Fans expected this week's WWE Raw to be newsworthy as we opened with an update on Roman Reigns' fight against cancer. But no one could have expected how the night would close, as Ric Flair’s 70th birthday celebration main evented the show, with superstars past and present in attendance. Many viewers assumed this would be where we would see the latest chapter for the Becky Lynch-Charlotte Flair-Ronda Rousey feud for the WWE Raw Women's Championship develop. Instead, what we got was an angle to set up a huge WrestleMania match. Rather than Becky, we saw the shocking return of Batista , who assaulted Flair as a direct message to Triple H . A match between the two at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on April 7 had been rumoured for some time, following the Evolution reunion at Smackdown 1000 in October. Batista claimed that night that only thing The Game hadn’t achieved in the business was beat him, which led to a brief flare-up between the two former friends and rivals. … [Read more...] about Is Triple H versus Batista at WrestleMania 35 best for business?
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WWE officials are said to be wrapping Seth Rollins up in cotton wool ahead of WrestleMania 35 due to a new injury. The Architect triumphed over 29 other superstars to win the men's Royal Rumble match and earn a shot at title gold on April 7. The next night on Raw, he declared he would challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. Rollins received a glowing endorsement from Triple H earlier in the show, but the Beast Incarnate was not so enamoured with Seth. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion delivered six F5s in a row to his latest challenger, as Paul Heyman applauded at ringside. But following the beatdown by Lesnar, the number one contender did not show for his scheduled live event appearances in Canada this weekend. And now Post Wrestling has seemingly confirmed as to why the Kingslayer was not present - and won't be wrestling again any time soon. John Pollock from the website stated that Rollins has been dealing with an issue that … [Read more...] about WrestleMania 35 match thrown into doubt due to major WWE star’s injury
Brock Lesnar faces Daniel Bryan in a dream match at WWE Survivor Series on Sunday night. Raw's Universal Champion meets SmackDown's newly-crowned WWE Champion in a non-title match in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Charlotte Flair stands in for the injured Becky Lynch in a WrestleMania worthy clash with Ronda Rousey. Traditional Survivor Series 5-on-5 elimination matches will take place, with male and female teams representing both shows. Raw's Tag Team Champions AOP challenge SmackDown's top dogs The Bar, while a 5-on-5 tag team match will also be held. And another non-title bout sees Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins square off with U.S. Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Here is a match-by-match breakdown of the show. Singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Mustafa Ali The only title on the line at Survivor Series will be Buddy Murphy's WWE Cruiserweight Championship, which he won in memorable fashion in his native Australia at Super Show-Down last month. … [Read more...] about WWE Survivor Series 2018 card and predictions
Braun Strowman will face Brock Lesnar to determine the next Universal Champion at WWE Crown Jewel today. The two juggernauts will collide in Saudi Arabia for the title vacated by Roman Reigns due to his battle with leukaemia. Shawn Michaels comes out of retirement to partner Triple H in D-Generation X against The Undertaker and Kane, aka The Brothers of Destruction. Samoa Joe challenges AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, while The Bar defend SmackDown's tag titles versus The New Day. And legends including Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio will be part of a new eight-man tournament titled the WWE World Cup. Here is a match-by-match breakdown of the show. Singles match for the United States Championship Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Rusev The Kickoff pre-show will get underway at 3pm and feature Shinsuke Nakamura putting his United States Championship on the line against fan favourite Rusev. Nakamura's title reign has been a stop-start affair due to injuries, which have kept the Artist from … [Read more...] about WWE Crown Jewel: Preview, predictions and full card