I am attending WreslteMania 27 this year in Atlanta and should be excited about it, right?
Well unfortunately, I am not.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a certain excitement by default that comes from participating in an event with a history such as WrestleMania. The week-long activities and my dad attending with me are also part of this excitement-by-default concept.
Once the bell rings and the action starts is what I’m talking about, though. I know that I will not see anything much different from what I see on WWE television every week, which is the reason I can’t get excited.
Okay, so the matches are longer. To that I say, "Big deal," because all it means is that we will get longer versions of the same non-psychology having, non-storytelling matches seen every week.
The fundamental problem is that we see so much of the same stars each and every week on WWE television that it leaves no room to get excited. We will see John Cena beat The Miz in a match in which both guys will use the same sequence of moves seen a million times already!
In fact, The Miz will only win if McMahon feels the need to swerve us fans. As far as using psychology and in-ring, physical storytelling to create legit speculation as to who will actually win, forget about it.
The same will be for all the other matches, too. Each wrestler will do their same sequence of moves, there will be some close falls and then the match will be over. Same old stuff.
Last, but not least, the booking for the Cena vs. The Miz match has been unsuccessful, and I am just not interested in seeing these guys fight. The Rock’s involvement in the feud and Cena’s weak, comedic promos regarding the actual match itself have collectively branded The Miz as an inconsequential, not-to-be-taken-seriously champion, and as a result, I will not be taking this match seriously.
In closing, I just want to ask, "Why get excited for WrestleMania 27?"
Except for the Lawler vs. Cole match, none of the matches have any kind of real heat. In fact, I can count on both hands the number of WrestleMania main-event matches in the last 15 years that have had real heat going into them: Austin vs. The Rock, The Rock vs. Hogan, McMahon vs. Hogan, Cena vs. Triple H and Undertaker vs. Michaels.
All other WrestleMania main-event matches have had “manufactured heat” at best, and have been forgettable.