–Ross on a WrestleMania 32 double turn: “Loved the spirit that HHH, Stephanie and Reigns had in their scenes together but getting the audience to cheer Roman Reigns isn’t simply going to happen any time soon so why continue to go against the grain? Wth that ‘over statement of the obvious’ being said, it appears to me that WWE/McMahon is sitting ripe and ready to add a ‘swerve’ to the equation Sunday. The setting is perfect for a double turn, etc including Mr McMahon involvement.”
Powell’s POV: I certainly hope that’s in the cards. Obviously, it solves the Roman Reigns problem, and hopefully a Triple H turn combined with a potential Shane McMahon win would solve another big problem in putting the heel authority figure gimmick to rest.
–Ross on the WWE Divas Championship match at WrestleMania: “The women’s title scenario has lost some spark the past couple of weeks or so it seems. I’m still thinking that the three way, hmm..interesting term, will be excellent if the three women tell a logical story and don’t force their go to move sets into the match. Plus, they need 10-15 minutes bell to bell.”
Powell’s POV: WWE has established Charlotte as the lead heel of the division. Becky Lynch is typically a likable babyface. I have no idea what WWE wants the fans to think of Sasha Banks. As I’ve been saying, none of this will matter with the WrestleMania crowd, as they know these women from their NXT days and will treat them like the stars that they should be on the main roster. I really hope the women deliver on the big stage and that stars are born in the eyes of the casual viewers.
–Ross on Eva Marie: “Does Eva Marie have heel heat or is it actually ‘go away’ heat? Time will tell and I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt until she gets a few more chances. If she can execute as a true villain, she has the chance to be special personality. I’m being serious.”
Powell’s POV: Eva continues to struggle in the ring. I really wish WWE would find a non-wrestling role for her. At age 31, I just don’t know how many good years she will have as a wrestler if and when she gets the in-ring part of her game down.
Other topics include Marc Mero on The Ross Report, more on WrestleMania and WWE Raw, JR’s WrestleMania weekend shows, and more.
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