I hate triple threat matches. Often a way to let someone lose the title without losing the match. A brand protector, a cop out.
It seems Wrestlemania is already shaping up to have a nice little collection.
Instead of what would have been an excellent Bayley v Sasha at Wrestlemania, the WWE decided in its wisdom to give that match away on Raw and have a triple threat instead. I know we suspend belief when we watch wrestling, but what logical mind thinks that its reasonable that a champion can lose a title without being pinned or tapping out? The same logical minds that had Randy Orton win the Rumble, turn down the chance of a title shot, burn down a house as part of a pre-planned “scheme” and then want his title match again – in the meantime giving us weeks of story-line for a replacement opponent for Bray.
Talking of Wrestlemania, its a good job that traditionally its longer than other PPV’s because with the extended entrances of Enzo, Undertaker, Goldberg, New Day, Bray and others, its going to need to be. I confidently predict that in the time it takes for the Undertaker to get to the ring, you could leave your seat, get yourself a beer and be back well before his pyrotechnic ring nonsense has even started.
I digress, getting back to the triple threat cop out, we have a new addition, in events on Raw more obvious than a fart in a lift, we unsurprisingly see the Raw tag titles being a triple threat match at Wrestlemania. Oh good.
The mixed tag match that has a rumour of Cena proposing to Nikki, there’s very little to feel excited about and in relation to that, if it does happen, its likely to be cringe worthy and vomit inducing – If Internet chat is to be taken seriously, it likely to be booed out of the stadium too.
The battle of the part-timers seems to have more people discussing how long the match is going to last rather than the winner, who it seems has already been decided upon.
Undertaker v Reigns? it will be the like the battle of the undead, the man who pretends to be some sort of supernatural dead person against the wrestler whose gimmick died long ago to which the WWE seems blissfully unaware of. The only saving grace of this match is that it will be very interesting to see how they play the result, there’s creative reasons why both should not lose. Maybe in WWE tradition in the absence of a triple threat, we will just have a good old fashioned run in.
Big Slow is now allegedly in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. I’ll expect Big Show to win then, especially since its rumoured to be his last show.
There is some promise though for this years event. Jericho v KO will be great and I think Bray and Randy will put on a great show too. Despite being a cop out triple threat, I think we can expect some great moments from the Raw Womens Title – all three are great in the ring and can put on a fine match. We can expect a few other official announcements of matches before the event which I’m sure will offer more, but even so, my expectation for this years Wrestlemania is of a mid month PPV at best.
And finally, remember – If you don’t swallow the nonsense parts of the WWE, you are a hater and probably part of the anti-establishment minority too. A minority I hasten to add that seems far louder in live events than the “majority”.