Off the Top Rope of Billy Reil’s Mind – Musings on Wrestlemania Week 2017
As covered by Betwrestling throughout Wrestlemania weekend, There was a slew of Pro-Wrestling Cards throughout the Orlando/Kissimmee area as fans were treated to see the best performers in the entire world giving their all in hopes to have the right pair of eyes looking at them in the squared circle. We would love to read about your experiences, what matches were your favorite, and what you think about not only about the WWE , but Bet Wrestling as well. Do you like our format ? What would you like more of ? These are questions that we hope will enhance not only our page but your experience.
Raw started out with one of the most impressive promos of all time and I mean that wholeheartedly. The style of this promo by Roman Reigns reaked of Paul Heyman; which is not a bad thing. Mr Heyman has always had his pulse on the trigger of what fans want and I was really impressed that WWE creative had the foresight to guess that the fans would be this rabid in regards to how they treated Roman Reigns. While Chris Jericho did something similar a few years back, this was done better. Roman’s facials told the story, so the 5 words that were said certainly did the job intended. In this day and age Heel turns are done so often that most of them lose their luster. Roman did not turn heel, in fact he’s been heel, but its been done in such a smart way that the fans have no clue and can’t comprehend or wrap their heads around it.
Jim Ross’s new contract has him scheduled to work 30-40 shows this year, it is the first time in the history of the wrestling business that someone has worked for 2 major companies at the same time. The chess match between WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling is heating up folks, and we could see some major moves in the coming months. To me this is 1984 all over again, as WWE is trying to eliminate all competition. The ITV deal in Europe will be a major factor in how WWE conducts their overseas business. ITV reaches many more homes than the WWE Network, so the prospect of international growth for the WWE is at a fever pitch.