WWE is filming WWE Smackdown this evening in Colorado Springs, CO, for airing on Thursday, February 5th, 2015. We will have spoilers for the event as soon as they are available.
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In a piece I wrote yesterday, we took a look at what one might consider to be the top-tier matches of Wrestlemania 31. Since that writing, the complexion of my predictions could change just a little bit given some of the rumors that are out there now. I’ll take solace in the fact that they are just rumors, and we’ll trudge on.
Today, we’ll look at the secondary titles, all of which traditionally are on the line at Wrestlemania. With any hope, WWE will give us compelling stories for these champions to work with. Admittedly, I’m not holding my breath on that fact, but none the less here are some of my thoughts regarding these titles.
Late last night, the news broke that WWE has selected Dallas, TX and AT&T Stadium to host Wrestlemania 32 on April 3, 2016. A press conference was held today, featuring Vince McMahon, John Cena, Hulk Hogan among others to sell this event and make the announcement official. With its 105,000-plus seating capacity, AT&T Stadium stands to break all Wrestlemania attendance records next year.
WWE has now issued a formal press release, which reads as follows:
WWE Smackdown is being filmed tonight in Baton Rouge, LA, for its debut airing on Thursday nights this Thursday, January 15th, 2015. We will have spoilers from the show as soon as they’re available.
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The Royal Rumble is two weeks away. Last week, The Authority returned, setting everyone on notice quickly that they are in “revenge mode” for what happened at Survivor Series. Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, and Ryback were sent packing while John Cena stood by and did nothing. Who else is on the “punishment” list for The Authority? Will it be Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, who defied them on Smackdown this past week? Who else will get their shot at being in the 30-man Royal Rumble match? And will Brock Lesnar grace us with his presence in advance of the big triple-threat title match to happen at that event?
WWE Smackdown is filming this evening in Laredo, TX, for airing on Friday, January 9th, 2015. We will have live results (spoilers) for the event as soon as they are available.
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– WWE Smackdown opens with an in-ring segment with Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury, and Jamie Noble. Roman Reigns interrupts to a solid reaction. He clears the ring until The Big Show comes out. Looks like Big Show and The Authority vs. Roman Reigns and a partner of his choosing, later tonight.
– Big E (w/ The New Day) def. Adam Rose.
– The Ascension def. two jobbers
– Alicia Fox def. Naomi. Alicia used the ropes for leverage for the pin.
– The Usos def. Goldust & Stardust and The Miz & Damien Mizdow in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships.
– Sin Cara def. Bad News Barrett in a non-title match.
– Seth Rollins & Big Show vs. Roman Reigns and a partner of his choosing… the partner winds up being Dean Ambrose. Roman Reigns hits Seth Rollins with a spear for the win.
WWE gives us the first Raw of the new year tonight, and the push to Royal Rumble is on. Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns have said they’re in, and now the field should grow from there. Who will join them? Also, Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt battle one more time, this time with the loser being sent off in an ambulance as they have an ambulance match tonight. The Ascension debuted last week – will we see them again tonight, and who will they face? Also, the Authority returned last week after Seth Rollins threatened John Cena to do so by threatening Edge’s health. What will they do in response to all that has gone on the past 5 weeks?
It’s Christmas week on WWE Raw, live from Minneapolis, MN. We’re not going to see our WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar this week (according to reports) but we will get a full dose of Ho-Ho-Hogan! WWE is advertising whether or not Seth Rollins has something in mind for John Cena, and asks whether Ryback will feast on Rusev or not. But, we should also expect full on holiday insanity with lots of silly skits.
Because of the holidays, Smackdown is taping their December 26 show tonight in Sioux City, IA. Courtesy ProWrestling.net, the following are the spoiler results for the show. Refresh the page for updates.
In an opening segment, Hulk Hogan came to the ring only to be cut off by Seth Rollins. Rollins told Hogan it’s not the 80’s anymore and Hogan needs to leave. Dolph Ziggler came out and taunted Rollins over his win last week and said he will beat him again. Big Show came out and said he will knock out both Ziggler and Hogan, which brought Roman Reigns out. A tag match between Show and Rollins vs. Ziggler and Reigns gets set up.
1. Ryback defeated Kane. Rusev came out to watch. Ryback hit Shellshocked on Kane to get the win, then Rusev attacked Ryback with help from Kane afterward.
2. Naomi defeated Alicia Fox. Naomi hit a split leg moonsault to win. No one cared.
3. Adam Rose defeated R-Truth. No bunny tonight. No one cared again. Filler match, according to the reports.
4. Dean Ambrose defeated Rusev (w/Lana) by disqualifcation, US Championship Match. This got set up in a backstage segment with Hulk. Match was said to be good, with both men getting chances to shine. Bray Wyatt caused the DQ, and he and Ambrose scrapped until Wyatt escaped and left.
5. Jimmy Uso defeated The Miz. Miz pleaded with Jimmy throughout, but eventually ate a superkick and a splash.
There was a backstage promo segment from Goldust and Stardust.
Hulk Hogan talked to Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler prior to the main event.
6. Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns defeated Big Show and Seth Rollins. It’s said to be a a back and forth match, with Rollins controlling Reigns for a bit. Reigns put Rollins away with a spear, then the faces celebrated with the fans to close the show.
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