This week on the Road to Wrestlemania 31, Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan teamed up and had to work together on both Raw and Smackdown. On Raw they faced Kane and Big Show which ended in a No Contest so later that night they were in a 5 on 2 tag match against all the members of The Authority. The other results from Raw include Ryback defeated Seth Rollins by DQ, Paige defeated Brie Bella, Bray Wyatt defeated Dolph Ziggler, The New Day defeated Gold and Startdust, Cesaro and Tyson Kidd defeated The Uso’s, Sin Cara defeated Damien Mizdow, and Dean Ambrose defeated Curtis Axel. The tension between John Cena and Rusev has definitely escalated and I have a feeling this will be Rusev’s biggest match to date. Also Dean Ambrose continues to call out Bad News Barrett for an Intercontinental Championship match.
On Smackdown, Reigns and Bryan were involved in tag team turmoil and they defeated Miz/Mizdown, The Uso’s, Los Matodores, SlaterGator, and Kane/Big Show. Kane and Big Show imploded when Big Show knocked out Kane allowing Reigns and Bryan to win. Also on Smackdown Bray Wyatt defeated R-Truth, Paige defeated Summer Rae, and Fandango defeated Adam Rose. Smackdown was not a very good show this week and it didn’t help one match went 45 minutes.
The bright spot of the week was the live NXT special which I wrote about in a separate post. Everyone on the NXT roster had great performances and there new champions across the board. Sasha Banks is the new NXT Women’s Champion, Kevin Steen is the NXT Champion and just a couple of weeks ago Blake and Murphy became the new Tag Team Champions. NXT is the hottest thing in WWE right now and even reports are coming out that the main roster is very frustrated with how they’re being compared to the guys from NXT. I will reiterate what I said earlier in the week. NXT deserves a spot on Wrestlemania 31.
Next Sunday is WWE Fast Lane and only three matches have been announced which makes me wonder what they’re doing with the buildup and how it will effect Wrestlemania. The problem with WWE is they don’t have the depth that they use to put on an all around great show. This is why they need to make more use of NXT and it’s roster. With another week down and six more go WWE has to start really start making it’s selling points for Wrestlemania otherwise people aren’t just going to care. For more on the Road to Wrestlemania 31 keep tuning into Hollywood’s World of Sports every week until the big event happens.