My Wrestlemania XXVI Review: Part Five

Chris O ConnallCorrespondent IIIApril 1, 2010

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon appears in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels to end his career in 24mins:

The match:This match was really well thought out. Immediately we were told that the pace of the match would be slower than last year when HBK injured Takers leg. Some brilliant counters, insanely dangerous spots, countless near falls and false finishes. Props to the WWE.

The Outcome:I was fully sure that if the Streak was ever going to be broken, it would be this year. But, HBK decided otherwise and has hung up the boots. If HBK wasn't retiring, I think he would have broken the streak but now, I think it will NEVER be broken.

Reasons for outcome:HBK decided to hang up the boots. A huge loss for the WWE and a performer and person that will truly be sorely missed.

Where to from here:I think we won't see HBK in WWE again until after Wrestlemania 27(I hope) at the earliest and that appearance will be non - wrestling, possibly as a special guest ref at Extreme Rules 2011 or something. For Taker, I see major hip/knee/leg surgery lying in his future(Anybody notice that he didn't do his trademark Wrestlemania dive this year?)

 I think he will take an even longer break this year with WWE possibly bringing him back as late as November as The Rock will be a big enough draw for Summerslam. Taker deserves his break and it would be foolish to rush him back again.

Match Rating:10/10. Congrats to Taker and HBK. Another fantastic match. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this was an average Wrestlemania at best. A below standard MITB match, another disgraceful night for the divas and some really average bouts. Batista vs Cena, Edge vs Chris Jericho and Undertaker vs HBK were the only Wrestlemania quality matches. So for me, Wrestlemania lasted about 50 minutes.

Overall Rating: 6/10

What did you think of WWE Wrestlemania XXVI?