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Wrestlemania 38 Previews and Predictions

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It's Super Bowl time in the wrestling world as The most STUPENDOUS Wrestlemania of them all, Wrestlemania 38, LIVE for 2-nights from Dallas, Texas.

We preview this year's STACKED card, featuring potentially some of the biggest matchups and confrontations in Wrestlemania history.

We'll also pay tribute to THE BAD GUY, Scott Hall who sadly passed away earlier this month.  
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Transcript
Michael Marcangelo:

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, you are about to listen to the most entertaining and informative wrestling podcast out there. That is not a prediction. It is a spoiler, and this is kayfabe critics. I think there's only one real way that we should start this episode. So just hold on a second. Hey, yo, this is kayfabe critics I am Michael Marcangelo joined alongside Rayshawn Buchanan, and by Craig D'Alessandro, and today, we are back by popular demand. And we're talking about WrestleMania 38. It's our preview show. It's our second annual WrestleMania preview show. But before we get to that, and before we get to all the all the fun stuff, I don't think we can we can't we can't do a wrestling podcast in this day and age right now. Without talking about the passing of Scott Hall, Razor Ramon, the bad guy, the guy that threw everything. I mean, he along with Kevin Nash, I think we can all agree change the business for the better for the workers guaranteed contracts, obviously, you know, a couple weeks ago, he passed away due to complications with with hip surgery. But I don't know, I'll open up to you right, this one hit me hard. What are your thoughts on on Scott Hall and his legacy?

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, I mean, obviously, it hit me hard as well, man. Um, you know, obviously, I didn't really remember the razor a mole errors must be good. I was moving, just watch it. But by the time he got to WCW, as he as he, as he said in his opening promo out there. Um, you know, he, he, you know, they they put on a hell of a show on a weekly basis. him? No, Nash. You know, you're the rest of the crew over there, man. So, yeah, it was it was tough to see that. Obviously. I remember his, his WrestleMania 30 Hall of Fame speech. And, you know, we can get into that shortly. But yeah, he was he was a phenomenal performer. And like you said, you said it best, he changed the business forever, y'all. Alongside with Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan. You know, that that bad bash at the beach, you know, July 7 1996. I will live it will live in infamy for real? And, you know, I'm just glad he was able to watch, you know, him, you know, week after week, you know, deliberate performance is great promos. And, you know, he definitely one of the best ever do it.

Michael Marcangelo:

I think what makes it harder, right? Is that just the rebound? Right? I mean, if this if this was 2013 2012 I think we would all expect that. This was going to be the outcome. But, you know, after he, you know, was was basically not saved, but he got his life back in order with DDP and Jake, the Snake Roberts and, and then that Hall of Fame speech, man, you just touched on it in Korea. I'll go to you about your thoughts after this. But I just remember all you know, you saw him walk out the curtain at that Fall River Show. And he just looked like awful. It was, you know, the end and you thought this is just going to be another sad story. And then you fast forward, what was it 14 months after that? And for him to go up and give that speech? And to say I just love hard work pays off. Dreams do come true. Bad times don't last and then he looked directly at the camera and said but that guy's do. He just thought he was good. I mean, I I get goosebumps quoting him. Every time I watched I get goosebumps. Craig, your your initial thoughts on on Scott Hall and in the impact on the business.

Craig D'Alessandro:

This one hurt particularly just because of how he turned his life around. I know he's just met about like 910 years ago, this was happened to you what it turned on the news sometime or check the wrestling gossip calm. And he said the Scott Hall passed away. Like sucks. But the way his life has been going the thoughts back to the way things he turned around DDP. And Jake the Snake, really were excellent. And then, you know, things were going phenomenal for about 567 years and then the pandemic happened and things just spiraled down for him, you know, show shutdown. He couldn't, you know, bookings were able to take place you weren't wasn't able to do what he loved. So, his demons came back and you know, his health just took a spiral. But that being said, when you leave from the business is one of the most in impacted careers of all time. That should have been better. Yeah,

Michael Marcangelo:

I think he was just Like a phrase that we can use to set him up as he was just effortlessly cool. Everything he did was cool. I mean, he, he was I think, and you all can correct me if I'm wrong and feel free to tweet at us or or comment at us. But I think he's the first one of the first that like truly bad guys that just got over because he was so cool. Right? I mean, his initial Razor Ramon promos, and everything like you could only do that for so long, because he just, he just he, like he just oozed machismo as, as Vince McMahon used to say on commentary. And every time he would show up, you know, I would say, post 2014. Whenever they would do those robber unions and the NWA would show up. He got a huge pop people just wanted to hear him say, Hey, yo, you mentioned should have been better. I'll throw this out there. Is he? Because I know that there's a little controversy here. For you guys, is he the best to never win a world championship in the major promotion.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

So I, I thought about this when I when I saw this earlier room sent this to us, um, I probably have to say, you know, yes. You know, I mean, he made the intercultural temperature procedures, again, what I read again, but just just continued that that legacy of what that settlement, I think he won five or six times, and I'm not mistaken on that championship, so, obviously, you know, will forever remember WrestleMania 10. You know, that's probably the top. I need to go baby. Definitely the top five match of all time. Yeah, definitely top 10. But, you know, if you want to go for his top five, I wouldn't be mad at that, either. But yeah, I mean, what he was able to do with icy belt, um, you know, it's hard to it's hard to say, you know, it's hard to say why VISTA and put it on him, you know, and, you know, and WWF in those days. And why he didn't get it even as you know, you know, remember the NW or the outsiders already had them CW. I mean, he was white hot for a long time. So he clearly would have put guys over and he said it on multiple interviews. He was like, bro, I'm in it for the money. Like he's, he's like, I'll put anyone I'll put anyone over like he just just like, just just pay me like so. He's dead turn revisits tell me why did I go away? I'll play when he was over. Let's just make money. And hell Sean Waltman, aka once or three kid aka Xbox, aka six. Like you, he literally made his career in 1993 because he put him over on a on a on a small package roll up and it saves his career forever. So to time Hall of Famer because of Scott Hall, so that you know, come on,

Craig D'Alessandro:

it's got a lot of a lot of people over like that. Yes, Nick, Sean Waltman. He put a lot of guys over just by you know, like, you know, coming over from you know, ping me, he did a lot for a lot of guys. So getting back to the world title thing I actually I actually, this is something I keep track of, I do have a list of like five guys in my list that should have had a world title in their career and never did any promotion. And it's interesting because I look at them and they're all pretty much from cut from the same cloth. their entire careers pretty much bad guys the entire time. That being Scott Hall number one, no particular order. Got Hall, Roddy, Roddy Piper, Jake, the Snake Roberts and Arn Anderson and you can throw Ted DiBiase in there too if you want to. But these were guys who were just bad asses and just would have been I don't know why they were never put over at the top of the cart I felt like they would have been great but they were just never put into that position. And those five they were they were phenomenal where they were in the middle and they were never given that chance at the top and I don't understand why but I'm not in charge of those decisions.

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, I would just say to that how many how many made even baby faces would there have not been if those guys were were World Champion right there had to be someone there to test them and if you can't get over and and you can't be that the better like the the good baby face against a Razor Ramon or a Scott Hall and then you're then you're pushes the baby faces over at that point. I think he was the barometer. I don't I truly don't think it was a like, lack of respecting. I just think that there were just there are some people you know, like Pat Patterson that that are just and rowdy. I I never look back at Scott Hall and say like you said, Craig, I don't even mean this derogatory but I could it could have been better. Pete most people, the title makes them. Others. They make the title And then there, then there are the few exceptions that don't need that, that they're just that good anyway, I think that's where Scott Hall is for me. And, you know, you're talking about his contributions to the business. And then we'll, we'll parlay this into into Wrestlemania.

Craig D'Alessandro:

Week we call those. I think we call those people that desire a second,

Michael Marcangelo:

right? Yeah. There, there would be no black crow staying without Scott Hall that says I didn't like he, he just had these small things that he that he knew he could point out. And tweak. That would just be like, so creative. And, you know, he put he pitched our Razor Ramon events. He said, Have you ever seen Scarface? That said now, and so maybe he watched it, and then all of a sudden, he was the he was that guy for for the remainder of, you know, of our lives? So I think, you know, there are some that are gonna hit you hard. This one was one of them. He was a huge part of, of my childhood. And one of the reasons why I started I started watching wrestling, and continue to watch wrestling because he was just so cool. So obviously, you know, rip to Scott Hall. Now, what he would like us to do, because he was in it for the money like you like, like you said, he didn't care about wins and losses, he just wanted to get paid. The biggest show of the year, in the biggest promotion out there is this weekend. It's too big for one night. So it's WrestleMania weekend, and it starts Saturday, April 2, what we'll do, I'll read, I'll read the match. You let me know who you think is gonna win. And if it's something that we don't want to talk about, you say, I don't care, and we'll move on. Before we get in. Before we get into the actual card. What were I guess? What's your overall thought of the road to Wrestlemania? This year, Ray.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

I mean, I, unfortunately, I've missed some some of it. Um, but I mean, my favorite buildup has been, you know, the kayo stonecoast, the balsa and oh, we're going to get into that, um, to meet Esna storytelling at assignors. I said, Alex, I know we're gonna talk about shortly. But yeah, that's been the biggest thing. Um, you know, and then I don't I feel like it's been kind of underwhelming with the Bianca BelAir. You know, Becky Lynch, you know, story. You know, I know, they had the match, you know, last year, whatever. But I just felt like, you know, they still could have done more with that story, especially with the rematch. I feel like they haven't really capitalize off that 26 seconds. Um, you know, she added some of them last year. So, you know, those little things that kind of stick out. Haven't seen too much with the AJ Styles anything too. But that's another match that I'm looking forward to. So Lex, I'm ready to go down to card and, you know, say yea or nay or, you know, just move the hell along. So correct,

Michael Marcangelo:

Craig, your overall thoughts and author and a caveat? Is it? Is it a bad thing that they're relying so much on outsiders? No pun intended this year? To fill some spots and Wrestlemania? Is that indicative of where they are as a company? And what were what were your overall thoughts of the build

Craig D'Alessandro:

this WrestleMania is a WrestleMania that I feel like it's really hurting these of the release they did on the last year, of course of last year, they released like 35 I think wrestlers, from their promotion some of the big names to obviously carry in crowds keep leave stuff like that would have been great on this WrestleMania card against guys like Seth Rollins and people like them, but they're doing what they got right now. Obviously, they're reaching out to certain individuals, celebrities, people have been in the promotion to be past, past past champions, stuff like that. And, you know, it is what it is, given what it is not a bad card this year. It's not that it's not bad. Um, there, were definitely relying on the solid x a couple of times, which they have plenty of times. But overall, this is not the worst WrestleMania card I've ever seen.

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, and I think what we've learned now, is that every person on this roster and on this show, they're all capable of having for the most part, a four or five star match. So I'm not worried about the match quality. It was just about the overall bill because mania and mania season is always you expect the unexpected. I think they did do a pretty good job throwing in some curveballs throughout this this time, but it it didn't feel like the road up to let's say WrestleMania 3031 Right or 30 a union say 30 Like the yes movement it just felt there was so many more things that they relied on their homegrown talent as opposed to pulling in from the outsiders.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Ah, even 35 Honestly like that, that eliminate eliminate me greatly. I know they kind of it kind of fell into the last bit of Mostafavi got, you know, got hurt but I would just watch it that that pay per view the other day and man like that that match even a woman's the woman's Elimination Chamber match was was crazy for this acting championship. You know when um, you know when Becky and not Becky When Sasha and Bailey won I'm sorry. I think she's probably going to come back Monday night too, but we'll get into that. It is also returned after after WrestleMania but I think she's just coming back but, um, yeah, I don't know. I might. I don't I definitely lost my train of thought there. But I was trying to think of another thing to put together but I'll let you keep going back.

Michael Marcangelo:

Alright, so Oh, I

Rayshawn Buchanan:

was about 35. That's it. It

Craig D'Alessandro:

wasn't 35 But I will say this. I've seen a lot of these matches already before. And that's okay. That's right. Like we've seen Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns before. But this is a completely different this is a completely different feud. This isn't just Roman Roman Reigns facing Brock Lesnar again, this is completely different. They've completely

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, this is a baby face Brock versus godmode. Roman Reigns, and he does it so well. I think I think we talked about this last year, that that the tribal chief had at the table, he shouldn't lose. I mean, he really shouldn't lose for a long time. It's, it's, it's so good. And I never would have thought that, that a byproduct of Roman raises pushes gonna be that we finally get to see it in like an awesome Brock as a face with a microphone. Because everything he does is hysterical. And it's awesome. I know, Ray, you were texting me about that, too. Like, this is the Brock week. We've been waiting for 20 years.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yep. Yeah, got, I mean, some know when he came on as next but dang. And then, you know, we had that writer that, you know, back and forth with Kurt Angle, and so on to three. So he obviously didn't mention meaning in it. And then was it only had a message that just I can't remember, but on that same year, but I just remember him being no more comical. And, you know, he seemed like he enjoyed, you know, the business and really, he really understood the business. That's something that you said to me off the air my you said that he really understands the business. And even even when, even when, you know, like the fight prize, bark when he when he came back in 2012 to like that 2014 Run, like, he understood that he was coming in, you know, you know, ironically smashing everyone stacked on pin them and they leave you don't say like he when he was doing that? He was doing that long before Kurt. You know, remember Ray's really got the push

Michael Marcangelo:

beside Siena Triple H, but yeah, to your point. Yeah, yeah,

Rayshawn Buchanan:

exactly.

Craig D'Alessandro:

Also, we have that Paul Heyman. We shot him for a long time, too.

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, I mean, but that's always that made his career though. Yeah, they can always go back to that, like you think about it. And we're inside track shocker and wrestling show. Brock Brock wasn't good enough on the mic in 2014, where his character was to to hold a feud with The Undertaker who wasn't appearing. So you needed Paul to do that? Yep. And he did it and especially on the heels of punk leaving, and they're in Chicago for raw all and came in. I mean, it was just gold. Beautiful. Beautiful. So this is going to be a bit of a of a of a downturn. The first match WrestleMania Saturday. We have We can't come the new day because Vince won't let us Kofi Kingston and King Woods versus Seamus and rich Holland. Do we care about it and you want to pick a winner?

Craig D'Alessandro:

I'm I'm sad that this matches and the match was supposed to be because a big injury and everything but it would have been a three on three. I would have been much happier a butch AKP done in having his WrestleMania debut in this but it's probably going to be a good match will probably be the second third match on the card. Stopping special go ahead alright.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, you can see it on my face. I this is okay, I honestly listen, I'm a coffee guy. I love coffee. I'm I'm honestly on a side note I'm ready for because every wish to get was to get the same push that Kofi in and Biggie and I'm getting like, I want all three of them to be world champion. I'm what I've just like I did with the shield. You know, the new days with just as impactful as the show was so if you gave all three of them total runs, you need to do the same thing here for the new day, regardless of what Mr. Kennedy McMahon says. But, um, I mean this I think the new day goes over I do. Um, you know, I I didn't understand the whole Bush character. He I think he does a hell of a character of a wrestler. Um, you know, I guess maybe was gonna ask them more comedic relief to the show,

Craig D'Alessandro:

I hope. Yeah, I

Rayshawn Buchanan:

hope I did. But I just to me, when you dress up someone that looks like that, it looks like you know, Robert Redford and the natural light. I just think you I think it's, I think it's time that um, you know, he's out there looking like a you know, a modern day of rehab. So it's not something's got to give but um, yeah, I knew they should go over and and match but, you know, I'm not expecting much out of it.

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, I mean, I completely agree with your point about Xavier Woods. Are King Woods sorry, but I think Vince is a little nervous that when you google him there might be a couple of extra pages that pop up if you know what I'm saying. So I don't know if he's gonna I don't know. I don't know if he's gonna ever turn the let's say turn the page on.

Unknown:

Yeah

Michael Marcangelo:

baby I just I do think that two thirds of the new day do go

Craig D'Alessandro:

over on this I knew you're going to you motherfucker. I love it I love it. I love what

Michael Marcangelo:

happened right I don't know what order this is what order this is going to carry but we heard it we heard it on a we saw it all today on WWE social media. We are recording this on Monday March 28. Seth Rollins will have a match WrestleMania on Saturday, he will not find out who his opponent is until he gets to the ring. Ray will be our on hand correspondent for Wrestlemania here in Dallas. So who does Seth Rollins face and who wins right

Rayshawn Buchanan:

well we talked about this off air I'm hoping it is Cody Rhodes I'm hoping that he's the guy that's back in the WWE um I felt that I don't I don't think that we will see a data heat cut back to WWE but I just felt like maybe he just felt this time of when he W was was over for the time being and that's okay. And I think we're gonna see some more guys come back over there but But to answer the question I think boy rose will be an awesome opponent that didn't need to put on a hell of a match on you know have stuff kick out a few Crossroads have had Cody kick out and review your current stops and you know, just have to get 15 to 20 minute match and and potentially steal the show and night one for that other new name. We broke it on a little show there. But I think stuff will go over obviously with Cody just coming back. And then maybe you know, building up a feud. It'll go in that's a backlash and may

Michael Marcangelo:

if Seth goes over you kill Cody instantly. Yeah. You can't do that.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

That that's that this doesn't care what that shake. Listen, the man went and built another promotion.

Michael Marcangelo:

They came back.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Right and he came back with this. There's no I mean credit. If that's the case that he thinks that quarter could come back and be what he was going up to be going into WrestleMania 27. Okay, then if that's the case, then okay, let's let's see where we can go cuz that's obviously you know, there's the kind of guy kind of staying with the legacy. You know, taxing your dad to hell over running. Oh, nine, with, you know, with him or Ted DiBiase son, teddy bear. Yeah. Oh, this all said, Yo, I forgot he was a junior. My bad. Oh, I should just get their legacy. But But yeah, so I mean, listen, you guys are right. Hopefully that that's the case. But I just see I just see Vince doing with this does and not understanding the moment and just saying, you know, burn it down. Seth, you you know, you're gonna win. So mainly also, I'm a surfer almost guy too. So.

Michael Marcangelo:

You want to win? Yeah. All right. All right, Craig. Is it? We'll just assume that it's Seth Rollins versus Seth freaking Rollins versus the the American nightmare. Cody Rhodes. Who could you take into this? Yeah,

Craig D'Alessandro:

I'm assuming this is what it's gonna be. I assume this will be in the middle of card or something. Um, I it should be Cody Rhodes. Everyone said that too. It's going to be I expect some kind of swerve i Except maybe him coming out of stardust or something. And then you know, it'll turn back into Cody Rhodes. But this is a match that I expect Cody Rhodes to end up winning it should be it. This should be since it's like it's it's going to be night one of WrestleMania I'm expecting this to be the match of the night when it eventually gets to Cody Rhodes versus EPROMS. And you know, Cody Rhodes eventually goes over b2b read reports. Whoever the two worlds web the world champion coming out of WrestleMania night to is they got Cody Rhodes coming right for him. If that's if they

Michael Marcangelo:

stick well then either way they're gonna kill Cody Ron so So I mean if Cody Rhodes beat Seth Rollins. He just got to be fed to Roman Reigns. Spoiler alert. That's that's probably gonna wait night that's what that is or when it will get there. I hope I hope it's Cody Rhodes. I hope he wins. I hope he does not go against Roman Reigns after that. Because you don't you don't kill someone off until they do. You're not supposed to kill somebody off in two months. But that part is going to be nuts. So Ray, get please please send us the sound because that's gonna be that's gonna be I think the second biggest pop of night one. Next, we have we have Drew McIntyre versus happy Corbin. Next,

Rayshawn Buchanan:

now your next match and I love I love what you buy guitars become the next match.

Michael Marcangelo:

I preferred I preferred happy when he wasn't happy. I was like He did so much of that gimmick. We have the misterios versus the MS and Logan Paul the first celebrity appearance, Craig actually this is

Craig D'Alessandro:

gonna be really good. I think Logan Paulson excellent in this little bill up he's actually been there. He's made the shows. I don't like him as a person. I think he's annoying but he's at work wise he's done an excellent job in this feud in this should be actually a pretty good match like Logan Paul's very athletic so as to be a good I'm not sure can be smashing it but should be all right, Miss. These are all excellent workers. Dominic Mysterio is still pretty rock. You know, in Logan Paul's gonna have to be carried as well, but this should be good. It

Michael Marcangelo:

is. I feel bad for that for the first celebrity that has to go because they have to follow bad bunny from last year. Yeah. Yeah. But he was married. And he he he, he was invested. I mean, he got a ring. He trained. He he loves the you know, the sport of professional wrestling. So you take it seriously. So Logan Paul, if this is the wish, it looks like it's gonna be the first celebrity appearance. He has a lot to live up to there. I actually think before I let you go, right. I'm going to pick the MS. And Logan Paul, this one and I think Dominic turns on Ray.

Craig D'Alessandro:

I'm happy you said I'm happy you said that. I really do. Because in the past I've said eventually there's got to be a feud between Dominic and Ray. And then a few that Ray would somehow be the deal on that one. But that I went back and looked at it where he's never been a heel and his entire career ever. That doesn't know how to be Yeah, it's not to be three is not going to start at 45 years old. Right?

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, I mean, you have to have you have to have the sun turn on the Father because he's been he's been in the shadows for too long. And, and is is the is the perfect one for him to align himself with at first. Because this just gets he just by showing up.

Craig D'Alessandro:

And actually they set that up tonight at Raw were Ray Mysterio sent Dominic back to the back because Dominic is one I'm gonna fight for my dad's mask and put it on and wearing ribbon Braid was like no, you got to earn the mask. And it was like well, so looks like there's gonna be some kind of thing happen on there. Looks like they started that fire tonight.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, I mean, there's only one thing to add on so that like, you know, it'd be great for either ray or Oh, I guess they had to be dominant but it's like God he has but I'm sure you're not my puppy. Oh, oh, that would be the yeah that that would be the best ad come out, you know, la Teddy's music shout Vito he I doubt that doubt doubt would be phenomenal. He's like, you know, he just say I missed my cue 15 years ago. I'm no longer missing my cue dad at backlash Eros is my I all that that that would be off. That would be gold next level. Um, hey, Vince, I did a job

Michael Marcangelo:

rageous booked himself into buying a ticket to backlash to

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, well, I told you I wanted to go out there so know that you timely turned me down? Um, but no, but listen, um, Ms. Ms needs to go over and it's like, I feel like he continuously does these jobs for you know, for events and I understand he's been a company guy but it's like, bro, like, this guy is a multiple time world champion. You know, he's like a he's a type and a continental champion. Like he you know, he's been relevant for a long time and he always goes above and beyond. You know, what is the hopefully WWE listens and makes it happen?

Michael Marcangelo:

Unfortunately, this next one will be quick. I hate to say that. But we have the women's Tag Team Championship we have Carmela and Queen Selena versus Naomi and Sasha Banks versus little Morgan Rhea Ripley versus Natalia and Shana Basilar someone's wasted talent

Craig D'Alessandro:

in this match.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

I don't I don't care for

Michael Marcangelo:

go and Sasha massages there on Pickler. I just I just love her. And maybe she can finally get to Wrestlemania. So yeah, I'm going I'm going Sasha. And then we have the winner take all unification match with the W W. E. Universal Heavyweight Championship. Baroque Lesnar versus your tribal cheating my head of the table guidance in god mode, Roman Reigns. I think this is gonna be their best match. And by the way, they've had a bad one that they have never had a bad match. That it's always super intense. And this closes out what the? This is a seven year feud. WrestleMania 31 was one that was only further Yeah, yeah. So this this should be the one that closes it out. I do think I'll give away my take here first, I think that there is a small chance That Lesnar wins. I hope that he doesn't, he doesn't need it. I hope that it's a 20 minute matchup. It's brutal. And I hope reigns wins. And then at the end, again, he says, Who else you got, and we hear the Roxy Music if we if, if we're gonna get that now to Preview for Next year, I'm all in and Ray Ray will go absolutely nuts if we get stone cold in the rock and AJ Styles and edge on one weekend. So I'm going Roman Reigns here.

Craig D'Alessandro:

So there's two ways that they could go of this if they want to reset everything they could just have Brock take take down Roman Reigns. I believe that Brock Lesnar was one guy like believably can take down anybody in WWE, and you can understand it. But if they want to keep going, just keep going Roman. I'm totally fine with that. That'd be that'd be a hell of a store to keep going. Is he if he if he wins this, if he wins on Sunday? I don't conceivably see a match before Wrestlemania 3730. Okay, whatever the max WrestleMania is 3939. That beats Roman Reigns before the next WrestleMania I don't see anyone on the current roster doing that. And you're not going and you're not going to sell tickets or doing event for a random pay per view and Roman Reigns loses I type

Rayshawn Buchanan:

a J styles.

Michael Marcangelo:

I mean, there's stuff

Rayshawn Buchanan:

in 2016 Hey, Dad measured Extreme Rules was wrong. One of them was best matches ever. Yep. You know, and he wasn't super over at that moment because people hated him because he always get forced out our throat. AJ made him fight for everything, literally. And he answered the bell time and time again. So once again, unless I clearly clearly I'm turning towards agent a. JP. I'm telling he's to me, but showing him the staff those who to me are the best in the game right now. Um, so yeah, and once again, you couldn't tell by my you know, but my you know, clamoring for both of them said to go over but I love I just love what those guys can do. So he could get it done at some point. But, you know, it's just a matter of how you build it.

Michael Marcangelo:

I just have a question for you. Right? What, what, what do you do? And at&t Stadium? Yes, Roman Reigns wins. He gets on the mic. And he said, and he says who's net and like, he says there's no one else. I I've, I've smashed them. I've stacked them all. And then the rocks music place wouldn't be a rafter mania moment. No, no, you know, you

Rayshawn Buchanan:

just just just like Messina came back and money in debate like that was perfect to it. Yo, Vegas. acknowledge me doing it. Like that. That's that was that she was going like, it was phenomenal. I fell off my bed watching that shit. So if I fell off my bed with that happening, we'll see that coming back. I just hope I'm not sitting close to the front where I can lean over because I may fall over. I'm at the fox music edge. So I want to make sure that I need someone to hold me up because I'm going crazy here I'm gonna go crazy. Or or or, or what I would like to do to maybe they bring you back, which to me was his best theme. The Hollywood of rock.

Michael Marcangelo:

No, it was a heel that you didn't want to that was a good thing though. I love that

Rayshawn Buchanan:

that was especially and you you had this in your head or you know you hit her helicopters and like no, it had to have room had that Dave's looked on his face and you hit it.

Michael Marcangelo:

Yes. Yeah. Yep, it's the best.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, that Dabdoub would that would be that would be the best I've dealt with. You know, and I say I felt what I felt when we got our chocolate. I felt like they were trying to turn Roman Loki back to a face after that Seth Rollins on Macha rumble but it was maybe they go back to that because that was that was that's already in the mesh of the Year category what I saw everywhere from between him ACEF once again oh yeah, phenomenal stories. But nominal. So they didn't go back then they go back to at some point too. So um, yeah, so we'll see. We'll see. But do you see a question I'm gonna lose my shirt by here any any any type of any type of any type of thing? Okay, was the Nisha domination theme. Or his first one when he was Rocky Maivia I'm going to lose my mind if I hear that anything any variation of the rocks theme any variation going crazy.

Michael Marcangelo:

I didn't mean to do this but I did skip over a match I apologize. Worth it. No, come on taxi raw Tag Team Championship RK bro versus the street profits versus alpha Academy. Whoo. I think it'd be a solid match. It's gonna be fun. RK bro should win. No. Okay, well, you think the street profits you would?

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Absolutely it's dead tired bro. Like it They're timely. I think I listened. My test for is the future star activities already installed, but I think he'll be a future single star in my opinion. I mean, Mr. ESD Yeah. So don't do that. Don't do that. It's true. It's true, though. It's saying it's super right now, but I would love to, I would love to see them get the title. They deserve it. I felt like they had put in a lot of work on it. We're doing all these mini vignettes early on, like, oh, like we want to smoke. What it's time, this is what needs to be fulfilled. And to me on on a weekend that you're giving shattered Gaspard the the warrior award, and to me they are a crime time. 2.0 They are class 1.0 A little more athletic than then decided

Michael Marcangelo:

not, not a little more.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Okay, I'd like to be respectful. Okay, you want to go there are a lot more. There are a lot more I've learned. So I just think that, you know, this is what needs to be fulfilled. And, you know, I think they need to be they need to be proud champions. Also. I also want to see eventually I want to see riddle and or in a match. So I think this is this is the time

Michael Marcangelo:

we'll have a riddle has to

Rayshawn Buchanan:

turn on. Louis. Yeah, he'll lose. Or maybe or maybe yeah, maybe or is the one that gets painted? And you know, rose like and then just deck sometimes.

Michael Marcangelo:

Yeah, we need to see kind of this last time riddle riddle has to turn on on orden and riddle High School from the bro it's like the corporate like suit wearing guy. And he cuz I think he could do it. I think he could make people hate him because I mean, good looking. He's a UFC fighter, he could legitimately hurt most people on that roster. So making that like, do do what they should have done with Roma that they finally did six years later now with riddle, because he could be he could be the next big thing in in WWE if they do it right. The whole bro thing is, that'll sell T shirts and merch but he'll never be a world champion with that gimmick. created yet? Yeah, but as you mentioned at the beginning of the show, that you'll talk about his career is it it could have been better. Yes. Also, by the way,

Craig D'Alessandro:

no intercontinental or United States Championship on this card

Michael Marcangelo:

will be a pre show, I bet. Yeah, but

Rayshawn Buchanan:

I don't even know what it champion is right now. That's

Unknown:

a ricochet picture. Yeah. Oh, yeah.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

And that's a shame because ricochet. Yeah, I remember the match he had a few years ago, good Samoa Joe. Um, I wasn't Extreme Rules. No, um, maybe a battleground. But that match that he won his first US title. That was a hell of a match. You know, um, once again, we got to give back to making that title. Rollover data shouldn't be what you put that when you put that bill or somebody, Hey, wouldn't next guy up. Like they were they were here. They were in the batter's box. And it was very disappointing that more fuckery you got to put, you got to admit about rolling again. And once again, it showed me the fact that I had to rethink or that it was that was British and wasn't gonna add white British, but the fact that I had to, I had to think about what that was like that. That's a problem. That's a fucking

Michael Marcangelo:

problem. I mean, I watched both shows every week. And I'm here to tell you, I have no clue who the US happiness in Balor.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

All this August, I didn't appreciate more. Gotcha. You're looking at less good. Wow, look at that. That's insane. That's insane. Hey, favorite critics that we don't want to know the champions as well.

Craig D'Alessandro:

He isn't the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal,

Michael Marcangelo:

which is down this gives him a mania.

Craig D'Alessandro:

All the WrestleMania Smackdown.

Michael Marcangelo:

Right, on WrestleMania is not going to SmackDown so what does that tell you? So I mean, WrestleMania I'm agreeing with you, by the way. Yeah, I know. It just never sound like that. Alright. You know, I think and then we should do more of these. It's been a long time since since we did the last kayfabe critics that we should do this again, because there's so many different topics that we can talk about. But for oh, can I add one thing? I mean, you're the producer yet

Craig D'Alessandro:

you'd have four things that you'd like right? So I will only add one is because we are recording the show live on wild Monday, Ross think place. There is a new match on the card on Wrestlemania. Sunday. Who's whose Omaze fighting. He is fighting the almighty one Bobby Lashley.

Michael Marcangelo:

Oh, poor Bobby. You work your ass off to come back from whatever mg you had to. I mean, you know what, maybe all of us will be good. He's just not good now. You've got good, right, right. I mean, Craig we don't we don't need a well. I like the visual satellite is just you saying that and raceface It's it's like wait, what? Like why? What? What? What?

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Come on Vegas? What wides What's your name is Hugh what you name was the last what you think is funny what they think is hilarious what you pathetic you can like oh god what are we doing Vince like how did you think this was this was okay like

Michael Marcangelo:

to try it he's just trying to get Bobby Lashley on the card you

Rayshawn Buchanan:

know you got the black Cali it is not gonna work it's not gonna work oh god something work. It's not gonna work. yeah I said it whatever it's true. So got to black

Michael Marcangelo:

the only one that can say it right

Rayshawn Buchanan:

just Oh, I was gonna go to the thinking that that's good but it's my damn it like, well this this is so bad but okay, well you know Hey, y'all mighty this retargeting so Okay, great. It's

Michael Marcangelo:

like giant Gonzalez. 20 years. 30 years.

Rayshawn Buchanan:

Yeah, there we go. That's even better. Even better. That's what it is. But for Hollywood

Michael Marcangelo:

Ray shot you get in? D'Alessandro. This was kayfabe critics. Thank you so much for listening. And in the words of the bad guy. I guess you can just score this one for the good guys. Talk to you later.