WWE Wrestlemania XXX – The why the WWE just stabbed me in the back edition

I try my best not to be a jaded fan of WWE. I have been watching since the summer of 1989. It’s gotten to a point of being so predictable that I over complicate things in my head to try to create intrigue. Every once in awhile, they do strike gold. Sometimes a character is really good and has a great run. Unfortunately, WWE then WWE’s them into the F’N ground and before I know it, I have become annoyed by their super Cena-ness and them being shoved down my throat in convoluted ways instead of allowing them to just being the characters that brought them to the dance to begin with. Look at at Randy, Miz, Sheamus, Daniel Bryan,  Mark Henry, and wait for it to happen to Roman Reigns. It’s inevitable. Before I tackle Wrestlemania 30, or WM as it is so much quicker to type, I want to touch on how WWE fucked up prior to the event.

Daniel Bryan’s build up. Yeah, all the marks in the end bought into, Hey maybe WWE knew what they were doing all along, and I have said it sarcastically. I don’t buy it. Royal Rumble, they fucked up. Rey Mysterio should have come out a few spots sooner so he didn’t get shit on by the crowd. The last guy should have been a heel. As he made his way down to the ring, Daniel should have attacked him, stole his spot, maybe a hoss like Ryback. Daniel Bryan as #30 would have made the crowd go ape shit. He goes on an elimination tear. The final 3 are Batista, Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan. Batista and Roman get tied up by the ropes, Batista eliminates Roman. Daniel quickly dumps out Batista. DB’s music is playing, crowd goes crazy, and then HHH comes out, gets on the mic, says to stop playing the music, you can see he is yelling at the ref. Suddenly we have a decision. Daniel Bryan was never an official entrant in the rumble, therefore Batista officially is the winner. BAM. Build that crowd up and kill them. Would have been so much better. Give the fans as much false hope as humanly possible.

Secondly, I felt prior WM 30 that it should have been Brock vs Bray and Cena vs Taker. I explained this to Russ. Brock loses all the time and is still a huge draw. Him vs the Wyatt’s would have been fucking money. Heyman vs Bray on the mic. They could have kidnapped Paul at one point. Hell, Heyman could in theory have turned on Brock, but I wouldn’t have done that. I just want a hellacious fight and let Brock put over a young guy like all the vets did for him a decade ago. Let Bray take some punishment in the process. It would have been creepy and epic. They missed this opportunity. Especially since WWE insisted on blowing their wad on Shield vs Wyatts a month early….which was the dumbest decision of the year….or so I thought. I mean, we are only in the month of April and the amount of epic fucking mistakes, it feels like 2001 all over again. The year WWE bought WCW. I would have Taker vs Cena because that is a fucking money match. If Taker is ready to retire, that should be his last match. If he isn’t, either way, it’s WM 30 and I have been saying this match should happen at 30 since WM25, I’m not even making this up. Finally, IF you insist on ending the streak, you have the opportunity to turn Cena heel to end the most sacred thing in WWE history while on the verge of having the new face of WWE. Yeah, that’s a pretty good time to do something like that. Let’s face it, Daniel has what, 3-5 years at the top maybe, by then Cena can go back to face. Taker vs Cena should have happened. They could have done Taker vs Bray if they really firmly believed he was long term solid, but Cena was the best bet. But we know how this turns out.

Now it is time for me to fucking rant.

First of all, how dare they fucking put over Cena instead of Bray? What the fuck does that accomplish? What? Absofuckinglutely nothing! It is one of the most disgusting booking decisions I have ever seen in my life. This is Wade Barrett all over again, and look what he’s doing now. I’m so sick of people saying, oh he can rebuild from here, just be patient. I heard that about a gentleman by the name of Damien Sandow last year after failing to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase against Super Cena. And before I go any further, for the past 3-4 months, I have actually been defending Cena. I truly have. No more. That fucker needs the Iron Sheik to teach him to be humble. Cena needs to fucking realize the product  sucks because everything gets recycled because there aren’t enough credible established heels because he doesn’t help establish them. He has to help. He has to check his mother fucking ego or leave. Seriously, Cena, go away, if you never wrestle again, I’m fine with it if this is how you are going to be. The industry needs guys like Edge, Jericho, Christian, Mick Foley, and The Rock, guys who aren’t so full of themselves that they know that the industry is cyclical and they gave back, they helped establish the younger guys. It took a long ass time before HHH got it through his thick skull, but I think he eventually got it. Shawn got it. Flair got it. Kurt, he gets it. Austin got it, but he wanted to make sure he made money, but I think that sometimes his stubbornness gets misconstrued, as I think he knew his body had only so many matches left, so if he was gonna take a loss, he wanted it to mean something. Cena, take a fucking loss. Not to Orton. Never wrestle Orton again. You owe Wade, Ryback, Bray, Kane, Daniel Bryan (summerslam doesn’t count because it was all because of Cena’s injury), Dolph, Mark Henry, hell every member of the Nexus except Otunga cause he sucks and never improved, Damien Sandow, Alberto, and the list probably goes on for awhile. You get the point. If the streak didn’t end, this WM would still have pissed me off because I was fuming mad about this shit. But then, well you know.

And here it comes.

How dare they end the streak. I don’t care if Taker agreed to it. Vince, you have final say. To say that I am a fan of The Undertaker is an understatement. When all is said and done, I often will make the argument that he is the greatest of all time. I always say that the streak is the most important and sacred thing in pro wrestling. Hey, if Taker wants to retire, then either don’t wrestle, or let him go out on top. Don’t end the streak. Just don’t. As much respect as I have for Undertaker, from everything that I have read since it happened, it’s not just me or my wife or my friends, or the fans in the crowd, it’s so many people. It meant something. It held value. And Vince should have put his foot down and told him, this is about your legacy and looking back, we want that 22-0, that will be something legendary that nobody will ever touch, maybe some will aspire for someday, but will never attain. 21-1, that’s just a number. To me, it would be like if Michael Jordan had the choice between going for his own personal MVP’s or scoring titles vs winning a team championship for the Bulls. As he got older and wiser, that championship meant everything. That championship is something that involves everybody. I have seen every one of those 22 Mania matches. I may not have been there, but I have seen them, the vast majority live as they have happened and have paid handsome sums of money to do so.

Here’s the even bigger thing. The build up to the match. Wow, what a fucking travesty. Hey Taker and Brock, maybe you guys could have given a fuck and showed up more than 3 times instead of putting it all on Heyman to try his best to sell it on the mic and via video packages. Heyman is the best, but even he couldn’t make me give a fuck. Secondly, if you are going to drop the streak, instead of retiring, which I would have preferred his last match to just be against Punk where they stole the show, then drop it to someone deserving. Now granted, I did propose it to be John Cena, and I am in hate with John Cena right now. I know nobody works harder (to hold people down) than John Cena, so he would be a good choice as he should still be around for 5-10 more years and Vince has a hard on for him. The other option was to hand pick a younger guy and keep your fingers crossed, think Randy Orton back when Randy was the legend killer. Who would you possibly consider? Any member of the Shield is an option but too sketchy as none are sure fire yet, although I feel deep down that Dean and Seth will be stars and Vince will do everything in his power to try to make Roman a huge name. Big E just isn’t allowed to connect with the fans due to lack of screen/mic time. Cody seems like he could break out at any time or could be a mid carder the rest of his life, I just don’t know. Bray Wyatt, there is something special with him, but how far can he go with this gimmick and can the character evolve to have long term sustainability? My current favorite guy along with Dean is Luke Harper, but he is not acknowledged to be great yet. By the way, mark my words, he will be a world champ. He’s a big man with enormous talent, just stay away from Cena please. My pick would have been Dolph. Originally I had considered Cesarro, but Dolph is better. He just is. He has some HBK, Perfect, Rick Rude, and Billy Gunn mixed together and I love him. You can tell, he loves this business, and he will do whatever it takes to make his opponent look good. If he came out 10 years earlier, he would have been in with Jericho, Edge, Christian, Kurt, Benoit, and Eddie and it would have been seamless. Taker would have truly had a great match with Dolph I feel, and Dolph would have made Taker look like the biggest bad ass ever.

In the end, it sucks because he dropped it to a part timer who doesn’t give a fuck about this business all that much. He treats it like a business and I respect that. He’s earned that right. Brock is awesome at what he does. He’s a once in a life time athlete. He’s many things, he’s earned plenty of accolades, but he certainly was not worthy of breaking the streak. If anybody was worthy of ending the streak, and by the way, it goes without saying, Kane is also a person that I have heard in the past was a possibility and flat out refused to end the streak out of a little something called RESPECT. Brock, you fucking meathead, so angry at you. So yeah, if anybody was gonna end it, it should be somebody who gives a fuck about the industry, somebody who has been giving their body for years now, and have earned it and needed that boost. That’s why I would say that Dolph would have been the best candidate. Still, you know what, he would have most likely said no, because of, that word, RESPECT. Fuck you Brrrrock Lessssnar.

Ever since the 3 count, everything has just felt off. I know it’s only wrestling. It shouldn’t affect me much. But this is like my thing. This is something I spend anywhere from 5-20 hours a week on from watching, to reading, with the network and websites and video games, and just talking about it. I spend way too much time with this shit. It’s a part of me. And last night, it felt like a tiny treasured part of me died. In the end, it is what it is. I can’t change it, but the powers that be could have and should have known better. Will I enjoy wrestling as much anymore? I don’t know. I really don’t. The last hour of Mania, I sat there stunned and then swearing and talking about being raped.  I went to bed early, I couldn’t cope with what I had seen. It didn’t make sense. Why would they just destroy something some precious and beautiful and make us all watch? It got nobody over. Brock will be gone after tonight for months, soooooo that accomplished jack shit.  What the fuck did you accomplish WWE aside from crushing a lot of fan’s spirits? You didn’t create a new star. You didn’t cement a current star’s legacy. You didn’t get somebody “more over”. You helped a part timer who wrestles 3 times a year who is already a future hall of famer who doesn’t want to wrestle full time, his decision, who had everything in wrestling handed to him, have THE accolade handed to him. Wow, that accomplished alot. Oh and Taker apparently suffered a concussion early to mid match, and that last F5 looked rough to be honest as well, just my opinion, so Vince reportedly left his own show to be with Taker at the hospital. Fuck that shit.

Shame on you WWE. You really should have known better. You can’t undo it. You can’t redeem yourselves. Will I watch tonight? Sure. Will I be pissed? Yeah. It’s going to feel empty though. They didn’t have to break our hearts. They chose to. They chose to break our spirits. They could have told us this was Undertaker’s last match no matter what so Taker got the proper respect he deserved on his way out.  They could have and should have done so many things differently, but they didn’t. Unfortunately, the show must go on and like Batista says, we just have to deal with it. But really, and I mean this with all due respect to the Undertaker, fuck you WWE. You were wrong and no matter what explanation you wish to provide, I refuse it. The streak should have remained intact for the fans. Anything less is unacceptable. At the end of the day, your business ain’t shit without us. Fuck you very much.

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