This week on the Road to Wrestlemania we had the fallout from Fast Lane and the continuing buildup of Wrestlemania. We saw the return of Randy Orton, the respect shown by Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns, and titles were being held captive. It was a quiet week in terms of any futher buildup. A lot of it took place at Fast Lane but here is what the rest of the week looked like.
-Dolph Ziggler defeated Bad News Barrett
-The Prime Time Players defeated The Ascension
-The Uso’s defeated Tyson Kidd and Cesaro by DQ
-Jack Swagger defeated Stardust
-The Bella Twins defeated Paige and Emma
-Ryback defeated Curtis Axel
-Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns defeated Seth Rollins and Randy Orton
-Dean Ambrose defeated The Miz
-Natalya defeated Naomi
-Daniel Bryan defeated Bad News Barrett
-Fandango defeated Curtis Axel
-Goldust defeated Adam Rose
-Dolph Ziggler/Ryback/Erick Rowan defeated Seth Rollins/Big Show/Kane
This big news is that Brock Lesnar walked out of Raw on Monday. There is a lot of speculation on what his status is going to be before and after Wrestlemania. He was also seen at UFC 184 on Saturday night talking to Dana White. Two more matches were also made for Wrestlemania and those are the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and Bad News Barrett will be defending his title in a multi-person ladder match. The ladder match intrigues me because it’s either setting up for a great moment for Barrett or one of his challengers who might be Ziggler, Bryan and Ambrose. All three of those men deserve a huge Wrestlemania moment so it will be curious to see how it unfolds.
There is been many reports that The Undertaker is going to be held off TV until the night of Wrestlemania to keep the fans guessing on his health, his look and his character. When he returns this is The Undertaker I want to see:
I know this is the most unpopular opinion out there but in reality it makes sense. Last year Brock Lesnar made Undertaker look human, vulnerable and flat out weak. In my opinion he is no longer the Deadman in my eyes. He is a legend, a hall of famer and an icon. However The Undertaker’s deadman gimmick has run it’s course. I am 100 percent positive we will see that character at Wrestlemania 31 but I personally cannot buy into it or believe in it anymore.
Wrestlemania is four weeks away and the anticipation is building. I know people think it’s going to be a bad Wrestlemania but I am looking forward to this Wrestlemania because I think it’s going to highlight and showcase the future. Last year did to some degree but I have a feeling this is a make or break year for a lot of guys trying to grab the brass ring. Keep checking back each week for more on the Road to Wrestlemania 31.