I wish I could even see ROH but where I live & with Directv, I don't get it. Between Impact & Raw I actually watch little over an hour of wrestling a week. Haven't even checked out the WW Network yet not sure if its worth the money. Although what I've just read about the NXT Arrival show seemed to be exciting and judging by the WWE standard lately nose picking is an extreme sport now, so I may just drop the $10 to see the NXT show. Wrestling is in the Great Depression Stage of the sport right now & sadly we just have to ride it out until the next boom period comes.
Interesting blog. Some of which sounds incredibly accurate(from a fan perspective), none of us know any of the people involved but the outcome of the perhaps most booed main event in Wrestlemania history has the one winner you have suggested!
I was at WM 25, my only WM ever, and everyone was talking about that match while I was taking a piss afterwards. It was equally as awesome when I saw it again. For me, it's probably that one for sure, then I also really liked HBK vs Angle, as well.
This is possibly the greatest blog I've ever read on this website. I couldn't agree more! There's so much wrong with the current product it's ridiculous.
DVR is the only reason I still watch wrestling, and other TV shows for that matter. Over 3 hours a week (just for Raw) equals over 1500 hrs a year, most of that being filler.
Why not CM Punk vs Randy Orton at the Royal Rumble? I wanted CM Punk heading into WrestleMania as the heel champion. I’m not sure how you turn a face heel when he’s against a heel like Randy Orton who has no support from the fans. Also, CM Punk was already in a feud with The Authority so why would they grant him a one on one match with Randy Orton? Doesn’t make much sense. I went for John Cena as he was already in a feud with Randy Orton at the time. Also, Triple H was hinting that he may make Cena the face of the WWE instead so I felt that giving Cena another shot at the title was a good way to build up to a match between Triple H and John Cena at WM with HHH eventually turning on Cena.
NAO winning the belts was booked for the same reason why WWE booked them winning the belts... Whoever beats them will just have beaten one of the greatest tag teams ever in the WWE. I don’t know about you but that seems like a great way to get over as a great tag team. You’re really suggesting PTP as tag team champions even though they have no momentum whatsoever?
What would I replace the Bryan/Wyatt match with? Erm... pretty sure I replaced it with Big E vs Sandow? The tag title match got bumped up to the main card if that is confusing you. If you notice I didn’t use a pre-show title in the rumble card...better read more carefully.
Again Big Show winning the title was not for his title run. It serves two purposes... First, it advances the storyline of Reigns believing he is better than Ambrose. Ambrose loses his first title defence in months and Reigns makes a good showing in both the rumble and chamber. Second, Big Show is a former World Champion so again whoever beats Big Show for the US Championship will have a better chance of getting over. Just like you said, Big Show is being used to elevate talents like you just mentioned but Big Show also has to win for a win over him to mean something.
I’m personally against the title unification with the mid card belts. I thought it worked in the AE with the IC and European championships so why not now but instead with the US? Another young blood defeat him? Why would you derail his push? I disagree about Miz not being able to elevate anyone. You play up the fact that he is a former WWE Champion, he defeated John Cena in the main event in WrestleMania and a win over Miz seems pretty credible. Also, people turn heel or face tend to pick up some momentum so to say Miz would have no chance of winning is unfair. He would obviously be booked strong in the lead up to the match. The idea for Henry vs Big E at Mania is for Big E to have his biggest test to date. You put him in a title match with Big Show before Mania then you could argue that Show was high toughest challenge. I’ll give you the Rollins one though, that’s a good idea!
The Punk booking is purely to ensure he gets a heel reaction. There’s not many ways you can get Punk to turn heel due to his popularity. Siding him with Triple H would make it happen. I thought the way Orton won it at SummerSlam was great! It was shocking, and it would be even more shocking for Punk to do it! the way Orton won it at SummerSlam was great! It was shocking, and it would be even more shocking for Punk to do it! You could even incorporate that into the Bryan/Punk feud, you need to give them some sort of storyline heading into Mania. A face v face storyline I think would be boring.
What one match on the pre show are you referring about? I’m confused with that one. The Maina pre show was intended to be one hour long, therefore you could easily fit in 3 matches. I should probably have mentioned that in the blog, my bad – it’s my first blog! The actual card only has 10 matches, yes it is ambitious but there have been WrestleManias in the past with 10 or more matches on the card so not unrealistic. There would be matches on there that wouldn’t be too long either, mainly the Divas and IC championship match. In fact I wouldn’t see Taker v Sting going any longer than 15 minutes. What matches do you not think belong on the card? I think it’s pretty solid. You can’t really leave the guy who has been WWE Champion since SummerSlam off the card. I’m curious to see who you would have put Orton up against? Also can’t really see Sheamus off the card either. This match was admittedly due the fact that they were the last two main eventers left over. I was aware of the fact this match got crapped all over on Raw last year so that’s why I made it a Street Fight. Through in tables, chairs, kendo sticks and you’ve got yourself a pretty decent match.
I look forward to reading your blog. It’s good to find out people’s different opinions on how they see/like things playing out. Sorry for the long post, just felt that I had a lot of explaining to do in reply to your comment!
The fact you'd be booking the some of the same mistakes WWE made in the first place makes me critical of this post. John Cena vs Orton again at Royal Rumble? Why? Why not CM Punk? I don't agree with NAOs winning tag belts again either. Why not Rowan/Harper win tag belts? Why not PTP? Why not new young blood? What would you replace Wyatt/Bryan match with? Leaving a 20 minute hole there....better book another match.
Big Show defeating Ambrose for the US title? Genius!! That title run will mean something.....not! Big Show should be used to elevate talent like Reigns, Big E, ryback, Cesaro, Barrett, and others. I'd rather see unification with Big E or some young blood defeat him. Even Shield members all battling for the strap at Wrestlemania. Big E vs Miz.....yea lets put him in a match with a guy who has no shot at winning the belt. Why not Big Show vs Big E? At least than, I'd believe it would be a challenge. A legit 1 right before he faces off with Mark Henry. Miz can't elevate anybody. He can't even get matches on the actual ppv any more. Rollins to just be on the show would bring more meaning than Miz. All 3 Shield members in championship matches. All plan to leave with gold on their shoulders. The fact Punk wins the same way Orton did at Summerslam makes it even worse booking.
The fact that the pre-show only has 1 match on it speaks volumes to your 3 you have on your Mania card. 13 matches total.....and some don't even belong on the Mania card. Can't even get booked consistantly on ppvs.....You think booking a match that was crapped all over on Raw should be booked again at Mania with Sheamus vs Orton. Most of the matches on your card are good or simply rumored. I'd tell you which ones I'd have on my card, but would rather save it for my booking challenge which is a month away featuring WM30. I did make 1 right after WM29 oh, but a lot different today.
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