To the WrestleMania Haters: Stop Complaining and Watch
By Dirty Dawg Darsie
One thing I’ve been hearing a lot for this year’s WrestleMania is a lot of complaining since the build-up for the WWE Championship match between champion the Rock versus his challenger John Cena haven’t been “up to par for the die-hard fans.” I even heard people comparing this year’s WrestleMania to WrestleMania IX in 1993. I’m writing to those people who are down on WrestleMania XXIX: quit complaining!
I want to bring attention to last year’s WrestleMania, WrestleMania XXVIII, with the main events being Triple H versus the Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell, the WWE Champion CM Punk defending the title against Chris Jericho, the World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan facing Sheamus, and the Rock taking on John Cena – deeming that match “once in a lifetime.” Okay, why bring up those four main-events and why bring up last year’s WrestleMania? Everyone wanted to watch those matches yet after the show, only match they liked was the “End of an Era” Hell in a Cell match.
After the show last year, I remember people crapping on the show since it didn’t live up to their expectations. For me, WrestleMania lived up to my expectations, and I had none. Why? I listen to podcasts, recapping the shows and discuss the main angles from the week, and I watch Raw from every week, but when I hold any wrestling show to a certain standard, it never lives up to it. Last year for WrestleMania, I didn’t hold any standards for it, so it blew nothing out of the water.
So, those who been bashing WrestleMania XXIX, stop doing so! Do what I and if the build-up for any of the matches aren’t living up to your expectations, don’t have any.
The WWE Championship build-up hasn’t tickled me in any way, with John Cena and the Rock missed a Raw a few weeks back and the Rock missed the following Raw, so I understand on how that build-up hasn’t been that great. Their promos have been hit and miss for me. Whenever both men are serious and say why they believe they can defeat each other, and obviously respond, I enjoy it. Whenever Cena goes on a long mumble or they joke around stuff that doesn’t matter, they kill the excitement for me.
Also, in regards to their match, I hate that people are complaining about their WrestleMania 2012 match was built as “Once in a Lifetime” and they’re facing each other again. What did they expect once the Rocky defeated the active, full-time John Cena? Rock grew up in the business and is back wrestling the few matches he has to give back the industry he loves and grew up in. Yes, Rock defeated CM Punk twice, but for business, that was the best thing to do. And for business, Rock losing to Cena at Mania this year is good for business (that’s what is expected).
I’m sure you, the reader, aren’t excited for the Chris Jericho/Fandango match either. I wasn’t either once that match was announced, or when those two teased it on television. We all know that Jericho’s at the end of his career and comes around whenever his schedule allows him to. With his run last year, losing to CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler, Jericho’s back to put the new generation of stars over. If you don’t believe me, look at his last run when he came back in 2007 and feuded with Randy Orton, he put over Orton right from the start!
With Triple H versus Brock Lesnar, all I can say about their match is, just watch. Yes, even I expect Triple H to go over, even though rumors already from the Wrestling Observer gentlemen, Lesnar will be facing the Rock next year at WrestleMania in New Orleans, and it’ll make sense for Lesnar to go over, but the last several WrestleMania matches Triple H’s been in, they’ve been amazing, regarding as one of the best matches on the WrestleMania card, and even for the year! I don’t think Triple H came out of “retirement” to retire from wrestling, but enjoy the ride and see what he and Lesnar have for us to watch. I know both men want to steal the show and want their match to memorable, so let’s step back, not hold any standards to their match, and enjoy what they do best, and that’s put on a show inside that twenty-by-twenty ring.
To conclude my opinion piece, if you don’t like what the WWE Creative Team has for us in regards to the build for WrestleMania 29, don’t hold any expectations and enjoy the ride that we’re on. I did that for WrestleMania 28 and enjoyed the show and don’t understand why people crapped on the matches from that card. No one likes to hear people complain, keep those negative opinions to yourself and let the wrestlers do their job and entertain us.