Wrestlemania is now one of those shows that even if you're no longer a wrestling fan you'll check it out or at least talk about it. Most every person can say they were once a fan of wrestling, either when they were a child or are still wrestling fans but slightly ashamed to admit it. Wrestlemania gives you that platform to look into the past and remember the good old days of your childhood and remember your first Wrestlemania. Over the 24 years of its existence it's given us some big memories that we will never forget and this year is no exception.
John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs Finlay Belfast Brawl Match: This was basically a no DQ match with a fancy name, Hornswoggle who we had learned the week before was actually the son of Finlay and JBL was out to defend the McMahon family name by getting revenge on his behalf. It had some back and forth action to which the crowd were split, some behind Finlay & some behind JBL, even Hornswoggle had his fans. Good opener I thought.
Money In The Bank Ladder Match: CM Punk vs Chris Jericho vs Shelton Benjamin vs John Morrison vs MVP vs Carlito vs Mr Kennedy. Of the 3 years it had already taken place, the MITB match had left its own mark and now has become a fan favourite. The winner of the match gets a shot at the WWE heavyweight title anytime over the next 12 months. This match had the usual high risk stunts and botches, which made it an edge of your seat match which became quite enjoyable.
Batista vs Umaga: I didn't watch this one
Kane vs Chavo Guerrero: ECW Championship too short to even discuss
Shawn Michaels vs Ric Flair Retirement Match: This was a genuine tear jerker as this could possibly be Ric Flairs last ever match. It was very back and forth with the trademark moves taking place but the match was wholly around the emotion and it's something that will stay in our minds for years to come.
Beth Phoenix & Melina W/Santino Marella vs Maria & Ashley Playboy Bunnymania Luberjack Match: Snoop Dogg was the special announcer for this match and it was truly a match befitting for a man like this. I didn't really pay attention to the actual match.
Randy Orton vs Triple H vs John Cena: WWE Championship Match: This was a hugely hyped match and was truly the centre point for the whole event, Cena had returned from injury to win the Royal Rumble event and challenge the champ at the Wrestlemania Main Event.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Big Show: Now when it comes to headline matches you can't really say anymore about this match as the participants alone make you interested and make the purchase price for the PPV worth it and definitely the DVD price. There were rumours that Mayweather was paid $20 Million to participate in this event but the whole marketability for this match I'm sure made this worth it for the WWE. There were people in my work place who had never watched wrestling before and they were talking about this match and the buildup so it was definitely something special.
Undertaker vs Edge: World Heavyweight Championship. The title wasn't the only thing on the line as the Undertakers 15 - 0 undefeated streak was also on the line. It was a very back and forth match and was, at times very hard hitting.
Overall it was a good show and something that you should get on DVD especially for the HOF ceremony that took place the night before which would have you in tears with Ric Flairs acceptance speech.
WWE WRESTLEMANIA 24 This is one of the best Mania's from this new era with almost every match delivering. In fact this Mania actually felt like a Wrestlemania in my opinion. Maybe it was the outdoor arena or maybe it was just the matches but it felt like Mania. Also this may sound weird but even some of the camera shots from time to time made me feel like I was watching a Mania of old, don't ask why? … more
This is one of the best Mania's from this new era with almost every match delivering. In fact this Mania actually felt like a Wrestlemania in my opinion. Maybe it was the outdoor arena or maybe it was just the matches but it felt like Mania. Also this may sound weird but even some of the camera shots from time to time made me feel like I was watching a Mania of old, don't ask why?
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