This week begins in what I believe to be the best time of year in WWE. The Road to Wrestlemania has begun and the fallout from the Royal Rumble was very much felt this week. Here is a recap of this weeks events.
Monday Night Raw
Kevin Owens defeated Dolph Ziggler
The Dudley Boyz defeated Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel
AJ Styles defeated Chris Jericho
Sasha Banks defeated Becky Lynch
Bray Wyatt defeated Kane
Natalya/Paige defeated Alicia Fox/Brie Bella
Kalisto defeated The Miz
Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose defeated Rusev/Sheamus
American Alpha defeated Blake and Murphy
Nia Jax defeated Liv Morgan
Alex Riley defeated Bull Dempsey
Elias Sampson defeated John Skyler
Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn and Baron Corbin ended in a No Contest
Thursday Night Smackdown
The Uso’s/Titus O’Neill/Dolph Ziggler defeated The New Day/The Miz
Kalisto defeated Neville
AJ Styles defeated Curtis Axel
Charlotte defeated Natalya
Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose/Chris Jericho defeated The Wyatt Family
It was a busy week in between all the matches. Triple H started his 14th reign as World Champion and had a pretty good promo about his intentions. The Rock showed up on Raw and punked out The New Day. Rumor has it that Vince is not happy with the way The Rock’s segment went down but in my opinion it was entertaining as hell. AJ Styles had a pretty good first week in the WWE. He had a great showing in the Royal Rumble match, defeated Chris Jericho on Raw and defeated Curtis Axel on Smackdown. WWE has been signing some top names as of late. They signed Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Austin Aries and rumor has it Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are on their way.
I like the fact that NXT is going to have a huge part in Wrestlemania. Even though they have their own NXT Takeover Special two days before I still think NXT should get atleast one Wrestlemania match. Their are guys out there like Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami who are in ring veterans that deserve the big time spotlight. If history is any indication NXT Takeover Dallas is going to be a huge show that get Wrestlemania weekend started off on a high note.
One big match was announced for WWE’s next pay-per-view Fast Lane. It is a triple threat match between Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar with the winner going on to Wrestlemania to face Triple H for the WWE Championship. I think Fast Lane will be a very packed pay-per-view because it will give us a huge indication of what Wrestlemania is going to look like. For guys like Triple, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, and Bray Wyatt their spot on the biggest show of the year is guaranteed. For superstars like Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, The New Day, The Uso’s, and many others who knows what the Road to Wrestlemania will look like. The big question I have is where is The Undertaker? I leave you with that question to ponder. Check back next week for more on the Road To Wrestlemania.