So I watched, “Wrestlemania 26” last night. I thought it was pretty good. Nothing amazing or mind blowing, but like always, there was only a few matches last night that I liked a lot. The ones that I liked: “Undertaker vs. HBK”, “Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted Dibiase”, “Chris Jericho vs. Edge”, and “John Cena vs. Batista”. Lets talk about why I like them.
I’ll talk about why I don’t like the ones I didn’t list below:
Undertaker vs. HBK Shawn Michaels: This was indeed the best match of the night. Both men performed amazingly. I had goosebumps watching this one. Like always HBK is Mr. Wrestlemania, indeed. They don’t call him that for nothing and HBK proved why he is Mr. Wrestlemania last night. It was pretty technical wrestling actually too and you don’t expect that from these guys. Whether you like The Undertaker or not, Mark Calloway (‘Taker’s real name), is an amazing performer, he’s one of the bests, you can’t deny that. ‘Taker is a great wrestler, good mic worker, etc. I’ve always been a fan of both of these guys. I think the Undertaker got injured a few times for “real”. They were “real” injuries, I believe. In pro wrestling, yes, most everything is fake, but sometimes a wrestler can get injured for real. The Undertaker injured his leg while trying to do his “Old School” move on the top rope but failed. The Undertaker also injured his arm. There was real blood on it and you can tell. Although WWE is PG rating, and there is no blood allowed, Undertaker getting blood was an accident, I believe. I think he cut his arm by mistake when trying to do a move in the ring somehow. You gotta give the respects to ‘Taker, ’cause no matter the real injuries, he continues the match like a professional.
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted Dibiase: Triple threat match of three 3rd generation superstars. Randy Orton is the son of “Cowboy” Bob Orton. Cody Rhodes is the son of Dusty Rhodes “The American Dream”. Ted Dibiase Jr. is obviously the son of “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase Sr. These three had a match together and it was wonderfully performed by the three of them. Great wrestling and Randy Orton was looking great out there. Look like Randy Orton will get forced to turn into a “babyface” wrestler soon ’cause he was getting cheers all over. I’ve always liked Randy Orton. I always thought he was one of the best performers in WWE. Although Randy has always been a “heel”, fans are starting to like him anyways. This was a great match.
Chris Jericho vs. Edge: I’m happy that Chris Jericho won and retained his belt. I didn’t want him to lose it to Edge ’cause I’m tired of Edge getting the belt all the time. I had a feeling this match was going to be a good one and it was.
John Cena vs. Batista: Although I don’t agree with John Cena becoming champ again which he won this one again, of course. The reason I liked this match so much was the interesting crowd reaction. Batista is originally supposed to be a badguy wrestler, a “heel”, but did Batista get boos during this match? Nope. Batista was actually getting a standing ovation and cheers all over the place while John Cena gets his usual mix of “boos” and “cheers”. Batista got a stronger applause from the crowd than Cena did. The wrestling skills were good as well. Gotta give props and respects to both of them.
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk: I think this match was meant to be for kids ’cause Rey Mysterio is extremely popular with children. I don’t like CM Punk’s new gimmick and character, he’s going into. I like him being a solo wrestler more and CM Punk getting into this religion thing, is just dumb.
The Diva Tag Match: That Diva tag match was probably the worst match of the night. Will WWE ever improve the women’s division again?
The Money In the Bank Ladder Match: It was kind of fun, but most of it we already saw a few times in the first few ladder matches. Pretty much the same stuff we’ve already seen. I was also dissapointed in the winner too. I didn’t like Jack Swagger winning. I was hoping for Kane or Christian.
Bret vs. Vince: Wow, what a trainwreck of the most anticipated match ever. Vince and the writers of WWE ruined it big time, in my opinion. I was very dissapointed with this one. It wasn’t that long, and I was expecting Vince and Bret to go at it back and forth, not Bret making Vince look like a baby. Having the entire Hart family being involved in the Lumberjack was a nice idea, but it was too predictable that the Hart family were going to be on Bret’s side. Stupid, Vince, stupid. I was expecting Vince to get help from Batista, possibly Shane McMahon and other wrestlers but none of that happened. It would have been awesome if a whole bunch of wrestlers go at it against the Hart family. Thumbs down on this match. I was expecting more.
Other than that, not a bad Wrestlemania. I enjoyed it. Hope it will be better next year.