Welcome back to another Monday Morning Q&A where I toss out some questions to get a feel of how you guys and gals are feeling about certain topics.
So here are 5 questions I’d like to toss out for this week. I’ll give my answers, too, but the key here is that I want to know what YOU think! So make sure you chime in!
1) Who do you think Rhea Ripley will pick to challenge for WrestleMania, Bianca Belair or Charlotte Flair?
What’s strange is that I think both have equal possibilities, but neither of them have any decent backup options.
For instance, if Ripley chooses Flair, that makes sense based off their history together. But who fights Belair? She’s already run through the Raw roster.
If Ripley chooses Belair, that makes even more sense. They were planning on having that match, they’re already on the same brand, and it hasn’t happened at Mania like Flair/Ripley. But who in the world fights Flair? They can’t just do Ronda Rousey against Flair AGAIN, right?!
At the moment, I’m thinking Ripley is fighting Belair and Flair is going to fight Lacey Evans.
Mind you, that’s not what I WANT to happen. That’s just what I THINK will happen.
Otherwise, it’s Flair vs. Ripley and Ronda Rousey moves over to Raw to fight Belair, or they give a bigger push to Asuka. But I’m thinking Ripley picks Belair.
2) Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns is on the ticket. How do you think WWE should deal with the Sami Zayn situation in the meantime?
At Elimination Chamber, Solo Sikoa should be sent to destroy Cody Rhodes. Meanwhile, Sami Zayn should get a title shot against Roman Reigns.
Kevin Owens is in Zayn’s corner. Reigns has Paul Heyman and Jimmy Uso in his corner. Jey Uso is on the fence about where his allegiance lays.
Then, during the match, Jey Uso turns on Sami Zayn and costs him a potential win. That sets up The Usos against Owens and Zayn at WrestleMania.
Meanwhile, someone needs to be set up for Sikoa. The only person I can think of is Matt Riddle. Those two fight at Mania.
3) What was your favorite of the surprises during the Royal Rumble matches?
Chelsea Green was fun. Michelle McCool was interesting in how they did it. I enjoyed Zoey Stark’s and Roxanne Perez’s performances, and I’m happy for Indi Hartwell to have gotten into the match, too.
But even among options like Nia Jax and Booker T, funny enough, what I found the most “Oh hey!” worthy might have been Piper Niven dropping the Doudrop name.
4) Kofi Kingston botched saving himself for the second year in a row. Should this spot be retired? Is it better if he picks himself up and tries again?
I’m of two opinions with this. The first reaction I have is “dust yourself off and do better next year” because he’s proven time and time again how great he can pull off these amazing feats, and deserves to undo the negativity from these.
But then I wonder if they actually have any decent ideas and if its worth it, or if someone else should take on that responsibility.
Realistically, they’ve been copying and pasting some of the ones we’ve seen before. Naomi, in particular, did a few of the ones Kofi had done before. And these past two attempts that failed looked like they would have been something very similar to what Kofi’s done, too. Jumping to the barricade and then jumping backward wouldn’t be surprising. The same for falling on top of the chair and hopping back to the apron.
If that’s all they have in mind is to redo the same things, it’s better to not bother and to let it rest. But if they can think of something different, I’m 100% on board with Kingston having another shot, even if its his last attempt to go out with a bang.
5) Which person who didn’t win the Royal Rumble matches do you think stood out the best?
For the men’s match, definitely Gunther. Easily. Hands down. No question. The guy went from the #1 spot all the way to the very end, eliminated the same amount that Cody Rhodes did for that honor, surpassed Rey Mysterio’s traditional Royal Rumble Iron Man time and nearly won the match. This was a star-making performance for him, for sure.
As far as the women’s match goes, I’d have to say Liv Morgan. Similar reasons apply. She lasted from #2 up until the runner-up spot and arguably would have won if it wasn’t for being blinded by Asuka’s mist. That’s impressive as hell for someone who, up until Chelsea Green’s 5 second exit, had the shortest time record.
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