It may just be the finalities of booking my trip to New York for Wrestlemania (the first time this Englishman will visit America) or the experience to know that WWE goes into overdrive to make sure Wrestlemania is presented as the Granddaddy of Them All, but tonight’s TLC pay-per-view marks the beginning of four months to cherish.
The spectacle facing us this evening has got a real sense of intrigue around it, more than many other recent events on the WWE calendar. The card has heavyweight names and huge matches which are given a constant variety thanks to the TLC format.
Whilst not a huge fan of gimmick PPVs, the different stipulations and situations presented for us tonight will make this special, a little different and keep us all hooked as the night goes on.
Even the disappointment of CM Punk’s injury excluding him from action is quelled by the many main event standard matches and the added intrigue of new stars getting the chance to be born.
It could be Ambrose, Rollins or Reigns, it could be Ryback’s first huge PPV victory or it could be the night Dolph Ziggler breaks through the glass ceiling, with a chance to not only beat John Cena on the big stage, but also the possibility of a Money in the Bank briefcase cash-in at some point too.
With possibly the last faceoff between Sheamus and Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship, Kofi Kingston in real danger of losing his Intercontinental title to Wade Barrett and new number one contenders to be crowned in the tag division, we clearly will have a lot to talk about heading into and after Monday Night Raw.
From the drama of tonight, it is impossible not to get excited about what is next.
The Royal Rumble is arguably everyone’s second favorite night of the wrestling year, an event that breeds anticipation in so many ways. The event will be huge.
The Rumble itself is non-stop action and intrigue, and one of the only events that could take centre stage over one of the biggest matches of the year.
The Rock versus CM Punk is soon to be upon us, a real heavyweight occasion that will have the WWE Universe talking. Twitter will explode, fans will be split and that feeling that WWE is the biggest product in the world will return for one night.
And the ride does not stop there. We’re on the heralded Road to Wrestlemania now folks.
Elimination Chamber will be a different animal compared to recent years. Confirmation from The Rock, the huge names that could be involved in each match and that sense of story being formed around what is to come at Wrestlemania.
Each Chamber match could have six legitimate winners in, and in this case the World Heavyweight Title scene could be the most exciting. Rumors circulate around so many names that are planned to head into April with the title, but we really could have six guys in that match that could win. WWE has not hit that note for a few years, and it could be the best one in recent memory because of the possibilities.
And then it’s on to Wrestlemania. The Metlife Stadium, with thousands upon thousands of WWE fans all hyped out of their minds about the biggest event on the year, is likely to be a night most never forget, with stars that some fans may never witness live again.
Before all that there is still the return of Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker and Triple H likely to catch the imagination months in advance.
But the chance to see Cena, Punk, The Rock, Lesnar, ‘Taker, Triple H, Ryback, Orton, Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and many more sends the mind into overdrive.
Fans live for this time of year, and it all starts from here onwards.
Enjoy it; the next four months could be huge.
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