ATLANTA—Wrestlemania 27 is in the history books as 71,617 fans, including myself, jam packed the Georgia Dome to the rafters.
It is the morning after the second Wrestlemania I've attended, and I am pleased with what I saw last night. Being a huge fan of The Rock, I liked how the show ended.
Many people will argue that having the already established Rock get put over at Wrestlemania isn't the right thing to do, but this guy is OK with it.
The only problem I had was Rock's lack of involvement the entire show as the host. Just a few backstage segments don't cut it for me—if you made him the host just for the ending, then why not just make him a special enforcer for the main event?
So, where does this put The Rock? It is a little obvious that John Cena will be upset after what The Rock did to him, and it could lead to a match, and should lead to a match.
I am thinking Summerslam would be a perfect setting for this, but you would have to keep it going for a bit longer.
Rock didn't necessarily screw Cena out of the title like some are claiming, because the match was already over, with Miz retaining before The Rock even came out.
There is no doubt in my mind that Triple H and The Undertaker stole the show last night.
When Triple H hit that tombstone piledriver, I thought that was it.
Going into the event, I thought for sure that the streak would remain intact, but during the match, my mind was doing backflips.
Even though it seems that The Undertaker's injuries at the end of the contest were indeed a work, he did look pretty spent after that match. The WWE did a good job selling The Undertaker's injuries—a lot of people in attendance thought the Deadman was really hurt.
I have to admit that I was pretty upset about Alberto Del Rio's match that opened the show.
I feel that if you are going to give the guy the Rumble victory so early in his career, why waste it at 'Mania and allow him to leave empty-handed?
Del Rio's loss to Edge marks as the fourth consecutive year that the Royal Rumble winner has failed to win the title at WrestleMania.
Edge, Randy Orton, John Cena and Del Rio have all lost their respective title matches at Wrestlemania after winning the Royal Rumble.
The last wrestler to win a championship at 'Mania after winning the Royal Rumble was The Undertaker in 2007.
Next year, I would like someone such as John Morrison to break that Rumble streak.
I really enjoyed the Cody Rhodes and Rey Mysterio match, and I am glad Rhodes picked up the victory. Some believed that a star like Rey wouldn't lose at 'Mania to Rhodes, but he did. This is the first time that Mysterio has lost at 'Mania since Wrestlemania XX, when he lost the Cruiserweight Open Challenge.
I don't think this Wrestlemania will go down as a top-10 of all-time, but it won't be in the bottom 10 either. I think it was an overall success, but it needed a bit more to put it over the top.
I enjoyed the entire weekend and it was very magical. Meeting several stars, taking pictures, and being a kid again—that is what it is all about.
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