Wrestlemania XXVI: Too Many Gimmick Matches?

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Wrestlemania XXVI: Too Many Gimmick Matches?
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Just before I start, I want to tell you that this weeks review of Raw will be published over the weekend as I missed the show on Monday.

With the latest and probably final update to the WM card, something strange hit me. On this years card, there are 3 gimmick matches - A No Holds Barred match between Bret & Vince, A Street Fight between Punk and Mysterio and the MITB match.

This is not including the No DQ stipulation in the HBK/Taker match. Now, I know that some matches need to be the way they are, but do all 3 of them?

So, that got me thinking. Is there two many gimmick matches this year? Doesn't Vince McMahon always say that Wrestlemania is the event where wrestlers can tell a story in an ordinary singles bout and that they don't need gimmick matches as an extra draw?

Is this just Vince's alternative to a poor celebrity match or involvement? Or laziness from the Creative Team? Or a stroke of genius from the Creative Team?

So, with that said, what do you, the loyal readers of bleacher report think?

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