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RAW March 21st

  • 21-03-2016 5:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭


    Roman Reigns' return put Triple H on notice, but did The King of Kings' potential usurper unwittingly weaken his chances on The Road to WrestleMania?

    Also seeing as RAW is in Philadelphia tonight, I cannot see Roman getting a hero's welcome :pac:

    1. ZigglerMania
    Dolph Ziggler’s match with Triple H was far more than a chance for The Showoff to settle a grudge: Thanks to a pre-match stipulation from Stephanie McMahon, a victory would have given Dolph the freedom to insert himself into a WrestleMania match of his choosing, minus Triple H’s bout with Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. If not for an errant Pedigree, The Showoff would have a blank check to The Show of Shows right now. Still, he came close. Damn close, in fact, so don’t be surprised if the former World Heavyweight Champion attempts to instigate his way into another all-or-nothing bout on Raw.

    2. Friends no more
    Diamonds may be forever, but when it comes to the Divas Championship, three of The Four Horsewomen clearly are not. Now that Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch set on a collision course for the Divas Title at WrestleMania (fellow fourth Horsewoman Bayley has her own plans for WrestleMania Week), it appears the solidarity from their NXT days is out the window and off the table. SmackDown’s face-to-face-to-face turned physical in a heartbeat, and Charlotte admittedly caught the worse of it. The champion, as we know, does not like being shown up in such a manner. Expect this rivalry to kick into gear in a big way come Raw.

    3. Still the B.A.D.dest
    Not only has Lana made herself an enemy in the last few weeks, she seems to have also found herself some friends. The Ravishing Russian, stiletto-deep in a rivalry with Brie Bella (and Alicia Fox by proxy) seems to have thrown in with the remnants of Team B.A.D., who repaid her assistance on Raw by providing Lana with some muscle during a pointed standoff with Paige. Whether this ends with The Ravishing Russian making her in-ring debut is still a matter of speculation, but it seems safe to assume that this new trio of Divas will make their presence difficult to ignore as the biggest WrestleMania in the division’s history approaches.

    4. Giant among men
    With the confirmation of the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal last week on Raw Pre-Show, the floor is open for Superstars to make a play for the prestigious trophy of The Eighth Wonder of the World. Thus far, the only competitors to cast their lots in the WrestleMania melee are The Social Outcasts, but it’s safe to say the field will widen soon enough. Who will be the next to attempt to follow in Cesaro and Big Show’s shoes?

    5. The Game has changed
    Roman Reigns made his triumphant — and terrifying — return last week, brutalizing Triple H to the tune of six staples (and stitches to the referee that tried to stop him). It was the strongest statement yet of the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion’s intention to demolish The Game’s kingdom come WrestleMania. The Cerebral Assassin was made human by Reigns’ brutality, but Reigns may have unwittingly given The Authority an Ace in the hole by beating up on officials in the course of his onslaught. Will Triple H and Stephanie be content to settle their score in the ring? Or will Reigns’ WrestleMania moment be buried in a mountain of litigation?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,717 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Are taker and Shane mcmahon on raw tonight ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Are taker and Shane mcmahon on raw tonight ??

    Haven't seen anything saying they would be, might be kept for the go home Raw next Monday night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    Falcon Arrow on Reddit, who's apparently a WWE insider, is claiming that Zack Ryder's Wrestlemania role will be revealed tonight. He says he can see him doing great things.

    Cryptic

    Oh, and Jericho vs Fandango


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,102 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    Falcon Arrow on Reddit, who's apparently a WWE insider, is claiming that Zack Ryder's Wrestlemania role will be revealed tonight. He says he can see him doing great things.

    Cryptic

    Oh, and Jericho vs Fandango

    Big night ahead!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,786 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Reminder that it's midnight start again this week.
    Back to normal next week


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,166 ✭✭✭Stereomaniac


    Is anyone watching this live? Just switching on the pre-show now. I won't get a chance to watch anything else live until NXT Takeover. Working every single day until then, wrestling Christmas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,838 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Might watch the first half an hour or so since I'm awake. I'll probably have no difficulty nodding off after that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,632 ✭✭✭deafroadrunner


    Who's your one the remembrance is for


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,102 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Go easy on him, Philly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Reigns must be going heel. He's not doing the entrance through the fans any more.

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,649 ✭✭✭dirkmeister


    Who's your one the remembrance is for

    Googled her name,died in a hiking accident it seems.

    Not sure of the wrestling connection.

    Not the best reception for Roman.


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,010 ✭✭✭✭SlickRic


    This is utter desperation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,635 ✭✭✭RollieFingers


    Reigns needs to be turned heel


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,332 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    Reigns just needs to not talk, ever.

    He always sounds like he's doing a voice-over for something serious.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,332 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    Oh, Styles vs. KO next, should be great!

    Guarantee the crowd will be kissing their arses before the match even starts though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,166 ✭✭✭Stereomaniac


    That would be great if I hadn't just watched Smackdown earlier on today, where this was the main event. I guess there might be a win for A.J Styles since he lost last week's version.


  • Registered Users Posts: 36,010 ✭✭✭✭SlickRic


    Heel insults the crowd. Check.
    Reigns comes in at most opportune time for a crowd reaction. Check.
    Reigns shushes Stephanie and outsmarts her (which nobody gets to do). Check.
    Reigns calls HHH an insulting name to get a cheap reaction. Check.

    They tried everything. He still got booed.

    It's amazing how stubborn they continue to be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    Any predictions on what Vince's announcement will be, I am going with special guest referee for the Hell In A Cell match.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    SlickRic wrote: »
    Heel insults the crowd. Check.
    Reigns comes in at most opportune time for a crowd reaction. Check.
    Reigns shushes Stephanie and outsmarts her (which nobody gets to do). Check.
    Reigns calls HHH an insulting name to get a cheap reaction. Check.

    They tried everything. He still got booed.

    It's amazing how stubborn they continue to be.

    It's classic cutting off their nose to spite themselves..


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,332 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    Lithium93_ wrote: »
    Any predictions on what Vince's announcement will be, I am going with special guest referee for the Hell In A Cell match.

    Brand Split on a Pole in a Cell match?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,332 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    Kevin Owens is some athlete for his size, that was one hell of a frog splash.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,635 ✭✭✭RollieFingers


    What a frog splash :D Owens is quality!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,166 ✭✭✭Stereomaniac


    Do you think A.J will beat him "which surely puts his name in contention for a title shot John"?


  • Site Banned Posts: 2,094 ✭✭✭BMMachine


    PAYLAY KICK


    sometimes I really hate americans.
    probs to JBL though for an accurate football reference


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,332 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    Ziggler just name dropped Botchamania!! :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,535 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


    Must be setting up the big ladder match now.

    That Botchamania reference tho. :)

    'It is better to walk alone in the right direction than follow the herd walking in the wrong direction.'



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,649 ✭✭✭dirkmeister


    Owens is brilliant.

    That one of your crappy jokes?!?!?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,635 ✭✭✭RollieFingers


    Can't take Dolph seriously in the suit/converse combo


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,332 ✭✭✭✭martyos121


    Wasn't Ziggler told last week he'd have no match at Mania if he lost to Triple H?

    Continuity at its finest as usual in WWE...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    martyos121 wrote: »
    Wasn't Ziggler told last week he'd have no match at Mania if he lost to Triple H?

    Continuity at its finest as usual in WWE...

    That word isn't in the vocabulary of WWE's Creative :P


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