This Sunday, WWE will be hosting its premier pay-per-view event, Wrestlemania. Broadcasting live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and being aired by millions from around the globe, it is without a doubt WWE’s biggest event of the year. That being said, I am not incredibly excited for this year’s ‘Mania. Jam packed with lackluster matches and predictable storylines, I do not have high expectations for Wrestlemania 34.
Lets start by assessing the Universal Championship match between Brock Lesnar (C) and Roman Reigns. I’m certain that anybody reading this agrees that they would rather see a ham sandwich go up against Lesnar than Roman Reigns. Holy cow. WWE knows that nobody cares about Reigns yet they keep pushing him and shoving him in our faces. In my opinion, it would have been so great to see Finn Balor win the Royal Rumble and get another (more deserved) shot at the title. The only thing that would have made this an incredible match was if they made it a triple threat between Lesnar, Reigns, & The Undertaker. Imagine, Taker gets a second chance against the only two people to ever pin him at WrestleMania.
But this is not the case, of course. Undertaker is supposed to possibly maybe sort of going to face John Cena that evening. If this match was happening 10 years ago, I would be so insanely jazzed up for this, but looking at The Dead Man’s last ‘Mania performance, age has definitely caught up with him. While the match may not be as electrifying as it could be, they should still be able to put on quite a show. However, we still don’t know if Undertaker will even accept Cena’s challenge (even though he certainly will. How are you going to hype this match up and slap Taker’s face on all the promo posters and then not have him even show up).
Oh boy, who’s ready for this “dream matchup”? Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon & Triple H. FREAKING GAG ME. Give Rousey a real match. And why is Kurt Angle fighting again? He looked terrible when he joined The Shield at TLC and I’m not expecting him to do any better this Sunday. Stephanie McMahon isn’t even a real wrestler. People just want to see her get knocked around a little. And please, Lord, don’t have Triple H & Stephanie do some long-winded, grandiose (extremely lame) entrance.
I hope so much that I am wrong about everything and that Wrestlemania 34 surpasses my expectations. Tell me what you expect to see from this year’s ‘Mania or what you wish you can see (like Finn Balor in a real title match).
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