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WrestleMania observations

Some observations on last night’s WrestleMania:

  • Even though it took nearly an hour to get into the place (we missed Sunday Night Heat as a result; got to our seats just before the pay-per-view started), the SkyDome is very impressive. And very, very big. Sixty-eight thousand, two hundred and thirty-seven people big.
  • Our seats were on the upper tier (section 516) but – as I presumed – we could still basically see everything, except for whenever there was a big pyro display and the dome filled with smoke. The big video screen behind the banner was a help though.
  • While it was absolutely amazing to be there, I felt the card and the booking left a lot to be desired. I mean, most of the matches felt like filler, all bar one were singles contests (and short ones, I must add) and the one that wasn’t – the four corners tag team match – was a directionless waste of time. It seems management don’t want anybody other than Billy & Chuck to be the tag team champions, but they know they’re shit so they hoped adding the Dudleys and the Hardys to the mix would help. It didn’t.
  • The one angle that really worked, the hardcore championship thing, was actually pretty funny and well done but they ruined it by letting that fool Maven win the title back. Why was he even there?
  • Hulk Hogan vs The Rock: I was in pretty-much a Hulk Hogan supporters’ club section of the dome, so everytime he went for his trademark moves everyone marked out. Really good atmosphere. Horrible ending though. Why did Hogan turn face? I mean I can understand why they did it, but it doesn’t flow with the storyline. I mean, a month ago Hogan ran a truck into the side of the Rock’s car, and now they’re best buddies? In the old days it took at least six months before stuff like that happened.
  • I really wanted a t-shirt, but circumstances worked against me. I probably would’ve been ripped off anyway. A bottle of Coke was $3.25.

All in all, it was great to be there, something to tell the grandkids about. I’ll watch the video when I get home. Wrestling just seems better when it’s on TV.