I came with low expectations. It was just above average with a couple solid matches.
Nothing to look back in a few weeks.
Kalisto vs. Ryback (United States Championship)
Average match. A few nice spots, but nothing special.
Unless creative handles Kalisto better, this might have been a mistake.
Total Divas vs. B.A.D. and Blonde
A match that just shouldn’t have happened. Was great to see Nikki, but this match lacked the time it needed to do more, but maybe it was for the better.
The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz
Another short match that shouldn’t happen either.
Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match
So glad for Zack. I’ve been a fan for a long time. Owens outgrew the belt long ago. Wish this moves him to the main event level.
Way better match than what I expected.
AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho
Solid match, but not especial. A missed opportunity to launch AJ. Not sure extending this feud is smart. I’ve enjoyed Jericho a lot.
The New Day vs. League of Nations (3 on 3)
Was an average match followed by a great Wrestlemania moment with Foley, Shawn and Stone Cold.
Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose (Street Fight)
Match sadly felt weak. Seeing 13 suplexes became old quickly. As I predicted it came short in violence after all the hints.
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (Women’s Championship)
Besides some missed spots and a wrong result IMO, thus was a great match.
This is indeed the start of a new era in the Women’s division. Was great to see this match being portrayed as a main event of sorts.
Still think Charlotte should have lost. Winning with Nate’s help is getting old, really old.
8/10 (9/10 without the botches)
Shane McMahon vs. Undertaker (Hell in a Cell)
Shane did what was needed with the spot at the end. I thought that was going to be the only thing really good in the match but I was wrong. They held the match way better than Ambrose/Brock match IMO.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Nothing great besides Corbin’s win. I don’t think he’s ready for the main roster. He’ll get swallowed in limbo pretty soon (although he is used to that in NxT already).
The Rock Meets Bray Wyatt and His Family
Besides seeing the Rock and some good mic work this was a burial of Wyatt’s talent. I would have preffered he didn’t show up at all on Wrestlemania.
From facing the Undertaker to serve as Rock’s joke target. A disgrace!
Triple H vs. Roman Reigns (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
I loved HHH’s entrance including Steph’s involvement, but the match didn’t work out as well for me. Hell in a Cell or even the Women’s title match would have been a better closer to the show.
On top of that, we got Reigns as a champion again. We’ll see how this pans out but we already heard the crowd express their feelings on that match.
I believe the show worked out pretty well. A few surprises and few bad booking decisions but nothing that can’t be fixed.
Main show: 7/10
Including pre-show: 6/10
Overall show: 7/10