|The Tittymaster in the main event of WrestleMania? You betcha|
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- WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Corporate Roman Reigns (c) vs. 2015 Royal Rumble winner Dean Ambrose
- Triple H and Stephanie McMahon vs. The Rock and Ronda Rousey
- Brock Lesnar vs. Cesaro
- The Undertaker vs. John Cena
- Champion vs. Champion Unification Match: Kevin Owens (c - Intercontinental) vs. Sami Zayn (c - United States)
- WWE Women's Championship Match: Nikki Bella (c) vs. Sasha Banks
- Alberto del Rio vs. Kalisto
- Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan vs. Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and BO DALLAS
- WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Sheamus and Wade Barrett (c) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass
- Steel Cage Match: Charlotte vs. Paige
- Pre-Show Andre the Giant Battle Royale: Big Show vs. Ryback vs. Bubba Ray Dudley vs. D-Von Dudley vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Darren Young vs. Titus O'Neil vs. Sin Cara vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kane vs. Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso vs. Konnor vs. Viktor vs. Stardust vs. The Miz vs. Rusev vs. Neville vs. Mark Henry vs. Apollo Crews
Some of those matches look like the ones that may happen at Mania. Others are pure self-gratification. But tell me that card wouldn't look goddamn stacked and worthy of the BIGGEST MANIA EVER.
Since the game only has six wrestlers, two will get byes. Kin Corn Karn and King Slender get lucky passes to the semifinals because the former sounds like royalty, and the latter is royalty. Fighter Hayabusa takes out Giant Panther in one semifinal, while Amazon upsets the StarMan in the other. Then, Amazon uses DEVIOUS TACTICS to low-blow Slender and lock in the Outlaw Choke, while Hayabusa defeats Karn in a hard-fought match in the other semifinal. The finals see Hayabusa land the back brain kick on Amazon before he's able to deploy his cheating to win the tourney, the Championship, and the adoration of all the fans shouting A WINNER IS YOU at him as the show fades to black.@tholzerman Book the survivor series tournament using the characters from NES Pro Wrestling #Tweetbag— Brak Lesnar (@Moose_Bigelow) November 9, 2015
This answer's easy: "Macho" Mike Haggar. I mean, the dude has crossover appeal AND he knows politics since he's won a mayoral election.@Moose_Bigelow @tholzerman what character in Saturday Night Slam Masters would have the best chance at a main event push #tweetbag— AKA DoubleCakes (@jetta_rae) November 9, 2015
I'd say if you want it to be a weekly segment, you'd need to ask weekly; I'd be happy to oblige though. Last week's TweetBag saw me book TCU, Alabama, Stanford, and Michigan State into the tournament. TCU got exposed by Oklahoma State and now everyone realizes the team's best win has been against... uh, Texas Tech? Sparty got boinked at the last minute against Nebraska in controversial fashion. I'll stick with Alabama, especially after the Tide whooped on LSU, and Stanford. The next two up are Clemson and Iowa. Clemson showed a lot during its statement win over Florida State. Iowa's a bit trickier to get in, but I foresee the Hawkeyes running the table in the Big Ten West to get to the B1G Title Game against... Michigan? Sparty will lose to Ohio State and Penn State to close out a disappointing season, while the Wolverines are the first team to beat the Buckeyes since Virginia Tech last year. Then in RUDOCK BOWL 2K16, Iowa uses its knowledge of its former QB to gain an upperhand, stifling Michigan on offense and doing just enough to pull out the win. So, in order:@tholzerman re-do on your final 4 for the NCAA playoff. #ouch And can we turn this into a weekly segment? #tweetbag— Johnny Cumlately (@TheREALjKAM) November 9, 2015
That Alabama/Iowa semifinal is going to do so much to advance research on time dilation, y'all.
Embracing analytics is a great start, and the team has a good core of players to move forwards into the future (Maikel Franco, Aaron Nola, the haul from the Cole Hamels trade, etc.). The first thing I want done is to do something with Ryan Howard. He can't play anymore, and he's taking up time from someone who could benefit from it, either from someone in the organization, or from Franco if he ends up getting moved to first. The same probably goes for Carlos Ruiz too. It's not that I don't like either guy, but they have to move on. Second, I'd like to see the team add Jason Heyward to a front-loaded contract. Earn that money while the team's still bad and then when he hits the back end, he's got a chance to play for a winner. Finally, I'd like to see the team send an official letter to the Washington Nationals making fun of them for choking and thanking them for taking Jonathan Papelbon off their hands. Not only would it rib the dumb team down south, but it should increase the team's OBP just from the intentional beanballs alone.@tholzerman What would like to see the Phillies do this offseason?— Jeffrey Paternostro (@jeffpaternostro) November 11, 2015
You're a glutton for the punishment, and that's why I keep you around.@tholzerman I just came up with new data to add to my Royal Rumble spreadsheet, which will require me to re-watch each one. Why? #TweetBag— Star of Savage (@StarOfSavage) November 11, 2015
If you wanted serious, then it would end at All-Star Weekend 11 with the bloody defeat of the stable at the hands of Hero, Candice LeRae, Joey Ryan, and Mike Bailey in Guerrilla Warfare. The stable would go their separate ways after realizing no one wants them dicking around anymore.
@tholzerman There's about a dozen angles you can go here. Can normal people do that Cesaro hand gesture? pic.twitter.com/zlYaC5T7M2— Brian Coulter (@PhilaBCoulter) November 11, 2015
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The odd thing is, I can only do it with my left hand. Then again, would you consider me normal?
Because WWE is steady hitching its cart to things that end up having cultural relevance but not in the way they want them to. WWE saw short-burst video was the thing of the future and got on Tout. Yet, Vine and Instagram Video were the ones to blow up. It partnered with one of the Daily Fantasy Sites instead of doing their OWN thing and now they're both getting taken down by state governments. About the only thing WWE got right was its own over-the-top network, which thankfully is going to be its future.@tholzerman with the popularity of gambling, etc. why didn't WWE release the tourney bracket earlier to allow websites to make bracket pools— Jeff McDev (@JeffMcDev) November 11, 2015
Both together. You don't get to 330 lbs. without knowing a thing or two about snacking.@tholzerman reese's pieces or m&ms?— bd (@IHatebd) November 11, 2015
Honestly, I'm bored already with the John Cena vs. Alberto del Rio feud, and it hasn't even really started yet. It doesn't need the United States Championship either, that's for sure, so put together a six-pack challenge for the title at TLC. Cena vs. del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Neville vs. a returning Sami Zayn. Zayn would then win to put him on the path to unification with Kevin Owens at WrestleMania, and then del Rio and Cena could wrestle without the title hanging in the balance.#Tweetbag @tholzerman Who do you have in the big TLC match, and what title/briefcase will be on the line, if any?— Indie Scummy Mummy (@headbuttstopage) November 11, 2015
Absolutely yes, at least right now it would. NXT has times where the talent gets lean thanks to injuries and roster call-ups, but at the same time, it always has these peripheral characters floating around like Solomon Crowe (sigh), Tye Dillinger, Elias Sampson, and Angelo Dawkins. Wouldn't it be cool to give them some purpose while Creative finds out what to do with them? Like, put the title on a guy who has an established gimmick and fan following, and then let him wrestle against guys who don't so they can get cache and recognition so they can hit the ground running when someone does think of a solid character for them to play.@tholzerman Would an NXT TV title help mid/low card gain relevance? w/Big X "indy-owned" wouldn't Dillinger, Jordan, etc. benefit? #Tweetbag— Aaron Juarez (@ajuarezbsu) November 12, 2015