The final episode of SmackDown leading into WrestleMania 34 features the return of Shane McMahon confirming his partnership with Daniel Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles continue sharing “mind games”, and Carmella fails another MITB cash-in attempt. Plus, Charlotte meets Asuka in the MMC finals and another spectacular match from 205 Live.
We look at the success the WWE has had with their “free WrestleMania” promotion in the past, the latest subscriber numbers they have reported, Will Ospreay is coming to New Orleans, WrestleMania kickoff matches announced, non-WWE talent working Axxess shows, Max Holloway attempting the unthinkable this weekend at UFC 223.
It’s the WrestleMania 34 go-home show with Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle in a press conference with Stephanie & Triple H, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar in what may have been Brock’s final Raw appearance, and John Cena trying to summon The Undertaker one last time. Plus we discuss everything coming up for us this week down in New Orleans including WaleMania and our “Road Diary” podcasts for POST Wrestling Café patrons.
A preview of the final Raw before WrestleMania, Big Show announces new WWE contract, 1992 episodes of WCW Saturday Night added to network, ROH’s parent company receiving lots of criticism, Joe Koff speaks on ROH’s involvement with “All In”, a report on WrestleMania Week ticket sales, latest on Will Ospreay, POST’s WrestleMania Week schedule, and more.
John Pollock and Wai Ting review NJPW Sakura Genesis 2018 from Ryōgoku Sumo Hall featuring Kazuchika Okada vs. Zack Sabre Jr. as Okada attempts to to match Hiroshi Tanahashi’s all-time record for consecutive IWGP Heavyweight title defenses. Also featuring The Golden Lovers vs. Cody & Hangman Page and Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title (featuring one of the scariest bumps we’ve ever seen).