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Thoughts on Wrestlemania 27

Last night it was the biggest night of the year in pro wrestling. However it was probably the biggest disappointment ever. The two matches that got the most hype didn’t live up especially The Miz vs. John Cena but I will get back to that in a bit.

The first match of the night was the World Heavyweight Title Match between Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio. It was a great match with some interference for both guys. Alberto Del Rio proved he belonged in the spotlight but on this night Edge along with Christian got the better of Del Rio and his entourage. Edge keeps his title and then destroys Del Rio’s car.

Next up was Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes. I thought this was a solid match with some good story telling. It’s nice to see Rhodes getting pushed and getting a win over Mysterio at Wrestlemania.

The match that was a complete waste was Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella and Kofi Kingston taking on The Corre. The match lasted a whole 3 minutes and to me it’s s a slap in the face to Big Show and Kane who should have been in big time matches. Obviously The Corre lost as you knew they would.

Next up was Randy Orton vs. CM Punk and this was a great match that both guys should be proud of. In my opinion these two should have been added to Cena and Miz for a fatal four way because it would have been a lot better. Punk really silenced his critics last night. A lot of people think he’s overrated but he’s one of the best heels in the business right now and he proved that last night. However in the end an RKO got the job done and Orton prevails

Michael Cole w/Jack Swagger vs. Jerry Lawler with Stone Cold as the special referee was entertaining. Swagger got the stunner, Cole got humiliated but in the end the Raw GM reversed the decision and gave Michael Cole the win. Stone Cold also gave Josh Matthews and Booker T the stunner which was hilarious. It was a horrible match but very entertaining because of the Texas Rattlesnake.

Then the match that everyone was talking about was the No Holds Barred Match between The Undertaker and Triple H. This match was intense from the start. Both men really put it all on the line. The one thing I didn’t like about the match is Triple beat the hell out of Taker for thirty minutes and then all of a sudden Taker gets Triple H in Hells Gates for 3 minutes and The Game taps out. Both men were physically exhausted, and both are injured. It was good but not great like HBK and Taker was. I honestly hope that was not Triple H’s last match because he needs to go out on a lot better of a note then that and really so should The Undertaker.

The other match that was short was Trish Stratus, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler and LayCool. In my humble opinion Dolph Ziggler and John Morrison should have had their own match for a title. It was nice seeing Trish at Wrestlemania again but that match was another waste of time

The main event had two very unique entrances for both The Miz and John Cena. The match was okay but the ending sucked. The match ended in a double count-out and then The Rock came out and restarted the match. He then proceed to give Cena the Rock Bottom and allowed Miz to retain the title. After the match, The Rock beat up Miz again for good measure and Wrestlemania ended with a guy who doesn’t even wrestle anymore.

Overall I would say Wrestlemania 27 is right up there with 8, 9 and 11 as being very disappointing. There were a couple of good segments backstage with The Rock and Austin. Then I thought Rowdy Piper knocking out Zach Ryder was hilarious. So yes there were a few good moments.

It’s really going to be hard for me to ever watch another wrestling pay-per-view again. Between the crap that happened at TNA’s last one and then the disappointment of last night at Wrestlemania makes very hard for me to even like wrestling. In my humble opinion wrestling reached it’s pinnacle two years ago when Shawn Michaels took on Undertaker at Wrestlemania 25. I don’t think pro wrestling can ever create something that great again.

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