WrestleMania 28: A Nostalgic Feel to an Extraordinary Lineup

Micheal Robinson@nyyrobinsonSenior Analyst IIMarch 29, 2012

I started watching the WWE 22 years ago.

Now, at 28 years old and living a life of retail management, I have to admit, I have slipped a bit as a die-hard wrestling fan.

However, I still get chills when I attend a WWE live show or when WrestleMania season comes around.

I have been fortunate enough to attend a couple of WrestleManias over the years—the only two in the South East region of the US to be exact—WrestleMania 24 in Orlando and most recently, WrestleMania 27 in my hometown of Atlanta.

Heading into WrestleMania 28 weekend, I will be watching the grand spectacle from the comfort of my living room couch this year.

I have never, and I am positive, never been this excited about a WrestleMania before.

You have a legend, someone who I thought I'd never see in a WrestleMania match again, The Rock.

And he's taking on WWE's biggest star since The Rock has left, John Cena.

If that weren't enough, Shawn Michaels will be a special guest referee for the third meeting between Triple H and The Undertaker at WrestleMania inside of Hell in a Cell.  Wow.

I can't sit here and say I think the streak is going to end.  Come on, after 19 wins, how can it? The scary thing is, it can end. In a heartbeat.

If that match wasn't unpredictable enough, you have a match that is possibly more compelling than the Hell in a Cell match.

A fan of The Rock no matter what, I still respect John Cena and wish him the best.

Just as bad as Cena needs to win this match, I need my boy Rock to do the same.  It is going to be a good one, folks. 

My life has changed a lot over the last 10 years.  I have more responsibilities than ever, but my feeling for the WWE will never change or go away.

The best part about this year's big event is that I have absolutely no clue what is going to happen or what the outcome will be.  It is exactly the way I want it to be.  

I feel like a little kid again.  Sitting in my room, no internet, no rumors, just hopes and dreams that my favorite WWE superstar wins his match.

When the boyhood dream for Shawn Michaels came true 16 years ago at WrestleMania 12, I sat and watched, feeling like I was a part of the magic that night.

I have a strong feeling that this Sunday will be no different.

It doesn't matter how old you are. It's what's inside of you that matters, and this brand and this sport has always been a huge part of my life.

I can grow up, get married, have kids, the whole nine yards.  I will still be a fan of the WWE until the test of time has run out.