After the Dallas debacle from one year earlier, WWE brought their flagship pay-per-view to warm and sunny Orlando, this time with most of its upper card in good enough shape to perform. Like WrestleMania 32, its successor crammed action into nearly seven hours of air time, from the pre-show through Undertaker's symbolic descent. On paper, that sounds brutal, given how one of the biggest criticisms of WrestleMania 32 was its interminable length.
However, aggregated reviews of the show seemed to put WrestleMania 33 into the "thumbs leaning toward up" category. While not in the realm of the back-to-back home runs that 30 and 31 were, WrestleMania 33 was an enjoyable show that would've been even more enjoyable with at least one hour shaved off of it. Because when you think of "Ultimate Thrill Rides", you envision a long line of fun-seekers waiting to watch Triple H work over someone's knee for 20 minutes.
It was certainly more memorable than last year's card. Between the return of The Hardy Boyz, the accelerated mayhem of Goldberg vs. Lesnar, and Undertaker's apparent farewell, WrestleMania 33 was certainly not short on news. Oh, and superimposed insects. Cannot forget those, can we?
Here are ten notable tidbits from WrestleMania 33.
Justin has been a wrestling fan since 1989, and has been writing about it since 2009. Since 2014, Justin has been a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine. Justin also writes for History of Wrestling, and is a contributing author to James Dixon's Titan series.