My Wrestlemania XXVI Review: Part One

Chris O ConnallCorrespondent IIIMarch 29, 2010

GREEN BAY, WI - JUNE 22:   Vince McMahon attends a press conference about the WWE at the Austin Straubel International Airport on June 22, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Mark A. Wallenfang/Getty Images)
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Last night at Wrestlemania, we witnessed three hours, 41 minutes and 37 seconds of WWE programming, at least by my calculations.

That time included 113mins and 38 secs of wrestling(bell to bell),

24mins and 19secs of video packages,

51mins and 40 secs of entrances,introductions and other pre-match happenings,

22mins and 27secs of post match replays/celebrations and other happenings,

three minutes and 47 secs of commentary between matches

and five minutes and 46secs of the show intro, the American National Anthem and the HOF introductions.

Now on to the review.


HHH defeats Sheamus in 13mins 20secs:

The match :This match was what everybody expected it to be. A physical contest with HHH picking up the win. The crowd were not very excited by this match but that was the case with many of the matches on the card.

The Outcome:This was a very predictable outcome. Many people who gave their Wrestlemania predictions, myself included, predicted the result of this bout correctly.

Reasons for the outcome:Very obvious. WWE was never going to give a rookie a big win over one of their top guys at their premiere event.

Where to from here :I very much doubt that this rivalry is just going to simmer off. Expect HHH vs Sheamus at Extreme Rules in either a stretcher match or a Last Man Standing match or some other brutal contest.

Match Rating = 6/10


Randy Orton defeats Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in 9mins 01secs:

The Match:Again, this match was predictable. It followed the pattern of most triple threat matches. Two guys unite to take out a common enemy, then turn on each other due to a disagreement over who scores the win.

The Outcome: Again, a very predictable outcome. Almost everybody predicted an Orton victory.

Reasons for the outcome:Same as above really. WWE were never going to leave a Wrestlemania first-timer score a victory over a guy like Orton.

Where to from here: Unfortunately, I don't see this feud continuing. It may, but I doubt it. I can see Orton having a main event feud and DiBiase feuding with Rhodes.

Match Rating = 6.5/10

Part two features the divas match, the unified tag title match and the Punk vs Mysterio bout. Thanks for reading. Leave your comments below.