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Rise above WWE booking.
No one match deserves a year’s build. I pray to anyone who will listen that this will be the takeaway from WrestleMania 28.
One of the main reasons why I hate that Rock won is this: It means we will probably see one or two more matches between the Rock and John Cena.
Normally, that wouldn’t be bad. Do you realize, however, there has been enough build for this one match to have already had three matches?
I can’t take the new one-year setup. It makes even the best matches seem average in the end, because waiting for a year for 20 minutes will never feel worthwhile.
The other thing that bothers me with WWE and WrestleMania is all the outside entertainment.
I like celebrities and getting WWE guys on talk shows. I like that WrestleMania is the Super Bowl. I do not, however, like concerts between entrances in a main event.
John Cena brings so much emotion (and I would argue the fans were more into him than the Rock at many points). Yet all the tension John Cena brought for the “biggest match ever” was sliced when it was followed by a second concert.
I have nothing against Flo Rida. He makes club bangers, but WWE called him something like the greatest rapper. I have listened to rap as long as I’ve watched wrestling, and I doubt Flo Rida would be in Flo Rida's top 10 rapper's list.
WWE, in movies and bodybuilding and football and musicians, knows little about what they are talking about or doing. So just be moderate with it is all.
To summarize: I expect some negativity in the comments. People are saying “best WrestleMania ever” and “you have no right to criticize.”
I liked parts and thought parts could be better. For some matches, I felt they just couldn’t meet with the ridiculous hype around them. Some matches went beyond my expectations.
I am glad to have watched WrestleMania 28, but I’m even happier it is over.
My happiness stock is rising, because we can move to new angles and programs.