I'm not going to give a match by match review of the show, you can find that on other places of the internet and probably have by now anyways. And the show was so long that you probably wouldn't want to read that much anyways. So I'll just give my general overview of the night.
I'd give the show an 8.5 out of 10. I really enjoyed myself. It's hard not to enjoy WrestleMania.
I've talked to a couple different people and read a couple different sites online that were down on the show and I just don't get it. There wasn't anything really bad with that show. Was there a bad match on that card? I'm not in the camp that thought the Undertaker/Reigns match was bad and I appreciate them trying something new with the Orton/Wyatt match so I'd say No.
I get the impression that people thought of the 13 matches we'd get 15 surprise returns or shocks. We've almost pumped WrestleMania matches up to the point where unless something shocking or monumental happens, we think it's not that great. Those matches were good last night.
The show was long, over 7 hours by the time you add in the KickOff Show, but I like that. It's like saying you can open Christmas presents for 4 hours instead of 1 hour. Or if your birthday falls on a Friday as a kid and your parents make it a birthday weekend and you celebrate all three days. Give me as many good matches as I can get and I'll sign up for that any day.
So start with 10 good matches on the main show as your starting point. Add in exciting moments like the Hardy Boyz return, JR's return, and the historical moment of The Undertaker's surprise retirement. That's a heck of a PPV guys. You're telling me all of that combined and you are giving it a 6 out of 10? Or a 5 out of 10? Come on.
If you are wanting the surprises and the shocking turn of events, the Monday after RAW is when you should be looking for those things.....not at WrestleMania.
The Monday after WrestleMania RAW has turned into quite the experience over the past 5-10 years. All the diehard fans that travel to WrestleMania and stay for RAW the next night provides an atmosphere unlike almost any other RAW we'll see for the rest of the year. In fact, they made an entire WWE 24 about that topic that's on the WWE Network. I thought WWE did a great job of giving us a little bit of excitement last night in that regard with the Hardys' return last night but still saving a lot in their tank for tonight. I think WWE comes out guns blazing tonight.
Here are my thoughts of what we see on RAW and SmackDown the next two nights. I've read no spoilers at all if any are out there, just my thoughts going in. Not that after my last year of making WWE predictions on this blog should make you feel confident about any of this at all:
- Finn Balor returns to RAW tonight.
- Braun Strowman attacks Brock Lesnar and leads into a match at the next PPV.
- The Hardys start a feud with The Club, in the middle of that The New Day turns on The Hardys.
- Shinsuke goes to SmackDown. Goes right after AJ Styles.
- The Revival goes to SmackDown on Tuesday.
- Asuka stays on NXT for awhile.
Now that WrestleMania is over its tIme to get off the wrestling talk and start transitioning the Three Count back to some other topics. I guess may as well get into some politics.
Again, I don't claim to know a whole lot about politics. In fact, I openly state I don't know as much about our legislative process as I should. But it does seem crazy to me that we have had an open seat on the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, for over a year. Over 400 days that our government branches were so stubbornly opposed to each other that they've been unable to name a replacement judge. Over FOUR HUNDRED DAYS.
Seeing in the news now that both sides are getting ready for their "nuclear options" for the confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch. Sounds like a group of level headed rational people working for us American people out there in Washington.
Until we figure out a way to work in this two-party system or change our two-party system, I just don't see significant progress being made in Washington or America. I hope I'm wrong. But four hundred days.