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WWE WrestleMania 35 Preview/Predictions

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

NXT TakeOver: New York (or TakeOver: Brooklyn V?) came, conquered and impressed everyone in all its glory.

300-pound Heavyweight Hanson performed a handspring back elbow and a top rope senton to the floor, Velveteen Dream was the GODDAMN STATUE OF LIBERTY and the main event between Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole delivered more wows than a summer blockbuster.

To be frank – WrestleMania will pale in comparison to its NXT counterpart and that’s to put it nicely, despite the fact that Mania will run more than twice the amount of time and contain more than three times as many matches.

Below are our predictions to shape Mania into a halfway decent show. If you’ve followed the Raw side (without falling asleep), the build has been abysmal while SmackDown has held themselves together better thanks to Kofi Kingston’s journey, but there are still some flaws here and there.

Let’s get to it.

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PWO Intermission – Episode 13 – Ready To Celebrate

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*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode of Intermission, the 15-minute podcast where Host Nicholas Jason Lopez breaks down current pro wrestling news and shoots on social media! 

Whimsical Topics Include: 

  • Sting/Batista/The Rock To Appear On Raw Tonight? 
  • Useless Wrestling Knowledge 
  • The Shield Reunion At FastLane? 
  • GFW Deletes Master Tapes Of Amped 
  • Who Interrupts Roman Reigns Tonight? 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

  • Check out new episodes of Intermission on YouTube every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:45 PM! 
  • For Apple/iPhone Users – Download the Stationhead app today so you can tune into Nick’s exclusive 30-minute live pro wrestling talk show, “Pro Wrestling Banter!” to debut at 11:30 PM tonight! 
  • Follow Nick on Twitter @NickJasonLopez as he Live-Tweets Raw, SmackDown Live and NXT every week! 

 

WWE Backlash 2007 Reaction

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

Fresh off the thriller that was WWE WrestleMania 23, that year’s Backlash had plenty to offer itself.

Let’s start with the Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Champion The Undertaker and Batista that actually stole the show.

That would’ve been the main event if you ask us.

There were other moments that you probably didn’t realize happened here – Vince McMahon was crowned ECW World Champion (eye-roll), WWE Women’s Champion Melina and Mickie James traded fists while in splits and a Batista spear literally brought the stage down.

This made us realize that 2007 maybe wasn’t so bad after all, as veterans like Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker delivered gutsy performances.

Now, let’s get to the nooks and crannies of “WrestleMania 23: The Important Stuff Part II.”

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Let’s Get Ready To Royal Rumble

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By Anthony Zevoteck

 

It’s that wonderful time of year again, where dreams are made and hopes are destroyed with Wrestlemania not far down the road.

Yep – the Royal Rumble.

The Royal Rumble match is easily my favorite event of the year, since it brings the excitement of finding out this year’s definite WrestleMania main eventer along with the general nostalgia of surprise returns.

It’d be an understatement to say the last two Rumbles have met great fan criticism with Batista (2014) and Roman Reigns (2015) winning – two babyfaces who weren’t “over” and forced WrestleMania plan changes both years.

This year, Vince McMahon has set Reigns up well as the source of his vengeance, giving the valiant babyface the biggest Rumble obstacle yet – defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the actual match against 29 other superstars. I like this move because it establishes McMahon as a pure evil genius while adding more intrigue to the match.

The fun part of it all is that this gives an unpredictability factor that’ll allow for social media to come abuzz. Who’ll return? Do they have a shot to become Champion?

To add to this “buzz,” I’d like to take a look at my top five guys who could benefit from this sudden opportunity to leave the Rumble as Champ.

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