WrestleMania is, of course, the biggest date in the wrestling (or at least, the WWE) calendar. But is it the best?
The exhausting bloat of the show-of-shows and the desperation to create 'moments' has gradually began to chip away the overall enjoyment of the most prestigious of pay-per-views. It's obviously still the one day we all look forward to, but has it perhaps started to become, dare we say it, a little overwrought?
By the 20th hour of content across a three-day weekend, you never want to hear another bell.
Really, it's the anticipation of WrestleMania that makes it so special. And that anticipation begins with the Royal Rumble: truly the best show on WWE's annual schedule.
The timeless format remains as compelling as ever, as the excitement for the big one begins to build in earnest. Batista-shaped missteps aside, this is as good as it gets, before the bigger picture begins to emerge over the following three months and our hopes and dreams are tempered by fate or faulty booking.
2018's edition was perhaps the best PPV WWE have presented in years, a glorious new dawn that ultimately, proved false. 2019 might see the return of the old guard - only this year, it'll be more than welcome.