WWE Rumors: Roman Reigns Injures Security Guard, Preview Of ‘Fastlane’ Results?

As one of the most beloved — or despised — figures in the WWE, Roman Reigns’ every move is watched and analyzed by spectators and fans alike. And in the latest WWE rumors report, there’s a suggestion that the accidental injury of the security guard by Roman Reigns last night may be a preview of what’s to come during Fastlane!

TONIGHT: @WWERomanReigns and @BraunStrowman sign the contract for their COLLISION at #WWEFastlane on #RAW! pic.twitter.com/R18KOsGB1s

— WWE (@WWE) February 28, 2017

That’s the word according to Daily DDT, whose latest round of WWE rumors explores this very possibility. Last night, Roman Reigns was on the final segment of Raw. He, of course, was set to sign his contract with Braun Strowman for Fastlane, but the two ended up hauling it out all over the place instead. (No love lost between the two of them, clearly.) In the middle of the fracas, Reigns delivered his infamous spear — intended to toss Strowman from the barricade into the ring — and ended up snagging a security guard instead.

Someone get that man some Salonpas and Advil. He’s gonna need it!

You can check out the video below.

At their #WWEFastLane #ContractSigning, @WWERomanReigns and @BraunStrowman brawled throughout the ringside area. #RAW pic.twitter.com/oT8EBl5L9M

— WWE (@WWE) February 28, 2017

This certainly doesn’t bode well for Reigns, and according to the latest WWE rumors from Indian Express, this is a sign of things to come during Fastlane.

As has been previously reported, the WWE Draft is rumored to be coming back this year, and Reigns is rumored to be a part of the draft. Accordingly, the company is looking to trade him from Raw to SmackDown so he can begin a World Championship title run.

According to the outlet, Fastlane will provide the perfect opportunity for Reigns to go on a bit of a losing streak, and thus cast his lot for the blue brand.

“Strowman is on a hot streak having taken out Big Show and Reigns in two weeks and he asked Mick Foley to bind The Big Dog so as to deny him the option of backing out from the contest at Fastlane. With things heating up, they both made their way through the crowd and had Reigns deliver a spear before security stepped in to try and stop the two giants. However, Strowman wasn’t going to let Reigns have the last laugh as he drove the latter so hard into the turnbuckle that it brought the ring down. As Strowman walked off, Reigns signed on the contract to make things absolutely official.”

@WWERomanReigns signing the contract even after putting himself through hell got Braun like????????????????#FearTheGuy????❤️ pic.twitter.com/cgmJq4fnvE

— #NeverShutsUp (@RachMon_) February 28, 2017

And while this bit of news of a possible Reigns trade to the blue brand is going to be met with some static, the latest WWE rumors from Give Me Sport suggest that there are a few wrestlers who think that Reigns’ detractors are in the minority.

No less of an authority than Road Dawg — remember the D-Generation X days, wrestling fans? — has said as much.

Now, while there are certainly plenty of members of the Roman Empire — this writer included — to deny that Roman Reigns has detractors is short-sighted.

“He was referring to Reigns’ detractors as the anti-establishment minority, claiming that they don’t want other fans to know that Reigns actually gets cheered when they aren’t there. Maybe on that particular night, it was a slightly different story as the crowd was much smaller, but there’s certainly no way you can call Reigns’ critics a minority as it’s proven on a weekly basis that if anybody is in the minority, it’s his supporters.”

What do you think of the latest round of WWE rumors? Do you think Roman Reigns will lose to Braun Strowman at Fastlane? Do you think he will get traded to the blue brand?

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Erick Rowan Cleared for In-Ring Return

The saga with the Wyatt Family could potentially get a lot more interesting.

According to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet, Erick Rowan has been medically cleared to compete, following a torn rotator cuff. He had to have surgery, and has been out of action since October 2016.

Rowan has been a member of the Wyatt Family since his debut with the company. However, he has not been given a singles push, unlike his brethren, Luke Harper and Braun Strowman.

WWE Champion Bray Wyatt was recently put in a precarious position as of late, following the turn of his former family member, Randy Orton. “The Viper” was shown at the house where the remains of Sister Abigail were kept, and proceeded to burn it to the ground.

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However, there are currently two No. 1 contenders for the championship at WrestleMania, because even though Orton won the “Royal Rumble” and earned the right to compete for the title, he originally said that he refused to face Wyatt. Therefore, through a series of events, AJ Styles finally defeated Luke Harper on “Smackdown Live” to become the new No. 1 contender.

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Editor’s Note:

The timing of this could not have worked out any better for all involved. Wyatt loses a soldier in Orton, but he gets one back in Rowan.

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Next NXT Callups, Plus Who Was Added To Pre-WM Tour?

WWE rumors indicate that the company is set to call up a new fresh crop of wrestlers to its main roster as early as next week as the company gears up for this year’s WrestleMania event.

At the top of this list, of course, is popular NXT women’s champion Asuka.

It was announced this week that the Japanese mega-star would be added to WWE’s March 12 live Madison Square Garden event.

At this show, Wrestling Inc. noted, Asuka will replace the injured former Smackdown Women’s Champion Naomi in an eight-woman tag team match in which she teams with the returning Tamina Snuka, Becky Lynch, and Nikki Bella to take on current champ Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, Natalya, and Carmella.

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Naomi. [Image by Erika Goldring/Getty Images]

While WWE rumors seem to indicate that Asuka is a lock to leave NXT to join Raw or Smackdown at some point, most in the know speculate that this appearance, as well as future ones, are more of a trial to see how Asuka would mesh with the other competitors on Smackdown before they take her out of her very highly successful role on NXT.

After all, as the Inquisitr noted late last week, Asuka is set to overtake Bill Goldberg’s undefeated streak from his time with WCW in the late 1990s, in the very near future.

WWE rumors also indicate that Asuka will be added to WWE’s upcoming live events on March 13 (Charleston, WV), March 25 (Johnson City, TN), March 26 (Raleigh, NC), and March 27 (Norfolk, VA).

Those last three shows, in particular, seem to indicate that Asuka will be touring on the main roster the entire week headed into WWE WrestleMania, perhaps showing evidence that the company is doing a trial run to see how its large arena crowds react to “The Empress of Tomorrow” today.

In other WWE rumors, NXT up-and-comer Elias Samson has impressed WWE officials to the point where he is a strong candidate to be added to WrestleMania’s “Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.”

Samson — who is slated to lose a “Loser Leaves NXT” match to returnee Kassius Ohno (Chris Hero) on the March 8 episode of WWE NXT — would then go missing for a few weeks prior to resurfacing in the battle royal. The news of Samson’s abrupt departure from the NXT program also comes by way of Wrestling Inc.

As “The Drifter” on WWE NXT, Samson has garnered a following for his playing guitar prior to his matches. Now, some hope that Elias will be playing before a much larger audience instead.

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Vince McMahon Before WrestleMania logo. [Image by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images]

Of all the WWE rumors of callups set for a Raw or Smackdown debut, however, perhaps none are more desired than former two-time WWE NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.

Nakamura, who was recruited from New Japan Pro Wrestling, has been heavily rumored to be main roster bound in recent months, especially in light of his loss of the NXT title to Bobby Roode at the Takeover event the night before the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Houston.

“He’s there,” said WWE’s C.O.O. and wrestling star Triple H (Paul Levesque), who oversees the NXT brand, during a recent WWE conference call, as documented by Cageside Seats.

“Now it’s just a matter of time of when it fits in and when he fits into that, to moving up to that main roster,” continued WWE’s Triple H. “It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.”

If WWE rumors are true, then that moment could come at any time as the company gears up for its largest show of the year.

Already, Shinsuke stirred the pot recently by challenging his close friend — and Smackdown star A.J. Styles — to a WrestleMania match during a WWE conference in Japan, albeit in a manner most people believe was of his own volition.

https://t.co/PFqPvTfmjz Nakamura on his first year in wwe. pic.twitter.com/QZuzCk9w7A

— chris charlton (@reasonjp) February 21, 2017

Styles, of course, would downplay the ultimatum by continuing to reference his quest to regain his WWE Championship at WrestleMania instead.

@ShinsukeN how’s this? Sorry, but I do have a match at Wrestlemania. N fact, I’ll be headlining Wrestlemania after tonight.

— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) February 21, 2017

Whether Shinsuke Nakamura — or any member of the NXT roster — jumps to WWE’s main roster either before, during, or after WrestleMania, fans seem to be very excited about the prospect of some much-needed change.

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WWE still undecided on adding Luke Harper to the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 33

Randy Orton, the winner of the 2017 Royal Rumble had a guaranteed title shot against Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania, but gave it up, vowing not to face Bray Wyatt.

This resulted in Daniel Bryan announcing a 10-man Battle Royal to determine Wyatt’s opponent for WrestleMania. However, a dusty finish at the end saw AJ Styles and Luke Harper apparently go down at the same time, although the footage indicates that AJ’s feet clearly touched the ground first.

Due to the dusty finish, Daniel Bryan ordered that Harper and Styles face each other on the next episode of SmackDown Live to have a definite winner.

The heart of the matter

According to the report by CageSideSeats, it appears that the WWE Creative officials are still undecided on whether or not Luke Harper should be added to the WWE Championship match at Wrestlemania 33.

Having Luke Harper in the match, with Bray Wyatt as his opponent would provide for a fitting culmination of the Wyatt family storyline.

However, WWE Creative will also need to keep the 2017 Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton in mind, who could also be a part of the match by turning on his master Bray Wyatt, which would make the Wrestlemania 33 showdown a triple threat one.

What’s next?

WWE might be looking to book a singles match between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 33, with no triple threat stipulation being added to it.

In order to get to this outcome, they might have AJ win the #1 contenders match on Smackdown, and once Randy turns on Bray and cashes in his WrestleMania championship opportunity, AJ could have his WrestleMania opportunity taken away from him as technically, Randy Orton would be more qualified for it, having won the Royal Rumble.

This could then lead to AJ having his championship match taken away from him, and it would set up Shane McMahon to take on AJ Styles at WrestleMania 33. 

Despite how the WWE might be looking to book this, AJ Styles and Luke Harper will certainly put forth a great match on SmackDown Live.

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TNA Still Looking at a Major Rebrand

In what has been a tumultuous week for TNA, this might be exactly what the company needs.

According to a report from PWInsider, the company is considering a major rebranding in several areas. To begin with, they are considering dropping the name “TNA” entirely, but have not come up with a replacement idea yet.

Jeff Jarrett wrote the following on Twitter, indicating that they may be adopting the GFW brand:

Exciting times ahead for @IMPACTWRESTLING and @GFWWrestling ! UK ?? and India ?? get ready… @SonySIX and… ? Stay tuned…

— Jeff Jarrett (@RealJeffJarrett) February 28, 2017

There is also talk that the company is going to be actively and aggressively pursuing younger talents.

This has been a difficult week for the current TNA roster. It has been reported that The Hardys, Drew Galloway and the Bennetts are all leaving the company.

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Editor’s Note:

A complete rebranding of TNA wrestling is an excellent idea. With all of the negative press surrounding the company, getting away from anything associated with that name might give a boost of energy and a fresh start that they so desperately need.

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Tag Team Match Set for Next Week’s “Smackdown Live”

Consider this a dry run for Orlando. With “Wrestlemania XXXIII” just over a month away, a lot of the card has already been either set in motion or at least heavily rumored. Tonight on “Smackdown Live”, another major match was heavily teased and could be set up soon as John Cena and Nikki Bella chased off the Miz and Maryse. Since Cena and Bella have never teamed together, a little practice could do them some good. That brings us to next week.

Later in the show, Cena and Bella ran into Carmella and James Ellsworth in the back. A few words were exchanged and a mixed tag was set up for next week’s episode of “Smackdown Live”. This will be the first time that Bella and Cena, who are a couple in real life, have teamed together in WWE.

Opinion: You knew this one was coming and while that doesn’t make it any more interesting, it’s certainly something that we’re going to see almost no matter what. Cena and Bella are a real life couple and both wildly popular so it makes sense to have both of them in a match on the big stage. Putting them against a low level comedy act is fine and I’m sure we’ll see more of it down the line.

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Former ECW Star Has Extensive Rebuttal to Paul Heyman’s Claims

It was recently reported that Paul Heyman responded to claims by former ECW talent CW Anderson. These claims were that Heyman did not try to save ECW back in 2000; rather that he spent time in Los Angeles filming the movie “Rollerball.”

Anderson has since given a rebuttal to Heyman on Twitter, issuing a lengthy statement. Below are some excerpts:

Let’s make this crystal clear – even after the things he said this weekend, I still respect Paul and I could never repay him enough for giving me a chance to prove to everyone that I belonged at ECW. After the interview clips were making the rounds, someone advised me that I should have just said thank you and left it at that. I did! I have done that in every interview ever, but when I do these interviews, I get asked questions that you fans want answered. I am not the one bringing up the topics but if someone asks me about that time period, what else am I supposed to do? Lie?

So, let’s address Paul’s points.
1 – Regarding me making $75 a night “on paper”, that’s what I made, PERIOD. At no point, was I ever under a signed contract at ECW. It was always a nightly basis. In the beginning, we had events four nights a week and most of the time during that period, I only wrestled one of those 4 nights. For those of you with math degrees, that meant I was paid for one date and the other three, I was present, I traveled, I was backstage and I was paid zero. I’m not explaining this to bitch, but to explain hat happened. I was driving by myself from North Carolina every week, whether it was to Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Chicago, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Ohio, Georgia, Alabama or anywhere else ECW ran. Google those distances and remember, I was doing this alone and being paid $75, but only if I wrestled. Road expenses, including hotel expenses were out of my pocket. Out of the goodness of the ring crew’s heart I crashed on their floor perhaps one time. One night I was able to stay with a group in a hotel and they let me sleep on the floor, where used my clothes for a pillow, had no blanket and still got charged my percentage for the room. That was what I was doing because I wanted to be loyal to ECW. It wasn’t until I met with Paul in Boston that he bumped me up to $200 a night, but I was still driving and putting all that mileage and time in and if I wasn’t working a show, it was still zero at the end of the day. Eight months into my tenure with ECW, I started to be flown to shows, but at the end of the day, the money for me wasn’t glamorous like some of you out there might assume.

Let’s also not forget that there were still weeks where we weren’t getting paid because of financial issues the company was enduring, so whether my pay per night was the $75 I started with or the $200 Paul bumped me up to, it really didn’t matter, especially if we weren’t getting paid for weeks at a time. I can offer to pay you $5 million and if the money isn’t being paid, it’s still zero. None of this is news to anyone. It’s not anything that wasn’t reported before. There’s a reason talents were owed money when the company went bankrupt, but again, I was loyal and so was the rest of that locker room. No one wanted to see ECW close and we all made sacrifices, because we believed in Paul. I was loyal enough that I signed paperwork stating I would not expect royalties from the Acclaim video games that ECW had or else I wouldn’t be included in the games. So what did I do? I signed the bottom line because I wanted to be in the game and I was loyal to the company. Guess what? I wasn’t alone in doing that, because most, if not all of us, were loyal to Paul and ECW.

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Bray Wyatt’s WrestleMania 33 Opponent Named

There you have it. Following last week’s controversial ending to the battle royal, a decision needed to be made about who will be facing Bray Wyatt at “Wrestlemania XXXIII”. AJ Styles and Luke Harper both seemed to hit the floor at the same time and that meant a match needed to take place the following week on “Smackdown Live”.

That match took place earlier tonight with Styles pinning Harper with a springboard 450 splash. While there is still time to change things around, that means Wyatt vs. Styles will take place at “Wrestlemania XXXIII” for the Smackdown World Title. It should be noted that Shane McMahon came out and restarted the match when Styles got a pin with Harper’s foot on the ropes. Later in the match, Harper accidentally superkicked McMahon but was pinned shortly thereafter.

Opinion: This isn’t likely to be the final decision for the title match and a lot of people know that. However, it’s still a big deal and something that was a good bit of a surprise. Harper vs. Orton vs. Wyatt seemed to be the guarantee but at the moment we’re getting Styles instead. It’s a better fit from an overall perspective but it’s not exactly the best story. There’s certainly time to change things though and that makes the show worth watching.

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Two More Departures from TNA Confirmed

This has been a really bad week for the TNA roster.

According to a report from PWInsider, Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis-Bennett have officially left the company. They were working on per appearance deals over the last set of TV tapings, as their respective contracts expired in the last part of 2016.

The couple had been with TNA since 2015 after departing ROH. Their final segment with the company was the culmination of an angle that finally saw her “protege” Allie take her down at a wedding ceremony, and end up getting together with Braxton Sutter.

Maria is a former Knockouts champion, while Mike is a former X Division champion.

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A member of the WWE roster from 2004-2010, Maria won the “Slammy” award for Diva of the Year in 2009.

Editor’s Note:

I’ve been saying for years that despite the fact that things are mismanaged, both from a personnel and financial standpoint, TNA manages to stay in business. With the loss of the Hardys, Drew Galloway and now the Bennetts, this may truly be the final nail in the coffin.

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Smackdown Results – February 28, 2017

Date: February 28, 2017
Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Minnesota
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga. Tom Phillips

It’s a stacked card tonight and I assure you that has nothing to do with the President giving a speech to a joint session of Congress at the halfway point of the show. Tonight we have the fallout from AJ Styles and Luke Harper tying in a battle royal, a two out of three falls match between Becky Lynch and Mickie James and Dolph Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews in a chairs match. Let’s get to it.

The bosses are in the back watching a clip of the ending of last week’s battle royal. AJ comes in and laughs off the idea of having to face Harper tonight because Harper looks like the hair that clogs the shower. Of course Harper is behind him so AJ bails, leaving Harper to thank the bosses.

Opening sequence.

Here are Miz and Maryse to open things up with MizTV. Miz gets right to the point and brings out his guest: John Cena. However he also cuts Cena’s mic and rants about how Cena has cost him ten years of misery. Cena spends all his time manipulating everyone he can find and Miz is sick and tired of it. A brief Cena chant cuts things off before Miz says he isn’t just the other guy.

Two weeks ago, Miz was primed to main event Wrestlemania but Cena manipulated him out of the spot. The reason being: Cena is jealous of him. A few years back Cena went toe to toe with the Rock and went off about how Rock had gone Hollywood but now with all the movies and TV shows, we can’t see Cena. The fans get in a quick YOU SOLD OUT chant as Miz talks about how Cena is a parody of himself. Miz: “You’re not Super Cena anymore. You’re barely decent Cena!” Miz is the one that’s here doing the media and making sure Smackdown is must see. Then Cena just comes back and gets a title shot at the Royal Rumble for a spot in the history books. Cena took the glory away from Ric Flair and now it’s time for Cena to talk.

John makes the jokes about how he’s heard all of this before and held everyone back. Now it’s time to prove Miz wrong though. If Cena was really this black arts manipulator, he would be standing toe to toe with the Undertaker. The fans really seem to like that idea but Cena talks about how half of this crowd, and sometimes more than half, is going to be chanting CENA SUCKS.

No matter what they chant though, everyone knows who Cena is. Miz is someone named Mike who shortened his name on the Real World because he thought it would steal Rock’s electricity. Then he stole Chris Jericho’s gimmick, Ric Flair’s Figure Four Leglock, Daniel Bryan’s offense and the same thing that AJ Styles has been saying for the last six months. Miz is just someone playing someone playing someone playing someone else. If you ask any of the greats, they’re just themselves with the volume turned WAY up.

That’s why so many believe that Miz is where he is: he’s a trend hopping shell of a WWE superstar. Cena says the next time they talk, don’t bring a knife to a gun fight because Miz isn’t the Undertaker. If he presses Cena again though, he’s a dead man. Cena goes to leave but Maryse cuts him off and gets in a slap. Cena starts laughing and says that was the biggest mistake of her life. Cue Nikki Bella to chase Miz and Maryse off. Cena kisses Nikki, which I believe is the first time he’s ever acknowledged their relationship on TV.

Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James

2/3 falls. They trade arm work to start until Mickie is sent outside and into the barricade as we go to a break. Back with Mickie in control until she misses a legdrop. Not that it matters as the MickieDT gives James the first fall at 7:28. We take a second break and come back with Mickie getting two but missing something off the top, allowing Becky to roll her up and tie the score at 12:50 total.

The Bexploder has Mickie in more trouble but here’s Alexa Bliss to watch at ringside. Mickie misses her spinning kick and gets slammed for no count as Alexa has the referee. Bliss gets kicked off the apron and Mickie grabs a rollup, only to be reversed into the Disarm-Her to give Becky the pin at 14:14.

Result: Becky Lynch b. Mickie James – Disarm-Her (14:14)

Harper is around the light bulbs and says after tonight, Bray is going to be very afraid.

Bray says may the best man win tonight. Later this evening, the whole world will hear what he has to say but they’ll also hear from Randy Orton. Bray is the keeper of the Holy Grail, meaning the championship.

Alexa is in the back and doesn’t want to be asked about Becky because she just became the first two time Women’s Champion. After some Oscar references, Natalya comes in and says she’s taking the title. Bliss’ laughing face is rather amusing.

AJ says he’ll win.

AJ Styles vs. Luke Harper

The winner goes to the main event of Wrestlemania. AJ speeds things up to start but eats a running dropkick to put him outside. Harper goes after him and gets caught with a Pele, allowing Styles to start in on the knee. That goes nowhere though as Luke elbows him in the jaw and scores with a slingshot hilo of all things. Styles is sent outside for a suicide shove and the Phenomenal Blitz is broken up with a half dragon suplex.

Back from a break with Harper getting two off a sitout powerbomb. AJ pops right back up and hits the Phenomenal Forearm for the pin at 10:50…..but here’s Shane McMahon to say not so fast because Harper’s foot was on the rope (it clearly was). Harper grabs a rollup for two and they head outside with Harper accidentally superkicking Shane. Back in and the springboard 450 ends Harper at 12:55.

Result: AJ Styles b. Luke Harper – Springboard 450 (12:55)

The decision seems to stand.

Nikki and Cena are in the back when Carmella and James Ellsworth come up. Carmella: “Are you going to let him talk to me like that?” Ellsworth: “Well he’s standing right there.” Carmella thinks the show should be called Total Phonies so a mixed tag is set for next week.

Dean Ambrose vs. Curt Hawkins

Ambrose charges to the ring and hits Dirty Deeds with no bell. No match of course.

Dean talks about rollerblading during happy hour and learning how burrito bowls and roller coasters don’t mix. The most important lesson he’s learned is that when you’re pushed, you have to push back. That’s why he wants to fight Baron Corbin right now. Corbin pops up on screen and says he’s not going to do that right now. Dean wants him to hurry up because he only has fifteen minutes left on the parking meter. Baron talks about how Dean is just a speed bump and they’ll fight soon.

Apollo Crews vs. Dolph Ziggler

Chairs match so there are a bunch of chairs at ringside. Crews jumps him from behind and takes over to start, followed by a moonsault off the apron. We take a break and come back with Crews hitting a clothesline and enziguri. A standing moonsault onto a chair onto Dolph gets two and Ziggler is sent into a chair in the corner. That’s fine with Ziggler who gets in a chair shot to the throat, followed by a crotching onto the chair for the pin at 8:53.

Result: Dolph Ziggler b. Apollo Crews – Ziggler crotched Crews on a chair (8:53)

Here’s Wyatt to talk about the title match. He really didn’t care who it was because Wyatt is bringing the evil to Wrestlemania. Wyatt comes from a world of evil and that’s where Randy Orton is right now. Orton pops up on screen to say he’s been given the keys to the kingdom and that’s where is is now.

A few months ago, he said he was going to join the Wyatts but now that he’s closer to them, it’s time to screw the Family. Orton is in Bray’s barn and says Sister Abigail is buried underneath this floor. That means we see a bunch of worms and dirt and Orton is holding a pickaxe. Orton promises to burn Abigail’s spirit and take away Bray’s power.

The rocking chair next to Orton is swaying with no one in it until he grabs its back….and pulls out a can of gasoline. Orton covers everything with gas and says he’s coming for the title at Wrestlemania. He pours more gas into the hold (presumably Abigail’s grave) as Bray seems to be near tears. Even more gas is poured out and Orton lights the house on fire. Bray freaks out and breaks down as Orton stares at the camera to end the show.


Becky Lynch b. Mickie James – Disarm-Her

AJ Styles b. Luke Harper – Springboard splash

Dolph Ziggler b. Apollo Crews – Ziggler crotched Crews on a chair

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