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WrestleMania 32 Pre-Show & Live Thread *speculation within* April 3rd 2016

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  • 20-02-2016 12:22am
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    Next stop Texas and the biggest WrestleMania of all time.

    Confirmed matches
    WWE World heavyweight Championship
    HHH (c) Vs Roman Reigns

    No Holds Barred
    Brock Lesnar Vs Dean Ambrose

    Hell In A Cell
    Undertaker Vs Shane McMahon


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭irish_stevo815


    So after last night it's official the main event will be Reigns vs HHH. There's no way that this is gonna go any other way than Reigns going over, there's nothing to save it this year like Rollins cash in last year or the Yes moment from the year before.

    By the end of Raw tonight we should have a better idea of the rest of the card which will probably see Brock vs Dean added.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,895 ✭✭✭✭paulie21


    martyos121 wrote:
    As for the rest of the card, anyone have any ideas for New Day's match? They belong in a meaningful main-card match but who is left for them to face?

    6 man tag against Usos and Rock?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭irish_stevo815


    paulie21 wrote: »
    6 man tag against Usos and Rock?

    Probably the League of Nations. The Usos will probably have the Dudleys.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,174 ✭✭✭Ridley


    martyos121 wrote: »
    As for the rest of the card, anyone have any ideas for New Day's match? They belong in a meaningful main-card match but who is left for them to face?

    Golden Truth :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,383 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    paulie21 wrote: »
    6 man tag against Usos and Rock?

    Yeah hopefully, it's a small possibility because Rock can't risk an injury due to his movie obligations and they can protect the hell out of him in a 6 man tag, Usos take the beating, then he comes in and does his finishing combo, takes no bumps, and it's a great Wrestlemania moment. Sounds great to me.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,199 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    I wonder could Ambrose standing up to, actually getting Brock in trouble and eventually losing to Brock work for him. Maybe Brock could simply pat him on the back completely out of character to give him respect.

    Normally those moments don't work but since fans like both guys it could work.

    I don't think Brick should lose to anyone for a while. So something out of the ordinary to put Ambrose over as a threat would be great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,146 ✭✭✭Kankan14


    In all seriousness what happens when the crowd(100,000ish so least 50k smart fans) shît all over Reigns/HHH. Its gonna happen its inevitable and proper order they react badly.

    Even if Vince just ignores the fans post mania, wwe is a plc now surely the board put pressure on him to keep fans happy rather than shoving someone down our throats?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,199 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    Kankan14 wrote: »
    In all seriousness what happens when the crowd(100,000ish so least 50k smart fans) shît all over Reigns/HHH. Its gonna happen its inevitable and proper order they react badly.

    Even if Vince just ignores the fans post mania, wwe is a plc now surely the board put pressure on him to keep fans happy rather than shoving someone down our throats?

    The board is Vince backed up by HHH and Steph. The rest just oversee commitees as far as I can tell.

    Anyway, its just one small part of the company. Unless the turnover goes south they won't stop a small part of their storyline. They proved with Cena for years that they don't care about people booing. Proved they really don't care when they had Cena v Rock 2 with an obvious finish that hardcore fans hated.

    While all this is going on they are signing guys like Styles an Nak to provide something that will largely keep our type of fan interested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,079 ✭✭✭✭CSF


    DM_7 wrote: »
    The board is Vince backed up by HHH and Steph. The rest just oversee commitees as far as I can tell.

    Anyway, its just one small part of the company. Unless the turnover goes south they won't stop a small part of their storyline. They proved with Cena for years that they don't care about people booing. Proved they really don't care when they had Cena v Rock 2 with an obvious finish that hardcore fans hated.

    While all this is going on they are signing guys like Styles an Nak to provide something that will largely keep our type of fan interested.
    To be fair, they knew Cena vs Rock was going to be a massive seller regardless. Bigger than anything else they could have had this year. I don't subscribe to the idea that the same (or even close to it) applies to Reigns vs HHH. Disliked superstar vs disliked superstar does not make a Wrestlemania main event make.

    They're going to go all out and add the Rock and Shawn Michaels into this to at least bring SOMEBODY into the equation that the fans do like, but it is not going to work. This main event is getting shat on from here until the time it finishes, and the WWE deserve all they get here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,383 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    The only way the fans can make them take notice is to walk out before the "main event". Show them that Ambrose vs. Lesnar is what the fans perceive to be the biggest match on the card, assuming it happens directly before it.

    Now we know for a fact this will never happen because as dull as Reigns vs. Triple H is shaping up to be, even the smartest of fans will stay and watch and then bitch and moan about it the following day, despite getting exactly what they expected. People need to start voting with their wallets because that is literally the only way WWE will notice. As long as we keep supporting this company by paying for the Network, going to house shows and spending thousands to travel over to Mania even once, they can do whatever they want.

    Having said all that, I will still be glued to every minute of Wrestlemania like the hypocrite I am.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89


    Kankan14 wrote: »
    In all seriousness what happens when the crowd(100,000ish so least 50k smart fans) shît all over Reigns/HHH. Its gonna happen its inevitable and proper order they react badly.

    Even if Vince just ignores the fans post mania, wwe is a plc now surely the board put pressure on him to keep fans happy rather than shoving someone down our throats?

    Lol this is priceless.
    Considering how many fans buy merchandise, tickets, watch the show & have the network I doubt "the board" give two fücks who main events considering the significant profits wwe remaining keep making.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,146 ✭✭✭Kankan14


    ERG89 wrote: »
    Lol this is priceless.
    Considering how many fans buy merchandise, tickets, watch the show & have the network I doubt "the board" give two fücks who main events considering the significant profits wwe remaining keep making.

    Glad I made u laugh :) but I meant like martyos said directly above your post. People vote with there feet and talk with there wallet. Network cancellations and poorer attended shows. It is a big ask though I know for people to stay away.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,880 ✭✭✭✭Rock Lesnar


    The more i think about it, I'll be amazed if Shane o mac faces Taker, somewhere along the road to wrestlemania, i think he'll meet a road block that will require the help of a certain man of steel, i just hope if Taker is to play the heel, he goes back to the biker gimmick.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    The more i think about it, I'll be amazed if Shane o mac faces Taker, somewhere along the road to wrestlemania, i think he'll meet a road block that will require the help of a certain man of steel, i just hope if Taker is to play the heel, he goes back to the biker gimmick.

    They'd never be able to get Taker over as a heel at this stage in his career, especially at Wrestlemania, in Texas, in HITC.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    What if Taker decieds not to side with vince goes with shane then cena turns heel and sides with vince.

    That would be just amazing imo.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,096 ✭✭✭✭the groutch


    They did the graphic for the match though didn't they?
    That's what makes a match official in WWE land.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    They did the graphic for the match though didn't they?
    That's what makes a match official in WWE land.

    Meh match graphics swap out all the time. There has to be a twist in the tale to this match in the next 6 weeks. I just don't see it working as it is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,383 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    sky88 wrote: »
    What if Taker decieds not to side with vince goes with shane then cena turns heel and sides with vince.

    That would be just amazing imo.

    I'd say Taker's urn will come into play here and he has to do Vince's bidding. Cena won't be turning until Roman is fully established as "the man", so....never.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,880 ✭✭✭✭Rock Lesnar


    Loughc wrote: »
    They'd never be able to get Taker over as a heel at this stage in his career, especially at Wrestlemania, in Texas, in HITC.

    I know, what i meant was, if he sides or has to side with Vince, against Shane or Cena, it looks like he'll be on the heel side of things.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,145 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    taker went from CM Punk to Lesner to Bray Wyatt to a non wrestler Shane Mcmahon. :(:(:(:(:(:(:(

    Cena/Sting/Kevin Owens would of been perfect. heres hoping theres going to be a twist in the tale


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,684 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Still would not be surprised if Shane is a place holder and it ends up Taker representing Shane vs Cena representing Vince.


    Meanwhile I also would not be shocked to see a big multi tag team match at mania especially with LONs getting involved with the New Day, Y2AJ becoming a thing and The Golden Truth forming over the past several weeks.

    Dudleys vs The Usos could be on the undercard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,880 ✭✭✭✭Rock Lesnar


    I presume a special guest referee will be added or somebody to help Shane in the build up to the match, if its what they push ahead with it, who better to help him in a feud with Vince then Stone Cold Steve Austin.

    Yes i want to see him at Mania, everything else is pants apart from Lesnar v Ambrose, and if he's there, it at least gives me a reason to pay the €12.99 for the network.


  • Registered Users Posts: 85,861 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Isn't The Rock already confirmed for WM, is that to "help get Reigns over", end WM with The Rock raising new champ Reigns hand


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,199 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    Shane back is a major shock, if for some reason he doesn't wrestle now it would be disappointing.


    The main event gets stranger when it has to follow a no holds barred/street fight and a hell in a cell match. Are they trying to burn the crowd out so they won't be bothered ****ting on it or getting behind HHH?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Isn't The Rock already confirmed for WM, is that to "help get Reigns over", end WM with The Rock raising new champ Reigns hand

    2i0gk1w.jpg

    Yea that didn't work out too well at Royal Rumble last year.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,123 ✭✭✭Rock77


    Surely they will add something /somebody to the taker match?? Great pop for Shane O Mac, but big let down when Vince announced the match


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,441 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    Rock77 wrote: »
    Surely they will add something /somebody to the taker match?? Great pop for Shane O Mac, but big let down when Vince announced the match

    If, on the day of Mania, we still have the match as currently announced, it will be heavily gimmicked, with a tonne of run ins, ala HHH vs Sting. I'd be expecting The Authority, The League of Nations, some faces who want rid of HHH and Steph (Reigns, Ambrose, Ziggler, et al), possibly The Rock, possibly Cena, and (my outside pick for an appearance)
    The Mean Street Posse!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Lord TSC wrote: »
    If, on the day of Mania, we still have the match as currently announced, it will be heavily gimmicked, with a tonne of run ins, ala HHH vs Sting. I'd be expecting The Authority, The League of Nations, some faces who want rid of HHH and Steph (Reigns, Ambrose, Ziggler, et al), possibly The Rock, possibly Cena, and (my outside pick for an appearance)
    The Mean Street Posse!

    Would lose my sh** if that happened


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,174 ✭✭✭Ridley


    Rock77 wrote: »
    Surely they will add something /somebody to the taker match?? Great pop for Shane O Mac, but big let down when Vince announced the match

    Snickers Shane McMahon was playing it as a big fat meh as well. Unless he forgot to react.

    Could always replace the streak by making every Undertaker match have a retirement stipulation like Flair had or something.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 38,145 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Vince was heartbroken that Cena was hurt and we will have no Cena vs taker match at mania so he decides to have his son who is a non wrestler fight the biggest mania draw (the undertaker) I'd even take strowman vs taker as it's more credible


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