Wrestlemania 28: 5 Reasons Why It Will Be the Best PPV of the Century so Far
By the looks of things, Wrestlemania 28 is set to blow Wrestlemania 27, and arguably all other Wrestlemania's, right out of the water.
At this point, it's hard to disagree with that. I emphasize, "at this point," because a lot of things can happen from now until Wrestlemania 28.
But why is this Wrestlemania going to be the best one ever? What makes it stand out more than Wrestlemania's that featured the likes of Andre the Giant vs Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker, and Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock?
It takes a lot to be the best PPV of the century, but here's why I think it will happen.
The Miami Florida Crowd
This was the scene of Wrestlemania 24, a breath-taking 74,000 WWE fans strong.
Now picture this, but with 6,000+ more people.
The Rock has stated on his twitter that Wrestlemania 28 sold-out in less than 24 hours, Selling 80,000+ tickets. That is pushing the maximum capacity.
There will be people hanging from the rafters watching this one.
Don't forget that this is The Rock's hometown. The Rock is featured in the Main Event of Main Events against John Cena, who also happens to have the largest fanbase of any current superstar.
The atmosphere will certainly be magical on April 1st, 2012 at Sunlife Stadium.
CM Punk vs Triple H
Granted, this match is not on the card yet, but common sense says that it will take place.
It's certainly not going to take place at Summerslam, so the next obvious place would be Wrestlemania. Let's face it, Triple H will not be appearing at the dud PPV's anymore.
The only time that Triple H will appear from here on out will likely be The Road to Wrestlemania and maybe a Summerslam or high-caliber PPV. Seeing as Triple H is in the position of COO, I don't see him coming out of that position anytime soon.
Obviously, when he returns to in-ring action, his first opponent will be CM Punk. The heated segment between him and CM Punk will tell you that.
It's growing more and more likely that it will take place at Wrestlemania, seeing as the WWE does not have a problem with making a PPV card months in advance.
This feud quite possibly grow bigger than The Rock vs John Cena, seeing as CM Punk and Triple H are arguably the hottest commodities in Wrestling right now.
We will have to see how this one plays out.
The Undertaker vs ?
To think The Undertaker has more than a year left in the tank is ridiculous. In all likelihood this will be his final match at Wrestlemania and probably ever.
At this point, no matter who The Undertaker competes against at Wrestlemania, it will be a main event match. It could be The Undertaker vs Alberto Del Rio or The Undertaker vs Wade Barret, but it will still be treated the same as Undertaker vs HHH or Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels.
If The Undertaker could leave Miami, Florida 20-0, it doesn't matter who he beat.
That would probably be the most legendary moment in wrestling history
John Cena vs the Rock
Let's face it, this is the match that sold most of those 80,000 tickets and will be a large factor for those mind-boggling PPV buy numbers.
I don't care how much some guys hate John Cena—we are all excited for this match.
Only the Rock and John Cena could plan a match a year in advance and still keep people talking. What if The Miz went out there and told everybody that The Rock and him would have a match a year from now? Would it peak my interest, yes, would i get me excited, not really.
Does anybody remember on Smackdown when Daniel Bryan claimed he was going to cash in his MITB contract at Wrestlemania? Even if you did watch the show, it probably took you an extra second to remember that segment.
Now if I said John Cena Vs The Rock, you would immediately know what I'm talking about.
It doesn't matter how much you hate John Cena or The Rock, they are 2 icons that will make quite possibly the greatest PPV of the century so far.
Usually the WWE waits till early January or so to start promoting the biggest event in sports entertainment. But the minute Wrestlemania 27 ended, the WWE has been busy promoting Wrestlemania 28.
Situations like John Cena vs. The Rock and CM Punk have all broken into the mainstream one way or another, and while they may not directly be promoting Wrestlemania 28, it will all come to a close at that event.
And we aren't talking Snooki or Floyd Mayweather mainstream, what the WWE has done since Wrestlemania 27 is peak a genuine interest from the non-wrestling fans, the people that don't usually care about wrestling.
The way the WWE is taking care of business, you would think they were shooting for 3 million PPV buys.
The puzzle pieces are falling into place. CM Punk vs Triple H, The Undertaker's final match, John Cena vs The Rock and 80,000+ screaming WWE fans will be together in one of the greatest WWE cities in the country.
The Road to Wrestlemania should bring things together, and what we have is the makings of not only the greatest PPV of the century so far, but the greatest Wrestlemania of all time.