A Non-Wrestling Fan's Guide To Wrestlemania 34 In New Orleans
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 07, 2018,
Apr 07, 2018, 22:56
UFC star Travis Browne has watched as his other half joined the WWE and will be in the crowd as she makes her in-ring debut on Sunday.
Cena is no longer a full-time wrestler, but he's still a major part of the roster. As such, I'm limiting myself to who I think are the absolute top five superstars who will get the absolute most spotlight overall in comparison to their peers.
WrestleMania 34 is right around the corner.
Asuka (-350) is the favorite to upend Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women's title, while Nia Jax (-250) is expected to beat the Raw Women's champion Alexa Bliss. On a regular event, this would be a top spot for sure.
According to WWE.com, every match on the kickoff show will feature different commentators than what fans see on "Raw" and "Smackdown Live" on a weekly basis. If you're a die-hard wrestling fan, that's a dream match.
Without Bryan in the ring, I'd have given this match to Owens and Zayn.
Randy Orton (champion) vs. I feel as though if it were the American Bad Ass, it would be a little bit of a downer, for me. Superstars like Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, The Undertaker, Kane, The Big Show, and the list goes on and on. Needless to say, expectations are extremely high for this match between two of the most talented in-ring performers in the business. Either Mustafa Ali wins the title for "us", or Cedric Alexander finally conquers his last hurdle. His two subsequent losses to Cena sent him spiraling down the card, and his storyline with Dolph Ziggler that summer harmed everyone involved more than it helped them. Six months of toiling away as a tag team champion doesn't suit Strowman, who is best when he has the opportunity to construct moments.
That's what WWE would have you believe, anyway. It is a toss-up, but I'm going with the Boss. If she stinks up the joint and really tanks her performance, people will be buzzing about how terrible she was. WWE may claim that it has multiple "main" events each year - the title matches always get that billing, alongside any marquee matchups - but fans generally acknowledge the show-closing bout as the true headliner.
WWE taking the title off the Bulgarian Brute would have been fine if they had something equally important in mind for him afterward.
Many WWE fans would probably be happier if Braun Strowman was the one challenging Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship, but that was not meant to be.
Plus, the match card is already stacked and this sort of rivalry can just sell itself.
While history would suggest if anyone is to turn heel, it would be Bryan, there is no way WWE is bringing the leader of the Yes Movement back after three years of inactivity and sticking it to fans with a heel turn. By not having this match made official, you are going to have people who will want to get the network to see if this will become a surprise match.