My Disappointment With WWE Wrestlemania 25

christian orendorfContributor IApril 6, 2009

I hate to say it, but there were a number of factors that contributed to the dissatisfaction that was Wrestlemania 25.  I only loved a few spots in Wrestlemania 25, so here is a list of what was disappointing.

1.)  Rey Mysterio -vs- JBL for the Intercontinental Championship.  This was one of the biggest disappointments of the night.  I was really hyped to see Rey Mysterio come back to Wrestlemania, and he delivered with the Joker outfit.

With that said, the match, as JR stated, lasted all of 26 seconds.  I felt ripped off, I was expecting at least a decent, 10-15 minute match.  But instead, we were shafted as fans with a quick win.  Yes, I was happy to see Rey win, and to see JBL quit afterwards, but I still feel shafted.

2.)  The Colons -vs- Miz & Morrison for the WWE Tag Title Unification Match.  I only have one thing to hype the match on both ECW and Smackdown, make it a lumberjack match to boot, and you don't even have the decency to show it on Wrestlemania 25.  I had to go to just to find out the finish.  That pissed me off after spending the $55 pricetag. 

It reminds me of the battle royal match last year to determine the #1 contender to face Chavo Guerrero for the ECW title, where they did the same thing by not showing it, but then shafting us with an 8 second ECW title change.

3.)  The 25 Diva Battle Royal.  Not one returning diva was even introduced until they were eliminated.  I saw Molly Holly, Torrie Wilson, and Victoria.  They also said Sonny showed up, but I didn't see her.  Last I checked the roster, I saw 18 official divas on the roster. With Candice Michelle on the injured list, that made 17 in the ring.  Who else was in the ring to make it 25 women other than Santina?

4.)  Money in the Bank Ladder Match.  I understand they still wanna push CM Punk, but after the year he's had already, with a Heavyweight Title run, an Intercontinental Title run, and a Tag Title run, I was expecting either MVP or Christian to win.  They were the only 2 wrestlers I saw with any reason to win it this year.  CM Punk has had a year of greatness, WWE needs to push another to greatness as well.

5.)  No blood.  Pretty simple in itself, with all of the matches they held throughout the entire event, not even one drop of blood was shown.  How could you go through two tables and not bleed?  How could one get hit with a sledgehammer and not bleed?  My party swore we saw Orton lose a tooth, but other than that, no blood.  Disappointing.

6.)  The main event...Randy Orton -vs- HHH for the WWE Title.  This match was a disappointment, from beginning to end.  I expected to Orton to dominate for most of this match, and he did for awhile.  I was expecting a run-in from Legacy as well as the McMahon's again like Monday's Raw, and none came. 

This match dragged for the majority of it, most looked punishing to both opponents, but for a main event, I was expecting both a devastating ending, or a new power emerging.  In the end though, neither happened, and the ending seemed cheapening to both me and those who attended the Wrestlemania 25 party I held.

7.)  No Vince McMahon.  25 years of Wrestlemania, 25 years of his baby, and he can't even show his face for a brief minute to acknowledge the fans.  I know he doesn't need to be in the spotlight, but he deserves his due as being the man who brought most of us a lifetime of entertainment.  Regardless of you no-showing the event, thank you Vince McMahon for giving us Wrestlemania.

With that said, there were some good highlights of Wrestlemania 25.  The Hardy match is a must see, as was the Undertaker -vs- Shawn Michaels match was worth the price of the event alone.  I was impressed with the Money in the Bank Ladder match with the exception of the ending.  But this was my review, take it what you will.  Nuff said, im out.