When will WWE realize Undertaker should always go last at Wrestlemania? Every year the crowd dies down after his matches no matter what happens next.
I agree, The Undertaker is impossible to follow at Wrestlemania. We’ve seen him do what he did at Wrestlemania 29 before (saving the show with an outstanding match) yet we all wondered going in what CM Punk would be able to get out of him. Here’s a guy that works one match a year and consistently puts on “match of the year” candidates. Following his match against CM Punk, the conversation has shifted. We need to start having serious debate on whether or not Undertaker is the greatest of all-time. I almost feel bad for even doubting what we would get out of the bout this year. Undertaker not only showed he hasn’t “lost a step” in the ring but his physical conditioning was very good as well. He certainly looked the part and did not disappoint.
Why were there no interviews or backstage segments at Wrestlemania 29?
WWE overbooked the show with too many matches. Sean Hopkins and I were texting this morning about what they could have cut and we both concluded it should have been the video promo packages. There were no interviews or backstage segments because WWE knew they were going to be pressed on time. This is also why the three main events where back-to-back-to-back.
Since John Cena beat The Rock at WrestleMania what’s left for John Cena to accomplish?
John Cena is the “face of WWE” and I took his title win and embrace with The Rock afterwards as a literal passing of the torch. My concern has to do with the amount of fans that have already “check out” on Cena and given up on him. How much longer can WWE ride the Cena character without some type of gimmick progression? Are they just going to let him go “as is” until he finally burns out? I’m not surprised Cena beat The Rock and feel this is the outcome that had to happen if they weren’t going to swerve.
Do you expect better crowd reactions at Wrestlemania XXX in New Orleans compared to what we saw at Wrestlemania 29?
The crowd at Wrestlemania XXX will come across better on pay-per-view because it’s a closed dome stadium. The problem with open-air stadiums is the sound gets out. One thing I felt was problematic throughout Wrestlemania 29 was the crowd came off as silent (making it feel as though they were apathetic). I noted in my Richard Reacts that you could often hear single fans saying things to Brock Lesnar. You could also hear workers calling spots in the ring.
What happened to the 8-Person Tag Team Match at Wrestlemania 29?
The match was cut due to time constraints. We heard when Diddy was performing early on in the show they were already 17-minutes behind. It turned out WWE was unable to make up the time and as a result had to cut a bout from the show. I can’t help but feel bad for Brodus Clay as you can read his reaction at this link.
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