By Jason Powell
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-Renee Young, Booker T, Corey Graves, and David Otunga hosted from the floor of the American Airlines Center in Dallas while the Superstars tapings took place behind them. They set up a WrestleMania video…
-Renee noted that there is a new champion in the house – Roman Reigns. “It’s about time,” she said. Graves mentioned the shift to the WWE Women’s Championship and the end of the Divas name and title. Booker spoke about “the ultimate journeyman” Zack Ryder winning the Intercontinental Title. Otunga mentioned Shaq entering the battle royal.
-A video recapped how WrestleMania took over Dallas. The panel also spoke about all the coverage that WrestleMania received from ESPN.
-The hosts spoke Roman Reigns winning the title. The crowd went nuts behind them about a Ryback vs. Fandango match that was being taped for Superstars. Yes, really. This crowd will be insane. The broadcast team couldn’t even hear themselves for a bit. Graves eventually acknowledged that Reigns won even though the majority of the fans were not in his corner.
-The women’s championship match at WrestleMania was recapped.
-Roman Reigns and Charlotte on NBC’s “Today” appearance was recapped.
-A recap of Rock and John Cena’s appearances aired.
Powell’s POV: I’m out. I’ll keep an eye on it just in case, but this was more of a “look how great WrestleMania was and how much media attention it received” show than a pre-show. Still, it provided a nice glimpse into just how rowdy this crowd can be. It should be a fun night. Join me on the main page for live coverage.
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