The Showcase of the Immortals has come and gone, and it left
a few truly memorable moments, though the biggest ones might not be the ones
that the WWE owners want them to be.
We saw the Undertaker possibly hang up his boots for good
this time, losing at WrestleMania for only the second time in his illustrious career,
marking him at 23-2. We saw Roman Reigns, who conquered Taker, receive huge
boos despite being positioned as the big guy for the company. We saw 13 matches
get crammed into a whopping seven-hour program that felt like it would never
And we saw the return of Matt and Jeff Hardy, as the
brothers entered the Raw Tag Team Championship tag team triple threat ladder
match and fig right in, instantly becoming one of the biggest fan favorites in
WWE. And then they won the tag titles at the absolute right time.
We saw five titles change hands Sunday night, including both
world titles, the tag titles, the United States title and the SmackDown Women’s
Championship. That’s quite the busy Mania. Throw in a game ShaneMcMahon and an
equally up-to-the-task Seth Rollins and you have an event that is worth
watching for the big moments, but not something you should without blocking
plenty of time.
So let’s find out what made the cut and what got cut...
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.