Triple H Lets Daddy Down: Top 5 Wrestlemania 27 Moments
WrestleMania 27 ebbed and flowed between special and mediocre in 2011. Even with the added ingredients of Hollywood stars like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, there were too many short comings to cover up.
What viewers did see is that it is time to cut ties with some older talents with an eye on the future.
While few wanted Edge to win, he did in a rather bland way. He even celebrated by damaging a Rolls Royce, thinking it was a cool move. The only reality is now is the time to let him go to TNA with the other has-beens.
The inter-gender match with "Jersey Shore" star Snooki was disgusting when the tub of lard somehow did flips and exposed a belly that Rikishi would think is too large. Thankfully this match was fast, as the eight-man tag featuring the boring and untalented Core was fast.
While the best matches did not involve championships, one of the more disappointing was the Undertaker vs. Triple H, Vince McMahon's son-in-law. The Undertaker did a great job selling the match, but Triple H got exposed as the overrated daddy's boy (who screwed Brett Hart) that he is.
He came up short, leaving fans hoping Shawn Michaels, aka HBK, would come to his rescue to liven up the match. Both of the HBK-Undertaker matches were vastly superior, and hopefully Triple H got the hint it is time to retire and take over for daddy in the offices.
The final match of the night between Miz and John Cena was a boring finale, even more boring than the King vs. Cole joke of a match. Cena is too popular with the kids with his phony Eminem act, but it is time for the WWE to stop giving this guy belts.
Here are the five best moments of the 2011 WrestleMania.
Cody Rhodes Delayed Suplex
If you are a fan of older moves that the wrestlers today are too scared to try, watching Cody Rhodes do a delayed suplex off the second rope was a thing of beauty.
It was a risky move, but not just because he could have dropped Rey Mysterio to the floor. The ring post and metal steps were right underneath the duo.
Though Rhodes wears a plastic mask that is old school and has run its course, he completed a sweet move his hall-of-fame father would be proud of and maybe never tried in his own career.
Randy Orton Vs. C.M. Punk
Though the end of the match was a lame overdone finisher for Orton, most of the moves performed earlier were throwback.
Orton showed his lineage for one of the few times in his career. Possibly it being a non-title match made him pull some moves out of his vault. The top of the rope suplex was nice to see.
Punk was solid himself, even pulling off a submission move rarely used.
It was a good match until it was time to wrap it up.
The Rock Saves a Bad Ending
The finale of the Miz and Fruity Pebbles was awful.
They tried to end the debacle with a double count out, but the "Anonymous Raw GM" (a bit that has GOT TO GO) tried to intervene.
The Rock ordered that whatever the GM had to say be ignored, then promptly took out John Cena so the Miz could retain his title and the WWE Universe could be spared of more Cena and his three wrestling moves.
The Rock opened Wrestlemania with a long rambling speech that got the crowd involved. He redeemed himself at the end of the night after being largely absent by taking out Cena and then the Miz for good measure.
Booker T Allows Stone Cold Cripple to Look Tough
Jerry "The King" Lawler and Michael Cole tried to bring comedy to WrestleMania, but failed. The biggest surprise was that the ultra-annoying Cole was tattooed all over his pudding-like body.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin did his typical bit, even taking out Jack Swagger. The match itself was lousy and made even worse when the RAW GM declared Cole the winner instead of firing him like all had hoped for.
Booker T came down to provide color commentary for this one match. He hinted something was up by continually calling Austin his "dawg" when everyone remembers Austin beating him up and down a grocery store during their feud years ago.
Booker came out to celebrate with what he thought was Lawler's victory. Austin handed him a beer, which Booker took a big swig from. Austin gave him a "stunner" and Booker fell back spewing a geyser of beer.
He delivered the comedy that everyone else had failed to deliver.
Undertaker Dives over the Ropes Again
One of the more amazing moves by the large Undertaker gives is a running dive over the top ropes.
He is listed between 6'8" and 6'10" while weighing 299 lbs and is now 46-years old.
He still clears the ropes with ease, and he treated the fans by doing so again.
Most remember the sickening thud in his one of his WrestleMania matches against Shawn Michaels, where HBK failed to catch him and the Undertaker landed on his head. After narrowly escaping a permanent injury that could have even killed him, one would have thought the Undertaker was done doing this move.
He did it again this WrestleMania. Triple H failed to catch him, but the Undertaker landed better and got up ahead of Triple H.
For those who are fans of the Phenom, it was amazing to see him pull that out of his bag of tricks again. Fun too.