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WrestleMania 30: General Thoughts after a Night of Excellence

Daniel Bryan is best for business.

In the end, WrestleMania delivered on its promise to make wrestling matter. From the beginning when The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Steve Austin were all in the ring together, the WWE took it up a few notches for the good of the company and the good of business. The new “Era” that I spoke of over the weekend is about to begin, and not a moment too soon.

There are certain definable moments in sports, entertainment and life that shape what we witness. The loss by Undertaker was the right move at the wrong time with the wrong wrestler. How the writers are going to use this move as a stepping stone for a part-time wrestler is beyond me, but as someone pointed out to me over the course of the last 12 hours, you could see Bryan try to take the WWE World Title from Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules, a pay-per-view event that is designed for The Beast to divide and conquer.

The only way defeating the greatest performer in WrestleMania history is to have him take over the company and destroy everyone in his wake.

Unfortunately, Daniel Bryan – the man who divided and conquered The Authority, is his first conquest in this approach. The new Attitude Era in the WWE is alive and well and we have Paul Heyman and a very unlikeable beast to thank for it.

The defeat of Undertaker wasn’t the only thing that made this pay-per-view event one of the best, but it was the most dynamic. Here are some other thoughts now that I have had sleep and I can process what I saw Sunday night…

The match between Triple H and Daniel Bryan was the best match of the night

The COO of the WWE and the new WWE World Champion put on a display for the ages. There have been shows where Triple H comes out and wrestles – but this is one where the forty-something legend came out and performed. I was worried when this was the first match it may become a squash match for Triple H to get to the main event. It was brutal and it was AWESOME.

Cesaro was the big winner

Not that he just won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but the fact he changed his name, looks like he is separating himself from Zeb Colter and the fact the fans love watching his brute power. Cesaro is the best pure athlete in the WWE right now. I would love to see him in a program with Sheamus or Dean Ambrose. There is so much potential in this guy – a throwback to how wrestling should be done.

AJ Lee and the Divas Title

It’s a joke. Next question, please.

What happens to Randy Orton and Batista?

Not really sure on this one. I thought Batista would win the World Title then lose on Monday night to Bryan. Now, I see a reformation of Evolution of sorts between the two men and Triple H and Brock Lesnar possibly being the fourth member. Lesnar wins the title at Extreme Rules.

What happens to John Cena?

We now know a few things. Cena would not put Bray Wyatt over. WE know he is a selfish prick when it comes to doing honors. Cena may never headline WrestleMania again, but he will continue to fight the good fight for the good of the company that still uses him as its cash cow. It should also be interesting to see if the WWE now uses other stars (Cesaro, The Shield) to market the product. And when all else fails, there is always The Miz to help market the WWE.

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