WWE WrestleMania XXVIII PPV Review

– Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan © (World Heavyweight Championship) N/A

– Kane def. Randy Orton ** ¾

– Big Show def. Cody Rhodes © (Intercontinental Championship) ** ¼

– Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounus def. Beth Phoenix & Eve * ½

– The Undertaker def. Triple H (Hell in a Cell/Special Referee: Shawn Michaels) *****

– Team Johnny def. Team Teddy ** ½

– CM Punk © def. Chris Jericho (WWE Championship) ****

– The Rock def. John Cena **** ¼

Overall: 8.5

Overall Thoughts – The show everybody has been waiting for, Once in a Lifetime, is finally here. This was definitely a great WrestleMania despite the weak undercard. The night kicked off just like last year, with the World Heavyweight Championship bout which a lot of people were looking forward to. For some reason they made this match a squash match, which disappointed tons of fans. I really didn’t understand this and it definitely took some momentum out of the flow. Kane/Orton was next and although it was slow paced it was still enjoyable. I was very surprised that Kane won the match and really dug the finish. It wasn’t the best match but I still liked it. Show/Rhodes was decent, but better than expected since I was expecting a squash. The match worked even though they were pretty limited on what they could do. They actually had a few nice spots towards the end of the match. It’s nice to see Big Show finally have his WrestleMania moment and win the Intercontinental Title. The Diva’s Tag was nothing special; they were clearly going easy on Maria because of her injury. Kelly hit a sick spot mid match but other than that it was your typical Diva’s match. Undertaker/HHH was MOTN; they did it again and delivered. The storytelling was yet again untouchable, really great stuff. The Cage was not used very much but still enough. They used weapons brutally and there was really never a dull point. Shawn Michaels was a great contributor to this match with his facial expressions; he really sold you on it. If this is in fact Triple H’s last match then that was a great way to go out while Taker’s streak increases to 20-0. The 6 Man Tag was just all over the place and didn’t really pick up until the end. There were a few nice spots and everybody got some time but it felt flat, nobody was really into, nothing special here. Punk/Jericho was a great match, they both worked really well with each other. They had a good amount of time and used it well. I think it could have been a bit better but it was still great not to discredit it. The Rock vs John Cena, the match everybody has been waiting for has finally arrived, One year in the making, and it delivered. This match was fantastic; it honestly felt like the Rock hasn’t lost a step in the ring. The booking was perfect as well. Obviously, Rock didn’t have the stamina but he did the best he could. Everybody in that stadium was into this match, fantastic stuff. I’m really glad we got to see this match.

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