Make no mistake about it, John Cena and the Undertaker will be squaring off at WrestleMania 34, despite a confusing build that could end up looking rather genius in the end.
So let’s get through the question that everyone is probably asking right now; Is the match going to take place?
Yes. Yes. Yes (using Daniel Bryan voice).
The 2 WWE icons will be facing off in an “impromptu” match at WrestleMania, but it won’t be in a traditional build, as a match of this magnitude may have warranted.
So why did WWE go this route? Because of the luxury of being able to do so.
The WrestleMania 34 card is stacked and WWE felt very confident in a slow build for a Cena/Taker match due to the strength of the match lineup.
Things changed when Daniel Bryan was cleared to perform at the annual event as WWE saw an already great card, get even stronger.
So, WWE, who is always looking to create a special “WrestleMania moment”, is treating this as an opportunity to do just that on the “Grandest Stage of Them All”.
According to a source, WWE is planning for John Cena to cut a promo at the event in some form or fashion (most likely in the ring) and run down the Undertaker yet again.
At that point, Undertaker will appear and the two will have an impromptu match, more like a Street Fight.
WWE is considering Undertaker’s biker gimmick to respond to Cena, which would go in-line with Undertaker’s apparent “retiring” of the Deadman after his loss to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33.
WWE could squeeze 1-3 more matches out of the Biker gimmick, while still honoring the retirement of Undertaker’s Deadman gimmick.
Tune in Sunday to see how it all unfolds live.
Seth Rollins Talks Kenny Omega, Roman Reigns
WWE superstar Seth Rollins, who just lost his Intercontinental Championship to Dean Ambrose at the WWE TLC PPV, was recently interviewed by Iridian Fierro of La Ley 107.9 and discussed a number of topics.
Rollins talked about his desire to eventually have a match with Kenny Omega, who is set to become a free agent in January and will likely be heavily pursued by WWE when he does so.
“I think I’m the absolute best and make no doubt about it, Kenny Omega is also one of the best in the world” Rollins said.
Rollins also said that he speaks to Roman Reigns once a week to see how he is doing as he battles leukemia.
You can hear the entire interview below:
WWE Network Adds Becky Lynch Documentary
The hot streak that SmackDown superstar Becky Lynch has been on over the past several weeks continues on WWE Network.
A brand new documentary honoring Lynch, easily the WWE’s hottest superstar at this time, has been added to the WWE Network and is now available for subscribers.
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw: Who won this week? December 10, 2018
For Raw, their main event was between Seth Rollins and Baron Corbin in a TLC match for the Intercontinental championship and it was a great match to end the show. It had some crazy spots and was intriguing from start to finish. To make things even more interesting, Heath Slater’s story of him being a referee played into this as well and questions what lies ahead with him too. Rollins ended up winning so the championship match with Dean Ambrose at TLC is still on.
For Smackdown, the opening match between Daniel Bryan and Mustafa Ali was as good as it sounds. Along with that, they had a promo before their match started in where Daniel Bryan picked on Ali and ended up slapping him right in the face. Bryan ended up winning after applying the heel hook,which may be his new finishing submission since he has been doing that the past few weeks. After the match, Bryan proceeded to attack Ali even more on the entrance ramp, giving him all the momentum in his title match against AJ Styles.
For Raw, it seems a little crazy that they are trying to embrace that their ratings are at an all time low. To open the show, Seth Rollins had some things to get off his chest towards Baron Corbin. In his rant,he stated that the ratings were at an all time low and that the recent shows have been bad because of Corbin. While it is a good way for management to look bad, it still looks bad to address the bad numbers and try to think of a bailout reason to address why that is.
For Smackdown, the rap battle between the Bar and the Usos was bad and good at the same time. While it was pretty humorous to see the Bar try their best Vanilla Ice impersonation, the whole concept of having a rap battle is what made it bad. While it did help build up the tag team championship match at TLC, their could’ve been another route WWE could’ve gone.
The Final Verdict
With TLC being this Sunday, both brands needed to put on good shows to get fans prepared for the PPV. Both shows did give a lot of time building it up, but things feel a lot smoother on Smackdown compared to Raw. Smackdown has done a really good job of putting time into their championship matches along with things just meant for their show. A prime example of this is giving proper build up for the WWE Championship match while at the same time wanting fans to turn in every week to see where things go for the Miz and Shane McMahon as the Miz keeps trying to get Shane on his side. Due to this,Smackdown had the better show this week and overall had a really good build for all of their matches at TLC. In conclusion, the matches for Smackdown have all the momentum going into TLC.
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