John Cena Goldberg At WrestleMania 36! Undertaker AJ Styles! Roman Reigns The Fiend Plans! WWE NEWS!
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John Cena Goldberg At WrestleMania 36! Undertaker AJ Styles! Roman Reigns The Fiend Plans! WWE NEWS!


Here is your news for
February 14, 2020. We’re starting off today with
news from Goldberg, as the
former Universal Champion is still a drae, at
least according to the
viewing figures. On Wrestling Observer Radio,
Dave Meltzer commented on
the quarter hour ratings from last week’s episode
of SmackDown. He said: “The quarter with Bill Goldberg
was through the roof…It was
by far the biggest quarter that they’ve had in a
long long time.” According to Meltzer, that
quarter hour drew 3 million
viewers across their ten biggest markets, with the second
hour of SmackDown averaging
close to 2.5 million viewers, so that’s why the
numbers for Goldberg stand out. It should be noted that the Hall
of Famer’s segment with Bray
Wyatt was only five minutes long, and the rest of
the quarter hour featured the
brawl between Roman Reigns and King Corbin. Given how many viewers
Goldberg brought in, there
has been speculation that the Hall of Famer could be booked
to main event WrestleMania 36,
and the most obvious way to get there would
be for Goldberg to defeat The
Fiend for the Universal title at Super Show
down on February 27th. If the WWE went down this route,
then they should prepare for
backlash, as this would make little sense from a
long-term perspective, though
WWE doesn’t really do long-term booking. If Vince McMahon has the mind
set of putting the title on the
biggest star right now, then there’s no reason
why he wouldn’t choose
Goldberg to main event, possibly against Roman
Reigns at WrestleMania. The two stars have already taken
shots at each other in interviews
just one month ago, and with Reigns being the
odds on favourite to win the
Elimination Chamber match, this decision ultimately
comes down to what match
has more fan interest and star power: Reigns Vs.
Wyatt or Reigns Vs. Goldberg? According to WrestleVotes, the
WWE is considering some
match possibilities for Wyatt, Reigns, Goldberg, and
John Cena at WrestleMania,
and there’s a couple of combinations that could play out. The current match card is
believed to be Wyatt Vs. Reigns
for the title at WrestleMania, though with
Goldberg and Cena in the mix,
that could change. The Wrestling Observer News
letter also commented that
Cena will definitely be at the show in Tampa. They said: “Cena returns on the 2/28
Smackdown show and has
already said he’s free to wrestle at WrestleMania. Cena’s
role is said to be locked in for
the show” If WWE are willing, Cena could
make history at WrestleMania
by winning his 17th WWE World Championship,
though that would mean him
finding a way into the Elimination Chamber match
where the winner will get a
title shot at the showcase of the Immortals. Another possibility for WWE is
to go the dream match route,
and pitting Cena against Goldberg would
certainly be a match for the
ages. Whilst it’s unlikely that two guys
rarely on TV would be chosen
to close out the biggest show of the year, the
WWE has been consistently
extending the length of WrestleMania, and it’s perhaps
more practical to end the night
with a five minute Goldberg match than a more
typical 25 minute main event
match. One name that fans haven’t
heard much from recently is
Triple H, as there’s no obvious candidate for The
Game to face at
WrestleMania. If Cena doesn’t face Goldberg
at the show of shows, pitting
the former WCW World Champion against Triple
H could be an option, as the
past pad blood between the two could lead to a
worked shoot style angle for a
future match. The bottom line is that Wrestle
Mania has always been about
big stars, and given the figures from Smack
Down, Goldberg remains a
big star. Given that there are no plans
for Ronda Rousey to compete
this year, then Vince McMahon could very well fall
back on Goldberg as his
WrestleMania headliner. But what match do you feel
should headline WrestleMania
36? Leave your answers in the comments below. Whilst John Cena may be
preparing to make history at
WrestleMania, the 16-time World Champion has a long
road to the show including
being nominated for the Nickolodeon Kids’ Choice
Awards. The ceremony will happen on
March 22nd, and Cena got
the nod in the category for Favourite TV host, due to
his role on Are You Smarter
than a 5th Grader, the Nickolodeon show which he
also serves as a producer on. Cena wasn’t the only WWE
name nominated however,
as The Rock received the nod for Favourite Movie Actor,
and his film Jumanji: The Next
Level, was also nominated for Favourite Movie. We’ll have to see who wins big
at the awards when the show
airs in March, and whilst Rock and Cena aren’t
competing against each
other in any category this year, that certainly could be
a possibility as time goes on. We’re looking ahead to WWE
Super Showdown now, as
this week, the company announced a Tuwaiq Trophy
Gauntlet match, which will
pit 6 RAW Superstars competing for a trophy. This isn’t the first time a trophy
has been up for grabs in a big
multi-man match in Saudi Arabia, but given how
the past few matches have
gone, fans have been wondering whether this trophy
will actually mean something. Regardless, the show will see
AJ Styles, Andrade, Rusev,
Bobby Lashley, Erick Rowan and R-Truth compete
for the trophy at the show,
but if the tag team turmoil match from the last
Saudi Arabia show is any
indication, this match could easily end up being a bunch
of nothing. Even with that being the case,
these 6 Superstars could still
put together one incredible match, and time will
tell whether this match will
overshadow the 6-Man Chamber match on March
8th in Philadelphia. We’re once again looking at
WrestleMania 36 now, as
with the biggest show of the year approaching,
interested has turned to who
will face The Undertaker. Even after his streak was
conquered by Brock Lesnar
in 2014, the Deadman’s matches are always a big deal,
even though he didn’t compete
last year, but did make an appearance two
months later in Saudi Arabia. A recent report by WrestleZone
however, says that the WWE
has picked an opponent for the Deadman at
WrestleMania 36, and if true,
The Undertaker will face AJ Styles on April 5th in
Tampa, Florida. Since his debut in 2016, Styles
has always had high-profile
matches at Mania, facing Chris Jericho, Shane
McMahon, Shinsuke Nakamura
and Randy Orton, and it doesn’t get much bigger than
facing the Deadman at
WrestleMania. This match makes a lot of sense
for many reasons, as not only
will it be a huge marquee match, but The
Undertaker typically works
better against smaller competitors. Over to AEW now, and this
week saw Dynamite trending
worldwide whist NXT was prepping for this weekend’s
NXT TakeOver Porland show. In the ratings, Dynamite once
again won the Wednesday
Night Wars, bringing in 817,000 viewers with a .41 rating
in the 18-49 demographic. For comparison, NXT earned a
respectable 757,000 viewers
with a .28 in the same coveted demographic, though
both shows suffered losses
from the week prior. For the February 5th edition of
the shows, Dynamite pulled in
928,000 viewers, whilst NXT brought in an
audience of 770,000. The week prior to this also saw
Dynamite win with an audience
of 828,000 compared to NXT’s 712,000, as WWE’s
gold brand remains to get a
win so far this year. From NXT to SmackDown
now, as tonight’s show will
feature a huge tag team match, that is yet to be revealed. On the show, The Miz and John
Morrison will team against
Roman Reigns and a mystery partner, and this
match was set up, the A-List
tag team going back and forth with the Big Dog on Twitter,
challenging Reigns to find a
partner. Given that tonight’s SmackDown
is taking place at the Rogers
Arena, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the
back and forth on social media
also included the Miz and Morrison mocking the Usos
for not being able to come to
Canada. In a tweet, Morrison said that
The Usos won’t be able to
back up anything they say online and said that this is what
it means to be locked down,
or rather locked out. As for Miz and Morrison, the
Dirt Sheet pair will challenge
The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles
at Super Showdown on
February 27th, whilst Reigns will face Baron Corbin in a
Steel Cage match at the
same show. Tonight’s SmackDown will also
see Bayley defend her Smack
Down Women’s Championship against Carmella,
as well as Otis finally getting his
Valentine’s Day date with Mandy Rose. One Superstar fans won’t be
seeing tonight however, is
Ronda Rousey, who hasn’t competed since her
WrestleMania 35 main
event loss last year. During the filming of the show
9-1-1, Rousey injured her
hand which required surgery, and whilst we’re not
certain what is taking the
former RAW Women’s Champion so long to return,
she is apparently pitching
ideas. During an interview with ESPN,
Stephanie McMahon
commented on Rousey, saying that the Baddest Woman
on the Planet is excited to
return, but didn’t say when. She said: “I know that she’s very excited
about coming back. I think she
has some things in her personal life that she wants
to do. When the time is right,
she’ll be back. I have no doubt about that.” Commenting on any plans for
the Hot Rod, Stephanie said
the she’d love to see Rousey back for WrestleMania
37, which will take place at the
SoFi Stadium in California. She said: ““I sincerely hope we have
Ronda Rousey back for
WrestleMania here at SoFi, only I don’t want to be the one facing
her in the ring,” Stephanie said.
“I don’t know. It didn’t work out so well for me
last time. I think I’ll let her do
her own thing.” Time will tell whether the Baddest
Woman on the Planet is back for
WrestleMania 37, but she is not currently
booked for this year’s show. After WrestleMania 36 on April
5th, SummerSlam will be the
next big event for her, though Rousey has already
stated that if she returns it
won’t be full-time. Fans will just have to wait and
see what happens with her,
but given her star power and impressive rookie year,
there will likely always be a place
for Rousey in WWE. We reported that this week’s
episode of NXT was the go-
home show for TakeOver Portland, and it seems some
Superstars went a bit too far
in building up the show. During his match against Johnny
Gargano, Cameron Grimes
suffered what is believed to be bruised ribs,
and his condition is being
listed as day to day. Whilst this is bad news for
Grimes, there is good news
for fellow NXT Superstar Tino Sabbatelli, who has been
cleared to return to the ring,
after suffering a torn pectoral in 2018. At the time, Sabbatelli was
teaming with Riddick Moss,
but that tag team is seemingly finished, now that
Moss is on the main roster, and
is the reigning 24/7 Champion. Sabbatelli will be returning to
the ring tonight at an NXT Live
event in Tampa, so hopefully he doesn’t experience
any more setbacks as he’s
also been at the WWE PC for a very long time as well. From a Superstar returning to
one debuting now, as it has
been revealed that Jorge Bolly will be making his
debut at the NXT Live event
this Saturday in Fort Pierce, Florida. Fans may know Bolly for his
time in Triple-A, where he
competed as El Hijo del Fantasma, or for his time in
Lucha Underground as King
Cuerno. In a tweet, Bolly said it was finally
time for him to make his NXT
debut, and that it will soon be Oh La La Time for
the self-described ‘Mexico’s
Greatest Export’. This debut could have been a
lot sooner, but Bolly blew out
his knee that set him back, and now he’s good to go. A highly talented star with
experience in Lucha Libre,
Bolly lost his mask in an emotional contest at TripleMania,
and soon found his way out of
his Lucha Underground contract where
he was finally free to sign
with WWE. Speaking of NXT, this weekend
will see the gold brand host their
TakeOver Portland show, but matches have
already been announced for next
Wednesday’s episode. After Lio Rush defeated Angel
Garza in Full Sail Arena this
week, the Man of the Hour earned himself a future
NXT Cruiserweight title match
against Jordan Devlin, which will take place next week. Also, on the card, Velveteen
Dream and Roderick Strong
will face off, and Chelsea Green will hope to get some
revenge on Kayden Carter,
after losing to her on NXT two weeks ago. Speaking of Green, her fiancé
Zack Ryder has had an
interesting WWE career to say the least, but there’s some
moments the Broski doesn’t
want to remember. 8 years ago, this week, Ryder
took a ride off the RAW stage
in a wheelchair thanks to Kane, and this moment was
remembered in a tweet by the
WWE Network, much to the chagrin of the
former United States Champion. In a tweet of his own, Ryder
asked if it was really necessary
for the Network to remember this tragic moment in
his career, and whilst Ryder
remains in WWE, fans don’t see much of him
unless he’s figure hunting with
Curt Hawkins on YouTube. At least WWE is keeping his
name out there by sharing
this tweet, but the Long Island Iced Z would probably
argue that there are better
ways to remember his contributions to WWE history. And finally, today we’re ending
with huge news from the Hall
of Fame, as this year may finally see the induction of
one of WWE’s most over-
looked stars. According to reports, one name
being considered for this year
is the British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith, who
both fans and Superstars
have campaigned for years to receive the nod. It’s certainly interesting that the
Bulldog’s son, Davey Boy Smith
Jr, was on WWE’s The Bump this week, as he
reunited the Hart Dynasty with
Tyson Kidd and Natalya. So far, the NWO and Batista
have been confirmed as
inductees for the Hall of Fame, but a report by Wrestle
Votes this week said the Bella
Twins and Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger will also be
getting the nod. If the Bulldog does get inducted,
it will be posthumously, as he
sadly passed in 2002, but after an incredible in-
ring career, complete with
reigns as Intercontinental, European,
Hardcore and Tag Team
Champion, it’s no secret that the Bulldog deserves a spot in
the Hall of Fame.

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