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Two storylines converged on Monday night and I don't think WWE even realizes it. Triple H spoke of the respect he has for Ric Flair, and in doing so, he confirmed why Charlotte Flair is a part of the Ronda/Becky storyline. There's no other reason to include a genuine third wheel to two people that have built the story on their own without any help from Charlotte besides mocking Becky. If the match does end up main eventing Wrestlemania (I'd put the odds at being lower now than a month ago, which pains me to say), that's why Charlotte is there. So she can be one of the first women to headline Wrestlemania.

Last night, Charlotte and Becky should not have closed Smackdown that way. Who is writing this? First of all, Becky on crutches is not working. If she's not legit injured, they should have had her say she's 100% last night. I don't need to see her hobbling through the match at Fastlane and all the way to Wrestlemania. At some point, you look less like an underdog and more like a charity case. Her underdog-ness came from being NOT the chosen one. Giving her an injury is an unnecessary crutch, so to speak.

But the best parts of this feud, and the parts that re-ignite my interest, are when it's Becky and Ronda, inside or outside the ring. Monday night was really good. Ronda is a heel and the beatdown was good. I'm not a fan of saying wrestling is all pretend and now she'll be an actual fighter? She was fine the way she was, she doesn't need to now look like she's UFC Ronda. But it works between her and Becky. Charlotte continues to muddy the waters. And I think Charlotte is fantastic, especially as a heel. But if there's a true definition of a third wheel, It's Charlotte to this feud. It is only taking away, not adding.

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Yep. You're right but I am sure we fuck, we're getting a better match with her added.

On a side note.. anyone having problems with Torrie being induced to HOF can go choke on a dick.
She was the hottest WWE diva ever (til Mandy Rode came along). And she dominated SmackDown for most her time there.

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Just caught a glimpse of an ad by accident of Brock and Reigns match with Brock as the champion. You've gotta be kidding me lol


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Ronda going off on fake wrestling and all that isn't the way to go. Touching on that to get her to be more of a fighter was fine, but leaning into it is just hurting the overall feud. If they're building towards the wrestler beating the fighter, that's just silly. We know in a genuine fight, Ronda would likely beat the women and the men too. I find it so hard to believe WWE is pushing this, but they did after all ruin a pure fire main event in Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch. And I'm all but certain it's because they had no intention of ever having Rousey and Becky face each other at Wrestlemania. Plans were made for them, so they went with it, but only on their terms.

It's times like this that it's hard being a fan when the people in charge clearly don't know what they're doing. They chose loyalty over money. Loyalty to themselves, loyalty to generations (Triple H's devotion to the Flairs), loyalty to being right all the time in spite of what the fans tell them. It's why we're inches away from Roman Reigns getting added to the Universal Championship match at Wrestlemania. I genuinely can't remember how many times this would be for Reigns and Lesnar at Wrestlemania, but however many it is, it's that amount too many. But with the newfound respect and adulation for Reigns after his great prognosis, they'll want to try it one more time and one more time it'll blow up in their face. WWE fans are waiting for the right time to go back on the anti-Reigns train, and it's not a matter of if but when.

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And can WWE put a moratorium on using real life death and tragedy in storylines? Natalya having to endure the storyline with the Riott Squad and her recently deceased father, and then Triple H dropping in mentions of Ric Flair's son in his promo. Natalya and Ric were likely OK with both, but WWE should never have to resort to incorporating death into stories. If you can't build a storyline within the wrestling world, then maybe it's not a story worth telling.

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Gotta admire WWE's insistence to not get Becky over since the Royal Rumble, complete with a DQ finish that sends her to Wrestlemania.

Please, for the love of God, take the knee injury away starting tonight. If that's how she fights at Wrestlemania, it's going to suck.

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It's been over a month and a half. She needs to stop selling the damn knee.

Also you KNOW Alexa Bliss is OVER AS FUCK with management. She had been on tv without wrestling. Has a segment on every RAW and now will host WrestleMania. She's the only female wrestler to get this kind of treatment outside Ronda/Char/Becky. And she doesn't have a storyline right now.

That face turn when she kills Lacey Evans for interrupting her will be ICONIC. Crowd is begging for a few days turn. All hail little miss Bliss.

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Glad the crutch is gone. Now the limp can go next week and we're back in business.

The Becky/Charlotte segment does make me wish the actual earned main-event of Wrestlemania, in an alternate universe, was Becky vs. Charlotte.

I wasn't that thrilled with Orton vs. Styles at Mania, but their promo clicked well for a good feud and match. The indy guy that made a name for himself outside of WWE for two decades, and the son of a WWE hall-of-famer that was undoubtedly handed his opportunity (he did rise above his own last name, obviously).

I had no expectation that Kofi would ever be in the WWE Championship match at Wrestlemania, but good god, I think it's happening. What a cool opportunity for mid-carders to see someone who's paid their dues get their moment. Finally.

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SmackDown killed it last night.

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KofiMania baby.
Best story WWE has told (main roster only) since forever

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WWE has officially announced the RAW Women's Championship will headline Wrestlemania. I was hoping they'd leave it a mystery until the night, but it's smart to announce this now. Get them some good publicity going forward that women are headlining. It's unfortunate that outsiders will assume it's entirely because of Ronda Rousey and not the incredible transformation of Becky Lynch over the last seven months. Not to mention that this Wrestlemania match was always meant to be only Rousey and Charlotte.

I knew they wouldn't go with Daniel and Kofi over Brock Lesnar as the main event, and they really can't justify Lesnar when he's been absent for so long. Just two RAWs left until the night to build the match face-to-face with Rollins.

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I’m not convinced and still expect Roman to go on last as usual. :P

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Asuka couldn't have been ready for this god-awful treatment of her since her WWE debut. There should definitely only be one Women's Champion if there are Women's Tag Team Champions, but Asuka shouldn't have won the title at Royal Rumble if it was just going to lead to Charlotte winning it last night to unify the titles at Wrestlemania.

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...they could have just added Asuka to the match, making it a fatal-four way, honestly. It should have simply been Becky/Rousey in the first place, but Charlotte being added already messed that up, so adding another well-deserved talent into the first ever women's Mania main event wouldn't have mattered.

And if they hadn't let Charlotte end Asuka's streak at last year's Mania, and managed to keep it intact until this year's, it would have made the idea of a fatal-four way with her very interesting.

I like Charlotte, she's a great heel, and I certainly consider her one of (if not the) best female talents WWE has ever had, but they're pushing her a bit too much and it hurts the other female talent. Asuka, in particular, keeps getting buried by her.

I'm finding this year's WresteMania pretty damn hard to get excited about. I usually make some sort of plans to watch the event each year, but I don't feel the need to make that attempt this year and see it as just a regular PPV.

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Fuck WWE, They had to ruin everything.

Fucking Asuka reservesSO MUCH than this crap.

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Colin Jost is a great heel.

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Wrestlemania is so odd this year. They fucked things up so bad in so many ways.

-They pinned so much on Ronda/Becky/Charlotte that they went overboard and convoluted it so badly. It got back on track a bit in the lead-up, but then Charlotte won the Smackdown Womens Title this week. I keep reading that people think it won't be on the line at Wrestlemania, but then why have her win it? Why not keep it on Asuka and have her defend it in that Women's Battle Royal instead?

-Speaking of, I know they want to get everyone their Wrestlemania pay by throwing most of the roster into battle royals, but so many names wasted in those two preshow-destined matches. Andrade should be wrestling Rey Mysterio. Braun Strowman should be the Universal Champion instead of Lesnar. The Hardys should be in one of either tag team championship matches that ... aren't happening? Even on the pre-show? Yikes. Not to mention so many women getting wasted without a separate championship match.

-I have no more words for Brock Lesnar. How are we one week away from the big night and I can't remember how many, if any, face-to-face interactions he's had with Seth Rollins. Absolute joke. If he retains at Mania, just cut to the chase and have him defend it once a year. It's embarrassing to see WWE do this to their audience. Just because they know they can.

-I really don't have any excitement to see the guy who married into the business wrestle the guy who lucked his way into a film career. I remember their original feud being decent, but it was never as exciting as when Batista was building towards his big face turn in 2005. Not to mention he somehow sucks more as a heel than a face.

-I'm sure Kurt Angle and Baron Corbin will turn into something else. If it doesn't... poor Angle. Two years of General Manager work, some multi-man tag matches, and poorly promoted "dream" matches that they threw on TV the last few weeks.

-Shane McMahon... again. Every single Wrestlemania... I welcomed his return a few years ago, but I feel his presence has grown stale, even with a heel turn. At least The Miz should get a good babyface victory at Wrestlemania.

-On the plus side... Daniel Bryan and Kofi. Styles and Orton. Joe and Rey. And of course, Becky Lynch (hopefully) holding one or two championships to close Wrestlemania, thus securing a moment that was never meant to be on an event that was never predicted to be headlined by women. I hope the crowd is alive and well for this match, although the running time makes me fear the worst that the audience will be all but dead for it.

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Have there been no rumors of Undertaker or Cena? I know it's a week away so it's very unlikely they'll be there, but it's going to seem bizarre not having them, especially Taker. Not saying they should be on the card just for the sake of it.

This WrestleMania sort of seems like a turning point.

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Undertaker not being advertised and also not being inducted into the hall of fame is a bit contradictory, so I assume he'll make an appearance. Probably to interrupt Elias's musical performance. He wasn't technically advertised for last year, so I think we all just assume he'll appear, just not as the result of a feud.

Cena's name got thrown around a lot to be the surprise opponent for Angle at Wrestlemania, because why waste Angle's last match on Baron Corbin? I'm not sure how they would work that, but it sounds probable as well that Cena will make some sort of appearance.

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Sting said he’d “only come back for Taker” in an interview. If possible they could start the build for that match and have both retire after Mania 36.

I think the card is mostly good, though the legacy matches going on for too long could end that. And I think a tag team title unification match can still be thrown on there to get even more people on the card.

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Asuka losing the title instead of getting a pre-show match was unfortunate, she is one of the best in the division and deserves better. But let’s be real, Asuka has been coming out to crickets, even with tapping out Becky at the Rumble. It would have been absurd to throw her into the main event of Wrestlemania. She needs to turn heel and I think it will happen after Lynch unifies the titles. And unifying the titles seems bizzarely rushed at this point (though always welcome), but two champs + the rumble winner is a main event worthy of legend. Becky and Rhonda by themselves still would have been better, but at least we finally have a reason for Charlotte to be here.

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I also think this Mania is making good on their promise of the New New Era of actually listening to the fans.

1) The two hottest people in company right now, Becky Lynch and Kofi Kingston, will likely walk out of Mania as Champions.

2) The workhouse of the last year, Seth Rollins, will likely get get the biggest of victories and earn the nickname Beastslayer

3) Roman Reigns is not the main event, though there is always the possibility he pulls a WM9 Hogan and walks out Unified Woman’s Champion

4) Other hard-working crowd favorites Finn Balor and Samia Joe get midcard championship matches against soon-to-be hall of famers

Again they could ruin all this by giving Shane and HHH an hour between them (including packages and entrances), killing the pace of an always bloated show. I have hope though.

And I’ll be there! First Mania live!!

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Awesome! Hope you have a great time. Going to be a long show, but definitely would be cool to experience a Wrestlemania live.

They're lucky they did a good few segments between Ronda, Becky and Charlotte in the last week or so. The peak of this was between Becky getting bloodied on the RAW before Survivor Series and the one-two punch of Becky's Rumble win and the RAW after Rumble segment between Becky and Ronda. They've undoubtedly killed some of the momentum, but built it back up to a decent level. Bit of a head-scratcher that they wouldn't have their backstage brawl segment end RAW.

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Funny I just watched that. Pretty damning stuff against WWE. It's stuff we all kind of knew and just kind of ignore (probably like most of today's stars, as they live the dream, only a decade or so away from being tossed aside with no safety net). But it's hard to ignore Oliver's super timely slap in the face of Vince McMahon.

It would be nice to know that when Vince passes on from WWE (take that as you will, cause I doubt he'll ever leave his post while alive), that the next people in charge, whether it's Stephanie, Triple H, whoever, that they'll change how things are for their performers, but I strongly doubt it. If it's made them this much so far, why stop now if people are willing to sacrifice their minds, their bodies, and their lives, for a few good glory years.

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