WrestleMania WrestleMania 31 Discussion Thread v2

Discussion in 'PPV's & Specials' started by Roadster, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Since the Live Discussion has been closed till the night (I suppose) of the event, and I was told to discuss it elsewhere, here it is.
     
  2. Goldust vs. Stardust = The only match I'd be happy to see from Goldust and Stardust.
     
  3. Well... I'd much rather have ATGMBR on the pre-show than this, but okay.

    Source: http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news...atch-on-the-wrestlemania-31-kickoff-pre-show/
     
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  4. Seth Rollins vs Randy Orton seems like it should be pretty entertaining.. but honestly I hope they're all pretty solid matches.. that's definitely asking for too much though I have a feeling.
     
  5. I'm really looking forward to Rollins vs Orton.

    I think the majority of the matches can be good, except the divas match which I kinda have a feeling they'll find a way to mess it up by giving it 5 minutes, ATGMBR is a candidate, as well as Taker/Wyatt. I'd like to be proven wrong, though.
     

  6. I think the Taker/Wyatt match if done properly could be an epic match between two dark souls.
     
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  7. Here's to hoping, man.
     
  8. Despite the fact that the build-up has left something to be desired (mostly in terms of how little they've built up the world title match by having no interactions between Reigns and Lesnar since January) and the fact that some of the obvious match finishes will annoy me, it's still an interesting Wrestlemania card on paper. But really, I'm already looking forward to Wrestlemania 32. Let's just get this one out of the way.
     
  9. #9 Red Rain, Mar 22, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
    This speaks to the rather large elephant in the room that nobody openly talks about:
    Of all the Wrestlemania's from 1-31, this particular Wrestlemania appears (at least right now) to be a filler Wrestlemania.
    From the outside looking in, it seems like Wrestlemania sort of snuck up on management and they are scrambling on how this Wrestlemania ought to be booked.
    The only match that has the air of 'finally... its happening' would be the Cena/Rusev match because the pay off has a large tagline attached to it.

    I wouldn't blame this so much on injuries so much. Wrestlemania 18's main players were on the shelf just three months prior to the event.
    The NWO, HHH and the Rock all missed significant time prior to the event, yet every match had been booked long beforehand and executed because it was Wrestlemania (despite how many perceived the WCW invasion as a failure)
    This year, each match has either been booked hastily or haphazardly because one of the participants simply could not show up. This isn't how you book Wrestlemania.
    This isn't talent problem, it comes from the top. There is a severe lack of direction. Things are just now ironing out less than two weeks before the event takes place.

    Wrestlemania 31 is filler and shouldn't have to be. Things will get back on track in no time, but booking should have been way the f*ck better than what we've gotten.
     
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  10. Somewhat agree, AMF, but am certain this Reigns vs Lesnar match was set in stone before Wrestlemania 30. The rest of this, not so much
     
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  11. True. The match was likely set in stone. (Though I've read through numerous sources that the outcome and original participants have been interchanged the past couple of months)
    However, be actual booking of this feud prior to the event taking place is awful.
    The Vince/Bret feud started on January 4th 2010. It had a beginning, a middle and an end. Neither men were full time workers yet the climax fit the storyline.
    For a match of this magnitude, the storyline arc should have been written and completed months and months in advance.
    Having two mutes (Lesnar and Reigns) feud is one thing, its another when one of them is absent (Lesnar) and the other has been booked 'tongue in cheek'.
    Upon Reigns return, squashing jobbers (even two at a time) each week would have been more effective then being pinned by Big Show.
    This way, Reigns could have earned this spot based on his own merit rather than making it glaringly obvious of their intentions when most had questions about him, anyway.
    'Passing of the torch' matches can't be taken lightly. Lesnar is passing the torch, yet Reigns booking is as dull as anybody's in recent memory for a match of this magnitude.

    Warrior was booked better. Diesel was booked better. The only person's booking comparable to Reigns is Batista (WM 21), whose history with HHH was well documented.
     
  12. You know, I don't think this WM will be that terrible of a show to watch. I do think the build has been utter crap and has made me stop watching Raw, but the matches can deliver. IC ladder match, Orton/Rollins, the main event could be fun... Uh... Well, this didn't turn out to be as big of a list as I thought it'd be when I started typing. Anyway, I have to say I'm more looking forward to the post-WM Raw than the PPV itself.
     
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  13. Well, looks like The Ascension is gonna have a spot at Mania. They're gonna participate in the ATGMBR :woohoo:
     
  14. lose*
     
  15. Well, hopefully they make Viktor look like a bitch and Konnor do something.. Ascension gimmick could work, I think the main issue is Viktor.
     
  16. Well, of course :bischoff:
     
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  17. I still can't tell the difference, and I watch every single episode of NXT mfw
     
  18. This show is going to be horrible. I can't believe how cheesy the RTWM was. Good god this product is in a shitty place right now
     
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  19. Lame, I'd prefer it if the jobber/midcarders Battle Royal was on the pre-show. After all, it should be less important than your tag team TITLE match. I kinda wish they would spend more time reinventing the tag team division to have made this main-show worthy.

    You know it's bad when the only match I am legitimately hyped for is the IC title match, and that's because all competitors are amazing and I'm a fan of them all. Sting vs Triple H, Wyatt vs Taker and Orton vs Rollins will most likely be good too, Rusev vs Cena could be quite fun.
     
  20. I am just excited for the ladder match, and to finally see Taker.