Tonight’s episode of WWE Main Event is a three-headed monster of sports entertainment!
1. WWE Tag Team Champion Kane vs. Seth Rollins
The WWE’s hottest rivalry has spilled over into Main Event! People can’t get enough of the Shield/Team Hell No beef, and with the tag titles on the line this Sunday at Extreme Rules, things can only intensify from here on out. Don’t be shocked if there are appreances by Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns. This one has the potential to end in an all-out brawl.
2. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett vs. Sin Cara (non-title match)
Welcome back Sin Cara! The WWE Universe hasn’t seen the high-flying superhero in a few weeks, and he faces a tough match in his return against the IC Champ, Wade Barrett. Barrett hasn’t been involved in a proper feud in a while, so it will be interesting to see if this match is a one-off or develops into something more substantial. The answer could be determined by how well the disparate styles of Barrett and Sin Cara mesh in the ring.
3. Cody Rhodes vs. Justin Gabriel
In what should be a solid matchup, master technician Cody Rhodes goes one-on-one with the energetic Justin Gabriel. Cody’s mustache will be ringside.
Also on Main Event tonight, there will be appearances by The Miz and….THE USOS! Where does everyone’s favorite under-utilized tag team fit into the program? You gotta watch to find out!
Welcome to another exciting edition of The Toychest, CDW’s series reviewing Action Figures and other wrestling goodies no 28 year old should admit to purchasing. Previously, I’d reviewed Mattel’s WWE Eliete Series 19 Daniel Bryan, this time around we’ll be taking a look at his partner in Team Hell No, The Big Red Monster, Kane.
A longtime WWE mainstay, since the days of The Attitude Era, Undertaker’s younger brother has probably had hundereds of action figures produced since his debut in 1997. He wears a mask, he’s scary and looks like an action figure come to life, so it’s easy to get this one right. Believe this is the first figure produced of the Devil’s Favorite Demon, to feature his new mask and ring gear that he first appeared in towards the end of 2011.
Has ANYONE checked to see if Heath Slater can actually walk? Anyone? … Someone? …
Tonight’s RAW has actually already been pretaped – as it emanated LIVE from the O2 Arena in London. Yes, I am aware spoilers are available. But that defeats the purpose of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!!
Don’t be that guy.
There is a lot to look forward to tonight! Primarily, European crowds are awesome. Most fans are really dialed into the quality of the live arena crowd at RAW and Smackdown after experiencing a dead crowd in Buffalo some weeks back, and the outrageous crowd on RAW post-Wrestlemania. They may have botched the whole dubya-dubya-2 thing, but Europe really has their crowd participation down solid.
Also in que for tonight (see what I did there?)…
THE BROTHERS OF DESTRUCTION are reuniting!
One of the top Tag-Teams of all time are uniting with the current Team Hell No iteration and will be taking on the Shield in 6-man tag action.
Brock Lesnar stole all of the attention off of Triple H regarding his WM29 win by way of assassinating 3MB.
What will be The Game’s response? He’s in London ya know!
CM Punk walked out on RAW last week with a shoulder shrug and a brother hug with Paul Heyman.
Will he show up tonight – or will Paul explain his absence, of that which will be quite noticeable.
Jack Swagger, for all of his decrees, has lost to everyone. Is he out of the World Heavyweight Title hunt?
If so, who is in? Is it Alberto Del Rio – or someone who has yet to be named?
Will John Cena have a response to Ryback allowing the champ to be dismantled by the Shield?
So many wrinkles here. WWE.com is teasing a possible fourth member of the Shield. Is this just conjecture, or is there one more person waiting to be added to this stable?
Hang with us tonight @dukeswrestling as we discuss all this, and nothing else whatsoever!
We all know how epic the crowd interactions were at last nights RAW. It was clear, the audience was completely dialed in and the left over Wrestlemania crowd really had a chance to shine in the smaller enclosed IZOD Center arena.
So give the people EXACTLY what they want. And it was just a step-wise progression of marking out from there.
First, they went insane when Daniel Bryan came out. The core crowds always do.
When the Shield interrupted the Undertaker – we really thought we were going to get the Old Guard getting worked over by the New. Then hellfire and brimstone rained down and the Brothers of Destruction were united once more. And the above segment was a strong competitor for the highlight of the night.
If this gift from the Wrestling Gods (yes JBL included) was not enough – the entire bit was capped off with this pose: Continue reading →
With no offense to Y2J, this was the highlight of my night.
I can’t help but notice so many people are down on this guy – and, well, taking all the bait WWE is clearly laying out to build heat on the most talented man yet to debut on the main roster.
Coincidentally enough, if Fandango and Big E. Langston can avoid having a scheduled match for the next two weeks, they will tie one another for being the first Superstars ever to debut on the main roster on the Wrestlemania card. Yeah. Stats. Know about ‘em.
Alright, so where were we…
Ah, the ever windy road the Wrestlemania 29. Here is what we have tonight:
Dolph Ziggler and Big E. will challenge for the Tag Titles against Kane and DB – buuuuuut what can that hellion AJ Lee do to throw Team Hell No off there game?
Alberto Del Rio is going to be looking to settle ALL the scores with Jack Swagger after he incapacitated Ricardo Rodriguez last week.
Will Randy Orton and Sheamus accept Big Show as their teammate against Shield at WM?
Chris Jericho and the Miz are still pursuing Randy Ortons IC title.
CM Punk has reaaaalllly irked the Deadman. It seems he may be trying to play head game with the Undertaker to force a mistake that could result in a DQ win and culmination of the streak.
Triple H and Brock Lesnar are booked, going no DQ – no holds barred. Expect recap and discussion.
And the Rock has (finally) arrived in Philly for tonights RAW and will be confronting John Cena with a heated… I don’t know. They’ll posture around for a bit, but have a lot of work to do to explain why they are the main event.
All this and, well, yeah much much more. So much to do – in so much time.