Road to Wrestlemania RAW/SMACKDOWN recap

THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA..

 

As ‘Mania gets closer and closer, the build continues to get crazier and crazier! There has been so much going on in various storylines as of late and while some of it has been insanely fascinating, other things have left me scratching my head. I am left wondering – What is creative thinking? What sense does that make? Why are things being taken in that direction? What surprises could WWE have in store?

Social media has also been buzzing with both anticipation and disappointment. Here are a few examples:

  • Disappointment – Kurt Angle vs. Baron CorbinKurt was afforded his choice of an opponent for the final match of his career. He decidedly picked the man who had “made his life a living hell as of late”, former RAW GM Baron Corbin. While this does make sense on one hand, fans on social media offered a different opponent – John Cena. The fans do make a good case – John Cena’s opponent in his debut match was none other than Kurt Angle; the match won by Cena. What better way is there for Angle to end his career than to go out on top against the man whose career he helped launch? Could WWE somehow sneak Cena into the match, perhaps have him take out Corbin and take his spot?

 

  • Anticipation – Seth Rollins vs. Brock LesnarThe build to this match has been absolutely phenomenal – from Seth winning the Royal Rumble Match to the weekly promos. Given Rollins’ past matches and his intensity, Rollins is most definitely the fan favorite to win this match. Fans are tired of seeing Lesnar with the belt and lack of title defense. We are ready to see the Universal Championship on RAW every week. If Rollins does emerge victorious, it would set up some very interesting potential future feuds; including Roman Reigns’ possible quest to recapture the title he was forced to vacate.

 

  • Disappointment – Kofi Kingston / Mr. McMahon storylineI don’t even know where to begin with this one – I can only scratch my head. Kofi has never been more over with the fans, and this is his time! He was given a huge opportunity at the Elimination PPV, and boy did he deliver! He and Daniel Bryan put on one hell of a show as the final two competitors in the EC match, elevating Kofi to be the most over he has probably ever been with the fans in his career. Fans demanded Kofi vs. Daniel Bryan at Fastlane. At first, it looked like a lock, with the contract signing on SmackDown. Cue the interruption by Mr. McMahon, and the announcement that Kofi was being replaced by the returning Kevin Owens. Kofi has proven beyond measure that he belongs in the title picture, and this is the storyline that WWE Creative comes up with?! It is seriously lame, and it’s gotten old quickly having to watch Kofi prove himself every week, only to have Mr. McMahon go back on his word. KOFI 4 CHAMP!

 

  • Anticipation – RAW Women’s Championship MatchWhile at first I disagreed with Becky being replaced by Charlotte Flair, this storyline has actually turned out to be quite intense and interesting. The build up to the eventual insertion of Becky Lynch back into the match was crazy. The intensity these three women bring to the ring, coupled with the explosive promos as of late could turn this feud into one hell of a match. With rumors of Ronda Rousey’s exit following ‘Mania, who knows what the future holds for the winner of this match and the RAW Women’s Championship?

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THIS WEEK.. STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!

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Mike on the Mic!

New segment of LitTube which will spearheaded by our very own Mike Thompson! We introduce you to Mike on the Mic! He will give weekly updates in the Pro Wresting world! And of course videos and podcasts! Stay tuned for more!

This week on…  MIKE on the MIC (Part 1):

 

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

At WWE Elimination Chamber, six tag teams (3 from RAW and 3 from SmackDown) competed in a grueling Elimination Chamber match to determine would be the first ever Women’s Tag Team Champions. The match had a lot of great spots – seeing the superstars climbing the walls of the chamber, fighting on top of the pods, big moves and many near pinfalls. 

So.. who came out on top? Your inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions are – The Boss ‘N” Hug Connection.. Bayley and Sasha Banks! 

This just in! Their first official title defense will come at WWE Fastlane, where they will be defending against the Samoan Slaughterhouse – Nia Jax and Tamina! 

 

 

 

WWE Fastlane Preview:

 

Announced matches:

 

 WWE Championship – Daniel Bryan (C) vs. Kevin Owens

 

 SmackDown Tag Team Championship – Miz/Shane (C’s) vs The Usos

 

 SmackDown Women’s Championship – Asuka (C) vs. Mandy Rose

 

 WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship – Sasha/Bayley (C’s) vs. Nia Jax/Tamina