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Why I Am Not Buying WWE WrestleMania 29

Before I begin rambling on why I am not ordering WrestleMania, I want to take a minute or two to explain something to everyone reading this. I am a fan of wrestling. I love it. I love watching it, reading about it and writing about it. My love for wrestling inspired me write columns for the likes of CCB and WrestleChat.Net.

[adinserter block=”1″]Wrestling as a whole hasn’t been the best in recent years and I think most of you will agree with me on that. The stories haven’t been very creative and there was times I wanted to give up watching it. But I keep watching. Why? Because every now and then something intriguing happens, examples: CM Punk’s amazing pipebomb, Austin Aries winning the TNA world championship, Brock Lesnar returning after WrestleMania 28, Daniel Bryan’s rise to stardom. You get my point.

But no matter how bad the product us, there is always one part of the year that I eagerly anticipate watching wrestling. You know what I’m talking about here; the Road to WrestleMania. That’s when the stories evolve for the build up to the largest event wrestling has ever seen and will likely ever see. After the Royal Rumble, you know it’s time to start getting excited for WrestleMania. It’s more than an event, it’s a spectacle, a global phenomenon.

This is not the case this year. I did not enjoy the stories and I don’t expect to see any 5-star matches neither.

The Rock vs. John Cena/Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H/The Undertaker vs. CM Punk

Those are the top 3 matches on the card, the feuds that will sell WrestleMania 29. First, all of these matches have taken place already. Four out of the six wrestlers are part timers. John Cena’s final promo on Raw was downright awful in my opinion. Same as The Rock’s. I honestly felt like they didn’t give a crap about the story. Cena is being built up as an underdog which is hilarious in my opinion. He lost ONE match and since defeated Brock Lesnar and won the Royal Rumble. I felt like they were there just doing their job. I didn’t feel any passion or emotion from them. It felt like they didn’t care, so I said to myself, if they don’t care, why should I? The match is not going to top last years. John Cena is not going to turn heel and The Rock will probably win and drop the title to Brock Lesnar at extreme rules.

Brock Lesnar and Triple H had a great match at SummerSlam and I understand why they’re wrestling (or should I say fighting) at WrestleMania from a storyline point of view and from a marketing point of view. Casual fans are interested in this match and probably haven’t been following WWE that much since SummerSlam or the Royal Rumble, so a rematch between these two will interest them and encourage them to pay for WrestleMania. I expect Triple H to win. I can see HBK being a major part of this match. Either by helping Triple H or costing him the match thus setting up a match at WrestleMania 30. It would make a good story. It would be the only time HBK turned on Triple H too. Or this will happen: Lesnar beats the holy living shit out of HBK and Triple H, Batista comes out and saves the day. But that’s not going to happen this Sunday. IF Batista returns, it will be after WrestleMania to cure the WrestleMania hangover. I can’t see this match topping SummerSlam neither.

The Undertaker vs. CM Punk does interest me. However it doesn’t interest me enough the cost WrestleMania is to see it. No way in hell. The feud has disappointed me in ONE way: why on earth haven we not seen a PIPEBOMB!? CM Punk is the best talker in pro wrestling and didn’t use one of his famous pipebombs. It’s a little disappointing. He pipebombed John Cena and The Rock so why not the Undertaker? Again, its a case of the story not being wrote properly. All three matches had great potential but I don’t think much effort went into them.

Chris Jericho vs. Fandango
Fandango is a good gimmick. People forget that gimmicks is what WWE is all about. It has been like that since the 80s. The gimmick isn’t the thing bothering me. The match isn’t bothering me. I know Johnny Curtis is a great wrestler, as is Jericho, but I know they aren’t going to get much time. I’m guessing they will get 8-12 minutes to perform. I just don’t see this match being any good to be honest.

Ryback vs. Mark Henry
I want to see Ryback hit the shell shock on Henry. That will create a cool moment and that’s going to happen. Other than that, I don’t really care about this match. Ryback will probably win and it will be Mark Henry’s final match (I’m guessing).

The Tag Titles Match/Sheamus, Big Show and Randy Orton vs. The Shield/Brodus Clay, Tensai, Cameron and Naomi vs. Cody Rhodes, Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins
I care about these matches as much as Kim Jong Un cares about world peace.

I have a lot more I could say about this years WrestleMania but I think my point has been made clear. What I want to know is, do you feel the same way? One thing I will say is though my goodness, WWE really know how to promote and market themselves. The build up this year has been awful yet the majority of fans are still willing to spend 70 bucks on it and there is a huge buzz around the internet for it. You can reply to me and say they won’t be getting that much off me, I’m going to a sports-bar and it costs just 5 bucks to get in. But they still have you as a customer. Do you know how much it costs bars to show WrestleMania? I don’t actually know but fuck me, it’s pretty expensive I imagine.

[adinserter block=”2″]Anyway ramblers, after writing this column, we will probably see the most epic WrestleMania of all time. We will probably see some epic angles and some of the best matches pro wrestling has ever seen and I will probably regret not buying it. Nah just kidding. It’s gonna suck worse than Brooke Hogan trying to sell an angle!

Thanks for reading people, make sure you let me know your thoughts!

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  1. I think the only bad looking match on the card is the mixed tag team match. The others look okay and I think the mid-card matches are a lot better this year. If every match is as good as they could be, I think it will be a very good WrestleMania.

    I also noticed that four of the six guys in the main event are part-timers. The greatest WrestleMania is WM17 and I don't think they used any part-timers in their main event matches. I think there has been only a handful of WrestleMania main event matches that didn't have at least one guy who wrestled in the WWF. The WWF legends can't wrestle forever and WWE needs to get the future ready. It looks like they are starting to do that by putting Fandango, The Shield, and Ryback in big matches.

    It doesn't really matter in my opinion that the main event matches have already taken place. I can't think of many first-time main event matches. The only recent one I can think of right now is Rock vs. Cena. I do think it's a little bit a problem that Lesnar vs. Triple H and Rock vs. Cena just happened not too long ago. But the last Punk vs. Taker PPV match happened a few years ago so I'm okay with that rematch.

    And I am also going to a sports-bar. Last year, I spent $7 to get in. But that has nothing to do with this year's show because I have never ordered a PPV.

    • The matches may be okay, but I can't see Rock/Cena, Brock/HHH being better than their previous match. That's the way I am looking at it. ADR/Swagger – lost interest in that story around the time Swagger got arrested. IDC who the world champion is, sadly. Punk/|Taker as I've said, interests me.

      Good point. The only part time wrestlers were in that gimmick battle royal but that was just a filler match. Agreed, they actually have the talent and I think they are trying to get them over.

      When it comes to rematches, I prefer they are 3 PPVs in a row. Examples – HHH/Batista WM 21 and after, Cena/Batista WM 26 and after. They made awesome stories and series of matches.

      7 dollars is not bad and it should be a good atmosphere.

      • Rock/Cena and Brock/Lesnar will be better. I watched the endings to the first match-ups and both matches did seem to be setting up the rematches. These two re-match will be the blow-offs and they should be better. Won't be worse…I'm sure about that.

        Hopefully WWE can get us caring about today's stars more than the old stars. Seeing the New Age Outlaws made some people wish they had another run at the tag titles. That shouldn't happen…people should be more excited about the stars on the current roster (but I love the NAO so I wouldn't mind a comeback).

        PPV trilogies are great. My recent favorite was the Jericho-Mysterio trilogy in 2009. All of those matches were awesome.

        I just called the bar yesterday. $7 and they will reserve a spot for me. This bar is like 10 minutes away from the Allstate Arena. The atmosphere should be good. Rock got booed last year. I didn't understand why at the time, but now I know why. Chicago crowds are so smart.

  2. Yeah i was really on the fence about getting mania also. But a buddy of mine i haven’t seen in quite a few years is coming home and wants to hang. Since i have kids now and we cant thro a wild party, lol we agreed on mania. The thing i disagree with most is that the rock will retain. I absolutely hate cena. I think i would like him better as a heel, but i dont see cena leaving mania without the title. Idk, we wipl see tho

    • Just to clarify, I don't think its an awful card, I just don't think is worth half the price I would pay for it. That's my problem. It'll be a decent show, probably. But nothing will be special IMO.

      Rock probably will retain, Eric covered a couple of reasons why in his Rock/Cena who should win column. I didn't think there was need for me to go into it in this particular column. The problem with Cena as heel is older fans will cheer for him because they would be getting what they always wanted! lol

      • I don't think WrestleMania is ever worth the price. That's too much money for a one-time only viewing. At that price, I should be able to view it as often as I want and get a WrestleMania 29 DVD signed by a random WWE Superstar.

  3. Great column. Trust me, if I weren't going in with a few friends, I would not be ordering it either for the majority of the reasons you listed. Great job.

  4. I agree with you completely except for your Fandango/Johnny Curtis comment. I think Johnny has made the whole gimmick look stupid and what he has done so far has done nothing but make most fans leave the room for a snack when he's on. Even as stupid as Brodus Clay looked doing his current gimmick it was still entertaining to watch a very large guy attempting to dance that doesnt have an ounce of rhythm in his body, of course now adding in Tensai to the mix has made it even more "entertaining" to watch. I hope they can repackage Johnny Curtis in the future in to something entertaining to us. I'd love to hear other true fans opinions about Fan……..Dan……..GOOOOOOOOOO?

    • Thanks for your comment, Billy! I really appreciate the support I get from you and other readers.

      The truth is, there has been plenty of gimmicks down the years that didn't suit wrestlers. Stunning Steve Austin is one and turned into Stone Cold! The Issac Yankem turned into Kane. Personally I like Fandango, once we see in ring action the fan's perception of him will change IMO. There is no doubt he will be repackaged at some point but for now he is Fan….Dan….GOOOOOO! haha


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