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Sunday, April 02, 2017

The Pre-Take: WWE WrestleMania 33 – The Kickoff Show Matches

04/02/2017 09:05:52 PM

I've said this before and I would probably say this again: this edition of WrestleMania had a lackluster hype and buildup that has twisted everyone's minds to the extent of a tiring one; making it as less interesting as possible. Well, probably not all feuds but it covered a a large portion of it with 13 matches stacked for probably 6 or 7 hours. Somewhat, it could be really tiring and dragging to watch as a fan and being a cult follower of professional wrestling for five years.

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I get it. For everyone to get along the ultimate thrill ride, a multiple-men over-the-top rope gauntlet match such as Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal should take place somewhere in the pre-show. And we may have whine a lot about it, but it also means that you should also go to the venue or tune in to your TV/live streaming/WWE network in order for you to see one.

And it's just sad that we don't have a match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship because of probably utilizing enough men to be booked in this match.

Who's gonna win this one? We'll never know, to be honest Well, who would've thought of a gigantic badass Baron Corbin would able to pull it off? This year could've put on tons of surprise bombs. Though if we talk about the announced entrants, I hope for Sami Zayn to pull off a big Mania moment. 

However, a Braun Strowman victory could also a rebound from a (expected yet still disappointing) loss to Roman Reigns earlier and a step to regain his behemoth status – leaving Big Show far behind.

But if you talk about unannounced entrants, I would like to see either Finn Balor or Shinsuke Nakamura at least make it. That would be a resonating sound for a few minutes or so, considering the Demon King making a televised return to the squared circle, and Shinsuke getting a call-up to the growing main roster.

And probably Finn's win would topple the highlights of them all. A Samoa Joe's vicotorious could either lock him up as a face character soon – if a clash with Strowman happens to soon. (But I doubt; he might face Big Show soon to groom his character as The Destroyer.)

A Show win might make him a two-time winner, but that would probably appear to be a consolation prize from a failed promise with Shaquille O'Neal. And it's kinda sad that this should've been an exciting match if not for a loaded card.

However, another match expected in a WrestleMania Kickoff Show will be the crusierweight championship match between Austin Aries and the King of Cruiserweights Neville.

From a heel character in NXT to a commentator into now a top contender for the title that has a lot of reigns and changes since late last year, there's no way that Austin Aries will lose here. But definitely this feud will be far from over as these two has been piloting the entire Crusierweight Division.

Author: slickmaster | © 2017 september twenty-eight productions

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