on 16 May 2013
Very odd that such little effort was put into this major event,other than the last 3 matches,it was highly disappointing.
But saying this,i've given it 4 stars as the last 3 matches did impress me.
This starts of with the six man tag,as THE SHIELD hope to stay undefeated against RANDY ORTON,SHEAMUS and BIG SHOW. It's not too bad,but certainly not good enough to open WRESTLEMANIA,it's far too short to be anything special and has no really big moments.
RYBACK vs MARK HENRY. I really liked the idea of this battle of the strong men,but it was a bit of a flop. It reminded me of LESNAR vs GOLDBERG from several years back,sounds great but soon becomes boring. It started off alright,in a test of strength as was quite predictable,but it then gets a little dull and the end is a bit of a mess.
TEAM HELL NO vs DOLPH ZIGGLER and BIG E LANGSTON. Great action by the talent in this match,but it was insultingly short for what it should've been. I loved the start,with DOLPH kissing AJ and BRYAN going for a quick win,mirroring last year,but as i say,it was way too short.
CHRIS JERICHO vs FANDANGO. I thought it was a brave and interesting idea to have someone debut at WRESTLEMANIA,but it kind of worked. Once again,a little on the short side,but JERICHO looks great and FANDANGO does a fair job,it's entertaining. The end though was very odd,i predicted who would win,but it just looked rushed and ruined it.
ALBERTO DEL RIO defends the world title against JACK SWAGGER. Should've been great,it wasn't. Nothing major happened,it just looked like not much thought went into it,plus only ten minutes is insulting for a world title match at the big one.
UNDERTAKER vs C.M. PUNK. Finally,a really impressive match. Lots of action from two top talents,lived up to the hype,just about. It may not be quite up there with UNDERTAKER's other recent WM matches,but it's a great showing and has you wondering is this is the year the streak ends.
TRIPLE H vs BROCK LESNAR. Unlike most,i wasn't disapponted by this NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH,it worked fine. Some great moments throughout and i liked the end.
ROCK vs JOHN CENA. Okay,so much for the once in a lifetime boast from last year,but i can forgive that as it is such an impressive match. A title match getting the time deserved,they learned from last year's match and made a better job or it,though saying that,i did enjoy last year's. This was quite full of action and left me impressed,great end for WRESTLEMANIA. Okay,so the end left many disppointed by who won,but no matter who won,many fans would've felt diappointed,so i had no problem with it.
So this is saved by the last 3 matches,but i just don't understand what happened to the first 5 matches,this event should've been a classic.
I do recommend this one,but only because of the last 3 matches,though parts of the undercard were okay.
No doubt this set will include the HALL OF FAME which is always interesting to me,plus i imagine they'll be a few other extras too.
So go for it,but be prepared for some disappointments.