WWE RAW & SMACKDOWN REACTION
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Seth Rollins and Finn Balor had another great match
The final build to the Mania main event between Brock and Roman was very well done in that it made both guys look good, while ultimately giving Brock that final stand tall moment. Reigns has taken was beatings for weeks and I thinks it's been smart not to ram him down our throats standing tall like a superhero every week. Should be good.
Some people are complaining that Steph put Ronda through a table but I thought it was great booking. You have to give the heels something that the faces can overcome and get payback for. Steph snuck Ronda as she was choking HHH by the neck, which was great. I look forward to this match and they've done a great job with Ronda.
We'll talk about the match that preceded it later, but the confrontation between Sasha and Bayley after Sasha saved her was excellent!! I loved the fire Bayley showed wit her punches and Sasha is just spectacular. It's a damn shame they are being regulated to a battle royal.
They chose not to announce the Cena vs Taker match and instead will do it impromptu at the show. I have a few theories how they will do it, but I like the idea that Taker may ride his motorcycle down American Bad Ass style. He did leave his gear in the ring last year. Like Cena said, did he leave his balls?
While I thought the tag match of Alexa and Mickey vs Asuka and Dana was dumb, the promo by Alexa talking about Nia's size was pretty funny. Blubber.
What are the doing to Braun? Smh. This has to end. Can he go back to being a serious killer who squashed people please. Brains Strowman Brains. GTFOH!!!!
We don't need to see every scrub on the roster on the go home show for Mania. A Battle Royal on the preshow does not need much build.
Sonya and Bayley had the worst match I may have seen all year. Horrible. So many botches and mistimed spots. Wouldn't have happened with Sasha.
AJ showed he wasn't too emotional and got some payback on Nakamura, after a pretty good tag match vs Gable and Benjamin. I thought it was extremely well done. These two are going to kill it on Sunday.
Owens and Zayn came through the crowd and cut excellent promos on Shane and Bryan. The build has been great. Shane sure looked like he ready to wrestle to me. He was out there dancing and everything. I guess we shall see.
Charlotte got a pretty good win that she really needed over Natalya, after losing to her a few weeks ago. They always have pretty good matches. This Sunday vs Asuka should be pretty interesting, and I think these two will put on a good show.
I like that they keep having Carmella run out and tease chasing in the briefcase and being foiled everytime. It builds intrigue to the day they pull the trigger.
Rusev was forced to wrestle the worst guy on the roster, Jinder Mahal, and then was laid out with a RKO. Stop treating this man like a joke!!!! the fans love him clearly. So much so that afterwards, as Orton and Roode were posing, the crowd didn't give a shit about them,they were chanting Rusev Day!!! Listen to the people idiots!!!
AGAIN: We don't need to see every scrub on the roster on the go home show for Mania. A Battle Royal on the preshow does not need much build.
The recent build to the New Day vs Bludgeon Brothers vs Usos has been horrible. It started so string with Harper and Rowan destroying them every week and now they have been regulated to promoting that Wrestlemania is free for new subscribers. WHAT!? This is supposed to be a serious match for serious titles and now its comedy. Pathetic.
Final Thoughts: This is the most stacked Mania card on paper they have ever presented. Though some of the build has been stupid, I look forward to many things they have planned. Check out my live coverage on the front page, this weekend in New Orleans.