WrestleMania is finally here. Or like WWE likes to continuously force each and every one of their Superstars to tell us over and over, "the ultimate thrill ride" is here. Okay, WWE. Whatever you're calling it now. This Sunday, the 33rd annual WrestleMania will host a variety of matches (thirteen!) with each and every championship being defended on the grandest stage. Wait, except for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Sorry, Usos.
WWE did pretty good this week in terms of hyping us up for the event. Except for the final segments of both RAW and SmackDown. They were way too generic. So generic in fact, that I'm actually least excited for both the Universal Championship match and the WWE Championship match. Go figure. Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt will be good, I'm sure, but the story progression has been minimal the past few weeks. Brock Lesnar's oversell of Goldberg's bland spear on Monday has me even more worried about their match. But let's gets to the good stuff, and dive right in as we bring to you our five best and five worst moments in the final week before this Sunday's... WRESTLEMAAAAAANIA!
10. WORST - Observation: The Andre The Giant Battle Royal
9. BEST - The Cruiserweights Deliver!
8. WORST - Triple H
What was Triple H talking about during that contract signing? Something about everyone hating millionaires and billionaires because they're jealous? Something about Seth Rollins turning his back on the man and growing a conscious for the people even though Triple H is the one who turned his back on Rollins? I don't know, I drifted off. Does anyone else think he talks too much about things that don't really make sense?
7. BEST - Nia Jax Stands Tall
The women of RAW opened up the show and it wasn't so so bad. The promo at the start wasn't the best, but the match after was really good. Would you expect any less from these three? Oh, I mean four, Nia Jax counts too I guess.
6. WORST - 10-Man Tag Team Match On SmackDown
5. BEST - The Undertaker! And Roman Reigns??
Leave it to WWE's production team to make The Undertaker cooler than ever. Given the fact that he's already the coolest, that's already saying a lot. The Undertaker threatened to murder Roman Reigns this Sunday by hinting at him burying him alive. He then appeared in the ring for an epic stare down and did some lightning tricks with his arms.
4. WORST - Luke Gallows And Karl Anderson
WWE wants Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to be the heels of the tag team division, but they barely get a reaction. No boos. No cheers. I don't know if it's because the fans respect them too much for their work in New Japan Pro Wrestling to boo them, but whatever WWE is doing with these two - it ain't working.
3. BEST - Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn battled for the hundredth time which is more than okay because these two always manage to create magic in the ring. Or outside the ring. Or in the rafters. Wherever they choose to exchange fists, really.
2. WORST - Inconsistency
Remember last month, when Daniel Bryan had to take the SmackDown Women's Championship away from Naomi because he feared her injury would make it so she wouldn't be able to defend the title in the required 30 days. Yeah, he's a liar. We all know that rule doesn't ring true anymore. Brock Lesnar, anybody?
I did more research. Alexa Bliss won the title back that same night he took it away from Naomi which was on February 21st. And guess what? It's been past 30 days and she hasn't defended the title once. Her first title defence will be this Sunday, 40 days after she won it. So uhhhh, what??? Can WWE at least try and follow their own rules?
1. BEST - John Cena!
Damn! John Cena was on fire this week! It amazes me how a crowd can boo someone so hard, and then cheer for them even harder just ten minutes later. It goes to show you just why John Cena is regarded as one of the best in the business.
After The Miz and Maryse showed yet another parody of their reality show Total Bellas, John Cena had some tough words for not only The Miz, but more so Maryse. Maryse says Nikki Bella is the reason she wasn't signed back to a contract a few years ago, but Cena explains the real reason she wasn't hired back is because she's a waste of space, stealing paychecks by pretty much standing there and doing nothing while the other women on the roster actually bust their asses off and wrestle. The only reason she's back now was because The Miz begged WWE to hire her back so he could be on Total Divas. Ouch.
And as for The Miz always complaining about Cena leaving and doing movies? He points out that many Superstars do the same exact thing. Triple H. Randy Orton. Sheamus. Dean Ambrose. And oh yeah, The Miz. The only reason nobody talks about The Miz's movies is because they're crappy sequels to movies Cena has already done.
Kudos to Cena. He turned a Mixed Tag Team match that nobody really cared to initially see into one of the most enticing matches to watch come this Sunday.
Until next time! Watch WrestleMania 33!
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