Was RoadBlock a letdown or did it set up WrestleMania perfectly?

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When a WWE pay-per-view is described as an event in which all the titles were retained and no significant feuds were made, then it would be thought to have been a disappointment, but RoadBlock could be seen as a success. 

WWE was worried that RoadBlock had the potential to be better than WrestleMania this year because it over-hyped the match-ups of Bray Wyatt and Brock Lesnar as well as Dean Ambrose against Triple H.


WWE's creative team were well aware that the WWE Universe couldn't wait to see Bray Wyatt up against Brock Lesnar, but the problem was that there was no way of booking it to lead into WrestleMania and have both men looking strong, so WWE introduced Luke Harper into the mix. 


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This was a stroke of genius because Harper is a fantastic wrestler and he took the fight to Brock despite the fact that he received seven German suplexes and an F5.

This way the Brock vs Bray feud could still happen further down the line and Bray Wyatt wasn't hurt by another loss.

The women's match was by far one of the most outstanding matches of the night, Charlotte and Natalya are on another level when it comes to female technical wrestlers and their match could easily have continued on much longer. 

It was sad that Nattie didn't win the title in her home state, but it was still a standout match from one of WWE's most forgotten wrestlers. 


Much like the infamous Montreal Screwjob of 1997, last night Dean Ambrose seemed to have been legitimately screwed out of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship when the official declared that the three count would not hold because his foot was under the bottom rope.

Photos have surfaced online that show that his foot was not under the rope at all, as seen here:

So, was this a botch from Dean or was this The Authority once again screwing over talent? Either way, Ambrose and Triple H put on a fantastic match that didn't need interference to be incredible. 

It would have made sense for Roman Reigns or even The League of Nations to interfere in the match to set up for WrestleMania, because without that there is no hook for fans to be excited about ahead of the next show.

As a stand alone event, however, RoadBlock was actually a solid show that didn't miss a beat. 

With just three weeks to go until WrestleMania 32, do WWE have any more surprises up their sleeves?


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