WrestleMania 28 Review
WrestleMania 28 has come and pass and all I can say is, is that was one of the best, if not THE BEST WrestleMania I have witnessed. It featured three incredible main event matches. There were three title matches and the titles changed hands in two of them. The Hell In A Cell match between The Undertaker and Triple H lasted between 30-45 minutes. The final match of the night, The Rock vs John Cena lasted around a half hour. Finally, the WWE Championship match between CM Punk and Chris Jericho lasted between 20-30 minutes and was a quiet match that still was great. Anyway, here are my WrestleMania 28 match rating and reviews. Hope you enjoy.
1.Sheamus defeats Daniel Bryan to become the NEW World Heavyweight Champion. – This match lasted a record :18 seconds. The bell was rung, Daniel Bryan gave A.J a “good luck kiss”, then turned around and got a SWEET looking Brogue Kick right to the face by Sheamus, and then 1..2..3! Sheamus becomes the World Champion quicker then I typed this review. In what could have been a very good match, the WWE made this a joke of a match and disappoints the fans. I should give this a 0, but the Brogue Kick by Sheamus will give it something to look back at. Rating: 1 out of 10.
2.Kane defeats Randy Orton. – In what I thought would be one of the worst matches of the night turned into a pretty good match and surprised me. There were a few good spots in this match, but nothing better than Orton and Kane going at it on the top rope and Kane delivering a choke slam from up high to finish off a resilient Orton and pick up the huge victory. Rating: 7 out of 10.
3.Big Show defeats Cody Rhodes to become the NEW Intercontinental Champion. – An ok match saw the worlds largest athlete capture his big WrestleMania moment and the Intercontinental Title from his hated rival Cody Rhodes. I took Rhodes in this, thinking Rhodes needs this win more and this win doesn’t really do anything for Big Show. Silly me, with all the video clips on RAW about Cody Rhodes showing embarrassing WrestleMania moments of the Big Show losing, I should’ve thought that the roles would be reversed this time around and they actually were. The match wasn’t too great but it was nice to see the Big Show win the title after he landed the WMD on Rhodes. Rating: 4.5 out of 10.
4.Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos defeat Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Eve. – It’s the divas match, this is where everyone takes their bathroom breaks and food breaks. These matches are always a joke and with a celebrity in the match, the celebrity always wins, it’s too predictable. A cool spot was when Kelly Kelly did a flip off the top rope right on Beth Phoenix and almost won the match if Eve didn’t break up the pin. Anyway, Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos won. Rating: 3 out of 10.
5.Undertaker defeats Triple H (Hell In A Cell Match w/ Shawn Michaels as Special Guest Referee). – In what will go down as one of the greatest matches in WrestleMania history and even WWE history, The Undertaker and Triple H put on a match for the ages. Inside Hell In A Cell, there were lots and lots of chair shots and some sledgehammer hits. During the first half of the match, Triple H dominated by just pounding Undertaker with chair shots to the back and even gave two sledgehammer hits to Undertaker before he went for a full-out swing at Undertaker’s head as he lay motionless on the floor. That was when Shawn Michaels intervened and took the sledgehammer away and checked on Undertaker to see if he could keep going, and then Undertaker locked in the hell’s gate on HBK before HHH dove with a sledgehammer shot to the head. Then after a new ref was sent into the Cell and things had calmed down, Undertaker was back up and delivered a choke slam to the new referee and got sweet chin music delivered to him from a revived Shawn Michaels, right before Taker went flying right into a pedigree by HHH. It was all over according to everybody but when Triple H went for the pin, Undertaker kicked out! That’s when the tables turned and Undertaker rose back up and went on the offense and delivered a choke slam to Triple H and about a dozen or so chair shots but Triple H would still kick out to extend the match. Finally, after Triple H got the sledgehammer back and tried to hit the Undertaker with it again, Taker would stop HHH and take the sledgehammer right out of his hands, then Triple H would shove Undertaker and show disrespect by doing the DX “Suck It” chop. That’s when enough was enough and Undertaker blasted Triple H in the face with the sledgehammer and would deliver a second tombstone and finally keep Triple H down for the three count. Undertaker would move onto 20-0 at WrestleMania and after the match was over, Shawn Michaels would give him a celebratory hug and then the two of them would help a battered Triple H up the ramp and share a group hug before vanishing to the back as their era was ended. Rating: 10 out of 10.
6.Team Johnny (David Otunga, The Miz, Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, and Drew McIntyre) defeat Team Teddy (Santino Marella, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, and Booker T). – An ok match that was better than I expected. I didn’t really care for this match, but the three flips by Truth, Kingston, and Ryder onto almost all of Team Johnny was pretty cool and was the best part of the match. The outcome came when Zack Ryder had The Miz done for when Eve would join him in the ring for a WOO! WOO! WOO! and had to get out of the ring by refs orders and as Zack Ryder watched, The Miz would capitalize with a skull crushing finale and pick up the win for Team Johnny. Rating: 5 out of 10.
7.CM Punk defeats Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Championship. – In a match featuring guys who claim to be the best wrestlers in the world, CM Punk and Chris Jericho put on a show of great wrestling. It was a quiet match, but was also great. CM Punk was destroyed all match and went through about two or three Walls Of Jericho’s. I was surprised Punk survived this grueling match and his back was in bad shape when it ended. Finally after two GTS’, Punk got the win in a very underrated match of the night and successfully defended his WWE Championship. For now, CM Punk is the best wrestler in the world but I can see this feud staying lit and a rematch taking place at the next pay-per-view “Extreme Rules” in maybe a “Last Man Standing Match” or “No Holds Barred Match”. Either way, their WWE Title WrestleMania match was great and was worth the hype. Rating: 10 out of 10.
8.The Rock defeats John Cena. – In what was being called the “Once In A Lifetime” Match, The Rock and John Cena gave a very memorable match for everyone that lasted a half an hour and was definitely worth it. The Rock went through two Attitude Adjustments and two STF’s and still mustard the power to deliver two Rock Bottoms and a Peoples Elbow. The ending came when John Cena was rolling and got cocky and went for the Peoples Elbow on The Rock. Little did Cena expect it, he’d have the move almost complete after he’d turn around after bouncing off the ropes to drop the elbow, but The Rock had jumped back up very quickly and grabbed Cena and dropped him with the Rock Bottom and covered him for the win. It was a great ending and had the fans roaring in excitement and happiness. It is in the conversation of greatest match in WWE history to go along with the Hell In A Cell match. I don’t think it was, I’d even give the Hell In A Cell the edge over it. Anyway, The Rock fought through a rib injury all match and John Cena and himself put on a show for the fans and ended WrestleMania 28 in a great way. This match, the WWE Championship match, and the Hell In A Cell match made this the greatest WrestleMania that I’ve seen, and I’ve seen every WrestleMania since WrestleMania 2000. This WrestleMania is definitely up there with WrestleMania’s 17, 18, and 20. Who knows what might happen at WrestleMania 29 at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey next year. Maybe we’ll get a John Cena vs The Rock rematch. Rating: 10 out of 10.