4 Ups & 6 Downs From WWE WrestleMania 26

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.


WWE was on the verge of the most indulgent period in the 'Show Of Shows' history as WrestleMania XXVI approached, but 2010's card was at least main evented by two men that actually warranted the moniker.

As the years progressed, the company became noticeably more reliant on bygone stars and special guests even as safety bets for buyrates despite trying in vain to push new talent on top. John Cena's stranglehold on the top spot for much of the late-2000s hadn't always been without merit, but his dominance and a total lack of development at the other end of the organisation was starting to reveal a rather prominent deficit the company were struggling to fill.

An aesthetic (and at times artistic) success, WrestleMania XXVI at least attempted to move some things forward even if the show's top draw centred around two men's storied past.

(Want more WrestleMania Ups & Downs? We got 'em: I, 2, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, 13, XIV, XV, 2000, X-Seven, X8, XIX, XX, 21, 22, 23, XXIV, 25)


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