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Thoughts on Undertaker retirement and Wrestlemania 33 review…

Wow. What a Wrestlemania. So the Undertaker retires by losing match against Roman Reigns last night? I notice some wrestling fans are disappointed and angry with that but hey, I actually loved that! Undertaker retires in style! It’s just his way of going out with a bang. That’s going out on a positive note. I’m sure the Undertaker himself only chooses of who he loses matches to. It was his decision to lose Wrestlemania streak to Brock Lesnar and now it’s his decision to lose his final match to Roman Reigns. It was a great match, though! Undertaker matches are always thrilling and exciting. Last night, I grew more respect to Roman Reigns even more as he is my favorite wrestler now.

A lot of wrestling fans are going, why does ‘Taker’s final match have to be against someone like Roman Reigns instead of another well known icon like Kane? Ya know, I think it was a smart move that ‘Taker would lose his final match to a new superstar we don’t know much about. ‘Taker just helped Roman Reigns get the opportunity of a lifetime. Give someone else a chance for the spotlight and recognition. I’m tired of all these old stars hogging the spotlight and it’s about giving someone new and young a chance. I’m willing to bet that it was ‘Taker’s decision to lose his final match to Roman Reigns (not Vince McMahon’s decision), that is what he wanted. It’s a smart move to lose your final match. Maybe ‘Taker himself respects the hell out of Roman Reigns and wanted to help him boost his career some?

Anyways, I know a lot of wrestling fans are disappointed and sad that this is Undertaker’s last match but it doesn’t surprise me. An Undertaker retirement was bound to happen anyways. I mean, Mark Calloway is 52 years old and I’m pretty sure his body can’t take it anymore since he is aging. On top of that, Undertaker just had major hip replacement surgery earlier this year and that’s another reason for him calling it quits. His body can’t take it anymore ’cause he had a 26 year career in the business.

Plus, Undertaker is a family man as he is married to Michelle McCool (former WWE Diva) and they have a daughter together. One powerful moment after Undertaker’s match got over with, he took off his wrestling gear and left it in the middle of the ring. After that, he celebrated his retirement and career with his fans then he gave his wife a kiss at ringside. Undertaker went totally out of character after the match which was amazing.

Anyway, on with the rest of Wrestlemania… it was a great show except the only match I didn’t care for at all was Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt. That match was pretty boring. It was also strange and very bizarre. I was hoping the match would be a lot better than that but it turned out to be pretty stupid.

I thought the best matches of the night were AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon, a lot of high flying stuff as you would expect. Very entertaining match. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens was great but I was hoping that Jericho would win and retain but of course, Jericho loses again.

The Fatal 4 Way RAW Women’s championship was awesome and I’m glad Bayley won. I think you’re going to see Bayley as women’s champion for a long while ’cause she’s getting really popular I see. She’s my favorite too.

The Best thing that happened last night at WM was the Hardy Boys coming back. No superstars from the past returned except for the Hardys, Matt and Jeff. The iconic tag team. The most talented high flyers of all time! I love Matt and Jeff. They’re my favorite as well. Looks like the Hardy Boys are back in a full time run now they are tag team champions. Hope the Hardy’s stick around for a long while. Matt and Jeff were looking good last night as they were looking clean and healthy (both had a problem with drugs over the years). That’s probably why they finally returned to WWE ’cause WWE saw they got themselves clean and healthy. In the ring, the Hardy Boys still got it after all these years, they killed that match. It was amazing. One of the best ladder matches I’ve seen in a long time!

As far as the John Cena and Nikki in-ring proposal goes, that was pretty cool as it does bring back memories of the Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth love story.

Triple H vs. Seth Rollins was good and I’m glad Seth won.

Lesnar vs. Goldberg was okay but predictably another short match. Goldberg matches always seem to be a short match, not sure why. Maybe it’s his age maybe?

One thing I find strange about last night’s show, was that they didn’t do any entertaining backstage segments at all. They usually do that every year too but they didn’t this year. Each year at WM they usually have a bunch of wrestling legends doing silly things and then Ron Simmons comes up and does his usual, “Damn” catchphrase but they didn’t do that this year. Like they didn’t have time for that this year.

It was a really good Wrestlemania. Other than the Hardy Boys returning, no other superstars from the past returned. No Hogan. No Sting. I’m sure those two guys will return soon, though. Not the best Wrestlemania but I’ve seen better.

Kev

Tonight is Wrestlemania night so I will be watching that all evening later…

So it’s Wrestlemania weekend and I’ll be watching WM-33 all evening later. WM-33 doesn’t start ’til 7 and will probably go on ’til midnight tonight. There’s a lot of matches on the card so it’s looking like it’ll be a 5 hour ppv tonight.

Matches on the card I look forward to most are: Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens, AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon, The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns, Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt and the RAW Women’s Title Fatal 4 Way (w/Charlotte, Bayley, Sasha and Nia Jax).

To be honest, I’m not really looking forward to Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg. That match will probably be the main event, the final match tonight so hopefully that match is not gonna be another quick one. We all know Wrestlemania tonight will end with Brock Lesnar winning the belt from Goldberg. It’ll be a predictable Wrestlemania ending for sure. If Goldberg ends up winning again, that’ll be shocking.

Will there be any surprise superstar returns tonight? Yes, absolutely. I think there will be a few for sure. Even though Kurt Angle is scheduled to be a part of the Hall of Fame thing tonight, I think he will get himself involved in a match and interfere but which one?

I also think the icon Sting could  make a return tonight. There are a lot of talks and rumors that Sting isn’t done with wrestling yet and he didn’t rule out a return. I don’t think he’s retired yet. If Sting interfered in a match tonight which one will it be? I would think Triple H and Seth Rollins. Remember, Sting lost to Triple H at WM-31 so will Sting get his payback tonight? I can’t see Sting retiring to losing against Triple H. So if Sting makes Triple H lose to Seth Rollins tonight, that could lead to a Triple H vs. Sting rematch and I can see that happening. Would make a lot of sense.

I’m sure there will be other surprising superstar returns as well.

Hopefully it’ll be a good Wrestlemania tonight and I’m sure it will be. I’m gonna start watching it at 6 for the kick off show.

Kev

Wrestlemania 33… winner predictions…

So Wrestlemania 33 is coming up in a couple of weeks and yes, I’ll be watching it definitely and here are my winner predictions for the card…

Enjoy:

Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship: Bray Wyatt is currently WWE championship and I think Bray Wyatt would win and retain the title with some outside interference possibly by Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. Bray Wyatt just won the WWE title at the last Elimination Chamber ppv and it would be unfair if Bray lost it. Bray retaining the title would help him become a monster main eventer for a long while. I don’t really want to see the belt back on Randy Orton again. Time to give someone else a chance for the spotlight.

Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship: Goldberg is now the Universal Champion and I think Lesnar will get the win ’cause this could be Goldberg’s last match. I have a feeling that this match will be a pretty quick one ’cause all Goldberg matches are usually quick. Lesnar winning the Universal champion from Goldberg will be Lesnar’s revenge. WWE needs to build Lesnar back up to a monster again ’cause they’ve been making Lesnar look weak for a while so I think Lesnar will win this one for sure.

The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns: Honestly this is the match that I look forward to the most ’cause I’m a huge fan of the Undertaker. Who doesn’t like the Undertaker, ya know? His matches are always exciting! I think this match will be exciting too. I would like Undertaker to win this one but I have a feeling that Roman Reigns will probably get the win with some possibly outside interference by Braun Stroman. He could interfere anytime. I wouldn’t be surprised that Roman would get the win ’cause WWE has been so high on Roman for a long while now. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Roman Reigns though and thinks he’s a badass. Roman might get the win ’cause this could be Undertaker’s final WM match. There’s a lot of talk that ‘Taker maybe on his way to retirement soon. It’ll be awesome if ‘Taker wins, though.

Shane McMahon vs. Aj Styles: I think this is another match I look forward to. Should be another exciting match. There will definitely be a lot of high flying for sure. I think AJ Styles will get the win easy.

Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens for United States Championship: Another match I look most forward to as I think this will be a good one. I think Jericho will win and will retain the title ’cause WWE has been making Jericho look weak for the past month or so. This will be Jericho’s chance to get on top again. It would be an awesome way for Jericho to get his revenge since Owens betrayed his friendship.

Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin for the IC Title: I think Baron Corbin will get the win here. Corbin is awesome and it’ll be a nice buildup if he won the IC title from Ambrose. Corbin is a pretty new guy and WWE seems to be giving the new guys the spotlight a lot.

John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse: Cena and Nikki will win easily. Of course Cena will win ’cause he has won pretty much every Wrestlemania so far.

Bayley vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax for Women’s title: I think the WWE will shock the wrestling world and let Bayley retain. She’s like a female version of John Cena and I think she’s going to keep the women’s title for a long while. I think Bayley will win this one for sure. I really like her too.

Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella vs. Natalya vs. Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James… WWE Women’s Smackdown championship: I haven’t been watching a lot of Smackdown but I think Mickie James would probably win this one. She just returned in the WWE after a long hiatus and I think another title run is up for her.

Neville vs. Austin Aries for the Cruiserweight title: I predict Austin Aries will take the title from Neville ’cause WWE has been pretty high on Austin Aries as of late.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo & Big Cass vs. Cesaro & Sheamus for WWE RAW Tag Title: I think WWE will surprise fans and give Enzo & Big Cass the win. Cesaro & Sheamus just had the titles not too long ago.

Andre the Giant Battle Royal: I predict Apollo Crews will get the win.

Triple H vs. Seth Rollins: No doubt Triple H is gonna win this one. It’s gonna be game over for Seth Rollins. When Seth wants to call out Triple H, you mess with the wrong guy. Wrestlemania has always been Triple H’s yard, so watch out Seth!

Damn. That’s a lot of matches. It’s probably gonna be a 4 hour ppv but I’m sure a lot of these matches are going to be real quick so they can give more time for the big main events. The main event matches will probably be the longest. Goldberg vs. Lesnar will be quick. I think Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns will be the long one and so will Triple H vs. Seth Rollins.

Hope it’s a good Wrestlemania ’cause honestly, I’m not so thrilled with this card. Only looking forward to like three or four matches this year.

Kev

 

 

 

 

What the Wrestlemania 33 card is looking like so far and what the rest of it will look like…

So far the confirmed matches for Wrestlemania 33:

1 Bray Wyatt (c) vs. AJ Styles or Randy Orton Singles match for the WWE Championship[74]
2 Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) Singles match for the WWE Universal Championship[75]
3 Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens Singles match for the WWE United States Championship[76]
4 Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks Triple threat match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship[77]
5 Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (c) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass or Cesaro and Sheamus

Here’s what I think the rest of the WM-33 card is gonna look like, these are unconfirmed matches but probably will be confirmed soon:

Triple H vs. Seth Rollins

Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns

Big Show vs. Shaquille O’ Neal

Shane McMahon vs. Aj Styles

Those are the matches that I know will for sure happen. It’s looking like a pretty good Wrestlemania so far. A lot of new guys this year but there’s only a few legends wrestling in matches this year like Goldberg, Triple H and Undertaker.

I’ve been watching RAW every Monday night and yes I did watch the WWE ppv “Fastlane” last Sunday night which was pretty good.

I’ll be watching this year’s Wrestlemania for sure as I watch Wrestlemania every year. The next Wrestlemania is just a few weeks away. I like this new generation of WWE with all new superstars. I like a lot of them too. So far out of the new superstars that I like the most lately are: Roman Reigns, AJ Styles and I’m already liking Samoa Joe even though he’s pretty new. I’m liking the new direction WWE is heading. Good stuff. This year’s Wrestlemania is gonna be exciting, I think.

Kev