I finally made my mind up. WrestleMania XXVIII was better than WrestleMania X-Seven. There, I said it...or rather, typed it. It is the highest-grossing pay-per-view in professional wrestling history, garnering over 1.2 million buys.
I am not just basing my decision on the buy-rate, though.
WrestleMania XXVIII felt more epic than X-Seven. It had better matches than X-Seven and it was a lot more exciting than X-Seven.
After the event had aired, I did wonder whether it had beaten the previous best PPV, and today I decided it did.
Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan in 18 seconds, which I don't agree with, but it’s the result that needed to happen at the time. Now Daniel Bryan is more popular than ever off the back of that loss, challenging for the WWE title instead.
Kane and Randy Orton headed into WrestleMania in a feud and actually had a surprisingly good match in which Orton put Kane over cleanly.
Needless to say, those in attendance at Sun-Life stadium (myself included) were shocked at that result, and it also made me lose my prediction league.
Big Show and Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental title was an excellent bout despite Big Show spoiling everything by winning.
The strong matches shown on the undercard help this PPV beat X-Seven, where the undercard matches were not quite as good. Even the Divas match was surprisingly good here.
The Undertaker faced Triple H in a Hell in a Cell/End of an Era match, which I watched three times before Monday was over.
Words cannot describe how amazing that match is, and you should buy it not just on DVD, but on Blu-ray as well in order to get the full experience.
Team Johnny vs. Team Teddy was the only forgettable match on the card since it was just a way to get more talent on the big stage.
CM Punk faced Chris Jericho in a real technical battle that also showed aggression on Punk’s part and allowed Jericho to play his heel character perfectly.
Punk made Jericho submit and managed to solidify himself as a true champion and the best in the world at what he does.
The final match. Once in a lifetime.
The Rock vs. John Cena. The Rock vs. Austin happened three times. Who needs that? The Rock faced John Cena in a battle that lasted just half an hour.
The two men gave it everything and the Rock never missed a beat. He eventually beat the Superman superstar in true Rocky fashion.
They also included spots that haven’t been seen for years, such as the "fading" when in a submission hold.
This should be the match of the decade, as I can’t see the WWE coming up with anything better than this.
It truly was the greatest PPV in WWE history.
Everything but Team Johnny vs. Team Teddy.