Saturday, 12 April 2014

Wrestlemania 30 and RAW thoughts - The Undertaker, Daniel Bryan & More!!!!

I'm a bit behind on this post as wasn't able to watch Wrestlemania straight away!! After having caught up with Wrestlemania and this weeks RAW - I thought I would give an update!

I really enjoyed this years Wrestlemania - it seemed to have it all and was packed full of memorable moments. This is what I perceive to be the highlights of the past week.

Wrestlemania 30

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan vs HHH was a great way to start the show - the match itself was excellent - in my opinion easily the match of the night.

My thoughts going into Wrestlemania were that Daniel Bryan was obviously going to win. The feud had been booked in such a fashion that there was no way that The Authority wouldn't get their comeuppance.

However, I watched the match unfold and started doubting myself - would the WWE throw another curveball? They did it at Summerslam 2013, so it's not out of the realms of possibility it could happen again? I have been watching wrestling for 22 years and like to think I'm pretty knowledgeable on all things WWE - however they still manage to shock me at times.

Luckily for all of us Daniel Bryan fans, they didn't disappoint. Daniel won and headed to the main event - where he won the WWE World heavyweight title in a decent, spot filled match. It was what we all wanted and it made sure Wrestlemania ended on a high.

What we all wanted......
Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar: End of the Streak

Unfortunately this had been ruined for me before I even watched it - I heard it on the news on BBC Radio 1 and even though I tried to cover my ears I caught the words 'historic loss'. So it was pretty obvious what was being referred to!

Regardless I enjoyed the match and thought it resulted in one of the most emotional Wrestlemania moments of all time. The stunned silence and shock on everyone's face when Taker lost was just unbelievable. I went into this match and had thoughts after on how much of a mistake it was to end the Streak. I'm still unsure of how I feel about it - on one hand I think it should have remained intact until his official retirement, on the other I feel that putting someone else over was the right thing to do. It says a lot of The Undertaker that he went with the latter.

Other random thoughts from the show

Loved Cesaro winning the Andre battle royal - the reaction from the crowd to the bodyslam on Big Show was great.

Future Main Eventer.....
I think Bray Wyatt should have beaten John Cena - hopefully he will win the rematch at Extreme Rules. A win on the "Grandest Stage of Them All" would have really helped Wyatts career.

"He's got the whole world in his hands"
The Crowd were awesome and always make such a big difference to my enjoyment of a show.

Watching the battle royal made me realise how many stars are there doing absolutely nothing - Ziggler, Kidd, Gabriel, 3MB, Ryder, Clay, R Truth, Miz - the list goes on.

I heard of the Ultimate Warriors death before watching Mania and RAW - it felt quite sad to watch knowing this already. RIP Warrior.

Like the opening segment with Hogan , Rock and Austin - it felt like a nod to the past and a toast to the future. Wrestlemania 30 felt like the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.

RAW 07/04/2014.

The post Mania RAW is always eventful and the New Orleans crowd were super hot from the start. It was a great episode of RAW - here are some quick thoughts!

Enjoyed the vignettes for Adam Rose (great character) and Bo Dallas (Bolieve!!!!). The debut of Paige and Alexander Rusev were also enjoyable. I can see Rusev being a monster heel and a big star.

Adam Rose - debuting soon!
Cesaro becoming a "Paul Heyman" Guy. Could be great for Cesaros' career but not sure where it's going? Seems like Cesaro is a face/tweener with one of the most despised men in WWE as his manager - I'm a bit confused.

"The King of Swing" with Paul Heyman
Speaking of Heyman - his promo with Lesnar was awesome.

Heyman can't be beaten on the mic...
Once again, felt sad watching the Ultimate Warrior make his final appearance.....

Goodbye Warrior....

The Wyatts vs Cena, Sheamus and Big E was an enjoyable match and made Bray look strong, even coming off his loss at Mania.

We're here...
It looks like Evolution is reforming and heading for a showdown with The Shield. I loved the show ending brawl with The Shield but wonder how long can they stretch the Authority vs Daniel Bryan story on for. We can add and take away other players in this story but the focus is still the same. One thing is for sure - we do not want to see Daniel Bryan lose the championship for a long time - especially not after all of this build-up!

The Shield and Daniel Bryan
So there you have it! Hope you enjoyed reading! Improvements coming to the blog soon- keep them peeled!!