I'm a bit behind on this post as wasn't able to watch Wrestlemania straight away!! After having caught up with Wrestlemania and this weeks RAW - I thought I would give an update!
I really enjoyed this years Wrestlemania - it seemed to have it all and was packed full of memorable moments. This is what I perceive to be the highlights of the past week.
Daniel Bryan vs HHH was a great way to start the show - the match itself was excellent - in my opinion easily the match of the night.
My thoughts going into Wrestlemania were that Daniel Bryan was obviously going to win. The feud had been booked in such a fashion that there was no way that The Authority wouldn't get their comeuppance.
However, I watched the match unfold and started doubting myself - would the WWE throw another curveball? They did it at Summerslam 2013, so it's not out of the realms of possibility it could happen again? I have been watching wrestling for 22 years and like to think I'm pretty knowledgeable on all things WWE - however they still manage to shock me at times.
Luckily for all of us Daniel Bryan fans, they didn't disappoint. Daniel won and headed to the main event - where he won the WWE World heavyweight title in a decent, spot filled match. It was what we all wanted and it made sure Wrestlemania ended on a high.
|What we all wanted......|
Regardless I enjoyed the match and thought it resulted in one of the most emotional Wrestlemania moments of all time. The stunned silence and shock on everyone's face when Taker lost was just unbelievable. I went into this match and had thoughts after on how much of a mistake it was to end the Streak. I'm still unsure of how I feel about it - on one hand I think it should have remained intact until his official retirement, on the other I feel that putting someone else over was the right thing to do. It says a lot of The Undertaker that he went with the latter.
Other random thoughts from the show
Loved Cesaro winning the Andre battle royal - the reaction from the crowd to the bodyslam on Big Show was great.
|Future Main Eventer.....|
|"He's got the whole world in his hands"|
Watching the battle royal made me realise how many stars are there doing absolutely nothing - Ziggler, Kidd, Gabriel, 3MB, Ryder, Clay, R Truth, Miz - the list goes on.
I heard of the Ultimate Warriors death before watching Mania and RAW - it felt quite sad to watch knowing this already. RIP Warrior.
Like the opening segment with Hogan , Rock and Austin - it felt like a nod to the past and a toast to the future. Wrestlemania 30 felt like the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.
The post Mania RAW is always eventful and the New Orleans crowd were super hot from the start. It was a great episode of RAW - here are some quick thoughts!
Enjoyed the vignettes for Adam Rose (great character) and Bo Dallas (Bolieve!!!!). The debut of Paige and Alexander Rusev were also enjoyable. I can see Rusev being a monster heel and a big star.
|Adam Rose - debuting soon!|
|"The King of Swing" with Paul Heyman|
|Heyman can't be beaten on the mic...|
The Wyatts vs Cena, Sheamus and Big E was an enjoyable match and made Bray look strong, even coming off his loss at Mania.
|The Shield and Daniel Bryan|