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    Goldberg on RAW tomorrow night.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Goldberg on RAW tomorrow night.
    Siiikkkk..... Reaaally? It's gonnaaaa beee mad. I bet next week then Brock Lesnar will be on Raw. Apparently Taker, Balor and Shawn Micheals are gonna be in the Royal Rumble 2017? And Smackdown is gonna invade Raw too. Says it on a website called sportskeeda. Also it might be Orton vs AJ Styles at WM33. And it says Taker vs Reigns at WM33. I'll just give u the link. It may be lies though. http://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/wwe-p...er-view-events.. Scroll down and it'll say lots of different things.
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    (Original post by King_786)
    Siiikkkk..... Reaaally? It's gonnaaaa beee mad. I bet next week then Brock Lesnar will be on Raw. Apparently Taker, Balor and Shawn Micheals are gonna be in the Royal Rumble 2017? And Smackdown is gonna invade Raw too. Says it on a website called sportskeeda. Also it might be Orton vs AJ Styles at WM33. And it says Taker vs Reigns at WM33. I'll just give u the link. It may be lies though. http://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/wwe-p...er-view-events.. Scroll down and it'll say lots of different things.
    Finn is apparently a doubt. He hasn't really stepped up his training regime post-injury, so an appearance at the Rumble is unlikely.
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    World of sport was utter garbage, the promos were soo cringe and wrestling matches weren't even good. Especially the main event where grado beat Dave mastiff with 3 moves, after he took a beating lol to win the championship. I was really disappointed they could have done much better tbf

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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Goldberg on RAW tomorrow night.
    Is it on at 1am on 405? Made the wise decision to book tomorrow off so might tune in to see Goldberg's appearance. Wonder which Superstar it will be chosen to take a spear.

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    (Original post by Aky786UK)
    Is it on at 1am on 405? Made the wise decision to book tomorrow off so might tune in to see Goldberg's appearance. Wonder which Superstar it will be chosen to take a spear.

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    Yes mate, think so.

    In other news, WM34 is going to be held in New Orleans!
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    A New Year, but much of the same old story for RAW.

    We saw Mick Foley kick off the show, booking Roman Reigns vs Chris Jericho in a US Championship clash, as well as Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins, where the loser would be banned from ringside for the US title bout. It was a similar a lengthy, Authority figure-heavy promo which we've come to expect, with Rollins defeating Owens by DQ shortly after. The champion was booked to lose yet again - and he looked foolish in the finish. Why wouldn't KO think attacking Rollins would cost him the bout? Reigns retained the strap against Jericho later in the night, and that's a move which surprised me given the belt has been held back by Reigns, who is clearly made for bigger things. He hasn't defended it much, and Jericho is in the form of his life, so Reigns carrying the belt through the Rumble may be a mistake to me.

    Shortly after, we saw Karl Anderson defeat Cesaro in a match which showcased the tag division some more, and proved this pair have good in-ring chemistry. If The Club is going to properly move into title contention, it will need more wins like these. Anderson added a W to his record, and cheating to do so will give him some heat in the process.

    In an early match of the year contender, Braun Strowman was booked like a monster to defeat Sami Zayn in a Last Man Standing match. While the ending was a slight misstep and slightly underwhelming, the action was spectacular and took the brawling superstars across the arena. It was great to see, and great to see Strowman rub shoulders with the likes of Goldberg later on in the night - even if he did eat a spear alongside Reigns.

    The New Day announced it was entering the Royal Rumble, before being cut off by Titus O'Neil, who Xavier Woods beat. Backstage, Noam Dar harassed Alicia Fox to anger Cedric Alexander, who was rolled up by Drew Gulak with Tony Nese in his corner. It's good to see the cruiserweight division creating secondary storylines, but the match that followed their interaction was largely forgettable. TJ Perkins also beat The Brian Kendrick, while Neville watched the bout on a monitor backstage.

    Unfortunately, the Rusev/Enzo/Lana/Cass feud looks like continuing, too. We saw the former tag team with Jinder Mahal to defeat the latter in a 2-on-1 Handicap match, which was largely dreadful.
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    Personally, the Goldberg segment seemed anti-climactic and not sure Heyman was really needed but you can understand the reasoning for it all. Good to hear it confirmed Goldberg and Lesnar will be the first two in at the Rumble which builds anticipation rather than dragging it out until the end for their participation. I didn't watch the whole show but 3 hours is too long, unless you're a WWE fanatic.

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    (Original post by Aky786UK)
    Personally, the Goldberg segment seemed anti-climactic and not sure Heyman was really needed but you can understand the reasoning for it all. Good to hear it confirmed Goldberg and Lesnar will be the first two in at the Rumble which builds anticipation rather than dragging it out until the end for their participation. I didn't watch the whole show but 3 hours is too long, unless you're a WWE fanatic.

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    Three hours is ridiculous.

    There's a new Network show, Bring it to the Table, with Rosenberg airing post-RAW and JBL and Heyman both said it needed to be two hours long going forward.

    It won't happen, though.
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    ∆Caught trailer for that during RAW, seems an interesting chat show with guests. Bit more less kayfabe.

    Also Undertaker on RAW next week to announce his entry into the Rumble I'd imagine.

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    So many options for the Rumble: Undertaker, Goldberg, Lesnar, Cena, Rollins, even Jericho, Reigns and Strowman and Wyatt, too.

    You'd imagine Ambrose is ruled out given he's busy with the Miz.
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    WM booking is fairly straightforward from here for me. Cena wins the belt, Taker wins the Rumble, Career vs Title match with a Cena (CLEAN) win, throw Taker a big bash the next night on Raw.

    Reigns wins the belt at the Rumble, Owens enters it later that night and encourages Jericho to help him reclaim his title, Jericho throws him over the top, setting up their match- Owens wins and Jericho leaves as usual. Strowman wins a #1 contenders match at some point- Reigns beats him at WM.

    HHH costs Seth the Rumble as well- Rollins wins at Mania. Brock and Goldberg eliminate each other- not sure who wins this, Goldberg who then puts Reigns over at SummerSlam?

    So you've got:

    Cena vs Taker- WWE World Heavyweight Title
    Reigns vs Strowman- Universal Title
    Goldberg vs Lesnar
    Owens vs Jericho
    Charlotte vs Bayley- Women's Title
    HHH vs Rollins

    6 matches there which could conceivably headline Mania. Then there's Styles, Wyatt, Orton, Ambrose and others left to find matches/storylines for. Do Styles vs Shane or something.
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    Last night is exactly what SmackDown Live does well - and why it's impressing in the ratings, and overtaking RAW in the eyes of the critics and fans.

    We saw a simple yet so effective heel turn, Dolph Ziggler losing to Baron Corbin before kicking Kalisto, who came down to make the save when the heel was looking to beatdown the Showoff. Backstage, Ziggler clashed physically with Apollo Crews and the Hype Bros, suggesting we're set for a Crews vs Ziggler programme. The heel turn was mightily effective - and pretty shocking. We've seen Ziggler as a babyface for four years, and it's high time for a change. His character has treaded water for too long now. He needs something new to do - and I felt he wouldn't get it, but he has.

    Elsewhere, there were two simple in-ring segments - the Miz kicking off the show previewing the WWE Intercontinental Championship match main event with Dean Ambrose, and the AJ Styles/John Cena match contract signing. Both heels suggesting Daniel Bryan was favouring the babyfaces, which has the potential to develop into an interesting subplot going forward, and both heels made compelling cases.

    Bryan was spot on in his in-ring segment with the latter duo, highlighting why SmackDown needs mouth-watering clashes like this. We saw Corbin enter the Rumble and threaten Cena, perhaps suggesting we're destined for some sort of Cena vs. Corbin feud. I'd be no critic of that idea. Cena is great at helping young talent when they head to the main roster, despite the widely credited notion that he "buries them".

    We also saw the Wyatt Family set their sights on American Alpha - something I'm massively in favour of - after the latter duo picked up a W in their first championship defence, against Breezango. The IC title match was a little more shocking, affording Ambrose the win, but it's a welcome change. The Miz has had a stellar year, but I actually want him challenging for the WWE World Championship now, whereas Ambrose's run with the top belt was stale and he will relish the chance to impress back down in the midcard.

    On 205 Live, meanwhile, it ended the same way last year began - Neville in the main event, impressing. Earlier in the show, they displayed a video package highlighting his heel turn - and it proved just how impressive, simple and effective the character tweak has been. Neville beat TJ Perkins last night, with a superplex from the top rope. That's particularly clever - because, after all, the Red Arrow is a move the fans will cheer for. Eradicating all of Neville's positive, crowd-pleasing traits is smart.

    Earlier on in the night, Tajiri took on Sean Maluta in what was the 205 Live debut for both men. The veteran picked up the win - unsurprisingly - before heralding the return of the green mist by blowing it in The Brian Kendrick's face post-match. The opening bout suffered from a lack of time, as did Jack Gallagher's bout with Tony Nese shortly after, which was cut off when Daivari (who has been booked weakly so far, and needed a showing like this) drew a DQ and beat the babyface down.

    The other match was Mustafa Ali beating Noam Dar, surprisingly, given the latter's secondary storyline placement alongside Alicia Fox/Cedric Alexander.
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    This would be a great WM excluding womens matches as I don't watch them.

    1st match - Ziggler vs Apollo vs Corbin
    2nd match - New Day vs The Club
    3rd match - Braun Strownman vs Big Show vs Mark Henry - Last Man Standing
    4th match - Wyatt Fam (Harper and Wyatt) vs American Alpha - Tag Team Titles
    5th match - Owens vs Jericho - No Disqualification - US Title
    6th match - Ambrose vs Miz - Intercontinental Title
    7th match - Rollins vs HHH
    8th match - AJ Styles vs Orton
    9th match - Taker vs Cena - WWE Title - Hell in a Cell
    10th match - Golberg vs Lesnar - No Holds Barn
    11th match - Reigns vs The Rock - WWE Universal Title - TLC match
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    The card for next week's instalment of SmackDown is looking stacked.

    The main event will feature John Cena's first TV match in more than three months when the 15-time world champion takes on Baron Corbin in singles action.

    Also announced for the show is a Smackdown Tag Team Championship match pitting American Alpha versus former champs The Wyatt Family. Finally, Nikki Bella will take on Natalya in a singles match.
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    News breaking overnight that Anthem Sports have officially acquired the majority stake holding of TNA Impact Wrestling LLC. and are now in full control of the company. Ed Nordholm has been instated as chairman and Dixie Carter has resigned effective immediately.

    This could've been a big positive for wrestling if it happened a decade ago but at this point Impact has lost 90% of its audience and become such a joke within the business I think it's unsalvagable. It'll be interesting to see whether they pump money in to try and have a flagship program for their network and rebuild the audience or whether they eventually stop running original programming and use it as cheap archived content to fill the channel up.
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    Apparently Bayley is set for a Daniel Bryan-style push ahead of WM33.

    The long-term plan is for Bayley to win the Raw Women's Championship, but probably not at the Royal Rumble. According to Meltzer, WWE will draw Charlotte's lengthy PPV undefeated streak out for another couple of months, before finally pulling the trigger on a title change at WrestleMania 33.

    There's no word on WWE's planned match finish at the Rumble, but it's thought that Bayley will emerge unsuccessful.
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    Do you think wrestlers from TNA such as Bobby Lashley, Jeff and Matt Hardy and other wrestlers there will join WWE this year or next year?
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    The Hardy Boyz should come back for sure.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    The Hardy Boyz should come back for sure.
    Just imagine the scenes. It would be mad. In my opinion there should be more tag teams like the Shield and Evolution. All other teams don't really have any bad asses. All the teams now in my opinion lack aggression and power. Like when the Shield were around people would be scared of them and they would be scared of no one. They'd do what they want. Theres no team right now that have that ability.
 
 
 
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