STAMFORD, Conn., March 24, 2017 – WWE Network unveiled its WrestleMania Week programming line-up filled with a series of all-new episodes, specials and live coverage beginning Monday, March 27 and culminating with WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania on Sunday, April 2, beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT live from the Orlando Citrus Bowl.
WrestleMania Week will include the premiere of WWE 24: WrestleMania Monday; a special edition of WWE Talking Smack; Kurt Angle: Oh, It’s True…It’s True!, a WWE Network exclusive interview with 2017 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Angle; and a new episode of Bring It To The Table. In addition, fans can also watch 205 Live, NXT, the WWE Hall of Fame 2017 Red Carpet and the WWE Hall of Fame 2017, NXT® Takeover: Orlando, the WrestleMania Kickoff show and the year’s main attraction, WrestleMania.
New subscribers can get all of this programming as part of a free month trial by signing up at WWENetwork.com now. The schedule of WrestleMania Week programming on WWE Network is as follows:
WWE 24: WrestleMania Monday
Monday, March 27 immediately following Monday Night Raw®
The night after WrestleMania is one of the most-anticipated events of the year and has never been short on surprises. WWE 24 cameras take viewers behind-the-curtain with WWE Superstars AJ Styles, Enzo and Big Cass at last year’s Monday Night Raw following a record-setting WrestleMania 32.
Tuesday, March 28 at 10 pm ET
The performers from WWE’s Cruiserweight Division showcase their unparalleled abilities. Witness The Brian Kendrick, TJ Perkins, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Gran Metalik, and many more world-class Superstars perform breathtaking feats of athleticism.
WWE Talking Smack
Tuesday, March 28 at 11 pm ET
Renee Young catches up with the SmackDown Live Superstars after the show to hear their thoughts on the evening’s action as they head into WrestleMania.
Kurt Angle: Oh, It’s True…It’s True!
Tuesday, March 28 immediately following Talking Smack
Corey Graves sits down with 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Kurt Angle to discuss Kurt’s favorite matches and moments, his battle with personal demons, and his triumphant return home in this WWE Network exclusive interview.
Wednesday, March 29 at 8 pm ET
Kassius Ohno and ‘The Drifter’ Elias Samson face each other in a Loser Leaves NXT Match. Just three days before Asuka defends the NXT Women’s Championship against Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: Orlando, both women meet to sign the contract for their upcoming confrontation. Plus, a Triple Threat Match between Johnny Gargano, Akam of The Authors of Pain, and Dash Wilder.
Bring It To The Table
Thursday, March 30 at 8pm ET
On site from the Orlando Citrus Bowl, home of WrestleMania 33, Corey Graves, JBL and Peter Rosenberg debate, discuss and dissect all things WWE, just days away from “The Ultimate Thrill Ride.”
WWE Hall of Fame 2017 Red Carpet
Friday, March 31 at 7 pm ET
Maria Menounos hosts the most glamorous event on the WWE calendar. WWE Superstars and Legends, and a host of celebrities, walk the red carpet live on WWE Network.
WWE Hall of Fame 2017
Friday, March 31 at 8 pm ET
Kurt Angle, Beth Phoenix, Diamond Dallas Page, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Teddy Long and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at the sold-out Amway Center. In addition, Eric LeGrand, a former standout from the Rutgers University football team turned motivational speaker, will receive the third annual Warrior Award. The WWE Hall of Fame recognizes the most-celebrated Superstars in WWE history, while The Warrior Award is presented each year to an individual who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance, and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of WWE Hall of Famer, The Ultimate Warrior.
NXT TakeOver: Orlando Preshow
Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 pm ET
Before the Superstars of NXT take to the ring, join an all-star panel, including Charly Caruso, Sam Roberts and Nigel McGuinness, as they share their thoughts and predictions for the evening’s matches.
NXT TakeOver: Orlando
Saturday, April 1 at 8 pm ET
On the eve of WrestleMania, NXT comes home to Orlando at a sold-out Amway Center. Shinsuke Nakamura tries to reclaim his title from NXT Champion Bobby Roode; Asuka and Ember Moon, both undefeated, square off in the NXT Women’s Championship Match; and tag teams The Authors of Pain, #DIY and The Revival face off in a Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Elimination Match.
Sunday, April 2 at 5 pm ET
As the road to WrestleMania winds down, Renee Young joins WWE Hall of Famers Jerry Lawler, Booker T and Shawn Michaels to discuss the events leading up to all the action on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Join us as the panel shares their thoughts and predictions for all the night’s matches.
Sunday, April 2 at 7 pm ET
A sold-out crowd will descend upon the Orlando Citrus Bowl for WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania. Watch WWE Universal Champion Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar in a rivalry that started 13 years ago; WWE Champion Bray Wyatt go head-to-head with Randy Orton; Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker; Triple H takes on Seth Rollins; United States Champion Chris Jericho vs. his former best friend Kevin Owens; a Fatal Four-Way Raw Women’s Championship match between Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax; a SmackDown Live Women’s Championship match between Alexa Bliss and the entire SmackDown Live women’s roster; AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon; John Cena and Nikki Bella compete against The Miz and Maryse; the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and more!
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Based on reports, WWE has finally come to a decision on adding independent promotional content to the WWE Network.
WWE has come to terms with Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) which is based out of the UK to add their content to the On-Demand section of the WWE Network. It should be noted that a number of other promotions are also in talks with WWE.
WWE has been contemplating this idea to add more promotions to the network for a while. WWE in the past have issued fan surveys which to no ones surprise, favored many non-WWE products. Vince McMahon was said to be back-and-forth with the idea, but has finally come to a decision and has approved this action to move forward.
Based on reports, the newly crowned UK Championship will be allowed to be defended on ICW, OTT and possible even PROGRESS Wrestling until WWE is able to develop their own weekly show in the UK.
The ICW deal is said to be 2-3 years and will showcase content which is toned down.
What are your thoughts on this? Will this generate more subscribers for the Network? Is this the right move?
We here at Mind of Carnage send out our best wishes to the pro wrestling legend, and hope a remedy will be available. What is your favorite Vader memory? Let us know in the comments, and show some love to Vader on his Twitter @itsvadertime
Welcome my WarGods to your MOCLive Roadblock recap.
This event marks the final special show before the main stage of them all; WrestleMania 32. If Dean is to win tonight he shakes up the entire feel and lineup for WrestleMania and will make for an interesting next few weeks. But, we’re not exactly sure what’s going to happen as WWE is still advertising Roman vs. HHH in commercials, advertisements and anything to do with WM32. There has been one match and segment added since I did the MOCPredictions for this event so I’ll just guess now.
Charlotte (c) vs. Natalya -WWE Divas Championship- MOCPrediction: Charlotte (Retains)
Chris Jericho’s highlight reel segment MOCPrediction: Pretty sure AJ Styles will attack him.
I won’t take up much of your time, so let’s get on with this special Toronto show. RIGHT IN MY YARD! I wish I had bought tickets, but $500 each were a bit too much. I guess I should have looked earlier.
Thank you Ryback I know i am.
Opener: WWE Roadblock starts with a video highlighting the Dean Ambrose vs. Triple H match for the WWE title & Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt. Let WWE Roadblock begin!
Sheamus & King Barrett vs. New Day (c) (w/ Xavier Woods) -WWE Tag Team Championship- Tag Team Match
Before the match could begin, New Day enter the ring with a podium in the middle covering something. They get on the mics and ask Toronto, “what do you see when you look at the New Day?” Everyone sees the power of positivity, hips that do not lie, Francesca 2, and the WWE tag team champions. This is becuase New Day always eats their BootyO’s Cereal. They go to the podium and reveal the BootyO’s cereal box.
They joke around about the LON members and start a “New Day Rocks” chant which my Toronto crowd are happy to chant. LON interrupt and make their way out. Rusev and Del Rio are not with them.
The match starts and right away a “you look stupid” chant begins towards Sheamus. Kofi and Sheamus kicks things off and both clinch up. Both go back and forth until Kofi slaps Sheamus in the head and taunts the audience. After he taunts Sheamus hits him with a hard clothesline. Sheamus tags in Barrett and both connect a double elbow and Barrett pins for a quick 2 count. Barrett beats on Kofi in the corner and taunts the audience. Kofi begins fighting back and hits a jawbreaker. Kofi manages to tag in Big E and Big E catches a cross body by Barrett and hits the side back breaker. Barrett crawls to the corner and the New Day begin their rotation stomps. Big E dropkicks Kofi against Barrett and Xavier leads a “New Day Rocks” chant using Francesca. As They taunt Kofi tags in but Barrett manages to hit the winds of change and slows the action for New Day.
Barrett lands a few elbow to the head and tags Sheamus. Sheamus hits his Irish Curse back breaker and tags in Barrett. Barrett lands a few knees to the head and tags in Sheamus who hits his forearms against Kofi’s chest. He goes to the top rope and lands a flying shoulder tackle to Kofi and pins for the 2 count. Barrett tags in and locks in a rear choke to slow the action down. Barrett manages to hit a slam on kofi and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus climbs to the top again and goes for an Axe handle but Kofi counters with a dropkick to the chest and takes out Sheamus. Both Sheamus and Kofi tag in their partners.
Big E lands three Belly-to-Belly’s to Barrett and follows it up with a HUGE body splash. Big E clotheslines Sheamus off the apron and tries for a corner attack but Barrett gets a boot up and suplexes Big E to slow him down. Sheamus tags in and as does Kofi. Kofi manages to land a few kicks to Sheamus and rebounds off the corner turnbuckles for a cross body giving him a 2 count pin. Sheamus gets the upper hand and tries for his running knee to the head but Kofi counters and tries for his Trouble in Paradise. Sheamus catches him and locks in the Texas Cloverleaf. Kofi almost reaches Big E but Barrett tries to stop him. Big E takes Barrett out on the outside and Kofi rolls up Sheamus for a 2 count. Kofi manages to tag in Big E but Sheamus counters their finisher and due to that Kofi lands hard on his head. Sheamus throws out Kofi and slams Big E in the ring. He tags Barrett and he hits a side head kick. As Barrett pins Xavier distracts the ref. Sheamus runs after him but Kofi hits him with a face smash on the outside. In the ring Big E takes advantage of the distraction and hits his Big Ending on Barrett giving him the 1..2..3!
Winners: New Day (Retains)
First match in… and my predictions are already wrong… great!
Backstage: Paul Heyman gets interviewed in the back and says that he will christen Toronto as the new capital for Suplex City. Lesnar warned Wyatt and tonight Bray will go down, victimized, F5’ed and conquered.
Announcers: The announcers recap the breakup of AJ Styles and Chris Jericho and the shirt burning from Smackdown.
All this leads to the highlight reel segment set for tonight!
HIGHLIGHT REEL: Jericho gets into the ring but it’s not set up for the highlight reel at all. It’s just a normal ring.
Jericho starts off his promo by telling the Toronto fans to “shut your filthy mouths right now.” Jericho says that they had their chance to chant for Y2J but instead we chanted for AJ Styles. Jericho tells us to go to hell and calls us Typical Canadians and says that we’re always behind trying to catch up to the rest of the world. Jericho calls himself the greatest icon in the history of Canada and says he is ashamed to be Canadian. Jericho moving from Canada was the best thing ever and says that Canada stinks, calling Toronto the ANUS!! WTF!!! JERICHO NO!!
Jericho makes fun of AJ Styles and even Jack Swagger when he beat him in 2010 for the world title and mocks his “We the People” gimmick and says that it’s so stupid it was probably made in Toronto. Jericho calls himself the best and mocks Swagger asking for people to put their hands over their heart… but all of a sudden Swaggers music hits… Ok, I thought this was a Highlight Reel… I WAS WRONG!
Chris Jericho vs. Jack Swagger Singles Match
Jericho starts this match with a hard slap to Swagger. Swagger connects a hard punch taking Jericho out of the ring. Swagger chases after him and Jericho runs around the ring. He slides in and looks to blind attack Swagger but he counters hitting a hard running shoulder on Jericho. Swagger takes him to the corner and begins beating on him getting the audience behind him. Jericho manages to fight back with a hard boot to the head and lands a clothesline in the back. Jericho goes on the attack and takes Swagger to the outside as the audience begin a “AJ styles” chant which only drives Jericho’s anger.
Jericho throws Swagger into the barricade and rolls him back into the ring landing a hard kick to his gut. Jericho pins for only gets a 2 count. Jericho locks in a rear choke and yells at the ref to “ask him!” Swagger fights out but Jericho lands a jumping kick to the head and pins for another 2 count. Swagger fights back and counters Jericho’s running bulldog throwing him into the corner turnbuckles. Swagger lands a few running clotheslines and a few more in the corners. Swagger runs to the ropes and goes for his Swagger-bomb but Jericho counters with a big boot. Jericho hits the running bull dog and tries for his lion-sault but Swagger moves out of the way and hits his Swagger bomb this time. Swagger pins but only gets a 2 count.
Swagger goes on the attack again in the corner but Jericho gets a big boot on Swagger, rolls him up and tries for the Walls of Jericho but Swagger fights out. Swagger tries to lock in his Patriot lock but Jericho fights out and hits a enziguri. Jericho waits for Swagger to get to his feet and tries for a DDT but Swagger catches him and hits a gut wrench power bomb and pins, but again gets a 2 count. Jericho runs the ropes and tries for cross body but Swagger catches him and transitions into a Ankle lock. Jericho struggles to the ropes and manages to break the hold. Swagger tries to attack again but Jericho counters catching him into the Walls of Jericho and Swagger had nothing to do but tap out.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Never knew this was a match, but I would have picked Jericho anyways…. whatever, I picked correct; 1-1.
The Revival (c) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady (w/ Carmella) -NXT Tag Team Championship- Tag Team Match
Enzo, Cass and Carmella do there usual entrance to the ring and got a great ovation from the Toronto audience.
The match begins and Enzo and Dash start things off. Enzo tries to attack Scott but Dash goes on the attack. Enzo though manages to get the upper hand landing a hurricanrana on Dash and dropkicks Scott off the apron. Enzo flips Dash with an arm lock, and tags in Cassady. Cass comes in and attacks Dash in the corner and lands a hard side body slam. Cass locks in an arm lock and Dash tries to tag in but is unable to. Cass back flips Dash in the ring and counters an attack from Scott. Enzo comes in and Cass throws him on Scott and Dash and take both members of the revival to the outside.
Cass and Enzo stare at them and Cass shakes his head and throws Enzo on both of them on the outside. Enzo takes Dash back into the ring and tries for a roll-up but Dash gets a blind tag and Scott throws Enzo into the corner post shoulder first. Scott and Dash begin their assault as both members begin to tag in and out connecting double team moves on Enzo wearing him down. Scott stomps on Enzo’s arm and locks in an arm lock trying to make him tap.
Enzo fights up but Scott brings him back on the mat. Enzo again fights to his feet and tries to reach for a tag but Scott pushes him back to the Revivals corner and hangs Enzo upside down on the turnbuckles. Scott stomps on Enzo’s chest, and Dash tags in hitting a running knee to the chest. Enzo rolls to the outside. Scott tries for a clothesline but Enzo counters, he counters another move by Dash and almost gets a tag to Cass but Scott hits a huge running tackle and takes Enzo to the outside. Scott brings Enzo back into the ring and attacks in the corner but Enzo mnages to finally counter and reaches his corner tagging in Cass. Dash also tags in but Cass has the momentum taking out both members of the Revival. Cass lands a high elbow drop on Dash and a corner cross body. He lands a big boot on Dash and Scott and hits his East River Crossing.
Cass tags in Enzo and looks to his ther rocket launcher finisher, but Scott Dawson climbs from the outside and trips Enzo on the top rope. Cass goes on the attack after Scott but The Revival manage to hit their finisher on Cass laying him out on the outside. Scott goes for an attack on Enzo who is still on the top turnbuckle, but Enzo pushes him off and hits a top rope DDT on Dash who ran in to help. Enzo rolls up Scott but only gets a 2 count. Enzo seems to have some advantage but Scott throws him to The Revival’s corner where Dash hits a hard punch. Scott tags Dash and both hit their finisher and pin for the 1..2..3!
Winners: The Revival (Retain)
There’s another right prediction, 2-1. I will say Dash and Dawson are truly an impressive old school tag team. Great to watch these two compete.
Charlotte (c) vs. Natalya -WWE Divas Championship- Divas Singles Match
The match starts and both Divas clinch up. They go back and forth with technical moves and both get quick pins and submissions against one-another. Both do some pretty good transition between moves but it breaks as Natalya goes for the sharpshooter and Charlotte reaches the ropes. Charlotte slaps Natalya but Natalya comes back with a hard chop to the chest. Natalya positions Charlotte into a surf board stretch and slams herface first to the mat. Natalya hits a dropkick to the face and again tries to position Charlotte for the sharpshooter. Charlotte reaches the ropes again and slides to the outside. Natalya lands a running dropkick and rolls Charlotte back into the ring but Charlotte runs to the outside and pull Natalya out making Natalya land back first against the outside mat.
Charlotte taunts at the crowd and slides Natalya back into the ring. She slams her head against the mat and hits her with a few elbows to the shoulders. Charlotte locks in a choke with her long legs and smashes Natalya head first against the mat. Natalya manages to break out and tries for a pin but only gets a 2 count. Charlotte counters and slams Natalya head first against the mat again. Natalya goes to the corner and tries for her discuss clothesline but Charlotte stops her and lands a neck breaker and pins for the 2 count.
Charlotte now focuses on the legs and tries for the Figure-8 but Natalya counters pins for the 2 count. She now smashes Charlotte face first against the mat and tries for an attack in the corner, but again Charlotte takes over with more attacks to Natalya’s legs. She slides Natalya to the corner and smashes her leg against the steep post. She taunts the audience but Natalya uses the time to kick Charlotte away and crawl back to the middle of the ring.
Charlotte and Natalya both stand in the middle of the ring and both begin to brawl with Natalya getting the advantage. She hits a ton of punches and hits her discuss clothesline. She goes for the Sharpshooter but Charlotte breaks out with a hard kick to the head. She lands a big boot and goes for her figure 4 leg lock bridging into the figure 8. Natalya fights back and tries to reverse the hold, not allowing Charlotte to lock in the figure 8. Natalya manages to flip her over, but Charlotte fights back rolling the other way. Charlotte rolls to the apron and as she keeps the hold locked in she hangs off the apron making the ref break them up.
Natalya sits up in the ring grasping at her legs as Charlotte comes from behind hitting the Natural Selection. Charlotte pins but gets a close 2 count. Charlotte frustrated pins two more times but still gets 2 counts. Charlotte is getting angry by this point and hits a t-bone suplex and climbs to the top ropes. Natalya catches her and hits a sit-down power bomb for a close 2 count. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Charlotte fights out, but Natalya manages to hang on and finally locks in the Sharpshooter right in the middle of the ring. Charlotte cries towards her father and Ric tries to grab her for the ropes. Natalya breaks the hold yelling towards Ric and manages to hit him but from behind Charlotte rolls Natalya up and uses the ropes to give her the 1…2…3!
Winner: Charlotte (Retains)
Another prediction right, 3-1. YES!
Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt (w/ Luke Harper) Singles Match
Bray and Luke come out and Bray has a mic hyping Brock Lesnar and saying that he is truly a conquer and lists the men he’s beaten in his career. He ends it saying that Lesnar has never conquered Bray Wyatt. Bray says that tonight him and Harper will slay the beast together. So it sounds as if Bray and Harper will face Lesnar together? Well we’ll see.
Lesnar and Heyman come out to the ring and Heyman gets on a mic once Lesnar stands in the ring facing Harper and Bray and introduces his conqueror Brock Lesnar. And it appears that it’s become a handicap match.
Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper Handicap match
The match starts and Bray rolls to the outside as Brock attacks Harper. Both exchange punches but it’s not long until Lesnar hits the first German Suplex taking Harper to the outside. Bray and Harper talk as Lesnar comes in and rolls Harper into the ring. He looks at Bray but turns around to a sucidie dive from Harper. Harper manages to take advantage landing a few punches and kicks to Brock. Lesnar tries for another German but Harper holds onto the ropes and hits Lensar with a hard elbow. Harper hits a big boot and a discuss clothesline. Harper locks in a choke hold and keeps Lesnar down, that is until Lesnar goes to his knees, goes under Harper and hits a German Suplex. Lesnar now opens the borders and hits another German Suplex.
Lesnar stalks Harper as Bray stands at ringside watching his follower being thrown for a fourth German Suplex. Followed by a fifth, and then sixth. As Lesnar stares at Bray, Bray slowly backs away from the ring. Lesnar hits an F5 on Harper and pins for the 1..2..3!
Winner: Brock Lesnar
After the win Bray turns around and begins walking up the ramp and out of the arena. Harper is left in the ring after an aggressive match.
Well I kind of got that right, but Lesnar didn’t win via DQ… just dominated, lol. So i’ll call that a win for me 4-1.
To everyone surprise Sami Zayn music hit and gets a great ovation from his fellow Canadian fans.
Sami Zayn vs. Stardust Singles Match
The match begins and Stardust gets a quick arm drag on Sami. Both clinch up and Stardust gets in an arm lock. Sami tries to flip out but Stardust stops him. Sami eventually manages to break out and locks in his own arm lock on Stardust. Stardust runs Sami off the ropes but Sami counters jumping over Stardust and connecting an arm bar and locks in another arm lock keeping Stardust down. Stardust counters taking Sami to the corner. Sami jumps to the apron and tries to rebound in but Stardust stops him with a hard punch to the head.
Stardust gets the advantage running Sami against the outside ring apron, and rolls him back in stomping on Sami’s mid section. Stardust takes him to the corner and begins delivering punches to the back of Sami’s head. Stardust hits a forward drop suplex and pins for the 2 count. Stardust locks in a reverse bear hug but Sami runs him into the corner breaking the hold, but Stardust comes back hitting a clothesline to Sami’s back. Stardust continues on the attack punching, stomping and wearing down Sami with knee’s to the lower back.
The action slows down and Sami tries to fight out but Stardust manages to land a hard knee to the gut and Stardust gets another 2 count pin. Stardust locks in a reverse Boston crab but Sami manages to break out and begins to counter Stardust offence, but it doesn’t work to well as Stardust lands a side slam. Stardust lands a few pin attempts but gets a 2 on all attempts. Stardust takes Sami to the top ropes and tries for a superplex but Sami breaks out and pushes him off. Sami climbs to his feet but Stardust runs back up and manages to land the superplex. Stardust pins but again gets the 2 count.
At this time Stardust slaps and stomps away on Sami asking “you’re a tough guy?” Stardust runs the ropes but Sami hits a hard clothesline. He follows it up with another and takes Goldust to the corner landing a few punches to the head. Sami scoop slams him and climbs to the top ropes. Stardust tries to trip him but Sami jumps off before he can and takes Stardust to the outside. Sami runs the ropes and lands his flipping body slam and rolls Stardust back in. Sami hits his Blue Thunder bomb and pins for a 2 count.
Both men counter a few times and Stardust almost hits his Queens Crossbow finisher but Sami pushes him away and Stardust rebounds off the ropes and hits Sami with his head kick. Stardust pins but only gets a 2 count. Stardust tries to attack in the corner but Sami catches him and hits a corner suplex. Stardust is in position and Zayn hits his finishing kick and pins for the 1..2..3!
Winner: Sami Zayn
This was a random match made by WWE…. so I’ll do a random thing.
Triple H (c) vs. Dean Ambrose -WWE World Heavyweight Championship- Singles Match
The match starts and Triple H stares out to the audience who are somewhat split for an Ambrose or HHH win. They clinch and Triple H gets the arm lock and neck lock first. Ambrose pushes him off the ropes but Triple H hits him with a running shoulder. Both men clinch again and Triple H again gets the advantage with a hip toss. Both men try for another clinch but Triple H gets a cheap punch, this only excites Ambrose. They clinch again for the third time and Triple H gets in an arm lock and takes Ambrose to his knees. He reaches his feet and manages to break out and flips Triple H over with a head lock. Ambrose tries for another arm lock but Triple H counters into a side head lock. Ambrose pushes him off the ropes but this time Dean hits two hip tosses and transitions into an arm lock. Ambrose breaks it and taunts in the corner and tells HHH gently to “suck it.”
Triple H tries to attack but Ambrose gets another side head lock. Triple H tries to run him off the ropes but Ambrose holds onto Triple H’s nose and goes into a hip toss. Dean locks in an arm lock and pulls away at Triple H’s face. Triple H takes Dean to the corner and drives his shoulders into his gut and now Triple H gets aggressive. Triple H and Ambrose exchange blows in the ring with Triple H getting the upper hand, taking Ambrose into the corner and delivering multiple punches to Dean face. He throws Ambrose off the ropes but Ambrose hits his running cross body, landing a few punches and clothes lining the Game to the outside.
Ambrose climbs out to meet him but Triple H counters and tries to roll him back into the ring. Ambrose counters and lands his rebound clothesline to Triple H on the outside. He throws Triple H in the ring and begins attacking him at the leg. Dean digs his shoulder to Triple H’s leg a few times and dropkicks him in the knee. Dean rolls to the outside and pulls Triple H to the steel post and throws HHH’s knee against the post a few times. Ambrose keeps the advantage on the knee until Triple H rolls to the outside. Ambrose follows but Triple H goes for the pedigree outside, Dean counters but as does Triple H as he pushes him head first against the steel steps. Triple H suplex’s Dean gut first on the barricade and rolls back into the ring.
The ref begins to count and reaches 8 as Ambrose rolls back in. Triple H right away goes on the attack and chokes Ambrose on the ropes. Triple H lifts Dean up and smashes him down to the mat face first. HHH continues on the assault and lands a few dropping elbows to Dean’s lower back and locks in a cross-face. Triple H breaks the hold and again drives his elbow into Ambrose’ back. He aggressively throws Ambrose into the corner turnbuckles and tries for it again, but Dean fights out with a few punches. Dean runs the ropes but Triple H catches him in the spine buster and pins for the 2 count.
Triple H lifts Ambrose to the top rope and tries for a superplex but Dean fights out with a few headbutts and punches until Triple H jumps off. Dean jumps off the top rope and lands a hard dropping elbow to Triple H. Both men are laid out at the ref begins counting. He reaches 7 and both men get to their feet. Triple H and Ambrose exchange punches in the middle of the ring until Ambrose gets the advantage. He lands a couple of running forearms and hits his corner forearm followed by the running bulldog. Ambrose pins but only gets a 2 count. Triple H retreats to the corner and Ambrose finds him and begins landing a few shots to the head. Triple H counters and tries for the Pedigree but Ambrose counters and gets a roll-up. Triple H kicks out and Dean tries for his dirty deeds. Triple H breaks out, lands his knee face smash. The impact pushes Ambrose to the ropes and he lands another rebound clothesline and pins for a 2 count.
Dean focuses on Triple H and looks to land a running move but Triple H explodes out and hits a HARD clothesline flipping Ambrose. Triple H tries for another Pedigree but Ambrose flips him over the top ropes and to the outside. Ambrose tries for the suciude dive but Triple H stops him with a forearm. Triple H sets his focus on the announcers table and strips it. Dean doesn’t take that lightly and throws Triple H against the steel steps and rolls him back to the ring. Triple H again tries for a Pedigree but Ambrose counters into the figure-4-leglock and Triple H begins struggling with the pain.
Triple H is not new at taking that move and manages to break out with a few punches to the head. Triple H goes for the attack again but Ambrose counters and locks in the Sharpe-shooter. Triple H struggles and almost reaches the bottom rope but Ambrose drags him back to the middle of the ring. Triple H again struggles and pulls his way to the bottom rope and manages to grab it making the ref break the hold.
Dean tries to attack Triple H on the apron but Triple H drops Ambrose on the top rope. Triple H goes for the attack but Ambrose hits his Dirty Deeds and pins and gets the 1..2…!!! NO.
We thought Dean won but the ref waves it off claiming that Ambrose’ legs were under the bottom rope. As Dean argues with the ref Triple H rolls Ambrose up and uses the second rope as leverage but Ambrose kicks out at 2. Dean takes Triple to the outside and lands a suicide dive. Dean throws him against the barricade and rolls him back into the ring. Triple H rolls back out and Dean climbs to the top rope landing a standing elbow drop on Hunter.
Dean mocks Triple H’s suck it and lays Triple H on the announcers table. Ambrose rolls back in the ring and breaks the count. Ambrose rolls back out and climbs the barricade. Ambrose goes for a running elbow drop but Triple H moves out of the way making Ambrose take himself through the table. Triple H rolls back into the ring allowing the ref to count. Dean explodes up as the ref reaches 9. Right away Triple H hits his pedigree finisher and pins Ambrose for the 1..2..3!
Winner: Triple H (Retains)
Well there we go, Triple H continues to reign as champion as we head into WrestleMania 32. This also makes it 6-1 for me…. Kind of, considering I thought this would end by DQ… BUT WHO CARES IT’S ANOTHER WIN!
Thank you guys for reading. Hope you enjoyed and make sure to come back on Monday for your MOCLive Monday Night Raw Recap.
Welcome to the MOCPredictions for this upcoming Roadblock special on the WWE Network.
Roadblock will take place at 8pm EST in Toronto, Ontario
Here are the matches advertised along with my predictions on the outcome. Let me know your thoughts.
The Revival (c) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady -NXT Tag Team Championship- Tag Team Match
Enzo and Cass get another opportunity at the NXT tag team titles in which they’ve failed on multiple occasions to capture since they’ve become a team. On Saturday, I still don’t see it coming to fruition. As MOC has reported WWE main roster has a lock for Enzo and Cass to be called up on the main shows, so in my opinion it wouldn’t make much sense to them to win the titles and then get called up after WrestleMania. Besides the Revival are are doing a great job being an aggressive and well rounded team so in my opinion keeping the belts on the Revival is a good move.
MOCPrediction: The Revival (Retain)
Sheamus & King Barrett vs. New Day (c) -WWE Tag Team Championship- Tag Team Match
I don’t know what to say about this. New Day have been a great team and have been getting the baby-face reaction they deserve. When it comes to LON (League of Nations) it’s been a stable incorrectly booked and just a creative mess. Though if any titles will change hands at Roadblock I do believe it’s this one just because it’ll give them reason to compete once more at WrestleMania for the Tag Titles. Let’s face it, the good guys always need to come out on top at the biggest stage of them all. So when it comes to Saturday, I do see LON winning for two reasons:
They have the numbers game if Del Rio and Rusev are at ringside
WWE will give Barrett one final title run before he leaves the company. As stated Barrett will not resign with WWE once his contract comes up in June.
MOCPrediction: League Of Nations (New WWE Tag Team Champions)
Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt Singles Match
Ohh man. Here’s one match that I think I know who comes out on top… but I don’t want him to win just because there’s no reason for it. Bray Wyatt has to be one of the most confusing booking stories I have ever seen. The man hands-down can deliver one of the best promo’s we’ve seen in a while and has a great faction that visually can DOMINATE WWE all together… Yet, they’re booked to lose on multiple occasions and continue to claim how they are talking over and dominating the titans of the WWE. I have high hopes for the Wyatts, and hope that if a WWE brand split does happen again; that they take over Smackdown and become the power houses for that show.
But, when it comes to this match I unfortunately do not see Lesnar losing just because he’s the beast and needs to stay strong… But, I also don’t see him gaining a clean victory. Sometime during this match I do expect the Wyatt family to come out and beat down on Lesnar giving him the DQ victory. Lesnar gets beat down until he gets a chair and takes out the entire Wyatt family with it. This will only gain sympathy to Ambrose who’s expected to face him at Mania in a street fight. Lesnar can do a ton of damage with a chair and by taking out the Wyatt family with it, it showcases that one man will have a hard time taking out this beast… Ohh and once again, Wyatt’s are left with NOTHING!
MOCPrediction: Brock Lesnar via DQ
Triple H (c) vs. Dean Ambrose -WWE World Heavyweight Championship- Singles Match
The main event for the night, and everyone just dreams that Ambrose will leave Saturday as the new WWE Champion… but in reality it won’t happen.
Let’s face it, WWE has finalized booking and pictures and promotions and so-on and so-on with Triple H facing Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 32… Yes it’s happening, relax your balls. So I’m not expecting Ambrose to make a crazy surprise and win by beating Triple H and taking his spot in the main event at WrestleMania; because then, what happens to Lesnar?
In all honest I do see Dean Ambrose winning, but via DQ. This time Lesnar comes out and causes the DQ on Dean claiming that Lesnar wants to be the one to rip him apart at Mania. You got to think of it this way; If Dean wins, then WWE loses one main event match at Mania (Dean vs. Lesnar in a street fight). Now you’ll get Triple H demanding a rematch at Mania, then Roman comes in and then Lesnar comes in. As high as I am on a Fatal-4-Way match at Mania for the WWE title, I just don’t see it happening with WWE throwing away a Street Fight match which is a big draw. I can understand star power but you don’t want to put all the Star power into one match.
But don’t get me wrong, there are positives if Dean wins. Having him and Roman face off would be a great match and highly anticipated but I just don’t see it happening, yet.
MOCPrediction: Dean Ambrose via DQ (Triple H Retains)
What are your thoughts, do you agree? Share your predictions below.
The O2 website in London posted this on its website:
“WWE have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to London for a one-off special on Wednesday 7 September at The O2. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see WWE Superstar and Diva favorites Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, New Day, Sasha Banks and Charlotte and many more to be announced.”