That said, it's a positive predictable, with AJ Styles emerging victorious from the night's best match and retaining the WWE Championship vs. a slew of other superstars.
On paper, SmackDown's last pay-per-view before 'Mania looked like it might be arbitrary. I'll save my analysis of that for another column.
John Cena, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler will compete against Styles for the blue brand's top title. Everything was rounded out with the addition of John Cena last week, presumably to punch up the main event's star power.
Orton became a Grand Slam champion by defeating Roode for the United States title, collecting the win with his trademark RKO after a ring-shuddering superplex. I won't believe it until I see it.
Josh Groban to kick off fall tour in Gwinnett
This marks Groban's first headlining tour since his sold-out Stages Tour . "It's the thing I most look forward to", Groban said. Every ticket purchase includes a CD or digital copy of Groban's upcoming album, which is set to release in Fall later this year.
Royal Rumble victor Nakamura beat Rusev earlier in the night with a pair of Kinshasa knee strikes and the duo of Carmella and Natalya put away Lynch and Naomi when Carmella hit the Lass Kicker with a superkick for the three-count. Seeds of a possible Wrestlemania feud was also sowed when Owens, in a bid to Super-kick Zayn, accidentally, laid it SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon who was ringside for the main event.
Both Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton wanted to challenge Bobby Roode for the United States Championship. At the time of this posting, we're about 3 hours away from the Six Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship. It has been a while since Carmella and Natalya have been featured prominently and with Carmella's briefcase expiration date coming up soon, this is their time to shine. Simply a rematch from New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom 10, in which Nakamura got the better of Styles for the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
Two weeks ago, Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Aiden English in a meaningless match.
Two things: either Orton wins, or Mahal costs Orton the win. I wasn't even expecting this bout to be all that exciting, and it wasn't really, though the Columbus crowd was really generous (good for them!).
Klopp: Liverpool can never play defensive football *cough
With this being the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season, one gets to see a lot of imaginative mocking by rival fans over social media.
Are you looking forward to seeing Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka at WrestleMania?
Shane McMahon, minority owner of the WWE and vice-chairman of Wecast Holdings Inc, will be having an unlikely challenger at Wrestlemania 34. Big E, on the other hand, has pointed out that New Day have always been front and center at that show and this year will be no different. Either team marching into WM as champion feels appropriate. Sami Zayn could turn on his "best friend" Kevin Owens, which would lead to another confrontation between them on the "Show of Shows" in just under a month from now. Or everyone else, really.
"There could be a chance of headlining WrestleMania this year". Thankfully, WrestleMania 34 is not about Cena.
But he has to, anyway. I prefer Taker, but as long as he's not butting into Styles vs. Nakamura, I can live with whatever.
Australia-US trade relationship an example: PM
Even if US manufacturers increased their output of the two metals, it would add only 0.05 per cent to GDP, according to Guatieri. Trump exempted Canada and Mexico from the tariffs he signed last week.