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56 minutes ago, Matt D said:

Undertaker really is the new Kaval.

He's the only reason for some Total Nonstop Action?

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12 hours ago, The Natural said:

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Gangnam Style!

With her pouty face, I can picture Ronda going, "but Daddy, I want an oompa loompa, NOW."

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4 hours ago, Hail Sabin said:

BRAUN would make a sweet ECW champion. 

from the Ivy League section of Dudleyville: BRAINS Dudley

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13 hours ago, Phantom Lord said:

I thought a few years ago when they had some random 4 way match on RAW to determine who would face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, that was the worst idea for a match build for him. Tonight they have surpassed that. I mean, they seem to like doing that cellphone video promo stuff. You're telling me that The Undertaker couldn't have just sent one of those in sometime in the last two months so they could have that on hand to give Cena an answer?

Hell...at RAW 25 when The Undertaker was actually there. They couldn't have set up the match right then and there? They've done more with less.

The Ronda thing has been ruined from the start all cause they hedged all their bets on The Rock teaming with her and they never thought for a second that it probably wouldn't happen. The "which hand do you use" reminded me of that scene from Casino where Pesci breaks the card cheater's hand with a hammer. It's a shame they're over scripting her to the point she can't even say "now I know which one to break so you'll still be able to sign my checks". 

I was half expecting when Triple H and Stephanie kept saying "we make the rules" that Stephanie was gonna ban Ronda's arm bar. Such simple stuff and they don't do it.

Slight nitpick. It was actually Ace Rothstein's Casino security that broke the Gorton Fisherman's hand.

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6 hours ago, MORELOCK said:

If your solution to the terrible buildup is to have the goddamn Undertaker cut one of those awful cellphone promos, I am elated that you don't have the book.

Pfft, like I would want to book RAW anyway. If I had the book, we'd be riding a rocket straight to Rusevmania. 

Seriously though my point was...ANYTHING would have been better than what they did which was nothing. I mean at least have Taker convey that he isn't interested at first. Then all of Cena's trolling would have been for something.

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Maybe Undertaker's been really bad constipated this past six weeks and is unaware or unable to respond to Cena's challenge. Following his triumphant return at WrestleMania, I smell Undertaker endorsing prune flavored laxative smoothies from the newly relaunched Ico Pro brand.

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8 hours ago, Keep Calm, Akira Hokuto On said:

I'm kinda wondering if the Undertaker thing is because Calaway is waffling on committing.  Or wouldn't agree to work RAW beforehand.  Angle makes no sense otherwise.

Storyline-wise, I'd kinda prefer them to do an angle to set up next year, if only because they might book an actual feud next year.  But that leaves Cena without an opponent for the biggest show of the year.  Surely not....

Then again, one of the few things have less interest in seeing than an Undertaker match in 2018 is an Undertaker match booked for 2019.

Cena can stop the Elias bit.

He can sit front row for the first couple of matches then Elias talks some smack and Cena jumps the rail to hit the AA

Then he gets tackled by security, thrown out of the building and suspended.

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And only then does Undertaker show up.

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14 minutes ago, L_W_P said:

Cena can stop the Elias bit.

He can sit front row for the first couple of matches then Elias talks some smack and Cena jumps the rail to hit the AA

Then he gets tackled by security, thrown out of the building and suspended.

And appears on every subsequent RAW and/or SmackDown, because we know how WWE treats suspensions?

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2 hours ago, Phantom Lord said:

Pfft, like I would want to book RAW anyway. If I had the book, we'd be riding a rocket straight to Rusevmania. 

Seriously though my point was...ANYTHING would have been better than what they did which was nothing. I mean at least have Taker convey that he isn't interested at first. Then all of Cena's trolling would have been for something.

Being there live, I and Everyone else knew Undertaker was coming, Even as the Show went off the Air. Plus no doubt Cena won over the crowd big time. I guess that' the whole point of this is that we the audience think we know everything. Don't get me wrong I would've marked out big time for Taker last night but this was a swerve that actually didn't turn off the crowd. If Taker doesn't show up this year than fine but I'm sure we'll be watching the show wondering if he does show up. It's interesting how they have been doing alot of prolonged booking in a few of the last couple of Manias. So I'm sure next year would be a lock for this match. Cena deserves to have Taker at the best he could possily get to at this point so another year might be best. After RR last year, Roman had to work the match against a hurt Taker and that wasn't fair to him. He should've sat out last year but I'm sure Taker truly believed he was done.

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I never once thought Taker was showing up before WrestleMania, but I expected some signal accepting the match.

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23 hours ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

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EGAD, Brain, what do you want to do this week?

The same thing we do every week, Braun. . .

TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

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They overdid the copyright thing in NXT, maybe they'll bring it to Mania. Flash the copyright logo so everyone thinks the show is over then as it's approaching midnight, lights out and Undertaker's music finally hits.

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6 hours ago, FluffSnackwell said:

Slight nitpick. It was actually Ace Rothstein's Casino security that broke the Gorton Fisherman's hand.

His partner was given the option of keeping the money and getting the hammer or walking out of there.  He couldn't have both.  

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14 hours ago, DreamBroken said:

They overdid the copyright thing in NXT, maybe they'll bring it to Mania. Flash the copyright logo so everyone thinks the show is over then as it's approaching midnight, lights out and Undertaker's music finally hits.

They can take inspiration from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and have Undertaker emulate Zarquon:

“Er ...” he said, “hello. Er, look, I’m sorry I’m a bit late. I’ve had the most ghastly time, all sorts of things cropping up at the last moment.”
He seemed nervous of the expectant awed hush. He cleared his throat.
“Er, how are we for time?” he said, “have I just got a min-”
And so Wrestlemania ended.

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Bayley got a pretty solid reaction last night, but that crowd also had loud non-split Cena and Roman chants.  They were rather into everything so I wouldn't read too much into it.

I feel it is a shame that Sasha isn't getting a legit Mania match (especially when Nia is) but Bayley is coming in off a several months long run of mediocrity and not being that over, being in the battle royal is probably a fair place for her this year.

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To be fair, Nia/Alexa has a year of back story to it, and at some point you have to give the overpowering force of the division a featured match.

I'm assuming/hoping that Bayley/Sasha spend most of the battle royal fighting, and end up being eliminated at the same time as the final elimination by the eventual winner

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I'd rather see one of them win and the other then proceed to trying to murder the other after destroying the trophy.

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I expect something along the lines of Rumble 92 Sid/Hogan between them, hopefully with them brawling at ringside/up the ramp for a bit.

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I think the ideal situation for the women's battle royale is that Bayley and Sasha are the last two and they spend a good handful of minutes trying to absolute murk each other.

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20 minutes ago, nate said:

I think the ideal situation for the women's battle royale is that Bayley and Sasha are the last two and they spend a good handful of minutes trying to absolute murk each other.

I think it's going to end up with Bayley, Sasha and Absolution/Riot Squad and Sasha and Bayley team up to eliminate them with Bayley pushing Sasha out while she eliminates Mandy to further their feud. 

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It's probably time for Bayley to screw over Sasha.  So maybe Bayley does win but I'd love if Sasha pulls a Bret Hart.  Also, that trophy stinks so I'm fine with destroying it.  

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It would be great if the trophy was designed to be broken all along. 

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You could insert Becky in the middle of it as the Third Horsewoman since there are really only 4 options to win the thing if we assume it will make some sort of logical sense.

Of course, Mojo won the Andre last time so logic is out the door.

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