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Posts Tagged ‘ Kane ’

Sheamus Primed For Wrestlemania Glory

Dublin born superstar Sheamus will look to get his hands on the World Heavyweight Championship tonight when he battles Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania 28.

 The two time WWE champion, real name Stephen Farrelly, is the favourite to overcome his long time rival who has done everything in his power thus far to hold onto the title.

 Sheamus earned his shot at the gold after winning the Royal Rumble in January, overcoming 29 other superstars in the process. This win gave the 34 year old an opportunity to fight for a title of his choosing and he immediately set his targets on Bryan`s coveted title.

The Cabra native will have a tricky task getting to grips with the ever cunning Bryan who he was supposed to face at Wrestlemania last year only to see the match demoted from the event at the eleventh hour.

Explaining his decision to challenge Bryan instead of current WWE Champion CM Punk, Sheamus stated “It’s simple really. I’m a two time WWE champion. The next logical step for me is the World Heavyweight Championship. When I came to Smackdown, I said I’d make the show belong to me. On April 1st in Miami, Florida those words will become reality and I guarantee I will walk out of Wrestlemania as the new World Heavyweight Championship.”

Bryan goes into Wrestlemania with the upper hand having teamed up with Kane to defeat The Celtic Warrior and Randy Orton on the final episode of Raw before Wrestlemania yet many fancy the Dubliner to walk out victorious.

Sheamus is hoping a big win this weekend will help cement his legacy within the WWE “It took a lot of time for me to get here, and you never stop paying your dues. I’m never satisfied with what I’ve achieved. I want to create a legacy for myself, like those who are going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this weekend. The way you do that is by winning championships and staying hungry and focused.”

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Titanic Battle Set To Encapsulate Wrestlemania

Irish News Review casts an eagerly anticipating eye over the Wrestlemania card as our very own superstar Sheamus goes in search of title glory tomorrow night .

John Cena V The Rock

These two icons clash for the first time at Wrestlemania in the The Rock’s home town of Miami. In a match that has been over a year in the making, John Cena will be looking to defy the odds and topple the self proclaimed great one.

Cena has fallen prey to The Rock on two occasions. At last year’s Wrestlemania, where The Rock served as guest host for the night, he hit his signature rock bottom on the Massachusetts native allowing his opponent The Miz to get the win and retain his title.

A few months down the line the duo were forced to team together to battle The Miz and R-Truth at Survivor Series. The match culminated with Cena falling fowl to another rock bottom.

In recent weeks the duo have been poking fun at each other but when the dust settles who will be the last man laughing?

 The Undertaker V Triple H (W/Shawn Michaels as ref)

Two of the most decorated individuals ever to enter a wrestling ring will square off inside Hell in a Cell. The question on everyone’s lips is whether Triple H can become the man to end The Undertaker’s 19 match winning streak at Wrestlemania.

The Game battled valiantly against The Deadman at last year’s event but fell short despite delivering three pedigrees to his opponent.

This will be the third time the duo have squared off at the showcase event and few would bet against Undertaker losing his streak however with Shawn Michaels acting as special guest referee  who knows what may happen. 

Team Teddy V Team Johnny

The WWE board of directors have signed up this 12 man tag match where the man behind the winning team will gain sole control of both Raw and Smackdown. Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis had enlisted the returning Christian, Dolph Ziggler, David Otunga, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger and The Miz to aid his cause. However after Christian suffered a reoccurrence of his injury on the final edition of Raw before Wrestlemania he has been replaced by Drew McIntyre. Smackdown General Manager has added Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, R-Truth, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston and WWE legend Booker T to Team Teddy.

WWE Championship match: CM Punk V Chris Jericho

This rivalry which has become personal in recent weeks will reach an exciting climax on the grandest stage of them all.

The returning Jericho first locked horns with CM Punk at the Elimination Chamber where a kick from Punk floored the Canadian, rendering him incapable of finishing the match.

One day later on Raw Jericho earned the right to battle Punk at Wrestlemania by winning a ten man battle royal.

Since Jericho’s victory he has poked fun at his straight edge opponent claiming the reason Punk lives the fine life is due to his upbringing by his alcoholic father. Jericho has also had a laugh at the expense of Punk’s sister which has sent the Second City Saviour into a fury. His claim that Punk is “the legal definition of a bastard” has also gotten inside the champion’s head.

At Wrestlemania he must unleash this fury which was evident on Raw when he injured Christian in order to maintain his WWE title and prove he is the better wrestler.

World Heavyweight Championship match: Daniel Bryan V Sheamus

Dubliner Sheamus takes to the ring in Miami looking to win his fourth top title in WWE. The two time WWE champion and one time United States Champion will have to be smart in planning a way to defeat the manipulative and crafty World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan.

The roles of the duo have reversed since Sheamus defeated Bryan last March. On that day the Royal Rumble was billed as the heel while Bryan was the fans favourite. Sheamus has come a long way since and has endeared himself to the fans while Bryan has done everything in his power to keep his coveted title, much to the annoyance of everyone around him. Bryan has sunk to low depths in order to defend his title including spitting in Sheamus’ face which caused the former Irish Whip Wrestling champion to snap and be disqualified during a recent match.

The duo will be eager to put on a top match this year having seen their scheduled match at last year’s card demoted to dark match status. 

 

Intercontinental title match: Cody Rhodes V Big Show

Although he holds countless accolades in his incredible WWE career, The Big Show has never won in singles competition at Wrestlemania. The giant will be looking to end this streak on April 1st when he battles Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental title.

Rhodes has been a thorn in the side of the Florida native, costing him the World Heavyweight Championship at the Elimination Chamber.

His brash and arrogant style has infuriated Show, whose Wrestlemania stands at 3-8, having won three tag team matches at the event.

Show will have to be at top form in order to topple the rising star of the WWE.  

Randy Orton V Kane

This match has ferociously developed since Randy Orton returned to the ring on March 2nd. Kane interrupted Orton`s return during his match with Daniel Bryan and began assaulting the Apex Predator. Since then Kane has developed something of an obsession with Orton and will be aiming to finish off The Viper at Wrestlemania.

The duo have been involved in a spate of brawls since and The Big Red Monster has revealed his aggro with Orton stems from his refusal to shake his hand after a gruelling street fight last year.

Kane has vowed to decimate Orton at Wrestlemania but there is little telling what will happen when these two larger than life forces meet. 

Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos V Beth Phoenix and Eve

The host of NBC’s Extra Maria Menounos is stepping back into the squared circle again to team up with Kelly Kelly to take on Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Eve at WrestleMania XXVIII.

It’s a match two years in the making, as Beth and Eve have been caught in a bitter rivalry since late 2009. Menounos, who scored a shocking pinfall victory over The Glamazon in an Eight-Diva Tag Team Match at WWE Tribute to the Troops in December, may face her toughest challenge yet in Miami, as both Beth and Eve want to teach a stern lesson to the Dancing with the Stars competitor.

The tag titles will also be up for grabs in a special pre Wrestlemania match to be shown at wwe.com as Primo and Epico defend the gold against the Uso Brothers and the newly formed team of Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd.

 

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