10 Best Moments Of WWE WrestleMania 33 Weekend

In which THE Guy lives up to his billing.

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It was a monumental weekend of and for professional wrestling, drastically superior to last year's depressing Dallas debacle - so much so that there are honourable mentions aplenty.

Jim Cornette's Hall of Fame speech did much to glamourise the 1980s territory scene, two of the key players of which, the Rock N' Roll Express, he inducted. Cornette is wildly entertaining in his secondary career as a ranting vanguard against modern wrestling, but his passionate, insightful and authoritative speech was equally absorbing.

NXT TakeOver: Orlando was excellent from top to bottom, even if for a second consecutive major show weekend it could not surpass its main roster counterpart.

The storytelling even its lesser bouts, like Asuka Vs, Ember Moon, was rewarding. It could not have done more to both engage in itself and create scope for a sequel. WrestleMania itself was one of the most momentous in its incredible history. That John Cena paid off a years-long storyline in a sweet but relatively low-key moment not worthy of inclusion here reflects as much.

Even Shinsuke Nakamura's promotion to SmackDown, as awesome (if pointless) as it was, failed to crack the top ten. The competition on RAW was simply too DELIGHTFUL.

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