March 21, 2017
Holy Crap I can’t believe that this time of the year is already here. When this finally publishes we will be roughly a week and a half from the biggest event of the entire year. I’m writing this at the beginning of March so some of the topics in this post may not be concrete but I do know the wrestling business. What I do know for sure is that Vince McMahon wants to bounce back from Wrestlemania 32 last year, a year that a lot of people are calling one of the worst Mania’s in recent memory. That’s because leading into mania 32, there were a ton of injuries. Knock on wood this year hasn’t been nearly as bad on the roster which is good. So with that said, what can we expect to see at the big event?
This year we’ve got a decent amount of matches which are shaping up to put on a hell of a show, and for the first time in a few years, I am geniunely looking forward to almost every match announced, save for one or two, because of the build. So far we’ve got Goldberg/Lesnar for the Universal Title, Owens/Jericho for the US Title, Bray/Orton for the WWE Championship, Sasha/Charlotte/Bayley for the Raw Women’s Championship, A Multi-Woman match of some kind for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Those matches are all very good matches, lets throw in a few more that might as well be set in stone.
Cena/Nikki vs. Miz/Myryse in a Mix tag. I’ll admit this match I hated the idea of originally but they’ve booked it excellent so far. While it hasn’t been announced formally yet it’s going to happen at this point. Barron Corbin/ Dean Ambrose for the IC Title, Likely a Triple Threat Tag Team Title Match for Raw, then we’re going to have what appears to be Nevelle/Austin Aries for the Cruiserweight Championship.
The last match that hasn’t been announced but is pretty much a lock is Taker vs. Roman Reigns. Now this match draws my ire because I’m pretty sure that they are going to book Roman to go over Taker at Wrestlemania and I FUCKING hate that. Not because I’m not a Roman reigns fan, I’m really not, but that’s beyond the point. I hate the fact that WWE wants to continue to push Roman Reigns even if the Audience doesn’t want to react to him which has been the case since this whole idea started some years ago. WWE needs to get off the Roman Reigns Hype train, but that’s a topic for next week.
Wrestlemania is going to be a hell of a show this year. That’s pretty much a guarantee. WWE always pulls out all the stops to make sure that the biggest show of the year delivers and so far I haven’t found a year where I’m excited going into the show but this year I feel like there’s a lot more excitement, a lot more draw, and a lot more prep then last year for obvious reasons. April 2nd is going to be a great show and I know that the Wrestling world will either be watching at home, or sitting in the arena cheering as loud as they possibly can.
That’s it for this edition of “Book It” next week, we’re going to break down the Roman Reigns Experiment and I’m going to talk about why I feel like it failed. Until next week everyone I’m Kyle Robinson picking up the pen and closing the book on this subject.