Every year, WWE presumably pulls out all the stops to
deliver their biggest show of the year, WrestleMania.
Big stars return. Celebrities appear. Enormous venues are
filled. Elaborate stages and sets are erected. A plethora of fireworks, smoke
and pyro are utilized. Ostentatious ring entrances are conceived. (Well, maybe
not this year…)
The all-out effort presumably would lead you to believe that
WrestleMania each year is a phenomenal show that blows away fans and leaves
them wanting more, or breathlessly anticipating watching the show again on the
But that’s not always the case.
be an incredible show with action-packed, entertaining matches. But it also can
be a slog: drawn-out video packages, entrances, musical performances, skits and
other hoopla the causes the show to drag on and on and on. And worse, the matches might not deliver as promised. When
that happens, watch out.
When longtime fans start discussing their favorite
WrestleManias, some are obvious, as are some of the least favorite PPVs. But
trying to figure out how each Mania stacks up against each other is a
difficult, subjective task. There are different views on what makes a good
WrestleMania, but we’ll attempt to break it all down here.
Of course, this is just one writer’s opinion, so feel free
to offer differing views in the comments.
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.