Monday, 19 September 2016

The Shield Reuniting at Royal Rumble 2017?

Posted by BAD MAN
A few years ago, one of WWE's prized factions broke up. The Shield, a sort-of revolutionary entity, became a dominant force in the ring, plowing through the likes of Triple H, Randy Orton and the Undertaker. They were mostly branded as heels throughout their run, but the WWE Universe enjoyed their presence.

That all changed when Vince McMahon decided these men need an individual push. They have been chasing and winning championships ever since, albeit facing different adversities. With their storylines beginning to align once again, however, it looks like the Hounds of Justice are being built up for a reunion.

WWE is reportedly looking to reunite the former members of The Shield following their breakup in 2014. Dean Ambrose is currently on SmackDown, while Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are on the Raw brand.

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the trio could make a return as a group at Survivor Series or the Royal Rumble, which are the next two shows that will feature WWE superstars from both Raw and SmackDown.

Considering Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose are currently positioned as babyfaces, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter says there is talk of doing a big spot with all three former Shield members at a WWE PPV, a report said.

A reunion for the three would be a refreshing angle for their characters, making them talk less and work more on dismantling WWE's competitive roster. In fact, the plan may reportedly take place at Royal Rumble 2017, or Wrestlemania 33. It could either be a match pitting them against each other, or a return to their roots at the end of Rumble.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Brock Lesnar challenging for WWE Universal Championship at Royal Rumble?

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Brock Lesnar will be going up against the Viper Randy Orton at Summerslam. The expectation by many is that Lesnar will win the match, as he may not be seen again until early 2017, i.e, the build up to Royal Rumble 2017.

It is reportedly not yet set in stone who is going to win the inaugural WWE Universal Championship, Finn Balor or Seth Rollins, but either way, whoever is champion by next year will be facing The Beast Incarnate at the Royal Rumble.

According to the rumors, it is being reported that, “The early plan for next year’s Royal Rumble event is reportedly for Brock Lesnar to challenge the holder of the WWE Universal Championship.
“Apparently, Brock Lesnar will be challenging whoever holds the title at the Royal Rumble, which is going to be pivotal to establish RAW’s biggest feuds heading into Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando.”

If this is the plan moving forward, then Lesnar is a for-sure winner at SummerSlam over Randy Orton, who is doing some of the best work of his career. While his segment at WWE Payback with Chris Jericho was a success, his true RKO Outta Nowhere is what put him over the hump with the WWE Universe. He’s always been a semi-controversial figure in the WWE, and the jump from heel to face was consistent over the years.

This time feels different, much like Jericho’s current run. It has a special type of aura surrounding it. Randy Orton is no longer the controversial figure in this feud, as it is Brock Lesnar and the negative press that has engulfed his name in the mainstream media. In an earlier report by the Inquisitr, it was rumored that WWE superstars weren’t happy with Lesnar after he was found not guilty to the WWE Wellness Policy.

If this is true, then this is definite that the match will play a pivotal role in the road to Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando next year.

Also, by 2017, WWE would definitely be hoping that all the backlash and negative publicity Brock Lesnar is receiving from USADA will cool down so that they don’t get backlash themselves for putting Lesnar in a coveted spot on the card without having appeared much throughout the rest of this year.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Taking Place In Los Angeles

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WWE announced this weekend during a Live Event last Saturday that the Royal Rumble 2017 will be held in Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on January 22nd, 2017.

Royal Rumble 2017

A tickets pre-sale will kick-off on August 28th and last until September 3rd with the code LA2017.

All remaining tickets thereafter will go on sale to the general public on November 19th.

This is going to be the first Royal Rumble after the announced Brand Split which will happen after SmackDown goes live on July 19th. It will be interesting to see if WWE will bring back the old stipulation for the winner of the Royal Rumble match. Previously the winner of Royal Rumble was allowed to face any champion of his choice at the biggest annual PPV of WWE- WrestleMania. This stipulation was removed when WWE combined the World Heavyweight Championship to the WWE Championship.

Also see:- WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Live Stream

WWE Royal Rumble 2017 will be the first time the annual 30 man extravaganza has ever taken place in Los Angeles, though certainly not the first to have taken place in the state of California. Back in the 90s, it was a regular haunt for the Rumble event with the 1993 show (Sacramento), 1996 (Fresno), 1998 (San Jose) and 1999 (Anaheim) all taking place there but since the 2005 edition from Fresno, the Rumble has been California free.

Monday, 7 March 2016

5 Matches That Must Be Added To WWE WrestleMania 32 Card

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Wrestlemania 32 is just a month away and the match card for the same is finally starting to take place. After nearly a year of plans being created, shattered, and rearranged, the top of the grandest WrestleMania of all time is set.

In the main event of Wrestlemania 32 The WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H will be defending his championship against Roman Reigns. The Undertaker will be taking on Shane McMahon In a Hell in a Cell match with huge implications – and if McMahon wins, he gets control of Monday Night Raw. Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar will fight in  a No Holds barred Street Fight Match, Charlotte will defend the Divas’ Championship against Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch in a triple threat match.

Also Read:- Wrestlemania 32 Live Stream

The top two bouts on the show are polarizing, to say the least. The company has spent months trying to get Roman Reigns over to no avail, and Shane McMahon isn’t the most attractive opponent for Undertaker. For those reasons, it’s essential that the rest of the card delivers. The Ambrose-Lesnar and Charlotte-Sasha-Becky matches are a great start, but the remaining bouts also need to help make the show memorable.

Here are five more matches that WWE needs to add to WrestleMania 32 to make the show live up to expectations:

Also Read:- Shane McMahon Returns to Raw, Will Face Undertaker at WWE WrestleMania 32

5. The WrestleMania Battle Royal

The third annual iteration of the WrestleMania battle royal hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s likely a given for the show. While last year’s edition fell to the WrestleMania pre-show, odds are that this time, they’ll be able to make a spot for it on the main roster.

Though standard battle royals aren’t typically as entertaining as Royal Rumble matches, this contest has offered up its share of dramatic moments in the past couple of years. At WrestleMania XXX, Cesaro lifted up The Big Show and bodyslammed him over the top rope en route to a victory. Last year, Damien Sandow finally turned on The Miz, kickstarting what could have been a strong babyface run.

This year, all of the part-time talent (even more than usual) coming back for the show ensures that there are “names” in the battle royal – but who could win? A victory could go a long way toward rehabbing Rusev, make a huge debut for Baron Corben, or even provide a surprising return for an injured superstar.

Also Read:- Triple H vs. Roman Reigns: Early Preview, Prediction for WWE WrestleMania 32

4. The New Day Versus Y2AJ

WWE has already started the build for this match last week on Raw when the tag team of Y2J and Aj Styles delivered a non-title victory over the Tag Team Champions New Day. After that, it was announced that the teams would battle for the titles on this week’s edition of Raw.

Setting the bout up would be easy – just have this week’s match end in a disqualification. After that, Y2AJ can spend the next four weeks feuding with The New Day, and the result would be an excellent 15-20 minute bout at WrestleMania.

Also Read:- Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose Announced for WWE WrestleMania 32

3. Kalisto Versus Alberto Del Rio Versus Neville Versus Dolph Ziggler Versus The Miz Versus Sin Cara

Last year, seven of the company’s most talented workers clashed in a ladder match opener with the Intercontinental Championship on the line. Not only did it give all of the men a slot at WrestleMania, but it added a kick to the show reminiscent of the days of the Money in the Bank match.

This year, U.S. Champion Kalisto is relatively directionless – his program with Alberto Del Rio was seemingly put to bed at Fastlane (although they might have one more match at Roadblock), leaving the champ without a clear cut opponent at WrestleMania. Taking a page from last year’s book, the company can stick several talented workers in a ladder match for an easy ace.

Alberto Del Rio would be a must for the bout, as would feuding ex-champions Dolph Ziggler and The Miz. Neville would fit into a ladder match perfectly, while adding Sin Cara would allow The Lucha Dragons to throw some cooperative spots into the bout. A contest this exciting – with, hopefully, Kalisto retaining his championship – would be a great boost for the show.

Also Read:- Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch Announced for WWE WrestleMania 32

2. Bray Wyatt Versus Finn Balor

Bray Wyatt is an odd man so far in the build to Wrestlemania. Originally, “The Eater of Worlds” was scheduled for a high-profile bout with Brock Lesnar, but the company decided to stick Ambrose with Lesnar, bumping Wyatt’s match up to Roadblock. As of now, Wyatt has nothing scheduled for WrestleMania.

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that there’s still one more one-on-one match scheduled to be made for WrestleMania, set to be announced on Raw within the next week or so. Wyatt seems to be a good candidate for that position, and there’s nobody who’d make a better foil for him than current NXT Champion Finn Balor.

1. Sami Zayn Versus Kevin Owens

With the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reporting that Sami Zayn is scheduled to join WWE’s main roster and participate in a match at WrestleMania 32, excitement is running high – and most fans believe there can be no better opponent for the former NXT Champion than Kevin Owens.

Owens debuted in NXT the night Sami Zayn won the brand’s championship and immediately attacked his best friend, emerging as the challenger for Zayn’s title. Owens soon beat Zayn for the belt, and a rematch was scheduled. Unfortunately, Zayn suffered a freak injury, and the program was cut short… until he attacked Owens in the Royal Rumble and eliminated him from the match.

In the spirit of great Intercontinental Title bouts at WrestleManias past, Zayn and Owens need to settle their issues at the show of shows, this time with a new championship on the line. It’s a story more than a year in the making, and a blowoff on April 3 could do a lot for Zayn, Owens, and WrestleMania 32.