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RAW 28-3-16 (Mania go home show) *SPOILERS

  • 28-03-2016 6:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭


    Last Raw before Wrestlemania 32 next Sunday, will WWE get their collective **** together and deliver a quality show??

    1. Who is the true authority in WrestleMania's main event?
    WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H might have evaded Roman Reigns last week on Raw, speeding away in the back of an SUV, but The Game won’t have a getaway car when he defends his title against The Big Dog at WrestleMania. But six nights before that anticipated Show of Shows main event, Reigns and Triple H will cross paths in Brooklyn.

    Reigns made a statement Thursday night on SmackDown by mercilessly laying out both Dudley Boyz, reinforcing his assertion that he’s the real “authority” in WWE. How will The Cerebral Assassin respond to that startling show of aggression?

    2. To what extremes will Ambrose go to slay The Beast?
    With an extreme arsenal of WWE Hall of Famers’ weapons of choice — including Mick Foley’s “Barbie” and Terry Funk’s chainsaw (yes, a chainsaw) — Dean Ambrose seems more than prepared to conquer Brock Lesnar in their No Holds Barred Street Fight at WrestleMania. Yet, as we witnessed on SmackDown, the only weapon The Anomaly might need at The Show of Shows is the F-5, a move that has felled the likes of John Cena, Triple H, The Rock and even The Undertaker.

    The Lunatic Fringe’s kendo stick attack ended painfully for Ambrose on SmackDown thanks to Lesnar’s feared finishing maneuver, but the unstable Superstar won’t be able to resist a potential opportunity to get a piece of The Beast before their hardcore brawl on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Expect Ambrose to bring mayhem to Brooklyn, live on Raw.

    3. Are we approaching The Undertaker’s final WrestleMania?
    As if the stakes weren’t already high in the anticipated Hell in a Cell Match between Shane McMahon and The Undertaker at WrestleMania, Mr. McMahon added a startling stipulation to the bout: If The Deadman doesn’t defeat WWE’s prodigal son, this will be his final appearance on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

    Now, the WWE Universe faces two potential realities in the aftermath of The Show of Shows that could shift the landscape of sports-entertainment. Either Shane assumes control of Raw — and, by extension, WWE — or The Phenom walks away from WrestleMania forever. How will both combatants respond to The Chairman’s bombshell announcement Monday night?

    4. Will Jericho accept Styles’ challenge?
    Everyone wants AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho IV at WrestleMania … except Chris Jericho. After The Phenomenal One threw down the gauntlet for a battle on The Grandest Stage of Them All, “The Best in the World at What He Does” vehemently declined the challenge in a WWE.com interview, saying he would rather “sit out” at WrestleMania than face Styles again.

    Despite Jericho’s refusal, will Styles continue his pursuit of a rematch on Raw? If not, what awaits Styles as he approaches the first WrestleMania since he joined the WWE roster?

    5. How will the “Total Divas” even the odds?
    The Divas division underwent a sudden shakeup on Tuesday night, when Emma and Summer Rae joined forces with Lana, Naomi and Tamina to form a formidable alliance against Brie Bella, Paige, Alicia Fox and Natalya.

    Clearly, the five-Diva squad has a numbers advantage against the stars of “Total Divas,” changing the complexion of what was originally shaping up to be a 4-on-4 clash at WrestleMania. Will the reality TV stars find a new ally to even the odds? If so, who will it be?

    6. Who will gain the upper hand before WrestleMania’s Intercontinental Title Ladder Match?
    This whole #KOMania thing seems to have blown up in Kevin Owens’ face. After attempting to deny Dolph Ziggler, The Miz and Sami Zayn an opportunity to challenge him for his Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania, The Prizefighter has found himself in the unenviable position of having to defend his title in a Ladder Match against all three of those Superstars, along with three additional challengers: Zack Ryder, Stardust and Sin Cara.

    Owens talked a big game in his WWE.com interview with Michael Cole on Wednesday, dismissing his six opponents — namely Ryder. Yet, it was “Zack Daddy” who left the boastful champion staring up at the lights in a seven-man melee on SmackDown. Will The Long Island Iced-Z continue to ride this momentum to WrestleMania, or will another one of these seven Superstars break from the pack before The Showcase of the Immortals?

    And seeing as the clocks have gone forward, it's back to a 1 am start on Sky Sports.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Brooklyn tonight I think.

    Another night of boos for Roman.


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


    Brooklyn tonight I think.

    Another night of boos for Roman.

    Yup it's in Brooklyn, poor Reigns, smarky Brooklyn crowd tonight, smarky Raw after Mania crowd..


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


    remember the Divas Revolution?


    yeah me neither


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


    Going to be hilarious when reigns and the commentators completely ignore the boos when there happening.


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


    sky88 wrote: »
    Going to be hilarious when reigns and the commentators completely ignore the boos when there happening.

    Cue JBL saying something along the lines of "We're in bizzaro world tonight" or "the crowd are having fun"


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,388 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    Cena
    teasing his involvement, saying he's in Brooklyn tonight.

    Next name going into the HoF, ofically, is
    Snoop Dog
    .

    And
    Balor
    is also being his usual ****-tease on Twitter...


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,096 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    No way they can top last years ending:


    5lwdFAX.gif


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


    DM_7 wrote: »
    No way they can top last years ending:

    thanks for putting that unwanted memory back into my head

    *shakes fist*


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,096 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    thanks for putting that unwanted memory back into my head

    *shakes fist*

    *Waves*


    Not you have low expectations, I was really helping you out :p


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


    DM_7 wrote: »
    No way they can top last years ending:


    5lwdFAX.gif

    Wish someone could edit the title out of that and make it look like they're fighting over the toy in the box of cereal.

    And I will tell you from experience (unbeaten btw), that is exactly what it looks like.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,101 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Lord TSC wrote: »
    Cena
    teasing his involvement, saying he's in Brooklyn tonight.

    Next name going into the HoF, ofically, is
    Snoop Dog
    .

    And
    Balor
    is also being his usual ****-tease on Twitter...

    Yes please to
    Cena. Never thought I'd miss him so much in WWE.
    Snoop? Weird.
    Wouldn't be surprised if
    he interfered in the Divas triple threat to stop Ric's shenanigans since he's Sasha's cousin.
    Finn
    is at it every week now. Getting old.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,774 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    No mention of the women's match that we actually care about?
    I assume the events they refer to are from Main Event? Emma's back and Paige is face again? Rosa Mendes to hep them, since she's the only one I can think of still somehow employed.

    I assume this is the last night to make changes to the matches. Any chance they'll swap Sami and Owens with Ryback and Kalisto? Please?

    Shane and Taker to both be there?

    Will the "Every man in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal invades the ring" spot happen tonight or on Smackdown?


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


    Why are they having on of those "fit every Diva on the card" tag matches on Sunday,?
    They are a complete waste of air time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,774 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Oh misread it. The match is on Sunday. Guess that means it'll be the celeb spot. Maria Menenenonous maybe?
    I'm sure they'll be in some place on the card that'll cause a better match to be moved to the preshow.


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


    Who's been booked to perform, need to know this so I can plan my snack break/refill of drinks/have a cigarette before coming back for the main events.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,096 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    Oh misread it. The match is on Sunday. Guess that means it'll be the celeb spot. Maria Menenenonous maybe?
    I'm sure they'll be in some place on the card that'll cause a better match to be moved to the preshow.

    Eva to troll the fans even more.


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


    I predict after every segment somebody either looks or points at the wrestlemania sign


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,774 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    I think Zack did that on Smackdown but was like he forgot to do it and just remembered as he was leaving. He just quickly pointed rather than the usual really long point followed by belt motion.

    But will Dean use the chainsaw to decapitate Paul Heyman ahead of his match with Lesnar on Sunday? Remember when Paul Bearer would be seemingly killed before matches involving his "children"?


  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭Brindor


    Sup /boards/


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


    Welcome..

    Taker in the ring.


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


    They're chanting 'holy sh*t' for Shane? Seriously? I don't get it.

    Oh man, those punches.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 23,101 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Crowd are hyped.


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


    Dive from the turnbuckle incoming?


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,698 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    shane is winning clean sunday i think ???.


  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen


    Shane has really been missed.

    Just a shame he's been thrown into, what really is a nothing match.

    He would have been better off returning the Raw after Mania in my opinion.


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


    Shane points to the sign, take a drink


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


    Shane points to the sign, take a drink

    Swig of beer for every superstar/diva pointing at the Wrestlemania sign.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,101 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Great opening segment.

    This crowd is seriously rowdy, Reigns could get slaughtered.


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


    Typical WWE booking suggests the guy going into the PPV with the advantage ultimately loses.

    '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: 2,790 ✭✭✭Bret Hart


    Shane just about connected with the elbow.


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