Missing WrestleMania XXX is not advised.
Of course, that goes for any year. "The Showcase of the Immortals" is unequivocally the biggest event for the company—it's not really close, either—and the annual spectacle is truly a sight to behold. But for the 30th anniversary, the WWE is turning things up a notch.
The Hall of Fame class is unbelievable, the card is jam-packed with captivating battles, WrestleMania legend Hulk Hogan is guest hosting and legends such as Sting are rumored to be making surprise appearances.
This year's show is going to be overflowing with WrestleMania moments, and no matter how you feel about the recent criticized pay-per-views, it would be a huge mistake to miss out on Sunday's action.
Here's a rundown of all the viewing info you need to know, along with a look at my most underrated match on the loaded card.
Date: Sunday, April 6
Start Time: 7 p.m. ET (Pre-Show at 5 p.m. ET)
Where: Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
Watch: Pay-Per-View (contact local service provider)
Live Stream: WWE Network (subscription required)
Underrated Match: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
It's hard to imagine a match of this magnitude being underrated, but with Daniel Bryan likely doing double duty and thus galvanizing both of those matches, and The Undertaker taking on Brock Lesnar in a highly anticipated battle of two physical specimens, this one is flying a little bit under the radar.
This is your classic good vs. evil. Cena is the company's cornerstone, the superstar who brings in the most money and has appeal to audience members of all ages. Wyatt, on the other hand, is the creepy and wonderfully unique heel, capable of sending shivers down your spine with every performance.
That clash of styles has led to a truly memorable buildup for this match:
Wyatt is a burgeoning star with tantalizing potential. On the mic, he is pure gold, and you'll likely get another spellbinding promo from him on Sunday. In the ring, it took him a while to convince people of his talent, but he wrestles to his character and has put on two unforgettable matches in the last two pay-per-views—against Daniel Bryan at Royal Rumble, and against The Shield along with his "brothers" at Elimination Chamber.
Former WWE writer Andrew Goldstein, via PWMania.com, talked about Wyatt's appeal:
Wyatt is much more than just an army tank with a Ferrari engine, he’s much more than just Husky Harris re-packaged, he’s much more than a second generation stud getting that fresh-out-of-developmental push… More than all of that, Wyatt is re-igniting wrestling’s long-lost fat-skinny legacy, making it ok for fans to believe once again that not all tough guys, not all monsters have to have six-pack abs and Bradley Cooper faces. They can actually have a 72-ounce porterhouse steak behind their sizzle.
Cena, of course, is the most polarizing character in the business, and while his ability inside the squared circle is often criticized, he tends to deliver during big matches, especially if paired up with the right opponent.
This is going to be a brutally physical battle, and with Cena involved, it's going to receive plenty of time to win fans over.
Throw in the fact that it's one of the more unpredictable matches—Wyatt is expected to win, but there is lots of disagreement on that front—and this is a sneaky bet for Match of the Night.
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