WrestleMania 30 was a show that played on the emotions of the WWE universe, delivering moments that will be forever immortalized regardless of how one perceives them.
Daniel Bryan's WWE World Heavyweight Championship victory was one of the legitimate feel-good moments that the business delivers its fans every so often, and one that will be remembered as the coronation of the Aberdeen, Wash., native as a legitimate main event star in World Wrestling Entertainment.
The Shield and Cesaro looked very strong in victory and Bray Wyatt, despite a loss, shined bright in his match with John Cena. The future is bright for WWE and WrestleMania 30 proved it.
With that said, there were a few moments that can be classified as disappointing.
The End of the Streak
Make no mistake about it: Brock Lesnar defeated the Undertaker Sunday night, but it was Mark Calaway—and only Mark Calaway—that ended the legendary streak.
Still, knowing that does not soften the blow of losing such an iconic part of WrestleMania lore. "The Streak" spanned generations, captivated fans and set WrestleMania apart from every other pay-per-view event. It was as synonymous with the show as any moment or match anyone can choose.
Just this past Saturday, a day before WrestleMania, it was named the greatest moment in WrestleMania history during WWE Network's coverage of the event.
The stunned faces of the fans in attendance spoke volumes. The unconquerable was conquered, ending an era and perhaps the most legendary career in WWE history.
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
The Cena-Wyatt match had everything ingredient necessary to be a show-stealer.
The story was phenomenal, the promo work from Wyatt was among the best of all time, the video packages sold the story of the bout and the grand entrance of the Wyatt Family was one of the coolest aspects of the entire WrestleMania broadcast.
Unfortunately, the match failed to live up to the lofty expectations set for it by the fans who had become completely engrossed in the program.
The psychological aspects of the match worked in relation to the story that unfolded in the weeks leading into the match, but at the same time, it took away from what could have been a phenomenal match on its own.
The action was disjointed and Wyatt was exposed as someone who may not be ready to work a 20-minute, main-event-style singles match at this point.
Cena winning was fine because having both Cena and Undertaker lose in the middle of the show would hurt the younger fans' enjoyment of the show. Besides, Wyatt could easily get his win back at Extreme Rules in a match that may better suit his skill set.
Unfortunately, one of the most hyped and anticipated matches heading into the show proved to be a letdown, even if it did rebound nicely and deliver towards its end.
Use of Legends
It is a shame that WWE failed to better utilize some of the legendary stars it had on hand for Sunday's show.
No disrespect to any of the legends that appeared in the backstage toy skit, but Ted DiBiase, Hacksaw Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter and Ron Simmons have all been used so much over the last decade that the effect they have on any given segment has been watered down significantly.
With Charles Wright in town for the weekend's festivities, a cameo appearance as Papa Shango that played on the voodoo culture of New Orleans could have been really fun.
Add in Hall of Famer the Ultimate Warrior and a surreal moment could have been enjoyed by all.
Perhaps the biggest missed opportunity of all involved Bryan and Hall of Famer Bret "Hitman" Hart.
Twenty years ago, Hart suffered a leg injury during his match with his brother Owen Hart, then fought his way through it to defeat Yokozuna, capture the WWE title and enjoy a monumental celebration to close out WrestleMania X.
A simple pep talk between Bryan and Hart could have gone a long way in showing the parallels between the two, both of whom are among the most celebrated in-ring workers of their individual generations.