I’m still not sure what to make of Wrestlemania. The main event was amazing, and there were good parts of the other matches, but most of the matches just didn’t get enough time to be truly awesome (Punk vs. Mysterio was criminally short).
Anywho, the results and who won the pick contest.
Triple Threat: Randy Orton pinned Ted DiBiase (RKO).
Both the Lady Penguatroll and I chose Orton — Orton’s face turn has been generally well done. Not nearly enough conflict between DiBiase and Rhodes; perhaps they will stick as a tag team? P 1, LP 1.
WWE Championship: John Cena forces Batista to submit (STF).
An easy call both of us picked. Not the main event, but surprisingly good from two guys who aren’t brilliant technical wrestlers. Very surprising but in a good way.P 2, LP 2
Career vs. Streak: Undertaker pinned Shawn Michaels (tombstone piledriver)
Absolutely breathtaking. Was it as good as last year’s? No. But the emotion was so much higher, culminating in the final moments. Taker tells HBK to just “Stay down”. HBK makes the cut throat gesture and slaps Taker, who enraged, tombstones him one last time. We’d better get a send off for Shawn. The streak continues. P 2, LP 3.
World Heavyweight Championship: Chris Jericho pinned Edge (codebreaker).
Edge’s redemption will have to wait. Another match that was very good, but unlike Cena/Batista, I actually expected more. The spot at the end — spear through the barricade — was awesome, but technically, I’d expect more from these two. The good news is, I don’t think we’re done yet. P 2, LP 3.
No Holds Barred: Bret Hart forced Vince McMahon to submit (sharpshooter).
Ridiculously easy to call. The match was much too long, though. The Hart family coming out to screw Vince was sort of anti-climactic. Not bad for two old men, but it was still two old men. P 3, LP 4
Undisputed Tag Team Titles: Big Show pinned R-Truth (KO punch)
A rare win for me over the Lady Penguatroll. I was in the bathroom for most of the match. P 4, LP 4.
Singles Match: HHH pinned Sheamus (Pedigree)
HHH got his win, but Sheamus looked like a beast. First time in a long time that somebody legitimately outmuscled HHH. Nothing brilliant here either, but a great power match. P 5, LP 4.
Grudge Match: Rey Mysterio pinned CM Punk (619).
Waaaaaaay too short. Come on, WWE. This should have been epic, but it felt just average. Punk is a great heel, but he’s just not wrestling like he used to. I hope we get more. P 5, LP 5.
Money in the Bank: Jack Swagger wins.
Very pleased Swagger won, they got me again. I thought Christian’s win was etched in stone — shows what I know. We were both wrong. P 5, LP 5.
The divas match was meaningless, suffice it to say neither one of us got that one right.
We tie again!