The Royal Grumble: The Best of the Rest of Wrestlemania Week

The Royal Grumble podcast do a run through of the non-WWE related wrestling from Wrestlemania week in New Orleans, including ROH: Supercard of Honor XII and more.

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Review: NXT TakeOver New Orleans

It’s going to be very hard to do this PPV justice, conveying brilliance is often hard to do second hand, and the “you had to be there” effect often lessens the impact. But I’m going to do my best, and if you take anything away from this review, let it be that NXT TakeOver: New Orleans is a must watch for ANY wrestling fan.

Money in the Bank 2011, Wrestlemania 17 and now… NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. Remember the date, because last night NXT may have just put on one of, if not the, greatest wrestling shows of all time.

Many PPVs are passed off as being great because they had a main event that stole the show, others because a mid card match came out of no where to steal the spotlight. But rarely are shows remembered for being excellent from start to finish. TakeOver New Orleans will be one of those shows.

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How the WWE threw away a Wrestlemania dream match

John Cena vs. The Undertaker, a dream match by anyone’s standards and in typical WWE fashion they’ve managed to squander it.

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When the build for John Cena vs. The Undertaker first started way back at 26th February edition of Monday Night Raw when John Cena first said the match couldn’t happen, everyone was excited for exactly what would happen. From there on out it was a slow build, but it was good, subtle teases here and there, and eventually direct challenges from Cena to the Deadman.

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How the WWE can save Daniel Bryan’s return match

With the news that Shane McMahon has been taken to hospital with acute diverticulitis and an umbilical hernia, his hotly anticipated tag team match against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens at Wrestlemania could be in jeopardy.

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Presuming that this isn’t all some kind of work then the WWE are going to need to change gears and fast as we enter the final two weeks worth of build going into Wrestlemania.

It will be a real shame if it does turn out to be a legitimate hospitalisation as it’s very rare that we see such a long term blood-feud that actually culminates at Wrestlemania and doesn’t involve the world title.

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