WrestleMania week is my favorite week of the year. From the Raw and Smackdown "go home" shows, to the Hall of Fame ceremony, to the NXT Takeover, to WrestleMania, to both Raw and Smackdown after Mania. It's a rollercoaster and a thrillride that is absolutely amazing. The Hall of Fame ceremony was my favorite one ever. I was so proud of DDP is a mentor and a wonderful man. He shined bright and was absolutely incredible recounting his amazing journey to the top of WCW. Rick Rude's son was really cool. Teddy Long was funny. The Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle was the star of the show. He was as great as he ever was. Funny, engaging, genuine, and unique would be the words to describe Angle.
Then Saturday night we had the wrestling part of the weekend, NXT Takeover. I can't explain how or why but NXT Takeover makes me feel so good and so happy, it is an indescribable feeling. From the awesome opening match with Tye Dillinger and Sanity that really got the crowd going. Moving on to Andrade "Cien" Almas squaring off against the very unique Aleister Black. This was a very good fast paced match. The women's match was good too. Then the Tag Team match pitting the champs The Authors of Pain with DIY and The Revival. It was an absolutely memorable 5 star classic. The Revival is without a shadow of a doubt the best tag team in the world. Then Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode had a very good solid main event. Overall this was a five star show for me.
WrestleMania was grandiose and the rampway was absolutely stunning. Neville and Austin Aries had a very good preshow match. The Andre the Giant Battle Royal match was very forgettable except for the upset winner Mojo Rawley. Dean Ambrose and Baron Corbin move to the preshow seemed to demoralize both guys.That was a one star match. Then we had one of the best opening contests at Mania in years with AJ and Shane O Mac. Shane can go and AJ is one of the best in the world, it was very entertaining. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho delivered a very good match. My favorite part was the finger of doom by Owens. KO needed the win. The women's match was as boring and predictable as I said before. Bayley winning here is okay. The tag team match turned into a 4 way with the addition of the Hardy Boyz. Enzo and Cass are over, as Cesaro and Sheamus. Gallows and Anderson did a good job as the only heels in that match. The Hardy Boyz winning was the nostalgia moment casual fans long for at WrestleMania. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton put us all to sleep. I don't know what the point was to make the most boring character on the show beat a guy who was finally getting a lot of steam. Brock and Goldberg was that best five minute match I have ever seen. What a great hard-hitting contest that had me on the edge of my seat. Brock winning was the right move. The Miz and Maryse vs John Cena and Nikki Bella was okay. The Undertaker vs Roman Reigns was like watching an NFL team facing a CFL team. I said it earlier and in my podcast Taker should have retired after his last match against HHH. It was sad to see him looking like a 70 year old man ,and sad to see Roman having to try to make sure he would not break him in half.
Then Monday we had an amazing Raw. The debut of The Revival was awesome. As was the return of Finn Balor and Kurt Angle as the new general manager. He is already golden and his interaction with Enzo and Cass was pure gold. Seth and Finn teaming against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe was a great main event.
SmackDown also was absolutely incredible. The debut of Tye Dillinger was a perfect 10, as was the debut of Shinsuke Nakamura. I believe that Nakamura will be the new face of SmackDown.
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