber match, when Daniel Bryan tried a roll-up on Kane, nearly eliminating him from the match. With this act of betrayal by Bryan, Kane and Bryan went after each other in the match. However, neither man were successful in winning the chamber. Daniel would then get involved in this argument with former girlfriend AJ Lee…

After flat out owning Miss AJ Lee, Daniel and Kane were both challenged to a match for the tag titles by the team of AJ’s boyfriend Dolph Ziggler and his and AJ’s bodyguard, Big E Langston. The two would accept, and the match would be scheduled for Wrestlemania.

What I think should happen?: Kane and Daniel Bryan. I’m sorry, but I don’t like the thought of Ziggler and Langston being tag champions. I think if D-Bry and Kane should lose the tag titles, it should be to a legitimate tag team, not some guy and his bodyguard. Also, there aren’t a lot of face tag teams around to face Ziggler and Langston for the titles. We have, the Usos and “Lords Of The Dance” Brodus Clay and Tensai. Oh by the way, I don’t think Dolph Ziggler will or should cash in Money In The Bank tonight either.

What I think will happen?: Ziggy and Big E win the titles. I think WWE believe that the Team Hell-No story has hit a slump, and I think they want to pull the plug on it. Also, a tag title reign buys Ziggler a couple of more months as Mr Money In The Bank, and I think they want him to go down to the wire as Mr Money In The Bank.

The Lords Of The Dance And The Funkadactyls vs Team Rhodes-Scholars and The Bella Twins

Background: Matt Bloom returned to WWE donning the name of Tensai the night after Wrestlemania 29. Under this name, Tensai started of in WWE well, getting countless victories and even knocked off John Cena on RAW in the UK. However, when John Cena cleanly beat him a short time later, it all went downhill from there. He began losing to everyone – CM Punk, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston. This losing streak eventually lead him losing to even Santino Marrella at the 2012 Slammys. Seeing Tensai constantly humiliated, Brodus Clay offered his help. Despite being hesitant at first, Tensai began to bond with Brodus and even started dancing down to the ring with him. The duo later became a tag team called Tons Of Fun (which is a little annoying, as I believe Lords Of The Dance is a lot more suitable name. -.-). The two even defeat Team Rhodes-Scholars at Elimination Chamber. Angered by the defeat, the two teams would begin a feud, and it wasn’t just the men getting physical. Brodus and Tensai’s Funkadactyls (Cameron and Namoi) started feuding with new girlfriends and newly-reinstated twins, Nikki and Brie Bella. Eventually, a 8 person tag was booked with Tons of Funk and their Funkadactyls facing Team Rhodes-Scholars and the Bella Twins.

What I think should happen?: Honestly, this match shouldn’t even take place. Intergender matches aren’t that great to watch. While I was impressed with the Bellas vs Funkadactyls match on RAW this Monday, there are a lot of great superstars not even on the card. Where the hell is Antonio Cesaro on the Wrestlemania card? -.- If I have to pick, I’d have to say I want Rhodes-Scholars and the Bellas to win.

What I think will happen?: Clay, Tensai, Cameron and Namoi win. This is simply a brief crowd pleaser. The faces will win, the faces will dance. End of.

Wade Barrett vs The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship

Background: These two began feuding when both Barrett and Miz appeared on Y2J’s Highlight Reel on RAW, and argued about their recent movie releases. Wade Barrett has Dead Man Down, and The Miz had the Marine 3 (I personally don’t want to see either of them films). These two would eventually be booked in a triple threat for the IC Title on RAW, alongside Chris Jericho. Barrett would retain the title, but after The Miz defeat Wade Barrett in a non-title match the next week, Miz was given the opportunity to fight for the title again, on the pre-show of Wrestlemania 29, against Wade Barrett.

What I think should happen?: Well first of all, why the hell is this match not on the main show? Why is the IC title match not on the main show? They are really bringing down the prestige of the belt. The IC Title should be defended on the grand-daddy of them all, and Barrett and Miz deserve more than this. But anyway, I want Barrett to retain. Miz had his run as IC Champion. The more Barrett wins, the better champion he is. Wade Barrett should win.

What I think will happen?: I think Barrett will indeed win. I don’t see Miz beating him here, especially on the pre-show. Yeah, titles have changed hands on the pre-show before, but if Miz were to win the title, they wouldn’t have him do it on a pre-show. Barrett will win this. No sweat. NEXT.

“The King Of Putting Himself Over” Triple H vs BRRRRRROOCK LLLLLEESNAR!

Background: The night after Wrestlemania 29, Brock Lesnar made his return to WWE after 8 long years, by sending out an emphatic statement to the WWE Universe..

While back, Brock Lesnar started making ridiculous demands from the WWE. He wanted his own private jet, he wanted a lot more money, and he wanted to show to be renamed – “Monday Night Raw: Starring Brock Lesnar”. Having enough of Lesnar holding up the WWE, the COO of WWE Triple H came out and told Lesnar that he wasn’t going to have any of his new requests, and pleaded with him to stay in WWE under the contract that Lesnar and WWE first agreed to which were “more than fair”. Upset with not getting what he wanted, Lesnar took out his frustrations on the COO, breaking his arm…

The next week, Paul Heyman, legal representative of Brock Lesnar and former head of ECW, came out on RAW and addressed the WWE universe on Lesnar’s behalf. He basically stated that Lesnar has quit WWE in protest of Triple H not letting him have the new additions to his contract. He would go on to state that Triple H would be sued for publicly breaching the agreement made with Lesnar (by tearing up the new contract before being attacked) and for an assault by Triple H on Heyman himself. At No Way Out, Triple H made a proposal – Triple H vs Brock Lesnar at Summerslam in exchange for dropping the lawsuits. Heyman initially rejected the match, but eventually accepted on RAW 1000, after some goading by Triple H’s wife, Stephanie McMahon (who stills looks as stunning as ever, may I add). At Summerslam, Brock Lesnar defeated Triple H. And guess how he did it?

Yep, he broke Triple H’s arm again, and the next night on RAW, declared himself as the conquer of WWE, and left… like a boss. He came back in late January, planting Vince McMahon with an F5. Apparently resigned by Vickie Guerrero, Lesnar would interfere in a fight between Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon on RAW, and was about to attack Vince again, before “The Game” Triple H came back and… basically kicked Brock Lesnar’s ass. Triple H challenged him to a rematch at Wrestlemania 29. Lesnar and Heyman agreed, but only they could pick two stipulations of their choosing and them stipulations would not be revealed until Triple H signed the contract. Despite not knowing the stipulations of the match, Triple H signed on the dotted line. Heyman would then reveal that the match at Wrestlemania would be… NO HOLDS BARRED (little bit anti-climatic like. I wanted it to be Hell In A Cell 😦 ). Heyman also revealed that if Triple H lost the match, HIS CAREER WOULD BE OVER! DUH, DUH, DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

What I think should happen?: Brock Lesnar kicks Triple H’s ass! But then again, if Triple H retired, then he’d give himself 5000 tribute shows and highlight videos, increasing his ego tenfold. Either way, I want the match to certainty be an improvement on their match at Summerslam, which was a bit of a let down.

What I think will happen?: Triple H wins. Puts himself over! Goes back into hiding. -.- Not exactly happy with having to admit that like. I know what’ll cheer me up!

πŸ™‚ What a voice! I could listen to him say BROCK LESNAR all day! XD

The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose) vs SmackDown!’s Crusade (Big Show, Sheamus and Randy Orton)

Background: Since debuting back at Survivor Series, The Shield have been a force to be reckoned with in WWE. They’ve taken out Ryback about a 1000 times, won their last two matches at TLC and Elimination Chamber (and looked awesome while doing it), and have taken out nearly everyone in WWE. Randy Orton and Sheamus stood up and said “You know. We’re not going to take this any more” and accepted a challenge thrown down by The Shield to face them at Wrestlemania in a 3 on 3. They initially chose Ryback as their 3 partner, but he was taken out the match by Vickie Guerrero. Big Show would then start to form an alliance with Sheamo and Orton, and despite not exactly liking each other, the 3 began working together for the greater good of the WWE. Big Show then officially became their partner for the match at Wrestlemania.

What I think should happen?: Simple. The Shield win (BELIEVE IN THE SHIELD!) and Randy Orton turns heel. Regardless of the match quality. Give me them two things WWE, and I will be satisfied.

What I think will happen?: The Shield will win (BELIEVE IN THE SHIELD!) and someone turns heel (probably Randy Orton). Not exactly difficult to work this one out.

“The Best In The World” CM Punk vs The Undeeeerrrrrrrrrrtakeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrr!

Background: After losing the WWE Championship to The Rock at the Royal Rumble, losing the rematch at Elimination Chamber, and losing to John Cena on RAW 2 weeks after, “The Best In The World” CM Punk would choose to set his sets on one man – The Undertaker, who had just returned to the WWE in time for Wrestlemania. After defeating Sheamus, Big Show and Randy Orton in a fatal four way match on Old School RAW, CM Punk earned the right to face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania. In order to gain the mental advantage on the Undertaker, CM Punk needed to make things personal. And as it just happened… Paul Bearer died in real life. So, in the ultimate act of disrespect, CM Punk interrupted Undertaker’s tribute to Bearer the next week. Punk would then steal Undertaker’s sacred urn and began teasing him with it. Punk wanted to win at Wrestlemania and break his undefeated streak, and would even accept a Disqualification or count out victory. So getting him pissed off before the event, could get him pissed off enough to get himself DQ’d. Punk has gotten the upper hand in the mind game department, but while Mind Games be enough to defeat the Phenom at Wrestlemania, and enter Punk into the realm of wrestling legends.

What I think should happen?: Undertaker wins and goes 21-0. The Streak should never die.

What I think will happen?: Undertaker wins and goes 21-0. The Streak will never die.

“The Real American” Jack Swagger vs “The Mexican Aristocrat” Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship

Background: Jack Swagger returned to WWE just after Royal Rumble, and declared his interest to be in the Elimination Chamber match for a shot at the World Title at Wrestlemania. With a couple of “impressive” victories (over jobbers like Santino and Zack Ryder) he was put in the chamber,Β  and amazingly… he won it. He gained a shot at the World Title, and despite getting arrested for DUI, was still in the title match at Mania. Swagger joined forces with Zeb Colter, who both tried to show the WWE what it is to be a real American, and said the American Government were weak for letting in illegal immigrants into the country. He also said that the World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio is an inspiration for other illegal immigrants to cross the border to gain the amount of success he has. Del Rio was getting pissed off at these statements, and got even madder at Swagger, for “breaking” his close friend and personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez’s ankle.

What I think should happen?: Alberto Del Rio wins. Swagger doesn’t deserve to win. He doesn’t even deserve to be in the main event. How can WWE just look past Swagger’s DUI arrest and possession of weed? I will be seriously pissed off if the “Real American” Jack Swagger is given the World Title now. -.-

What I think will happen?: Alberto Del Rio wins. Personally, I don’t think WWE are done with this feud yet, and these two will go on to Extreme Rules and probably face each other in a submission match or something. And I think they’d have Del Rio walk into the rematch as champion.

Ryback vs Mark Henry – FEED ME MORE!!!!!!!!!! vs THAT’S WHAT I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Background: Mark Henry came out and confronted Ryback on Old School RAW after the latter gained a victory over Antonio Cesaro. Henry would then deliver THREE World’s Strongest Slams to Ryback on SmackDown!, which led to Vickie Guerrero pulling Ryback out of his scheduled 6 man tag team match against The Shield, and put him up against “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry. Since then, a battle of one-upmanship began between the two. When Mark Henry defeated The Uso in a handicap match on RAW, later on in the show, Ryback defeated The 3 Man Band in a handicap match. Who will win the battle of the titans?

What I think should happen?: Personally, I don’t like the thought of Mark Henry losing at Wrestlemania this year. He’s actually been really good since his return and had a great display of dominance in the Elimination Chamber match, laying out everyone in the ring. He’s even found a great new catchphrase…

BUT, as much as I like Mark Henry right now, Ryback needs this win. He’s had FIVE PPV losses in a row! FIVE! For a man who’s supposed to be a big deal in WWE, he hasn’t shown much dominance in PPVs. A big victory over Mark Henry would really get the ball rolling on the Ryback project again. I’m going with Ryback.

What I think will happen?: Ryback will win. I think they want Ryback to have his “Wrestlemania Moment” and deliver shell-shocked to Mark Henry. FEED ME MORE!

Finally……

The Main Event (I think)

The Rock vs John Cena for the WWE Championship

Background: At Wrestlemania 28, The Rock defeated John Cena in the “Once In A Lifetime” match, and declared that he would regain the WWE Championship. And at Royal Rumble, he did. He defeated CM Punk to become WWE Champion for the first time in about 8 years. Coincidently enough, John Cena just so happened to win the Royal Rumble that night, and earn another chance to go one on one, with the great one. TWICE IN A LIFETIME!

What I think should happen?: I think the part-time WWE Champion The Rock needs to be dethroned as champion, even if John Cena is the one to do it. John Cena should win.

What I think will happen?: It’s not exactly rocket science… John Cena wins.

PHEW.

Anyway, I’ll see you later this week for my Wrestlemania 29. I don’t know when it’ll be, but it should be done this week if I have enough time to. BYE! And have fun watching WRESTLEMANIA!