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I’d rather Taker have kept his streak, but I’d also say they’ve made the most of Brock being the one to do it. That and the Cena squash gave WWE a decade worth of main events. Even if those main events are mostly the same. :P


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I've been dying for Undertaker to come back as the American Badass, and now we get it at the tail-end of his career? I'm mixed on it. I think he should retire as the Dead Man, but I'm also into him being closer to his real self as he nears retirement, like the older badass with a little more fight left in him. The promo last night was awesome (most of the promos were).

I'm not at all into bringing up Michelle McCool. I feel that dilutes Undertaker a lot right now. Makes the whole thing a bit sillier. And we already have the "wrestler wife" angle with Edge and Orton.

Also, why the hell are they still advertising Roman Reigns for Wrestlemania? What's the point? And if it's Braun Strowman replacing Reigns, look forward to Goldberg being champion until Summerslam now. They aren't going to suddenly give Strowman a WWE Universal title run.

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WrestleMania fell apart because of WWE's Stupidity.

I'm watching this shit all the way but more in a Trainwreck can't look away mess than actual interest

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Ok I've accepted all these changes to Wrestlemania, but now it's gone too far: The Smackdown Tag Team Championships will now be contested in a triple threat singles match. :P John Morrison vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jimmy Uso. Which is also a clear indicator of how far Kofi fell in a year. Heck, in six months.

Love that they made so little fanfare about Braun replacing Roman. Feel so bad for him, he had such potential a few years ago but he's going to job to Goldberg in about three minutes.

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I’m so happy Mania is still going on, despite all the obvious issues. Will be the best Mania in years even if it sucks.

Also, so happy I picked last years Mania to attend instead of this one!


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Yaaaassss my queen Alexa has championship gold again!
Also dead at Shayna losing. Buring your entire women's division for that match? LMFAO

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Nothing is topping that Taker/AjStyles match. I haven't been this entertained by anything WWE has done in AGES.

This is some B- type of good shit.

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I guess I'll have to watch WrestleMania now. :wink:

Seems like they actually booked night 1 very well.

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I mean I liked it enough. The ladder, Alexa being the face goddess she can be and then the taker/AJ Styles match which was amazing and can't describe as other that.... Western horror?. It's a great night of Mania

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I can't tell if Undertaker and Styles was the best worst thing I've ever seen or the worst best thing. Honestly it looked like Undertaker had the time of his life. If that ended up being the end of his Wrestlemania career, I'm sure he'd be happy. I can take or leave WWE over-editing their product now, but when it's that insanely ludicrous, it works. What a time to be alive.

Also I kept reading the same sentiment on Twitter: Matt Hardy was just a month shy of his gimmick actually working in WWE. The Total Deletion match walked so the Boneyard Match could run.

I love Becky Lynch, so glad for her successes in WWE. But I don't understand why they've buried Shayna Baszler. I'm sure Mau said she would dominate the division when she got called up and I said they would screw her up like every other NXT call-up, but really I wasn't 100% serious because I didn't think they could screw it up. But... they did.

Speaking of not understanding WWE, they really had Goldberg bury The Fiend for... Braun Strowman to bury Goldberg? I can't believe Goldberg can't even string together a decent five minute match. The "Finisher Fiesta" they went with was painful. But, I'm still glad for Braun. Could drop it immediately, but still cool to see him get a Wrestlemania moment.

I watched a few minutes of WWE Chronicle on Drew McIntyre, and I feel the worst for him. He looks a bit defeated with everything going on. Dude finally gets his shot and it'll be in front of an empty arena.

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I really liked QuarantineMania, aka WrestleMania 36: Side B. I was mostly worried all the matches would be five minutes, but the performers gave it everything they had and most looked very good. Owens and Morrison both had really cool spots, Braun finally won the title, there were a lot of surprising results, the women's tag titles mattered, the Bone Yard was impossible to look away from, etc... Plenty to like, even with an empty arena, and I hope they keep it up with the big matches tonight.


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Mister Ecks wrote:
I love Becky Lynch, so glad for her successes in WWE. But I don't understand why they've buried Shayna Baszler. I'm sure Mau said she would dominate the division when she got called up and I said they would screw her up like every other NXT call-up, but really I wasn't 100% serious because I didn't think they could screw it up. But... they did.

Speaking of not understanding WWE, they really had Goldberg bury The Fiend for... Braun Strowman to bury Goldberg? I can't believe Goldberg can't even string together a decent five minute match. The "Finisher Fiesta" they went with was painful. But, I'm still glad for Braun. Could drop it immediately, but still cool to see him get a Wrestlemania moment.
I bet Shayna would have won in a normal world where they could do rematches for the next few months. Now? Maybe it is better to have Becky continue being the face of the company with that title.

And Goldberg only has two moves, so it makes sense he would lose if he can't perform one of them. :funny: Though yeah, Roman could easily take it this Friday if they can find somewhere to film it.


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I'm rewatching the boneyard match because I still can't believe this actually happened.

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#LOLCHARLOTTEWINS

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New people job to the stars at Mania whether men or women. :funny:

Great match though.


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LOL CHARLOTTE WINA

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Mandy would have gotten the biggest pop of the weekend.


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Mandy just locked in the Trish Stratus push

This gurl is READY

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Cena v Wyatt = A+ that might be the best thing wwe has ever done sorry Dre and Hulk.


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Quarantine Mania Night 2 was even better then Night 1. Bravo to WWE for not only making the best of a bad situation but likely putting on a better show than they would have in front of 80,000 people.


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I'll have more thoughts tomorrow, but I will fight anyone that disagrees about the Firefly Funhouse match being the best thing they've ever seen.

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I'll give WWE this. They shut us all up. They delivered one of the most iconic WrestleMania ever.

In the middle of the Coronavirus crisis

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Wrestlemania thoughts:

-Firefly Funhouse match was storytelling on another level. I've seen way more mixed reactions online, but the negative ones seem to come from either casual fans or fans that only watch Wrestlemania. I didn't see any "I love The Fiend but that was awful" comments. The comments are generally "I was so lost". How you could watch that and know of the history and be confused by it? It was pretty straightforward. A 2020 version of "This is your life". It's such good shit!

-Edge and Orton put on a good Last Man Standing match... but it could have been ten minutes shorter. 36 minutes could have worked with an audience or anywhere else besides the PC, but in the circumstances they had, it should have went shorter. Maybe it was because the commentary team treated it like a fucking golf tournament. The whispering was irritating, it didn't add to the mayhem on screen. I don't care if they're trying to convey their shock through quiet musings. It sounds awful, especially with no crowd and only two groaning men and a loud ref.

-I'm fine with Bayley retaining. She finally changed her persona so she deserves a long run. Maybe now they'll have her and Sasha feud and give Sasha a proper title run.

-Really glad for Drew McIntyre. It felt good to see him finally achieve the next level. Like Kofi last year, it was long overdue and serves as hope for guys that deserve that shot too (Shinsuke... Kevin Owens... Samoa Joe... just to name a few). The match got its point across. Bonus points to Brock for staying in the ring while Drew celebrated. It added a layer of "slaying the beast".

That said...

-Three of the last four world championship matches at Wrestlemania, COMBINED, lasted nine minutes and 15 seconds. I'm sorry but that's disgraceful. Neither of the WWE or Universal title matches this year needed anything more, but if part timers can't give more time in the ring, then we have to stop giving them championships. I will sing the praises of Brock Lesnar one minute and critique the hell out of him the next. But the fact that he cashed two Mania cheques in a row with so little effort is terrible. And I really hope that's the end of Goldberg holding titles. Wrestle all he wants but stop giving him titles.

-My biggest takeaway of the weekend is how easily digestable three hours each night was. That should honestly be how Wrestlemania is going forward. I don't know about the logistics of that and how or if they could do it (live preferably, not taped), but it's better than six+ hours.

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Your biggest takeaway should be that Undertaker may have extended his career with these type of matches.

Also he's turning 30!!! years with WWE this year. what the actual fuck.

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He did look like he had the time of his life in that mini-movie. Good for him.

Meanwhile WWE trotted out The Big Show for the millionth time as a "surprise". Chalk that up to another heel turn I guess?

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