WrestleMania 28 Promotional Poster (Courtesy of WWE.com)
After last year's disappointment that was WrestleMania 27, I had my fingers crossed for a much better event this year with what was being advertised. Needless to say, WrestleMania 28 exceeded my expectations and set the tone for the rest of 2012 in WWE.
Some may argue that the undercard wasn't all that strong, but looking back on the event, most fans will only remember the main-event matches. Of course, the matches that headlined the spring spectacle this year were nothing short of amazing.
First, CM Punk and Chris Jericho provided a wrestling classic over the WWE Championship, which was easily one of the best World title matches at WrestleMania in recent memory. In the match's final few moments, Punk managed to force Jericho to submit and maintain possession of his golden prize, thus solidifying his WrestleMania moment.
After close to a year of anticipation, The Rock faced John Cena in a dream match that no one ever thought would come to fruition. Out of nowhere, Rock connected with a Rock Bottom onto Cena to score the valiant victory and the bragging rights.
Honestly, I wasn't originally looking forward to yet another clash between Undertaker and Triple H at WrestleMania, but the added stipulation of it being a Hell in a Cell match certainly had me intrigued. The storytelling between HHH, Taker and special guest referee Shawn Michaels was executed perfectly, and I was convinced at a few points in the match that Taker's streak might very well be over.
However, Taker was able to soundly defeat the Game to extend his historic streak to 20-0 and still managed to walk out of The Show of Shows in one piece. Not only was this the match of the night, but it was the match of the year as well.
While it might not have been better than WrestleMania 17, it was easily the best-delivered WrestleMania in recent years. As a whole, the show was entertaining, memorable and lived up to the major hype it was given.