Roman Reigns Responds To Triple H, WWE Confirms Summer & Fandango Split, RAW-Twitter
- Roman Reigns replied on Twitter to Triple H's reply to The Shield's Main Event promo last night. Reigns tweeted:
"@TripleH Kings don't win wars, Soldiers do. Watch your back Hunter because no one else will! #FallofTheKing"
- WWE's website has a new article up confirming the split between Fandango and Summer Rae. Fandango will have a new valet with him on Friday's SmackDown.
- Monday night's WWE RAW ranked #1 for the night in Nielsen's new Twitter TV ratings. RAW had a unique audience of 3.01 million, which represents the number of Twitter accounts that commented on the show. This was up 50% from the previous week. RAW had total impressions of 21.71 million, which represents the number of times the show was tweeted about. This was up over 100% from the previous week.
WWE Divas Champion Paige: 'I lost my mind when I beat AJ Lee'
Norwich has seen its fair share of sporting heroes over the years. From Jeremy Goss’s wonder strike against Bayern Munich, to Anthony Ogogo’s heroic bronze medal at London 2012, sport has been as synonymous with the city as Alan Partridge.
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For years, the nearest Norwich had to a fighting female was Delia Smith’s memorable halftime outburst at Carrow Road in 2005, but now there is a new icon in town.
The same year that the celebrity cook yelled out “where are you!” to tens of thousands of people, a 13-year-old girl made her debut as a professional wrestler in front of hundreds. Saraya-Jade Bevis, known as Paige in the WWE, was born in 1992, and yet is remarkably entering her ninth year as a professional grappler.
On Monday night, she became the first WWE Superstar - male or female - born in the nineties to win a Championship, becoming the youngest WWE Divas Champion of all time when she defeated long-term title holder AJ Lee on Raw. As if that wasn’t startling enough, it was also her first ever appearance on WWE’s flagship weekly show.
Speaking to The Independent on the phone from America, not even 24 hours after her triumph, the Diva was unsurprisingly on cloud nine, especially when asked about her feelings on becoming champion.
“Oh my gosh, you have no idea. I lost my mind. Firstly just being in the ring with AJ who I’ve always looked up to, she’s an incredible talent and a woman to be around, and then being on Raw is just insane.
“I’ve been working my whole career to get to this point, it’s been nearly nine years now, and it was just incredible. I couldn’t stop crying, I haven’t stopped talking to my family about it, it’s overwhelming especially getting so much support from the fans and backstage. It’s been magical.”
Paige’s beginning in the wrestling business is approaching mythical status, and was showcased superbly in the Channel 4 documentary ‘Fighting with My Family’, which attracted millions of viewers back in July 2012. The Diva was born into a wrestling family, with both her parents, and her two older brothers making a living as professional wrestlers.
Although officially making her debut as a teenager, she could make a case for being the youngest wrestler of all time.
“My whole family are wrestlers; I was brought up in the business. I was wrestling as a foetus believe it or not, because my mum (Sweet Saraya) was pregnant with me and didn’t realise while she was wrestling.”
During her teen years, she began to make a name for herself in the ring, competing all over the world. Despite coming from one of the most famous wrestling families in Britain, it was Paige’s hard work and dedication that got her to the top, a fact she remembers well.
“I started traveling around the world by myself by the time I got to 14, I worked really hard because I knew what my goal was, which was to be in WWE.
“I did everything I could, I made CVs and sent them to promoters all over the world, and managed to get myself out there.”
WWE is the pinnacle of professional wrestling, and as such is a difficult place to achieve employment. Paige had her first try-out with the company, aged 17. For the teenage Diva-in-waiting, it did not quite go as planned.
“I didn’t get signed the first time I had a try-out. I tried to be like what I thought they wanted, I wanted to be tanned, and have light hair and no piercings. I tried to be girly, but it didn’t work out too well.
“I worked really hard, and so I went to the second try-out dressed as myself: pale, black hair, piercings. They loved it, asked me to come over, and I’ve been here for two and a half years now.”
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As well as being the new Divas champion, Paige also holds the NXT Women’s Championship, an accolade she earned during her tenure on NXT, WWE’s developmental branch, based in Orlando, Florida. As a double champion, she is keen on defending both titles as best she can.
“The longer I can keep both Championships the better, I’m not just going to give up the NXT Women’s Championship, I worked my booty off to get that in the first place.
“I’m going to try and keep the WWE Divas Championship, I want to try and have a longer streak than AJ Lee’s. I’m going to be defending them both, and retain them constantly.”
Beating AJ on Raw was extra special to Paige due to the unusually large number of Brits in the crowd. WrestleMania traditionally brings fans from all over the world to its events, and the Raw after the big event has attracted a legendary status over the last few years. The hundreds, maybe thousands, of Brits in the crowd instantly cheered and chanted for Paige as soon as her music hit, and the Norwich native was delighted.
“It was incredible with all the British flags in the crowd. What better way to do it than in front of people from your home country. It was fantastic and they were so supportive.
“I didn’t expect them to be as loud as they were, I didn’t know that a lot of people knew me, it was overwhelming, they were so loud and crazy.
“My heart was pounding, I got backstage and I started crying, I was like ‘what is this life!’."
Aged just 21, Paige’s book is only just beginning. Her short term goals however, are simple. Every year, just after WrestleMania, WWE comes over to Europe for live events, including dates in Britain. Appearing on those shows – the WrestleMania Revenge Tour - is an ambition for the Divas Champion.
“It’s a goal to get on the tour because it’s not guaranteed, but fingers crossed that I get on there. If I do it’ll be the best experience in my life.
“I just want to say thank you for all the support, I wouldn’t be doing as well as I am without all my fans. I’m really happy so keep on supporting me I’ll try and make everyone proud.”
Daniel Bryan, Cesaro and The Shield Ushered in WWE's Next Generation on Raw
By David Bixenspan , Featured Columnist
Apr 8, 2014
Well, that was something.
Arguments about Brock Lesnar ending The Undertaker's streak that don't mean much yet (and won't until we find out the reasons for it) aside, WWE put together an amazingly booked WrestleMania weekend. At WrestleMania and especially on Raw, new stars were shining all over the place. Before we go more in-depth, let's quickly review what happened on Raw last night:
Daniel Bryan was the clear top babyface, bookending the show.
John Cena was relegated to a midcard kiddie babyface attraction spot. His team (with Sheamus and Big E) lost cleanly to the Wyatt Family when Bray pinned Big E.
Bo Dallas and Adam Rose (!) are coming to the main roster, with each getting two vignettes to promote their impending debuts.
Bad News Barrett made his return to televised in-ring action, cleanly beating Rey Mysterio with the Bull Hammer.
Alexander Rusev made his TV debut and squashed Zack Ryder.
Paige made her main roster debut by beating AJ Lee in an impromptu match to win the WWE Divas Championship.
Cesaro dropped Zeb Colter as his manager...because he's a Paul Heyman guy!
The Shield cemented their babyface turn by saving Daniel Bryan and attacking what appears to be the newly reunited Evolution.
There's not a lot new to say about Daniel Bryan other than that after last night, it's clear they're running with him as the top guy for now. He bookended the show in major angles, he got to be himself, he came off as a star and the guy a lot of fans perceive as being in his way, John Cena, was heavily downplayed. Since the direction for Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton appears to be a match with The Shield at Extreme Rules, it's not clear at all who his first challenger is, though.
Of course, I suppose it's possible that Bryan will just give Orton his rematch on TV this month and Extreme Rules will be headlined by an eight-man tag team match with Bryan and Kane added to the Shield and Evolution teams, respectively. That's probably the best way to read the ending of the show. It's a really exciting main event for Extreme Rules, especially since Extreme Rules is a gimmick match show, and that match with no disqualifications at the very least should be pretty wild. Plus, it's hard to imagine a scenario where the babyfaces would lose, putting over the fresher faces in a big way.
I have no idea where John Cena goes from here other than being the guy who puts over Bray Wyatt to put him over the top. Sure, he won their WrestleMania match, but coming out of the show I have to wonder if that was because The Undertaker was losing. From here on, it doesn't really make sense that anything happens other than Wyatt winning their future matches.
With newness being the theme of the night (and the weekend in general), we got two vignettes for NXT stars who are being called up. Bo Dallas is taking the Kurt Angle route: the overbearing heel who really, truly thinks he's the babyface hero of the people. He's plateaued in NXT after being in developmental for so long, so this is the right time to call him up.
Adam Rose, on the other hand, while he's been in the system for years (as Leo Kruger), has only been in this gimmick on NXT television for about a month or so. The character is great (if obviously inspired by Russell Brand) and his in-ring style is unique and fits the gimmick really well, like "Exotic" Adrian Street without the gay baiting. Throw in his crazy ring entrance and I don't see how he doesn't become a big star.
After months of just promos, Bad News Barrett wrestled on TV, easily defeating Rey Mysterio. I have no idea if Mysterio was put in this spot on purpose with how he's been hated by so many of the hardcores since "taking Daniel Bryan's spot" in the Royal Rumble, but the fans in New Orleans hated him. Barrett's been on WWE programming exactly as long as Daniel Bryan, as they were on the first season of the original NXT together, but this feels like the first time he's catching on in any substantial way. Bad News Barrett is not a main event gimmick, but it doesn't have to be for him to be successful.
Alexander Rusev needs work, but he has potential. He looks completely different from anyone else on the roster and they're trying to make him stand out. For a monster whom they're building slowly, he's fine.
Paige winning the WWE Divas Championship was a little odd, but still a great way to debut her. She wasn't acting like her NXT character at all, and I thought it would be revealed that she was lulling AJ Lee into offering the title shot, but they didn't go in that direction at all. Hopefully, she goes back to being "tough chick" Paige on SmackDown or next week's Raw. It also felt like the type of angle you'd run if AJ was leaving, but you can probably write essays about that and I'm not even going to try to get into that now.
Cesaro's segment was fascinating for obvious reasons. I'm not entirely sure if he's still "officially" a heel, or if he's a babyface with a heel manager, or Heyman is now a total opportunist, but it was awesome. Think about this for a second: Hulk Hogan had to quickly leave the segment so they could move on to a more important angle featuring Claudio Castagnoli of the Swiss Money Holding. Anyway, as much as I love Zeb Colter, this is perfect for Cesaro, because it keeps him on the path to becoming a main eventer. It also makes a match with Brock Lesnar almost a certainty down the line, and that should be incredible.
Unless this was fan service to the live crowd of hardcore fans (including thousands of tourists from the United Kingdom and Ireland who loved Barrett and Paige), which I suppose is possible, this weekend and this show especially felt like a sea change. What I wrote about here covered almost every segment of note except for the Brock Lesnar stuff, the return of Rob Van Dam (looks like he's being used as an attraction, but he's still much fresher than guys younger than he, due to time away) and Batista and Randy Orton vs. The Usos (right spot for Batista/Orton right now, helps them and the tag division).
If WWE follows up everything from last night with the natural direction one would expect, things are going to be in awfully good shape for the next year.
David Bixenspan is the lead writer of Figure Four Weekly. Some of his work can be seen in Fighting Spirit Magazine.
Saying goodbye to the Ultimate Warrior
The man legally named Warrior and better known to legions of wrestling fans (and plenty of non-fans for that matter) as the Ultimate Warrior passed away on Tuesday night in Arizona. His death came three days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Two days after appearing at WrestleMania XXX to soak in the cheers of over 75,000 fans. And one day after appearing on "Monday Night RAW" to deliver this speech:
Wrestling fans -- hell, even people who haven't watched wrestling since they were 10 years old -- are trying to process the death of the Ultimate Warrior, who appeared to have finally come back home where he belonged. At his moment of his redemption (or perhaps the WWE's, depending upon who you ask), he was suddenly, inexplicably gone.
To fully take stock, it's first necessary to take a step back and retrace the road the Warrior took to return home.
The Ultimate Warrior had a tumultuous relationship with the professional wrestling industry in general and the WWE in specific. He entered the then-WWF in 1987. His meteoric rise culminated with him defeating Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania VI in 1990. It was meant to be a passing of the torch, the ushering in of a new era of wrestling, with the Warrior supplanting Hulkamania as a worldwide phenomenon.
The following year's WrestleMania had Hulk Hogan winning the WWF Championship from Sgt. Slaughter in the main event. By the fall, the Ultimate Warrior had left the company. He returned at WrestleMania VIII in 1992 (to rescue Hulk Hogan), but was gone by November. Fans didn't see him again until 1996. He lasted about four months in the company that time. He popped up in WCW to terrify "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan with the "One Warrior Nation" (the acronym was "nWo" backwards) and stayed for four matches. Then he was gone. For American audiences, he was gone for good.
While the Warrior stayed off the radar -- save for an occasional vitriolic interview or controversial comments -- he was badmouthed by former colleagues in innumerable shoot interviews, books, magazines, and pretty much anywhere anyone asked about the Ultimate Warrior. In 2005, the WWE officially sanctioned, compiled and released a glorified hatchet job; a DVD release entitled The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior. The DVD, now out of print, detailed the history of the Warrior as WWE at the time wished to tell it. It told the story of Warrior as greedy, egomaniacal, not a little batshit crazy, and lacking the talent to back up his popularity.
The DVD drove a wedge between any hope that fans could see the Warrior back in the WWE any time soon. So from 1996 until 2014, the Ultimate Warrior and WWE stood at a remove from one another. The Warrior left WWE when he was 38 years old and only wrestled four matches for a major company before never wrestling in front of American audiences again. For the sake of perspective, John Cena is 36 years old. Randy Orton is 34. Batista is 45. The Undertaker is 49. Triple H is 44.
But the Ultimate Warrior spent 18 years in exile, hearing nothing but insults coming his way from the company that made him famous. Until last year, when the divide was finally bridged. The Ultimate Warrior popped up in July of 2013 to hype the new WWE video game. It was a precursor to his being announced as the headliner for the WWE's 2014 Hall of Fame class.
This is where we began our story and is also, tragically, where it ends.
I was unaware just how large the Warrior had loomed in my own childhood until just this week.
I spent WrestleMania weekend on the scene in New Orleans. Before I left, I wrote about that Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan match at WrestleMania VI as one of my favorite WrestleMania matches of all time. When I chose it, I honestly surprised myself. I was unaware just how large the Warrior had loomed in my own childhood until just this week. Truth be told, I had always considered myself a Hulk Hogan guy. Like Elvis and the Beatles, there was always only one right answer to hardcore fans.
As soon as I got off the plane on Thursday, when I went to claim my luggage, Warrior (born James Hellwig, but legally changed his name to "Warrior" in 1993) was the very first thing I encountered. I've run into a lot of wrestlers at airports at this point. Many try to slink by without being noticed. Most will be cordial with fans, but eventually (rightly) announce that they need to get going and will go about their business, extricating themselves from the press of wrestling enthusiasts.
But the Warrior was standing in the middle of the baggage claim area at New Orleans International Airport, smiling broadly, greeting each fan in the impromptu line. Fans would step forward, offer a hand, thank him, ask for a picture. Warrior in turn would smile, thank THEM, then make sure they took the time to check the picture and make sure they were happy with how it came out. That was important to him. If it came out blurry, he'd happily take another.
Warrior's wife, Dana, stood to one side with their bags. Her smile was just as wide as her husband's. If a fan was timid about approaching Warrior, she waved them on. "It's okay, go ahead. Take your time." She also insisted they make sure they were happy with their photos. Warrior never seemed anything other than calm, patient, gracious ... and happy.
Over the weekend, I spent a lot of time at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, which housed the annual "WWE Fan AXXESS" event as well as the WWE Superstore, which is always set up in the host city of WrestleMania and features just about every last bit of WWE merchandise on offer. Prominently displayed were both retro and new designs of Ultimate Warrior T-shirts, as well as Ultimate Warrior prints, action figures, decals, posters and Ultimate Warrior masks that were molded plastic, with an elastic band. Warrior donned one in his "Monday Night RAW" appearance a day before he died. Slip one on and you emulate the classic Warrior facepaint, without any of the mess. You couldn't turn around all weekend without seeing Ultimate Warrior merchandise, either worn or being sold. Performer and stage were, after 18 years, once again reunited and the result appeared to be a phenomenal success for both sides.
On Saturday night, I attended the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Speeches went long. The crowd was at times infuriatingly rude and obtuse, seeming more interested in hooting and cheering than in actually listening to what people were saying. When Jake "The Snake" Roberts hoarsely confessed there was a point a couple years ago where he would have killed himself, but lacked the strength to do so, the admission was met with inexplicable applause and assorted "WOOOO JAKEs."
The crowd grew restless. The night grew long. Warrior finally was introduced by Linda McMahon at around 10:50 p.m. CT. His speech didn't end until after 11:30. He rambled along the way. He started off being gracious, then things took a turn when he addressed what was -- for him -- clearly the elephant in the room; The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior DVD.
He was emphatic when he talked about how much it hurt him. It was a point he kept circling around to, insisting he was a "good guy" and that he was unfairly maligned these past 18 years. It was impossible for him to mask just how much that DVD has affected him all these years, as he continually skirted a line between saying what he needed to say in order to be at peace and saying what he wanted to say, because he'd just been hurt too much by the company that made him a household name.
He complained about WWE changing their name from the WWF, said he wished they'd change it back, mocked Vince McMahon's high-powered personal lawyer for getting his ass kicked by the World Wildlife Fund, then in the same breath announced he'd just signed a multi-year contract to be an ambassador for the company. The irony was not lost on the live crowd. Seems like it's getting off to a good start.
He sometimes stammered and stumbled over his words. Toward the end of his speech, he spilled his water on the podium. The crowd grew restless. When they responded to something he said with a Daniel Bryan "YES!" chant, he stared out at the crowd in disbelief. "It's clear I've been gone too long," he said. He didn't appear to understand the reference.
Finally, in the last few minutes of his speech, the large screens in the arena began cutting to current WWE superstars watching him deliver his speech. These cutaways produced loud cheers or boos, independent of what Warrior was saying. He visibly and audibly got the hint and quickly wrapped things up. The night ended in an anticlimax. The press section stretched and shuffled out, mumbling to one another that, although long and disjointed, at least the man got a chance to say what he wanted to say.
On Sunday, pastel purple and green light bathed the Superdome as the Warrior was introduced to the WrestleMania XXX crowd, the last name in the roll call of the 2014 Hall of Fame class. His theme music thundered out of the speakers and he soaked in the applause.
Ask any wrestling fan: after "RAW" on Monday night, it felt like the best weekend of all time.
On Monday, he appeared on "Monday Night RAW" in an airbrushed trench coat worn over his suit. He shook the ropes, asked a cameraman to hold his microphone while he donned an Ultimate Warrior mask and cut one last promo, talking about last breaths and final heartbeats. The crowd cheered again. It was just part of two solid days of absolutely perfect wrestling. Ask any wrestling fan, after "RAW" on Monday night, it felt like the best weekend of all time.
Then, on Tuesday night, Triple H announced via Twitter that the Warrior had died. Wrestling fans were stunned. Floored. Completely in disbelief.
And because we're wrestling fans, it only took about 10 minutes or so to start thinking, "Uh-oh." Because it's the last thing we want to think about. Because we outlived Chris Benoit. And Mike Awesome. And Crash Holly. And Chris Kanyon. And Larry Sweeney. And the Renegade; the man who was created by WCW to be "their" version of the Ultimate Warrior. Because we're wrestling fans, we started thinking back to that rambling speech at the Hall of Fame. To the eerily-specific and slightly "off" promo on "RAW." And we started hoping it wasn't what we thought it was. And then the Hall of Fame ceremony got pulled down from the WWE Network. And then all we could do was think about it and not think about it and not NOT think about it.
Because we didn't want the Ultimate Warrior to be dead, but the only thing we wanted more was for the Ultimate Warrior to not have committed suicide. It feels, looks and sounds awful to write that. But it's the truth. A man waits 18 years to clear his name, to be assured of his legacy. To have his young daughters walk him out to the Hall of Fame stage ... and then to be gone. Oh no, we thought. That Hall of Fame speech. That promo. Talking about death so much. To our grieving, survivors' brains, all the pieces, horrifically, seemed to fit. We held our breath, tried to hold our tongues and waited for clarity.
Late on Tuesday night, an hour or two after the news of Warrior's death broke, we got our answer.
So that was it. Not the thing we feared the most, but an unbelievably cruel twist of fate. He finally made it home, but his heart -- or some other vital part of the man -- just gave out.
We all got to say hello again to the Ultimate Warrior this past weekend. Now we're forced to say goodbye, as well.
Wrestling fans are dealing with the enormity of the situation today, but no one more so than Warrior's wife, Dana and his daughters, who looked so happy to see their father take his rightful place in the Hall of Fame on Saturday night. He looked at them in the crowd and, with the most moving and absolutely heartfelt moment of his speech, he said to them, "The most awesome thing I will ever do is be your father." I know my father felt the same way about me and my sister before he died. Thinking about the Warrior's statement to his daughters brings me peace. I hope it brings his daughters peace as well. I at least know they will believe it.
We all got to say hello again to the Ultimate Warrior this past weekend. Now we're forced to say goodbye, as well. At the Hall of Fame, the crowd chanted "ONE MORE MATCH," but he shook his head. "No more match," he said sadly. "No more match."
I'll keep thinking about his speech. I'll keep thinking about meeting him and how gracious and kind and happy he was. And from what I could see, he was finally home and he was finally at ease. Because now there's no more Warrior. And he was just here. I'm still trying to figure out how to say goodbye, so instead I'll just do what Warrior would do; turn it around and say, "Thank you."
Wrestlemania 30 Recap…HORRIBLE!!!
If you don’t care about wrestling, or if you’re going to sit there and say to me, “wrestling is fake! You should know it’s fixed.” Just go…you don’t need to read this. Just GO!
…did you leave? Ok, good. Now, here’s my rant.
WTF DID YOU DO VINCE MCMAHON?!?!?
The Undertaker’s Wrestlemania win streak was such a legendary story line. For the past 21 Wrestlemania’s it was the one thing you most looked forward to. We always asked ourselves, “Could the record be broken?” “Who would break it?” “Would this be the Undertaker’s last match?” “Can he go out on top?”
Fast forward to last nights, Wrestlemania 30. Dubbed the Superbowl of pro wrestling. The 30th anniversary of Wrestlemania! The world was watching! Especially with the launch of the WWE Network, I’m sure more people were tuned in than ever. The whole line up of matches really wasn’t that impressive to be honest. It was pretty weak. But, we all watched because if you love wrestling, you just had to watch the biggest event of the year.
The night started off great. The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, & Hulk Hogan kicked off the party! A couple matches roll by and then….here it came….the Undertaker’s 22nd match at Wrestlemania vs. Brock Lesnar. I can’t stand Brock. He’s weak inside a wrestling ring and he has no personality what so ever. He’s just a huge dude with a cauliflower ear & Jimmy John sponsored tee shirt. That’s it. The match kicks off, it was pretty slow and kind of boring at times but still, it’s all about the streak. Then…..it happened…..out of nowhere! Brock picks Undertaker up for an F5 and pins the Undertaker 1……2……..3. Match over……………… Streak over!
Wait……….WHAT JUST HAPPENED????
We were all shocked! No, this couldn’t be happening!! The streak is over! Brock broke the streak! Here’s why I’m so angry at the WWE. I understand matches are predetermined ahead of time. If you’re a wrestling geek then you know that. BUT! Out of all of the Undertaker’s prior opponents, legends such as Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Rick Flair, the list goes on, you, the higher ups in WWE chose BROCK LESNAR TO BREAK THE STREAK????!!!!
Brock is a part time guy. No where near the talent of the Undertaker or his prior Wrestlemania opponents. He’s just a neanderthal who comes and goes randomly every couple of years. Makes a quick buck and disappears until he gets bored with UFC again. It’s also no secret that in real life both Taker & Brock can’t stand each other. They’ve crossed paths at UFC events and damn near real life brawls have broken out. I know that at this point in his career the Undertaker can choose when to bow out of wrestling and what not, but this match was not that way a legend should go out.
The end of the match just looked all sorts of shady. The pin. The music not playing immediately as Brock won. The delayed reaction by all parties in the WWE who were in the ring. It was as if….Brock wasn’t supposed to win. Something went wrong. That’s how I feel.
Call it another “Montreal screw job” if you will. I’ll call it a f***ing disaster.
If this is the end for you Taker, then to you I say, thank you for all the memories. You will always be my favorite wrestler of all time.
Everything else that happened at Wrestlemania is pretty much irrelevant compared to the Taker match but shout out to Daniel Bryan for finally winning the WWE World Heavyweight belt. Well deserved. Also, WWE, stop throwing those poor divas to the lion’s den after an event like the streak being done. Lol, it’s not fair to them.
Quick recap of the Hall Of Fame ceremony. Lita talked A LOT, like she went on for about 40 minutes but I’m glad she’s in the hall. The dedication of Paul Bearer was awesome with Taker coming out at the end. Carlos Colon made Latinos very proud. Ultimate Warrior rambled and rambled and rambled a whole lot. Some of it made no sense but, congrats. Mr. T really loves his mama. Scott Hall a.k.a Razor Ramon, it was a nice to see him standing up and sober. He was a tad bit wobbly but he made it through his whole speech sounding coherent. I really do like Scott and I hope he’s on the right path now. Such a true talent and legend. He is the original “bad guy”. My fav speech of the night was, hands down, Jake The Snake Roberts. This guys has been thru hell and back. His speech was so moving & touching. Watch it for yourself.
P.S.- If you’re still reading this then…YAY!
P.S.S.- I’m sure this will ensure that I don’t go on any dates in the near future. lol
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What do you think ONTD wrestling fans ? are we finally entering a new era ??