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April 16, 2018 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Historic Wrestlemania 34 weekend reviewed, more


WrestleMania week was ridiculous newsworthy for WWE, between the show itself, business news related to the show, marquee talent, new talent and more.

The Raw and Smackdown television shows after WrestleMania saw the returns of No Way Jose, Bobby Lashley, Samoa Joe and Jeff Hardy on Raw, as well as debuts of Ember Moon and the Authors of Pain, with an angle seemingly breaking them up from Paul Ellering.

Smackdown saw the debuts of Billie Kay and Peyton Royce as The Iconics tag team, as well as Shinsuke Nakamura going heel at WrestleMania after his match with A.J. Styles.

There will be more changes this coming week with the Superstar shakeup on 4/16 in Hartford and 4/17 in Providence.

WrestleMania, which took place on 4/8 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, was a nearly seven hour show, far too long with some strong highlights, such as the debut of Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair’s match with Asuka which saw Asuka’s unbeaten strike ended.

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