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Oh How Wrestlemania Has Changed.

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Welcome back everyone. Again, thanks for checking out my blog. Someone blogged similar to what I was originally planning so I had to change things up. So, I'll jump right in.

Just real quick though. Raw was terrible, predictable, and outright lame. I was calling what was going to happen as if I wrote the show myself. The Cena/Zach Ryder segment, The Miz vs Orton, Ziggler vs Sheamus, Nash vs Santino, anyone who didn't see all of this coming a mile away, just doesn't pay enough attention. And, I physically muted for a few minutes to literally get a break from Michael Cole. His commentary has become the sound of a blend of Freddy Krueger's knife glove against a chalkboard and a choir of dying alley cats.

Okay, now what I really want to say. Look at how much Wrestlemania has changed over the years. I attended Wrestlemania II at the Philadelphia Spectrum. It was broadcast on video screen that hovered over the basketball court. I think back then, it was called short-circuit tv, or something like that. Anyway, I watched Hogan bodyslam King Kong Bundy, climb over the cage, and retain the title in the main event. I jumped up and down like the crazy hulkamaniac that I was.

Fast forward.....

In the 90's, all Wrestlemania's were headlined with a WWF title match. Hogan vs Warrior, Hogan vs Slaughter, Bret Hart vs Yokozuna, Yokozuna vs Lex Luger, Diesel vs HBK, HBK vs Bret Hart, Stone Cold vs The Rock...etc. You get the point.

Somewhere back in the early 2000's, they decided to start overshadowing the title matches with other marquee type matches. And it has progressively gotten worse. By the time 2007 came around, all anyone can talk about is the special attraction match. Donald Trump vs Vince McMahon hair for hair stipulation. Floyd Mayweather against The Big Show. HBK vs Ric Flair. Undertaker vs HBK twice, Bret Hart returns vs Vince McMahon. Undertaker vs HHH. It's gotten so bad that in this past year's Wrestlemania, they had Alberto Del Rio, a first year wrestler who was drawing zero heat no matter how hard WWE pushed him, go against Edge for the World Title, in the opening match. And now this year, it's all about The Rock vs Cena. The second hottest Wrestlemania topic, is who's fighting The Undertaker for the streak this year? Is it going to be a returning Jericho? Is it going to be someone else returning? A rematch with HHH? Or something else?

What we're left with is this. The titles will mean nothing this year. They will be "who cares" filler matches. Especially for the World Champion. Daniel Bryan cashing in his MITB will undoubtedly be the opening match. And if he wins, it'll be forgotten by the time they show The Rock for the second time backstage. It's truly a shame how they downplay the championship these days.

25 years ago, Hogan body slammed the undefeated Andre the Giant and dropped the Big Leg and pinned him in front of 93,000 in the Pontiac Silverdome, in the main event, with the WWF Heavyweight Championship on the line. This year, CM Punk will probably face The Miz in the 5th match of the night. *this is just an example. I don't know who the WWE champ will be at the time*

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  1. The Brown One's Avatar
    You do realize that Cena vs The Miz for the WWE title headlined this year's Mania, right? I wouldn't call that forgetting the title. It's only when there's huge matches, like the Streak matches, that when the world title matches aren't the final match of the night. But the WWE title was overshadowed this year by Cena and Rocky's feud. On another note, no one gives a shit about the celebrity matches. People only watch them when there's legends in them, such as Stone Cold in the Billionaire vs Billionaire match at WM 23. Most people are looking forward to the world title matches, at least one midcard match (lets face it, they usually have among the best matches of the night), and the Streak match - which I wouldn't complain about, because it's very interesting.
  2. The Phantom Menace's Avatar
    Almost the entire show will amount to a who gives a f*ck! last years Wrestlemania was a absolute disappointment. And While The Undertaker is the most respected man in the buisness today, even his matches aren't worth the $60 bucks the show costs. In WWE the championships mean nothing because to Vince wrestling means nothing. Alot has changed in WWE & wrestling in general but I hope there'll be more on this years wrestlemania card than Cena vs Rock which will probably look like Rock vs Hogan from 10 years ago. Sad to say it, but Rock will ultimately do for Cena what Hogan did for him.
  3. Bagg's Avatar
    Unfortunately, the titles don't matter at all because theres a new champion every 2-3 weeks. Do i need or want to pay $60 to see Punk win what by April will probably his like 9th world title? of course not. Would I love to see Bryan there holding the title by the end of the night? Or Ziggler or someone who deserves it? of course....but when watching it, I know come Backlash or whatever ppv it is, the belt will be gone and on someone else. Its not like it used to be becauase back then, Hogan held the title for what 6 years? Bret would hold a title for a year or at least 6 months and they would build up the title match since the Rumble, so by the time the bell rang, fans were DYING to see the match. Now its 2-3 week buildup, gazillions of title changes and poor wrestling fans sitting there jaw on the floor at the end of wrestlemania thinking "they got my $60 for that?"
  4. DK Wrestling Savior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Brown One
    You do realize that Cena vs The Miz for the WWE title headlined this year's Mania, right? I wouldn't call that forgetting the title. It's only when there's huge matches, like the Streak matches, that when the world title matches aren't the final match of the night. But the WWE title was overshadowed this year by Cena and Rocky's feud. On another note, no one gives a shit about the celebrity matches. People only watch them when there's legends in them, such as Stone Cold in the Billionaire vs Billionaire match at WM 23. Most people are looking forward to the world title matches, at least one midcard match (lets face it, they usually have among the best matches of the night), and the Streak match - which I wouldn't complain about, because it's very interesting.
    Come on dude, surely you know a little more than that. The Miz vs Cena was merely a reason to have The Rock show up. By no means, was it the talk of Wrestlemania, nor was it a true headliner. There was no way this year's Wrestlemania was not going to end with The Rock standing in the ring, soaking in the cheers.
  5. AOF666's Avatar
    I agree about Wrestlemania. All due fairness Flair, Michaels, Undertaker, and Rock has the talent and skills to sell their matches. Most of today wrestler, lacking the talent or the skills to really want to you to see their match! Creative gets the blame too but it goes back to the talent to actually sell it, and they are falling short.
  6. Y2JLionsault's Avatar
    Good blog, I responded to this with a blog of my own
  7. DK Wrestling Savior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Y2JLionsault
    Good blog, I responded to this with a blog of my own
    I'm looking forward to reading it. We should subscribe to each other's.
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