Results from the WWE SmackDown Show on March 26 from the WWE Thunderdome in Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Seth Rollins defeated Shinsuke Nakamura.
Apollo Crews, Chad Gable & Otis defeated Big E & The Street Profits.
Bianca Belair defeated Natalya.
Rey Mysterio defeated Dolph Ziggler.
The Match of the Night was Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura. Both competitors put on a classic wrestling match with great moves and storytelling. I really enjoyed this match as Shinsuke Nakamura is a great character along with Seth Rollins.
Now, for many years wrestling has always been territorial with companies not working with other companies. Major companies control certain regions of the United States and although there have been times where we have seen cross promotions like the WWE working with ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) and New Japan Pro Wrestling working with Ring of Honor, in general wrestling companies tend to stay working within themselves. There are many benefits with cross-promoting between companies like matches between two wrestlers that would never happen otherwise and cross promotion feuds between rival wrestling factions, which would create more content for the wrestling fans, thereby increasing viewership.
The most recent cross promotion has been between All Elite Wrestling (AEW), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and IMPACT Wrestling, where we saw NJPW and Former WWE Superstar KENTA appear on AEW TV along with stars from IMPACT Wrestling. This gave fans the opportunity to see wrestlers from different organizations all under one roof. It also provides all three companies an opportunity to gain more viewership from each other's fan bases and additional opportunity to create a working relationship that benefits the fans by providing more wrestling content long term. I do hope that this relationship continues as there is a number of matches I would love to see from the three promotions. The AEW Heavyweight Champion versus the NJPW Heavyweight Champion is one of those matches that is on top of my list.
This week's question comes from the James boys in Rockaway Park and they asked, "Do you think the Fiend Bray Wyatt will beat Randy Orton in WrestleMania?" Well boys, I do believe The Fiend can beat Randy Orton and this is why. With Bray Wyatt returning back from the dead at the last WWE PPV Fastlane, you can only imagine how powerful The Fiend has become. What new powers and moves will The Fiend now possess and with his return, Randy Orton is facing a very, very angry Fiend who wants nothing but to put Randy Orton away for good and end his career. Thank you for question and for becoming new followers of Wrestle Talk!
By Eric Jayden
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