The Road to the grandest stage of them all…….WrestleMania begins, the question that has been bugging us all is what matches will be on the card against what matches we would like to see. In this article we will focus on predictions that we would like to see occur on the road to Mania.
We already know that Reigns and HHH is likely to happen in Texas, so what I would like to see happening this feud on the road to WrestleMania is, Reigns is now champion and a heel turn is unlikely to take place now Reigns should be pretty dominant on both RAW and Smackdown, on the last RAW and Smackdown before Rumble, Reigns should be attacked by The League of Nations (Rusev/ Sheamus) at the end of Roman’s match .
At first it is a one on one post match fight between Sheamus and Reigns, Reigns has the upper hand as he spears Sheamus on the outside, he is then about to power bomb Sheamus though the announcers table but, Rusev runs down and stops Reigns before he can end Sheamus. Both Sheamus and Rusev then proceed to beat down Reigns. Roman manages to fight back looks like he is about to fend off the attack from The League of Nations, but the numbers gain as Del Rio Joins the fray and helps Reigns.
*I will link Swagger vs Del Rio later on*
As Del Rio and Swagger brawl through the crowd, it leaves just Reigns to fend off Rusev and Sheamus, he then Superman Punches Rusev knocking him out, Stephanie McMahon then comes down with a mic in hand and tells Reigns that enough is enough as Reigns now holding a chair has battered Sheamus with it. Stephanie then stands right in front of Reigns’ face as if to say you aren’t going to do anything to me.
As Reigns nods as if to say true, but that doesn’t mean I can’t finish off Sheamus who has gotten to his feet, Reigns pushes Stephanie aside and runs at Sheamus to spear him but boom Sheamus brogue kicks him, taking Roman down.
Leaving Reigns laid out on the floor, Stephanie then says oh Reigns on more thing, at the Royal Rumble you will be facing Sheamus, Rusev and Del Rio in a six man tag match, now go and find yourself partners.
So The Royal Rumble comes, and its a six man tag match The League of Nations (Sheamus, Del Rio and Rusev) vs Reigns, Swagger and Cena. The League win the match, after Wade Barrett makes a surprise return and distracts Reigns long enough to be taken down by Rusev and put in the Accolade but he doesn't tap he just passes out.
As Reigns struggles to get to his feet, HHH appears on the entrance ramp and says you think your slippery slope is over? and laughs then leaves.
on the build up to Fast Lane Reigns is constantly jumped by The League of Nations. it is announced that it will be Sheamus vs Romans Reigns for the title in the main event. Fast Lane comes and Reigns is about to win the title when the Referee gets knocked down HHH rushes down, low blows Reigns after Reigns corners him after a failed Sledgehammer attack.
Sheamus then grabs him, HHH accidentally blasts Sheamus with the sledgehammer and causes a DQ win for Reigns and Reigns retains the title, he then stares HHH in the face and says you really want me to join you that badly then spears Sheamus before leaving the ring.
The RAW after Fast Lane, Reigns calls out HHH, and cuts a promos saying if you don't want me as champion, you have set The League of Nations on me, you cost me the title at TLC, I won the title now you don't want it on me, why don't you be a man, grow a pair and be the one to take the title from me.
Vince appears and says Reigns you want to face Hunter in Texas? Then here are the terms if you can beat The League of Nations in gauntlet match then you will get your wish, but if you lose just one, just one, then you won’t get your wish.
Reigns wins 2/3, and receives a beat down by all three members. HHH then walks down to the ring, and yells for the three to get Reigns to his feet, grabs a mic and says you failed, you couldn't get the job done guess you didn't want it that bad after all. Then is about to leave then he turns around and says screw it I will face you anyway, you can have your wish. A McMahon never back down from a fight.
Low Blows Reigns, Pedigrees him, gets the contract signs it, then forces Reigns to sign it then leaves the ring, RAW ends.
The Tag titles is another interesting one. The Lucha Dragons are rumoured to be the next in line to get the tag titles. At the Rumble both Kalisto and Sin Cara are in the match, but get eliminated early, but on RAW and Smackdown they win a number one contenders battle royal to face The New Day at Fast Lane.
The Lucha Dragons, which The Lucha Dragons win, dethroning The New Day, its about a 3.5/5 star match, Kalisto wins the title for the team after it looked like The New Day was going to retain the titles,Xavier Woods gets ejected from ring side which levels the playing field, after Woods gets ejected The Lucha Dragons get all the momentum they need to win the match Kalisto and Sin Cara take out BIG E and Kalisto hits the Salida del Sol on Kingston for the win.
On The RAW after Fast Lane, The New Day receive a rematch but once again are unable to recapture the titles. A Ladder match for the number one contenders is announced for Mania and qualifying matches are set up here are the teams
The New Day, The Usos, Enzo and Cass, Dawson and Wilder, Dreamer and Rhyno, Harper and Rowan, The Vaudevillians, Prime Time players, The Cosmic Wasteland (Konor and Viktor) and Ziggler and Breeze (The NEW Hollywood Blondes) . Ten teams, The Usos defeat The Cosmic Wasteland, The New Day are defeated by The Prime Time Players, Dawson and Wilder beat The Vaudevillians, The NEW Hollywood Blondes beat Enzo and Cass and Dream and Rhyno lose to Harper and Rowan.
So the ladder match is set for mania. The numbers one contenders match will happen on the pre-show of WrestleMania The Usos vs The Prime Time Players vs Dawson and Wilder vs Harper and Rowan vs The NEW Hollywood Blondes.
Another curious one is will The Undertaker at mania, Lesnar feud is over. The match that was rumoured is Sting vs Taker but doubt we will see Sting again. Cena vs Taker would be an exciting match to see.
I’m not sure what I would like to see happen in the build up with these two, but would be interesting to possibly see a Cena tease a heel turn and just disrespect The Deadman and vow to beat Taker on his last ride.
Del Rio vs Swagger they should keep this feud going, hopefully it won’t be a one and done match, meaning TLC being the only time they face, they should have a match for the United States title at Mania, in the build up to rumble, Swagger is brawling with Del Rio through the crowd after Swagger helps Reigns out by brawling with Del Rio so at the Rumble have Swagger come and attack Del Rio early on in Del Rio’s six man tag match, leading to a match at fast lane for the US title at Fast Lane in which Del Rio gets a unclean victory over Swagger.
Swagger then gets involved in Del Rio’s match forcing Del Rio to give him one more shot at the title, and challenges him to a match at Mania, which Del Rio refuses to begin with but after Swagger attacks Del Rio at the end of one of his matches, wrapping his leg around the ring post and locking in the ankle lock until Del Rio agrees to face him.