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Found 5th Mar
WWE Universal Title Match
Bill Goldberg vs. Kevin Owens
RAW Women's Title Match
Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Jack Gallagher vs. Neville

RAW Tag Team Title Match
Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns

Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks

Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn

Kickoff Pre-show
Noam Dar and Brian Kendrick vs. Akira Tozawa and Rich Swann

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I hope the Universal Title match doesn't go the obvious way.
I'm not a fan of part timers holding titles, especially Goldberg!

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fonzie2107

I hope the Universal Title match doesn't go the obvious way.I'm not a fan … I hope the Universal Title match doesn't go the obvious way.I'm not a fan of part timers holding titles, especially Goldberg!


I'm hoping for a Jericho and Lesnar interference with Owens coming out on top.

hass123

I'm hoping for a Jericho and Lesnar interference with Owens coming out on … I'm hoping for a Jericho and Lesnar interference with Owens coming out on top.



​Goldberg to win. Then Lesnar to face Goldberg at WrestleMania. Then Fin Balor to take it back from Lesnar..

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Dawsy

​Goldberg to win. Then Lesnar to face Goldberg at WrestleMania. Then Fin B … ​Goldberg to win. Then Lesnar to face Goldberg at WrestleMania. Then Fin Balor to take it back from Lesnar..


The Demon King finally taking back what was his? Good call

Does anyone know if a second wwe network free trial will work with a different email? Or will you need a different card too

I can see Goldberg winning.

I really like the guy as a wrestler. But Kevin has been putting in the work, trolling the old man on twitter.

Sick of these oldies coming back and kicking ass then leaving. Rock needs to stop doing his boring ass shtick.

Maybe wwe will surprise me.

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Bure11

Does anyone know if a second wwe network free trial will work with a … Does anyone know if a second wwe network free trial will work with a different email? Or will you need a different card too


It should work with a different PayPal account

hass123

It should work with a different PayPal account


Thanks. I'll give it a go and see what happens

Original Poster

benjammin316

I can see Goldberg winning. I really like the guy as a wrestler. But … I can see Goldberg winning. I really like the guy as a wrestler. But Kevin has been putting in the work, trolling the old man on twitter. Sick of these oldies coming back and kicking ass then leaving. Rock needs to stop doing his boring ass shtick. Maybe wwe will surprise me.


Lol Goldberg didn't just get trolled, he got third degree burn roasted by KO on Twitter this past week

benjammin316

I can see Goldberg winning. I really like the guy as a wrestler. But … I can see Goldberg winning. I really like the guy as a wrestler. But Kevin has been putting in the work, trolling the old man on twitter. Sick of these oldies coming back and kicking ass then leaving. Rock needs to stop doing his boring ass shtick. Maybe wwe will surprise me.


I think Goldberg has been awful since his return in every way. Kevin Owens is pure gold and he deserves the hold the title walking into mania.

Lesnar is the only part timer I like because I have a huge man crush on him X)

Bure11

I think Goldberg has been awful since his return in every way. Kevin … I think Goldberg has been awful since his return in every way. Kevin Owens is pure gold and he deserves the hold the title walking into mania. Lesnar is the only part timer I like because I have a huge man crush on him X)




Yeah lesnar gets a pass because you know he can still do it, all the time if he wanted.

He's not scared to say it's a job, he does it for the money thats all. It's a refreshing change from bs about the fans or childhood dreams etc.

Super city biatch

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benjammin316

Yeah lesnar gets a pass because you know he can still do it, all the time … Yeah lesnar gets a pass because you know he can still do it, all the time if he wanted. He's not scared to say it's a job, he does it for the money thats all. It's a refreshing change from bs about the fans or childhood dreams etc. Super city biatch


Lesnar definitely has the ability to wrestle like in the early 00's, but with this Suplex City gimmick and Paul Heyman doing all the talking, and with WWE paying him so much just for standing around and doing a few suplexes and F5's, why bother (and it's not like he can't talk on the mic because he definitely can talk, he is very good on the mic. The few interviews he's had the past two years he's done great on the mic, it's just that he's got arguably one of the best ever in Paul Heyman by his side)

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Bure11

I think Goldberg has been awful since his return in every way. Kevin … I think Goldberg has been awful since his return in every way. Kevin Owens is pure gold and he deserves the hold the title walking into mania. Lesnar is the only part timer I like because I have a huge man crush on him X)


KO I thought was not being set loose to the max which constituted the hate from fans, definitely I felt he was underachieving in terms of credibility compared to how he was in NXT, but a few weeks ago finally the guy was set loose on Jericho. Hate it that he's likely to lose the belt tonight to Oldberg.

hass123

Lesnar definitely has the ability to wrestle like in the early 00's, but … Lesnar definitely has the ability to wrestle like in the early 00's, but with this Suplex City gimmick and Paul Heyman doing all the talking, and with WWE paying him so much just for standing around and doing a few suplexes and F5's, why bother (and it's not like he can't talk on the mic because he definitely can talk, he is very good on the mic. The few interviews he's had the past two years he's done great on the mic, it's just that he's got arguably one of the best ever in Paul Heyman by his side)




Man, if you go back when he was on the mic all the time, he was great! Heel turn, f5 heyman. Let's go

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Latest odds from Bet Wrestling (Poss Spoilers, American bookies take their predictions from a variety of sources including insiders like Dave Meltzer and scheduled house shows booked after the event). Minus is the favourite and plus is the underdog.

WWE Universal Championship
Kevin Owens(c) +500 vs Goldberg -900

WWE Raw Women's Championship
Bayley(c) +500 vs Charlotte Flair -900

WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson(c) -350 vs Enzo Amore & Big Cass +250

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville -420 vs Jack Gallagher +300

Roman Reigns +1000 vs Braun Strowman -2000 (Undertaker has -200 odds to show up at ringside)

Sami Zayn +700 vs Samoa Joe -1500

Sasha Banks +800 vs Nia Jax -1700

Rich Swann & Akira Tozawa -215 vs The Brian Kendrick & Noam Dar +165

hope Goldberg doesn't give a lesnar this time.

killstreak

hope Goldberg doesn't give a lesnar this time.




Its annoying how it's booked really.

Goldberg defeats the beast, the conqueror in less that 2mins. How is it possible he'd go longer with anyone else.

Maybe I'm thinking into it too much, gah. I'm too old for this

benjammin316

Its annoying how it's booked really. Goldberg defeats the beast, the … Its annoying how it's booked really. Goldberg defeats the beast, the conqueror in less that 2mins. How is it possible he'd go longer with anyone else. Maybe I'm thinking into it too much, gah. I'm too old for this


All I can think of is Lesnar took him way too lightly so got caught off guard instantly. Owens was smart and found out a good plan to last longer.

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Bure11

All I can think of is Lesnar took him way too lightly so got caught off … All I can think of is Lesnar took him way too lightly so got caught off guard instantly. Owens was smart and found out a good plan to last longer.


Goldberg had a shoulder injury so Lesnar was told to take him lightly and let him win

Tonight is Goldberg's first singles match against someone other than Brock Lesnar since Feb. 2, 2004.

Bure11

Does anyone know if a second wwe network free trial will work with a … Does anyone know if a second wwe network free trial will work with a different email? Or will you need a different card too


Just keep adding different email accounts to your paypal account.

benjammin316

Its annoying how it's booked really. Goldberg defeats the beast, the … Its annoying how it's booked really. Goldberg defeats the beast, the conqueror in less that 2mins. How is it possible he'd go longer with anyone else. Maybe I'm thinking into it too much, gah. I'm too old for this



​that was fun for some time. but later on it felt like unrealistic. I mean yeah maybe lesnar did not expect, took Goldberg lightly. but even second time it happened at royal rumble and maybe you think that it's deliberate. giving Goldberg a larger than life kind of image. let's see what happens tonight, I think Owens will win, just because of the shock factor. Goldberg defeats lesnar twice and Owens defeats godlberg.

21 seconds.

Unbelievable.

What a joke.

benjammin316

21 seconds. Unbelievable. What a joke.



Not much else they could do from a booking perspective, Owens going longer than Lesner would make Lesner look weak. I'm sure Lesner only agreed to the squash because there was a title run at the end of it.

You could have had Owens being focused and maybe getting away from him for a while, but Goldberg winning was inevitable.

Not that I agree with it but WWE have Goldberg booked in for numerous PPVs before Wrestlemania.
He's obviously not fully fit being out of the game for so long so they are playing along with his theme of destroying people. Rapidly.

It makes sense but it's already got stale and it's obvious that Lesnar will beat him at Mania.

KO v Y2J for the US title at Mania too.

After all these years wwe are still clueless. Goldberg march and reigns winning were both a joke. My interest in mania has just dropped.

Bure11

After all these years wwe are still clueless. Goldberg march and reigns … After all these years wwe are still clueless. Goldberg march and reigns winning were both a joke. My interest in mania has just dropped.


Charlottes PPV streak gone also. #fastlame

Oldberg clearly can't wrestle a full match.

dtovey89

Not that I agree with it but WWE have Goldberg booked in for numerous … Not that I agree with it but WWE have Goldberg booked in for numerous PPVs before Wrestlemania.He's obviously not fully fit being out of the game for so long so they are playing along with his theme of destroying people. Rapidly.It makes sense but it's already got stale and it's obvious that Lesnar will beat him at Mania.KO v Y2J for the US title at Mania too.



Agreed. It's good business, but it's not really satisfying to watch. Still it'l come to a head at Mania and I think all in all it'll have been a decent little run.

Also, his mic work has improved no end. Well delivered, well written. I've really enjoyed his comeback, a little too sugary with the "superhero for kids" side of it, but I understand why it's there.

Original Poster

Terrible PPV overall, but first the good - best match surprisingly was the Neville Gallagher match (doing the Brits proud). The tag match ending was alright, nothing special, and the Joe Zayn match was a good match (although I felt they were saving up for maybe a Wrestlemania match). Also no Stephanie in the arena despite being subject to a boring phone call with Foley.

Now the bad - Reigns going over Strowman blows all of the monster build up and credibility Strowman had before in favour of making Roman look 'strong' again. Charlotte losing and having her streak ending was terrible booking considering it could have easily been done at Mania (although leaks show it's likely to be a fatal 4 way for the RAW Womens championship), also wtf was the referee doing when Sasha attacked Charlotte? In normal cases the ref would have immediately called for a disqualification but instead the ref had a breakdown and let the match continue. Nia Jax's lack of in ring ability was exposed, Rusev got shafted by a roided up Jinder Mahal and then by the Big Show (probably the last guy on the roster who needs a win right now). And Owens got robbed, Goldberg's son has yet to see his dad actually wrestle. Owens was made to look a weak jobber to a 50 year old by losing in 22 seconds. If it was an actual wrestling match Goldberg would have got utterly thrashed by Owens by getting gassed out in 2 minutes and made to look like he doesn't belong, but of course Goldberg is the 'star attraction'.

These 'stars' are supposed to put over the roster, but what is likely to happen? Wrestlemania Goldberg drops the belt to another part timer Lesnar who keeps the Universal Championship, because he's the part timer he's going to keep the belt and only show up at PPVs like last time, whilst the roster has to work their backsides off to try and stay relevant whilst being restricted by PG and wrestling move restrictions. The Universal Championship credibility is going to be in tatters by the end of June, and then on Draft day WWE Creative is going to wreck SmackDown Live in favour of their so called 'flagship' RAW.

However the Wrestlemania match between Goldberg and Lesnar, my prediction - Unlike Wrestlemania 20 (which Stone Cold had to try and save, because it was a disastrous match), Lesnar will rip so many new ones into Goldberg in front of his son and wife to get his monster credibility back, that it will make Cena Summerslam 2014 look like a cuddlefest.

My hype for Wrestlemania is very low at this point, but looking at RAW tonight I expect Finn Balor to return and likely a Undertaker challenge to Finn. That if it happens and coupled with what happens with the SmackDown Live WWE Championship #1 contender match (AJ Styles vs Randy Orton this week!) would make me watch the event, otherwise I would sleep through the event and watch in the morning.

Edit - Undetaker vs Reigns (aka heel turn incoming) and looks like they're going through with the AJ Shane McMahon match.
Edited by: "hass123" 9th Mar

I enjoyed it for the most part. I agree Nevilles match was surprisingly good, along with Joes match.

However, I would disagree with the comments about the Reigns & Strowman match. I don't like Reigns but I would probably say it was one of, if not, the best match I've seen him in. Strowman probably shouldn't have lost but he didn't look weak in doing so - in fact he showed massive promise for a 'big guy' - he's fast, he can sell and his wrestling had improved massively - I now want to see his matches - unlike Reigns.

But I will agree, I didn't see the sense of Charlotte losing - especially when they hyped her PPV win streak at the Royal Rumble and never mentioned it here. That and Bayley looking weak and now semi-heelish - hasn't helped her.

Original Poster

Can't wait for NXT Takeover, Asuka v Ember Moon, a Triple Threat Tag Elimination match between AOP, DIY and the Revival, and the NXT Championship match between Roode and Nakamura. Also a chance of Nakamura showing up at Wrestlemania if he loses to Roode.

hass123

Also a chance of Nakamura showing up at Wrestlemania if he loses to … Also a chance of Nakamura showing up at Wrestlemania if he loses to Roode.



I hope not. It doesn't feel like the other guys who've come up have found their places on the roster yet, bring them up one at a time, let the become established. In fact, I think Roode might be up before Nakamura.

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Krooner

I hope not. It doesn't feel like the other guys who've come up have found … I hope not. It doesn't feel like the other guys who've come up have found their places on the roster yet, bring them up one at a time, let the become established. In fact, I think Roode might be up before Nakamura.


It would be awesome if Shane bails out last minute then announces at Wrestlemania that AJ's opponent is Nakamura. I would mark out celebrating from the morning rooftops if that happened.
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