Although it was packaged with the same pomp and circumstance as every other WrestleMania, last year’s event was met with a volley of boos and widespread derision online.
Compared to WrestleManias XXX and 31 - both of which delivered great matches and memorable moments aplenty - it was a major disappointment. There were a couple of excellent contests to speak of, but the overly long Show of Shows felt more like a Slog of Slogs, all things considered, and was capped off with a main event even die-hard Roman Reigns fans couldn’t have been too pleased with.
WrestleMania 33 presents a chance to right those wrongs, an opportunity to dodge the potholes of bad booking and poor match ups on the Road to WrestleMania. Mania’s card is almost final, and while there are some promising contests in the works, there are also plenty of potential obstacles standing in the way of WWE putting on a true WrestleMania-caliber event.
Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it - and WWE will want to keep some of last year’s failings in mind before and during this year’s Grandest Stage of them All.
Liam is a writer and cranberry juice drinker from Lincolnshire. When he's not wearing his eyes away in front of a computer, he plays the melodica for a semi wrestling-themed folk-punk band called School Trips.