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Wrestlemania Recap: Very Little Good, A Whole Lotta Bad

Rating: 6 votes, 1.67 average.
Hello wrestling fans…or if you’re like me after this Wrestlemania, former wrestling fans. The Saviour here with a special Wrestlemania Recap blog. This is going to be short, sweet, and very much to the point. It had some good, and a whole lot of bad. But instead of wasting everyone’s time, the way Wresltemania did, let me jump right in.


Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan

The only thing to be said about this, is Daniel Bryan would probably be better off down in TNA or back in ROH or some other indy promotion where at least he might get some respect. This was pathetic and just plain embarrassing. Clearly, the World Title means nothing now. The WWE should be a shamed of themselves.


Kane vs Randy Orton

This match was about as good as a middle of the show Smackdown match. I was surprised at the ending. Hopefully, Kane and Orton will be finished with their Wrestlemania appearances.


Big Show vs Cody Rhodes


It was good to see The Big Show win. However, I don’t know how good it was for Cody Rhodes to get totally destroyed the way he did. Another short match and so far, the video vignettes that rehashed everything we’ve seen over the last bunch of weeks, have been more entertaining than this card.


Undertaker vs HHH


The absolute show stealer. It wasn’t even worth watching the rest of the show after seeing this match. Which proved to be a mistake putting it so early in the card. One of the shining moments of Wrestlemania. And I was happy to see no controversy, no run-ins, and in the end, the three of them hugged…proving there won’t be a 21-0 or any other WM streak matches. And that’s a good thing because the Undertaker looked very old, and fat. As a huge Undertaker fan, I was sad to see that this is the end, but I’m glad at the same time. He left us a lot of great memories and it seems as though every match he’s in is legendary.

Kelly Kelly and Maria Menunous vs Eve and Beth Phoenix

Do I really need to comment? It was a bad move letting Maria get the win over Beth. The Divas title, much like the World Title, now means nothing.

Team Teddy vs Team Johnny

This was as big a waste of time as I predicted. With two matches to go, this Mania has been a real snoozer. And I’m wondering how I can con my $55 back from Comcast.


CM Punk vs Chris Jericho




The first good match since the Hell In A Cell. Well, so I thought. Johnny Laurenaitis destroyed this match's cred before hand. So it killed the first half of the match. And the second half, things did pick up a bit but it wasn’t until the last 5 minutes that this match lived up to expectations. Another surprising win. I thought CM Punk would win but make Jericho tap? There’s nothing Jericho can possibly come out and say that would warrant anything. He should exit now.



The Rock vs John Cena



Before this match, we had Funkasaurus and his momma. We had two rap concerts, and ridiculously long entrances. A good portion of this time could have been invested in the first match of the night, could it not? Anyway, the match was slow, not too many high spots until about the midway point. The ending was semi-exciting, simply because it’s the third time now we’ve seen a match where the wrestlers were kicking out of finishers and so and so forth. Again, I was surprised by the ending. I figured The Rock would lose in some dirty fashion. But Rock won cleanly and I think it was a great move. A pretty good, but not great, match.



All in all, it was very disappointing. The big three matches, that were expected to carry this year’s event, did exactly that. But at the expense of all the other matches, and every superstar involved in those matches. It’s truly a shame that, with all the anticipation for this Wrestlemania, that Elimination Chamber and Royal Rumble were both better PPV's than this. And they weren’t that great either.



I don’t know what this means for the WWE moving forward. I’ve never been less excited about an upcoming Raw as I am for tonight’s Wrestlemania Fallout. I may not even watch. I doubt that would really happen, but this year’s Wrestlemania, definitely did not live up to expectations. The WWE robbed us this year.

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  1. akbar's Avatar
    what happened dx man?, i used like your blogs, now you just sound like every single hater when you blog...why you so mad these days?
  2. Lucas Chapel's Avatar
    I really enjoyed this year's Wrestlemania. Perhaps my favourite Wrestlemania actually.
    My only issue with this year is the length of the first match, and I'd like to have seen more big spots during the tag team match. Hell In A Cell was beautiful to watch; I think it was one of the those extremely rare matches that could be enjoyed even by people who aren't pro wrestling fans. The WWE Championship match was great; really entertaining. No probs with the Intercontinental Chamionship match, Rhodes is full of momentum and a loss to a legend like Show isn't going to tarnish his push.
    Kane defeating Orton was a highlight for me. I'm been an avid Kane fan (or even a mark if you will) since his debut and having him defeat one of WWE's top golden boys on the grandest stage of them all was awesome.
    I'd like to have seen a couple more Kingston/ R-Truth spots during the tag match; I can't actually anything David Otunga done other than flex his muscles with a cup of coffee in his hand.
    I was always rooting for The Rock to bring his boot to John Cena's ass, but we all knew that Cena was going to win. Or so we thought.
    I got a (very happy) shock to see Rocky have his hand raised at the end of Wrestlemania.
    I couldn't care less if it was a "bad business choice" (which it probably was), Rock won and proved he's still The Great One. I hope this will be the first step in a John Cena heel turn too.
    Deffo one of the best Wrestlemania's in recent memory. Pretty much exactly how I would have booked it (minus squash match, I'd have made it a 15 minute match at least).
    I was expecting a long heel promo from Alberto Del Rio, cursing the WWE Universe and blaming them for him being off the bill; then glass shatters and Steve Autin comes down; after a brief confrontation, SCSA give Del Rio a stunner. This didn't happen, but to be fair it wasn't needed.
    HIAC stole the show and IMHO WWE will find it extremely hard to top this match in terms of "telling the story in the ring".
  3. DK Wrestling Savior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas Chapel
    I really enjoyed this year's Wrestlemania. Perhaps my favourite Wrestlemania actually.
    My only issue with this year is the length of the first match, and I'd like to have seen more big spots during the tag team match. Hell In A Cell was beautiful to watch; I think it was one of the those extremely rare matches that could be enjoyed even by people who aren't pro wrestling fans. The WWE Championship match was great; really entertaining. No probs with the Intercontinental Chamionship match, Rhodes is full of momentum and a loss to a legend like Show isn't going to tarnish his push.
    Kane defeating Orton was a highlight for me. I'm been an avid Kane fan (or even a mark if you will) since his debut and having him defeat one of WWE's top golden boys on the grandest stage of them all was awesome.
    I'd like to have seen a couple more Kingston/ R-Truth spots during the tag match; I can't actually anything David Otunga done other than flex his muscles with a cup of coffee in his hand.
    I was always rooting for The Rock to bring his boot to John Cena's ass, but we all knew that Cena was going to win. Or so we thought.
    I got a (very happy) shock to see Rocky have his hand raised at the end of Wrestlemania.
    I couldn't care less if it was a "bad business choice" (which it probably was), Rock won and proved he's still The Great One. I hope this will be the first step in a John Cena heel turn too.
    Deffo one of the best Wrestlemania's in recent memory. Pretty much exactly how I would have booked it (minus squash match, I'd have made it a 15 minute match at least).
    I was expecting a long heel promo from Alberto Del Rio, cursing the WWE Universe and blaming them for him being off the bill; then glass shatters and Steve Autin comes down; after a brief confrontation, SCSA give Del Rio a stunner. This didn't happen, but to be fair it wasn't needed.
    HIAC stole the show and IMHO WWE will find it extremely hard to top this match in terms of "telling the story in the ring".

    I definitely get what you're saying. I guess what irks me, so to speak, is the fact that three matches carried this PPV. Instead of Sheamus/Bryan being the 18 second embarassment that it was, despite the fact I wanted Sheamus to win, they could have did without the Funkasaurus appearance and Heath Slater bit and invested more into the Sheamus/Bryan match.

    Thanks for reading.
  4. DK Wrestling Savior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by akbar
    what happened dx man?, i used like your blogs, now you just sound like every single hater when you blog...why you so mad these days?
    Not being a hater....or, well maybe I am being a hater. I guess I feel let down by the WWE these days, I don't know. Roughly around the time that Tough Enough ended, I said I was done with wrestling after the Cena/Rock match. Unless I got wowed by the what's been happening. And I haven't been wowed. Maybe the realization that wrestling just isn't for me anymore, is setting in. I don't know.

    I'll try to do better, for as much longer as I do this. Thanks for continuing to read.
  5. Bagg's Avatar
    In the writers defense, i've heard nothing but good things about this show online, and im glad someone else found it sort of lackluster as i did. while hhh/taker last year was fantstic, i think that he was 19-0 really sort of hurt this match as you kinda knew 100% that taker was winning this. Punk/jericho was good but i felt could have been even better for these two. After all the promos these two have cut and all the tension, i figured these two both should have been carried out of the arena. This match had show stealer all over it and unfortunately, i dont think it did. When you think of showstealers over the years and down the road someone makes a big list, i dont think this match will be on it. Big nights for rock, hhh and taker and hbk, will any of them be there tnight? Likely. Will any of them be there next monday? NO But ill tell you who will be around, Daniel Bryan, and look what happened to that guy last night, lol.
  6. The Next Big Thing's Avatar
    I agree completely with your review. I thought that Punk-Jericho got past the dq stip but for the first few minutes it hurt the match i thought.

    nice one!
  7. ikolobo's Avatar
    everyone is saying that the match HHH VS TAKER was great well no in my opinion it was not, why? becuase it was just more drama than wrestling i like HBK but putting him on it it was not a good idea. HHH and Taker didnt do a lots of moves just hittinh with the chair and the hammer and finishing moves and in the other side HBK crying. I was wondering if HBK was going to marry HHH or taker at the end.
    rating 1-10
    7.9
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