The WWE Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live shows in the aftermath of WrestleMania are always fascinating, and this year is no exception. The WrestleMania 33 results suggested that we had seen something of a changing of the guard. Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker saw a victory for Reigns, and The Undertaker announced his retirement by leaving his hat, coat, and gloves, in the ring as he departed the arena. SmackDown star AJ Styles, defeated Shane McMahon and then extend the hand of friendship to McMahon, seemingly bring their WrestleMania 33 feud to an end.
Roman Reigns and AJ Styles are two of the WWE networks most important assets. Reigns is hardly the WWE’s most popular superstar. The “Big Dog” is booed every time he enters the ring, and logic would dictate that, his beating The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33, effectively retiring the Deadman, will do little to boost his popularity. Reigns has been pushed as the face of Monday Night Raw for some time. Where Reigns has now been a WWE wrestling star for over five-years, AJ Styles is a relative newcomer to the WWE network.
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Roman Reigns is the man the WWE universe loves to hate. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, last night over 75,000 fans at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl and a worldwide TV audience saw Reigns defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33. In doing so, Reigns sent The Undertaker to only his second defeat at the WWE’s “Show of Shows.” By doing so, Reigns ensured that The Undertaker ended his career with a defeat. Of course, the WWE universe would love to have seen The Undertaker end his career by bringing the “Big Dog” to heel, but the WWE has other plans.
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WWE WrestleMania 33 will live long in the memory as The Undertaker retires after loss to Roman Reigns. As recently predicted in the Inquisitr, WrestleMania 33 had the look of “out with the old, in with the new.” The card was packed with matches between active WWE superstars and those who are in the twilight of their careers. All those matches went in the manner predicted, with the exception of The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns. Let’s face it, The Undertaker is a WrestleMania legend, The Phenom dominated the event for over 20 years, but all good things must come to an end.
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Hold on to your hats, grapple fans, WWE WrestleMania 33 is just around the corner. After months of buildup, the WWE’s “Show of Shows” is rolling into Orlando, Florida for a weekend of thrills and spills. Since the January 2017 Royal Rumble, all roads have led to the WWE’s showcase event. After months of WrestleMania 33 rumors and news stories, the most important PPV event in the WWE calendar gets underway on Sunday. The importance of WrestleMania 33 to the WWE network should not be underestimated. Each year, the WWE lines up its top superstars for what is truly an all-star event.
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Happy Birthday to The Undertaker. Mark William Calaway, better known by his ring name The Undertaker, turned 52-years-old on March 24. Almost unbelievably, The Undertaker has been in professional wrestling for 33 of his 52-years. This weekend sees the Deadman return to WrestleMania in Orlando, Florida. The Undertaker is synonymous with WrestleMania, his 21-year winning streak at wrestling’s premier event is unlikely to be surpassed, but sadly, WrestleMania 33 may prove to be the last time we see the Taker in the WrestleMania ring.
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It seems that Braun Strowman is at the height of his popularity right now. The past year has seen Strowman’s stock rise on Monday Night Raw. In fact, Strowman’s antics were the height of entertainment, during some pretty dull offerings, on the Raw side of the WWE split. Strowman’s height, strength, and size give him a clear advantage over many competitors. Strowman’s height is billed as 6ft. 8in., and he weighs in at over 380lbs. Let’s face it, they don’t come much bigger than Braun Strowman.
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