For the record, I didn't watch Wrestlemania. I had a friend visiting, and thought that fooling around on Call of Duty was a better use of my time than watching a PPV that was so poorly built as this one. Lets start out with the positives: From all I've heard, the wrestlers themselves deserve a lot of credit for this show. Most of them put on a good performance, the wrestling was all fine and dandy. That's no real surprise. But the buildup did them no favors as it really didn't have that "Wrestlemania feel" to it. That's even less of a surprise. But WWE themselves deserve no credit for this PPV. At all. When I was reading what was going on live, I just found myself thinking the same as during the Rumble, hoping the predictable shit didn't happen, constantly forcing to be a mark and be in denial that everything wasn't so painfully obvious. HHH was winning. Taker was winning. ADR was winning. Cena was getting the "torch passed". Predictable shit isn't bad as long as it isn't actual shit, and in many of these cases it was. But wait, you mean Big Show didn't become close friends overnight with Sheamus and Orton, and he was still a self-serving bitch all along? SHOCKER. Biggest storyline anticlimax since Hogan announced his retirement on Impact to get out of his match with Sting at BFG 2011. (Granted, we got one swerve. None of us saw Mark Henry going over Ryback. Congratulations, instead of 1 star made by this PPV, you get 0. Applause. Maybe that's a "smart mark complaint" but when Austin himself said there's only one main eventer on the roster, it's hard not to let that affect your viewing of the show) And I bring up that moment in TNA for a reason, that's really where I am with WWE right now. At the time, WWE was finally trying something cool with CM Punk being the voice of the smart-marks, meanwhile in TNA we just had Sting enlist an army of clowns to steal the title from a jobber faction amid 50 ref bumps. You were so optimistic towards WWE which really made TNA and their same old shit feel incredibly underwhelming. But you know what TNA did then? Dump Vince Russo on his ass and put the belt on Bobby Roode. They've rarely looked back. What will WWE do? Maybe fan backlash is what it'll take to cause some change, but they'll probably just look at us as "lol 10%" like they always do. Guess what, Vince: Just the "lol 10%" tuning out doesn't get you a 2.2 rating. Maybe, as a great philosopher once said, "this place isn't going to change until Vince McMahon's dead", but we can hope. Hope, like we were hoping for Cena to not win the Rumble like we all predicted in July. I really, really hate being so negative. I love this business in large part because I love you guys, and because there are plenty of guys in the back (Punk, Bryan, Ziggler, Rhodes, Sandow, Rollins, Ambrose, Kofi, Cesaro, Titus, Christian, Henry, Del Rio, Dibiase, Kidd, Mysterio, Riley, Jericho, the Uso's, a motivated Barrett, even Miz, Cena, and Big Show at times) who I really enjoy watching on TV each week. The WWE roster right now is awesome, the best they've had in a while. It's just a shame that they have to deal with this corporate structure, horrendous creative team, and Vince. End rant.