At first I wanted to come up with a more personal entry here. Basically what watching wrestling does mean to me (again) and especially why I like to watch Dean Ambrose. But now, since he has to defend his title against Mark Henry again in slightly more than two hours (and most certainly will lose it after his to date 296 days long reign) I don’t want to make this too long. I couldn’t start to write this piece much earlier because I was stuck a bit within my other writing project because of some distraction that had much to do with Dean Ambrose. Like I said: it’s a personal issue (not with Dean Ambrose but with part of my family) that would need further explanation and I just don’t have the time right now. Just watch this video and you already might get an idea:
Somehow “Cat’s In The Cradle” by Harry Chapin has landed on my iTunes, too, and now plays itself on and on for hours. And I can’t help but sing along. Every. Single. Time. It’s crazy. This phase will probably hold on for a couple of days now until I’ll go back to normal writing days. Hopefully.
That was basically me during the very first segment of RAW when first Hulk Hogan and then Super Cena with him hyped the WWE Network and Wrestlemania. You can hype the Network as much and as long like you do – as long as I don’t move to the U.S.A. I don’t have the chance to subscribe (not that I really want to at all). Then Bray Wyatt gave Super Cena a lesson in how to cut a good promo and for that Super Cena challenged Wyatt for WM30 (how surprising!). But yesterday at RAW Cena had to fight Erick Rowan (very late change from Luke Harper whom Cena will certainly also face). Sure Super Cena had to win and I slightly sense now a Shield vs. Punk scenario in what Bray Wyatt will defeat Super Cena at WM30.
The Authority demanded an apology from Daniel Bryan and afterwards we headed backstage to Kane and The Shield. The Gif above (and the two others down below; Credit goes to ericatheshewolf) belongs to that segment and it’s the exact moment when DA started to mock Kane about his encounters with Daniel Bryan. Because Kane wasn’t satisfied with the recent cracks and antics going on within The Shield and had sensed that it all started when Rollins and Reigns lost their Tag Team Title against The Brotherhood in late 2013. So now they should prove that they are back on the same page; otherwise they could be replaced very fast. Which meant that Rollins and Reigns had a match against the Rhodes brothers
And DA has to defend his U.S. Championship title against Mark Henry on coming Main Event tonight. Very nice by the WWE to show it exclusively on the WWE Network so even if I’d like to subscribe I couldn’t when residing outside the U.S. I’ll get the video somewhere tomorrow anyway but that’s not the same since it’s shown live. Anyway, the very tag team match was quite interesting because to show that The Shield’s unity is there again DA had to let them win, not interfere and cause disqualification. During the match several cameras were directed at him for a huge amount of time. I think also if he would only stand there in a corner doing nothing he’d have more presence and charisma than most of the current WWE roster. The highpoint of him visibly trying to control himself was definitely that (whatever that really was):
That slightly reminds me on this little Regal dance after DA attacked him to start off their feud on FCW:
You are angry and desperately want to do something but at the same time you try to behave because you know you can’t. Just great and very entertaining. In the end it was all for good: Seth Rollins won the match for The Shield and all three members stood back united inside the ring. But the Big Bang awaits just around the corner. Probably tonight when DA will lose his title because Rollins and Reigns don’t interfere and DA goes completely crazy about it.
For the other segments: The Real Americans are still together but who knows for how long. Jack Swagger had to lose against Big E again and the tensions between him and Cesaro went through the roof because Cesaro didn’t want to distract Big E from outside the ring. WWE recently likes to stretch tag team break-ups to an unbearable length. Then The Undertaker made his entrance inside the ring and half an hour later Paul Heyman came out to talk… for another half an hour to hype the match Taker vs. Brrrock Lesnarrr at WM30 (again!).
Then AJ Lee lost (again!) with Tamina on her side against the Bella Twins (and also AJ has to defend her title tonight – very likely that her reign will end up, too). After that Daniel Bryan made his way into the ring to get his WM30 match against Triple H (DB filled the ring with some YES!Movement disciples and all of a sudden the OCCUPY-Movement was born). After two lame tries by Triple H to clear the ring with two (!) men from security and one (!) Damien Sandow Triple H accepted the challenge but DB got even more: if he wins against Triple H at WM30 he’ll be added to the WWE title match and main event at WM30 for a triple threat match against Randy Orton and Batista. For me it’s interesting to read that there is talk about DB getting his big push after Wrestlemania. And I’m just shaking my head wondering how much bigger a push could get than the one DB currently gets? Will we have three hours filled with Daniel Bryan for a couple of months then? If so I’ll be gone watching NXT instead. Sorry, but I’m not and I never will be a Daniel Bryan disciple. Before DB could win the main event against Orton and Batista (with a bit of help from Big Show) we got Sheamus vs. Christian (again!) in a this time not so bad Memphis street fight. Alexandr Rusev once again appeared doing very little (again!) and Bray Wyatt got the opportunity to talk… (you get it: again!).
EDIT: If you think that my predictions are made seriously than take the opposite from what I ‘think’ will happen and you have your serious prediction:
After Main Event AJ Lee and Dean Ambrose are STILL champions 🙂