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    The most disappointing aspect for me has been the hot potato-ing of the Women's title.
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    Heres how WWE should book the main event for WrestleMania Giant Sun:

    Cena inconspicuously cheats to win the WWE title at the Rumble in a way that leaves people wondering if it was intentional. Huge celebration for the 16 time champ matching the record. Undertaker enters the Rumble unexpectedly and almost wins but Cena runs down and royally screws him so that a Raw guy wins and goes after the Universal title instead. Taker reveals he returned for one last shot at glory and wants to go out on top as WWE Champion.

    Cena becomes an outright **** in the run up and blatantly cheats with a foreign object to screw AJ out of his rematch. Undertaker in desperation shows up and attacks one of the chamber participants and takes their spot, and overcomes the odds to win the #1 contendership. Taker ends by saying that all he wanted was one last roll of the dice, one final shot at the big one ... now he has it and if he cannot beat John Cena and leave Orlando with the WWE title, he will have wrestled his last match.

    The greatest legacy in the history of the WWE staked against the greatest world champion of all time for one last ride with the richest prize in the industry on the line... the career vs the title ... John Cena vs The Undertaker! WrestleMania!!!

    Licence to print money. Plus it would be brilliant entertainment!
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    Apparently WWE have cooled on the idea of Reigns winning the title at WM33. It seems more likely he will de-throne Owens at the Rumble and then go on to face Strowman for the strap at Mania.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Apparently WWE have cooled on the idea of Reigns winning the title at WM33. It seems more likely he will de-throne Owens at the Rumble and then go on to face Strowman for the strap at Mania.
    Makes sense. I'd be shocked if Owens keeps the belt past the rumble ... I like Owens but Raw has haemorrhaged just shy of half a million viewers on average during his title reign. Anything that isn't working usually gets kicked to the curb at the start of mania season as WWE can't afford to take a hit in audience share at the peak time of their year.
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    (Original post by IanDangerously)
    Makes sense. I'd be shocked if Owens keeps the belt past the rumble ... I like Owens but Raw has haemorrhaged just shy of half a million viewers on average during his title reign. Anything that isn't working usually gets kicked to the curb at the start of mania season as WWE can't afford to take a hit in audience share at the peak time of their year.
    The Owens reign had the potential to be amazing - but he's been booked poorly and the reign has become ridiculous. Owens' cowardly shtick got cheap and redundant very fast, and he has taken too many non-title match losses.

    I'm not sure Reigns is the answer, though. I'm pretty sure whoever is holding the belt is merely a makeshift champion until Balor's return.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    The Owens reign had the potential to be amazing - but he's been booked poorly and the reign has become ridiculous. Owens' cowardly shtick got cheap and redundant very fast, and he has taken too many non-title match losses.

    I'm not sure Reigns is the answer, though. I'm pretty sure whoever is holding the belt is merely a makeshift champion until Balor's return.
    Sadly they've been doing this since the mid 2000s and it's a big part of declining ratings - if the top heel is completely incapable of winning a match without their best friend then nobody cares when the baby face wins because they haven't overcome anything! How is it a conquering moment for anyone to beat a guy who can't win?!!

    Now if they did Owens vs Jericho as the title match and showed him as a badass on his own after dumping his best friend then the interest might grow ... but it's too late to do it for mania
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    Owens-Jericho needs to happen - and Owens needs to be booked as strongly as possible. I would have hated the idea of a Reigns/Strowman WM33 match a few months ago, but the latter has grown incredibly as an in-ring worker.
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    - I am on the assumption John Cena shall face Undertaker at Wrestlemania, the writing is on the wall. Whether it would be for the WWE World Title is up for debate as I am not 100% sure of that implication. On one hand Mark Callaway should go out as WWE Champion. On the other hand they could book the implications of storytelling very well if they play their cards right. Cena and Taker have not faced off in a singles match since 2003. Both men are considerably the top guys in the company, from one veteran to another, passing of the torch could be foretold through this storyline.

    - It should also be noted Wrestling Observer have reported Kurt Angle IS NOT working Indy dates after March. He is wrestling two final matches on the independents against Cody Rhodes and Alberto El Patron. Speculation is that Angle shall return in time for 'Mania.

    - While I am not a fan of Roman Reigns I do not want to see him headline Wrestlemania. Also I think Braun Strowman has made significant progress this year, he should not face Reigns at 'Mania though. I believe Seth Rollins should headline 'Mania for the RAW brand, hopefully they get his booking perspective better in 2017.

    - Quick question for you all: Who do you want to see win the Royal Rumble? I am not too sure, will make up my mind in a few weeks.
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    Apparently Angle has been telling independent wrestling companies he'll be with WWE from April, yeah.

    Huge if true.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Apparently Angle has been telling independent wrestling companies he'll be with WWE from April, yeah.

    Huge if true.
    Massive news, yes. I would go on record and believe he is heading back to WWE. Curious to see who they have in mind for him to face? He spoke of having another match with Brock Lesnar. More interestingly he spoke about facing Seth Rollins, but claimed it was unlikely due to his status in the company.

    If there was professional wrestler that proves what the younger talent are made of, Kurt Angle is the man. Hopefully the consider Angle VS Rollins.

    Who would you like to see Kurt Angle face upon his seemingly imminent WWE return?
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    (Original post by Greedoshotfirst)
    Massive news, yes. I would go on record and believe he is heading back to WWE. Curious to see who they have in mind for him to face? He spoke of having another match with Brock Lesnar. More interestingly he spoke about facing Seth Rollins, but claimed it was unlikely due to his status in the company.

    If there was professional wrestler that proves what the younger talent are made of, Kurt Angle is the man. Hopefully the consider Angle VS Rollins.

    Who would you like to see Kurt Angle face upon his seemingly imminent WWE return?
    I think Lesnar is the most logical - and most eye-catching - angle for Angle upon his return, but I think whatever happens, Angle needs to return and work babyface for his first feud. He's been gone that long, and fans will be clamouring to see him, having him return and work heel just won't work.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    I think Lesnar is the most logical - and most eye-catching - angle for Angle upon his return, but I think whatever happens, Angle needs to return and work babyface for his first feud. He's been gone that long, and fans will be clamouring to see him, having him return and work heel just won't work.
    Agree on the fact he must work as a face. It has been almost 11 years since his last appearance in WWE. Also I guess you have a point about him facing Brock Lesnar, either way it shall most likely actually happen.
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    (Off thread topic *almost*) Anyone watching WCPW Liverpool tomorrow? I shall be! Have to conduct a review for the show, looking forward to it as I am a huge WCPW fan.
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    (Original post by Greedoshotfirst)
    - I am on the assumption John Cena shall face Undertaker at Wrestlemania, the writing is on the wall. Whether it would be for the WWE World Title is up for debate as I am not 100% sure of that implication. On one hand Mark Callaway should go out as WWE Champion. On the other hand they could book the implications of storytelling very well if they play their cards right. Cena and Taker have not faced off in a singles match since 2003. Both men are considerably the top guys in the company, from one veteran to another, passing of the torch could be foretold through this storyline.

    - It should also be noted Wrestling Observer have reported Kurt Angle IS NOT working Indy dates after March. He is wrestling two final matches on the independents against Cody Rhodes and Alberto El Patron. Speculation is that Angle shall return in time for 'Mania.

    - While I am not a fan of Roman Reigns I do not want to see him headline Wrestlemania. Also I think Braun Strowman has made significant progress this year, he should not face Reigns at 'Mania though. I believe Seth Rollins should headline 'Mania for the RAW brand, hopefully they get his booking perspective better in 2017.

    - Quick question for you all: Who do you want to see win the Royal Rumble? I am not too sure, will make up my mind in a few weeks.
    I feel like they're wanting to push cena to break flair's record so he'll either win that now or they could save it for wrestle mania.
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    Please , I hope I'm not the only one who thinks that neville's new character change - him being evil is just ridiculous "But YOU PEOPLE", :rofl:, I can't take it seriously at all !

    And I'm also wanting a Sheild reunion. Not gonna lie ...
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    Neville's heel turn is exactly what it should be: simple and effective. A simple character change can do wonders for a wrestler. The cruiserweight division needs strengthening, so I'd suggest placing the strap on one star for as long as possible throughout 2017. It will add value to an otherwise young and fledgling championship.

    Naturally, by definition, heel wrestlers serve better as longer champions than babyfaces. As such, having Neville carry the belt from January as deep into 2017 as possible - clashing with the exciting babyfaces on the roster along the way (Jack Gallagher, Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, TJ Perkins) would be excellent for the division and 205 Live.
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    Oh, and according to The Wrestling Observer, the Undertaker is currently scheduled to take on John Cena at WrestleMania 33 in a match that was originally supposed to happen last year, but was cancelled due to an injury to Cena.

    WWE officials are concerned that an Undertaker-Cena match doesn't build for the future, and so there's still consideration being given to a match pitting The Undertaker against Roman Reigns. Being as how both Cena and Reigns are getting world title shots at the Royal Rumble, 'Taker could end up as a WrestleMania challenger.

    Three bouts for the show are currently set in stone - The Big Show versus Shaquille O'Neal, Goldberg versus Brock Lesnar, and Seth Rollins versus Triple H. Also tentatively planned for the show are a multiple-woman match for the Raw Women's Championship, Kevin Owens versus Chris Jericho, and - if Reigns doesn't fight Undertaker - Roman Reigns versus Braun Strowman.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Oh, and according to The Wrestling Observer, the Undertaker is currently scheduled to take on John Cena at WrestleMania 33 in a match that was originally supposed to happen last year, but was cancelled due to an injury to Cena.

    WWE officials are concerned that an Undertaker-Cena match doesn't build for the future, and so there's still consideration being given to a match pitting The Undertaker against Roman Reigns. Being as how both Cena and Reigns are getting world title shots at the Royal Rumble, 'Taker could end up as a WrestleMania challenger.

    Three bouts for the show are currently set in stone - The Big Show versus Shaquille O'Neal, Goldberg versus Brock Lesnar, and Seth Rollins versus Triple H. Also tentatively planned for the show are a multiple-woman match for the Raw Women's Championship, Kevin Owens versus Chris Jericho, and - if Reigns doesn't fight Undertaker - Roman Reigns versus Braun Strowman.
    Yes, those were reported to be the plans for last year. I want to see Taker VS Cena is literally their best option. I don't think fans will reject it either. Rollins VS Triple H would be okay, I guess. I don't have any qualms over that feud.
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    The Rollins-Triple H feud could be a show-stealer, but we need the latter to appear soon. I'd love him to cost Rollins the Rumble, personally.

    Rollins' run as a babyface has been largely underwhelming - too reliant on cheap comedy and slapstick humour, and the kind of zany mic work which plagued Reigns and Ambrose at times (it's the fault of the creative team).
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    Not like the WWE to mess up Rollins as baby-face...

    Undertaker V Cena is a very underwhelming WM main event and I'd think the former is retiring hence the big finale. However Cena and Reigns have been going back and forth on Twitter which Reigns showed charisma more attune to his personality than the more dour promos he does. Not sure if there is anything in that Twitter thing but it'd be a more enjoyable build up and match between Taker and Cena

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