Welcome back to the Sports Script, and this past Sunday we witnessed the extravagance, the pageantry of the greatest show on the planet, WrestleMania 30! It was one wild roller coaster of a night, and I will give WWE a ton of credit for making it a truly memorable night. Myself and Ricky are here to give our reactions of the night, now that we’ve had a couple nights to digest all of it, so here are our WrestleMania 30 reactions:
Ricky: I would have to say the opening of the show. Seeing Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold and The Rock all in the ring at one time was so surreal. Even better was making a Hogan flub with the Silverdome thing and making it a comedic moment to remember forever.
Matt W: There is no other answer to this question. Cesaro winning the Andre the Giant Battle Royal was great, but this was Daniel Bryan’s night. Just him with those two titles high over head, YES-ing along with 75,000 people is something that I’ll never forget. It was truly YEStleMania
Ricky: HHH/Bryan – I am not sure it was really close either. These two really kicked the hell out of each other and put on one heck of a show. HHH sold for Bryan like I haven’t seen him sell for someone in a very long time. HHH knows what he is doing and he is taking this company to the next level and he propelled Bryan tonight by doing so.
Matt W: HHH/Bryan – Shockingly, the best match also involved Daniel Bryan, but it was the opening bout of the show. Daniel Bryan vs Triple H was a masterpiece, of submission and chain wrestling, but with so much passion added in. Triple H wasn’t carried either, I truly believe this is the greatest match of his career. Triple H has never been this good as a character, and apparently as a wrestler as well.
Ricky: Bray Wyatt – I love his entrance normally and the personal feel they are giving week to week with it now is even cooler. Easily hands down my favorite entrance of the night.
Matt W: Bray Wyatt – It’s the easy answer saying the Undertaker’s entrance, but it didn’t do much for me this time. Instead, I’ll go with Bray Wyatt’s entrance, and the live playing of his theme song “Broken Out in Love” by Mark Crozier and the Rels. That was a truly creepy moment, with the clapping, and I think we’ve found our spiritual successor to the Undertaker’s entrances.
Ricky: The easiest question to answer on here. Brock Lesnar beat the Streak. I was floored when this happened, I looked down and boom it was over. The way that Paul Heyman and the 75,000 people that were there reacted was UNREAL. This is probably the biggest surprise in wrestling since Hogan turning heel with the NWO? The Montreal Screw Job? While there has been a lot of complaints on it happening, I can honestly say that I was very happy with the way it ended. No Lesnar didn’t “need” to win but it has given the whole world something to talk about outside Bryan finally becoming champion.
Matt W: Nothing compares to The Streak being broken. I think people had the idea in their heads that Lesnar never stood a realistic chance in hell in this match, but WWE got us good. I’ve never seen a crowd in stunned silence like that. 75,000 people, completely snuffed out. They couldn’t even bring themselves to boo.
Ricky: Wyatt/Cena – While it was good at certain moments and told a solid story around the whole Cena having this dark side to him. It just really wasn’t all there for me. I would’ve liked to see more wrestling between the two as we know they both can go.
Matt W: Wyatt/Cena – My biggest letdown was Bray-Cena. It wasn’t a bad match, but it wasn’t the instant classic I was expecting, and Cena doing his same song and dance to win was just disappointing. It could’ve truly been the future’s night if Bray had won, but I guess we can’t ask for too much.
Ricky: Diva’s Title Match? I guess. I don’t know it was a filler like it is every year in between the Semi-Main and Main. Just didn’t do anything for me and the right person won.
Matt W: I guess that I’ll be going with the Divas Invitational Match, but honestly wasn’t that bad. There were some nice things done in that match, especially when the Bellas channelled their inner Bryan and did a double suicide dive onto everyone. Still, it really just couldn’t stand up to the rest of the stellar card.
Ricky: Daniel Bryan by default? He and HHH put on one of the best matches of the year and beat the crap out of each other for over 30 minutes. While it may have been almost 3 hours later Bryan came out and wrestled in the Main Event triple threat
Matt W: Hey guess who this is? Daniel Bryan! Bryan went a total of something like nearly an hour of wrestling on Sunday, and he didn’t miss a beat. He is a wrestling machine, whether it’s making a five star classic with Triple H, or carrying Batista to a good match. He took that scary Batista Bomb/Reverse RKO through the table like a champ.
Ricky: I really enjoyed the show and really feel like it’s finally taking WWE in the right direction. While Cena/Wyatt disappointed, Cesaro winning the Andre The Giant Battle Royal, Bryan/HHH being good and Lesnar beating the streak, there was enough good to make up for the few slight disappointments.
Matt W: My overall thoughts were this was a great WrestleMania. It had an excellent first couple matches, and really didn’t miss a beat very often. The crowd was great, but understandably was ruined by the main event after that Undertaker shocker, but Daniel Bryan completely rejuvenated them. Overall, they made a great night.
Overall WrestleMania Score
Matt W: 9/10
Burning Question: WWE went with the future tonight, and said to fans of the past, that this is a new era. Where does WWE go from here? Who will reign supreme in this new era along with Daniel Bryan?
Ricky: The “New Era” that WWE is here. I have been and on/off WWE watcher over the past few years and for the first time in a long time I am genuinely looking forward to seeing what the future holds. The build has been great, they’ve got all the young talent in the world to make this really work out. Bryan/Cesaro/Wyatt/The Shield are the immediate future and that is really awesome.
Matt W: I think we saw this last night on RAW, but the future is now. NXT is going to be taking over the show, and I couldn’t be happier. Guys like Bryan, Cesaro, Wyatt, The Shield, Big E, Rusev, PAIGE!! They are the future of this business, and showed up in a big way last night. I couldn’t be happier after WrestleMania, and somehow I got even happier after RAW. WWE is truly in great hands. #TheFutureIsNow
So there you have it, our WrestleMania 30 reactions. This was a phenomenal show, with some incredible lasting memories. In my opinion, it was the fourth best WrestleMania of all time, only beat out by 20, 3 and 17.
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