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I agree with most of your predictions, there’s a ton of possible swerves here, Lashley could turn heel on Cena setting up a new top level feud but I think Owens/Elias doing the predictable clean job is the likely outcome.

Also the Shield vs Strowman and co, could Ambrose turn here? Will McIntyre turn? Will both turn? I’m going to say neither but I think the heels have a chance of getting the win.

Will Asuka turn? I could see the hometown Iconics getting the upset win and then Asuka losing her shit and beating up Naomi.

Styles I think will retain but equally I wouldn’t be shocked to see Joe become the new champ.

The Miz vs Bryan depends on the outcome of Styles/Joe, I could see Miz winning here and heading into a World title programme with AJ which will set a longterm plan to have Miz defending the World belt against Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania.

Rousey/Bellas will win but I think the Bellas will turn on Rousey setting Nikki vs Ronda for Evolution.

I’m going to pick Triple H to beat The Undertaker only because it’s less predictable as Undi always wins but it will be a screwy finish and will set up the expected tag involving Shawn and Kane which will go down at Crown Jewel.

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Has anyone seen this yet? We are travelling to my brother's house today, and it's something of a 3 hour drive so I thought I'd have the wife do the driving so I could watch it on the road. I saw one spoiler about the Bryan vs Miz match, but other than that I still don't know what's happened.

Hopefully it was a decent show.
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Watched the first few hours before work gonna finish it tomorrow.

Lynch/Flair was my favourite of the 4 or 5 matches I saw, Styles/Joe wasn't far behind.


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Trying to watch it in the car while my wife was driving wasn't a very good idea. I kept shifting my attention to the road and wondering if I was about to die. It didn't make for the best viewing experience. It seemed like a fairly good ppv.
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It was hyped up and based on the stadium, stage set up and crowd you could say it was almost a Australian Wrestlemania, but sadly there was too much filler crap and not enough real quality.

My usual complaint of the show being too long applies here, I could have easily skipped a good half of it. It ran for four hours in total.

Most of the matches felt like something you’d see on Raw or Smackdown or a house show, Becky vs Charlotte and AJ vs Joe were both very good efforts and I would recommend watching them, but you could easily skip the rest of the undercard, the Shield vs Strowman/McIntyre/Ziggler was solid enough I guess and the Cruiserweight title match is getting rave reviews with some even calling it match of the night but I’m not a fan of that style of wrestling so for me it was just ok.

The Iconics getting the home turf win was a nice touch. Owens/Elias vs Lashley/Cena was just horrible, completely predicable with Cena picking up a easy babyface win in his return and is he really trying to build a list of worst finishing moves ever?? His latest move is basically a forearm to the face. Cena looked strange too, longer hair and looking noticeably older.

Miz vs Bryan I can only guess was a victim of time constraints or perhaps they didn’t want to give the crowd another drawn out match at that point of the show? Either way seemed a waste to have such a quick match after so much build unless it’s part of a bigger picture scenario that they building to.

The main event seems to have gotten criticism at least from the one online review I’ve read so far mainly of the performance of The Undertaker who they described as not being physically able to manage 30 minute matches anymore. I personally thought it was fairly decent, it’s fair to say it didn’t reach the quality of their previous matches and yes Taker has lost a step and there were a couple of mistimed and/or awkward exchanges but on the whole I thought it was a good effort from two veterans. These two didn’t need to wrestle again but WWE wanted to give the Australian show something special and you can’t really blame them for that.

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They didn't mention the history of the venue enough or show it off enough. We saw fireworks at the very end from a camera outside the building, but how special the setting was didn't come across as the fans were in darkness for most of the show.
 
It was a four hour glorified house show, but fairplay to the natives for packing in over 70,000 for it.
 
Nothing was amazing, with probably AJ vs Joe getting my vote for match of the night.
 
Surprised that both matches with Aussies on the card won. Usually home town returns lose, but that's usually with babyfaces, whilst Iiconics and Murphy are heels.
 
Bryan finally beat Miz in the worse match they have ever had against eachother.
 
Cena with his longer hair was more of a talking point than his match.
 
So much for rival brands when you can't be arsed flying over the Smackdown announce team or having a pre show.
 
I would probably give it a 6.5/10. There isn't any part that I am in a hurry to see again, but it wasn't a horrible waste of time seeing it.
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