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I'm happy I went to Wrestlemania but I can say with confidence that this was the worst mania in quite a while. Not one memorable bit. The definition of mediocre.

I disagree because of one thing: Taker vs Punk from the entrances to the match itself was the definition of Wrestlemania. It completely stole the show and neither of the two that followed got us back as a crowd.

I was also there. I agree with you for the most part though dgmw. Although I found 27 which I only got to watch on TV a lot more lackluster.

WWE do big events like this very well even if the matches stink, although I find that to be more of the fault of the booker than the workers. Everyone worked their ass off, but Cena/Rock was dreadful and IMO embarrassing.

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As BAD as Mania was that was simply the most AMAZING Raw I can remember in since forever....the eyesore known as the IZod redeemed itself last night :wub:

 

I'm still humming the Fan...DAN.....Goooooo song!!!!

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I was going to go to that show but 70 dollars per ticket for NOSEBLEEDS was my deal breaker. If it was at the Prudential Center I could have dealt with it but I remember how horrid the nosebleeds are at Izod/CAA.

 

Epic crowd though.

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I've been at the last 3 manias and this was better then 27 and 28. I didn't go to raw but they should have had dolph cash it in at mania. The crowd reaction would have been amazing and nobody has done it before at mania. I think they really blew a chance at making him an even bigger star by not doing this. If it wasn't for the crowd this would have been just another ho hum raw.

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R.I.P. Ultimate Warrior

Speechless as he was my favorite wrestler as a kid. I still have a picture of him hanging in my closet

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/pro-wrestling-legend-ultimate-warrior-dead-54/story?id=23250160

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Vince must have known he was not well otherwise I couldn't see how he was inducted into the HOF.

 

He looked shaky in the ring as well on Monday.   Just shocked how quickly after the induction it happened.

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Vince must have known he was not well otherwise I couldn't see how he was inducted into the HOF.

 

He looked shaky in the ring as well on Monday.   Just shocked how quickly after the induction it happened.

 

I remember this guy from when I was younger...watched some of the recent videos and he looked very winded and sweating profusely. Stumbling around, catching his breath. Only 54 he looked like a guy in the late stages of heart failure

 

It's really astonishing how many wrestlers die. The profession itself is likely about as brutal (or more) than the NFL. Also factor in cocaine, painkillers, other drugs, alcohol, constant beatings, damage to the brain, liver, lungs, spleen, bone deterioration. If you've made it to 54 as a wrestler, that's almost like 70 in non wrestler years. Hulk Hogan still being around at 60. That's practically elderly

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I remember this guy from when I was younger...watched some of the recent videos and he looked very winded and sweating profusely. Stumbling around, catching his breath. Only 54 he looked like a guy in the late stages of heart failure

 

It's really astonishing how many wrestlers die. The profession itself is likely about as brutal (or more) than the NFL. Also factor in cocaine, painkillers, other drugs, alcohol, constant beatings, damage to the brain, liver, lungs, spleen, bone deterioration. If you've made it to 54 as a wrestler, that's almost like 70 in non wrestler years. Hulk Hogan still being around at 60. That's practically elderly

 

there really is no more job more physically and mentally demanding on a human being on the planet... 200-300 nights a year, no off-season, excessive travel, never at home....and there in lies the TRUE addiction for a wrestler...it's not the drugs, the partying.....its being in that ring and that spotlight.....and much to Warrior's credit he was a rare one (like Savage) who knew his time was gone and he went...and stayed away.....its frightening how close to his induction and moments of making peace with the WWE that he moved on....this is the most shocking wrestling death to me since Eddie Guerrero....I'm still stunned by this today.....

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It's sad. All of the things he said at the HOF and on Raw about making your mark and the Warrior running long after he's gone take on such a different meaning now that he's gone so soon after saying them.

 

I wonder if he knew he was near the end and that's why he buried the hatchet with Vince and the WWE last year. (I'm sure no one knew he was THAT close to the end, of course)

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It's sad. All of the things he said at the HOF and on Raw about making your mark and the Warrior running long after he's gone take on such a different meaning now that he's gone so soon after saying them.

 

I wonder if he knew he was near the end and that's why he buried the hatchet with Vince and the WWE last year. (I'm sure no one knew he was THAT close to the end, of course)

according to jake the snake, they had a feud going too and they buried the hatchet as well

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In the end, Warrior realized when faced with his own mortality, that he was an A$$hole, who took the fans, his co-workers and business partners for granted while his inflated ego made him lose touch with reality.

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I was at the Hall of Fame, WrestleMania and the Raw the night after. Quite the emontional roller coaster of a week for me. Seeing Jake the Snake(my all time favorite wrestler) get inducted into the HOF and with Undertaker having his streak beaten(which I'm surprised nobody mentioned here) and probably his retirement as well. Then seeing Warrior less then 24hrs before he died. And Marty maybe retiring/last game as a Devil as well.

Just a crazy week. And Manta no matter whatever happened with the Warrior and his fans and the WWE is I am most saddended for his 2 young girls, you could see how happy they were to walk out with their dad at the hall of fame ceremony. Just a sad story for them.

Tonights Raw is going to be dedicated to Warrior. Should be interesting.

And a btw congrats to Daniel Bryan, I couldn't be more happy for him. I started watching him wrestle in ROH at Inman sports and the manhatten center. So cool to see his success with 75,000+ cheering his name. He deserves all the success he gets.

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Vince will do anything to bring attention to his show.   He fired Helliweg several times because he would never show up to events and frankly disliked his fans and was disliked by most of the other wrestlers.   I know Hogan, Andre and several others were resentful that they had to prop him up and sell him to the crowd. 

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People change....ESPECIALLY after having children, this is fact.....I saw a man grateful to have his family with him and to be able to bury almost every hatchet he had in his life.....and then his life ended 24 hours later....I just keep thinking of those two kids and how terrible this must be to them....the rest is kinda irrelevant to me (they looked about the same ages as two of my nieces so it hits home easier), Warrior's death and the timing is scary familiar to Eddie Guerrero's ....and say what you want about people being mad he took his spot, there's PLENTY of modern-day wrestlers who were influenced by him and do things today that he was the first to do, and that's what matters here... he wasn't the first to hold up for his spot....or his payday....he CERTAINLY wasn't the last....did he get along with everyone backsatage?? No that was Kevin Nash's job :P

 

Was he a unique one of a kind guy in an era FILLED with guys of similar looks and physiques?? totally

 

In the end that's what matters....

 

Also... Honestly when it came to Taker NONE of us were watching the match....we were watching Brock Lesnar shoot prarie dogs on you tube assuming it was a given taker was gonna win....when the 3rd F-5 hit and the 3-count rang....it was 15 minutes of stunned disbelief in the room and i can barely remember the Divas match next...except for feeling TERRIBLE for them having to follow it.....that dumb, worthless Hogan sketch should have been next after the streak ending....but God forbid Terry EgoMania have to follow THAT.....

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To see Evolution reunited like that was fvcking sick.  I hope WWE doesn't fvck up this Shield vs Evolution program.

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To see Evolution reunited like that was fvcking sick.  I hope WWE doesn't fvck up this Shield vs Evolution program.

 

Did not see it, but it sounds like a great rivalry and storyline.

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The rumor is it will be HHH and Roman Reigns at Summer Slam....that's a good sign that things will be going the right way with that

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Apparently spike TV isn't going to renew TNA so it's going to be interesting to see what happens. If they don't get a TV deal somewhere this might be the end of the company.

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Apparently spike TV isn't going to renew TNA so it's going to be interesting to see what happens. If they don't get a TV deal somewhere this might be the end of the company.

 

Too bad for them because it's starting to get good. They are the highest rated program on Spike.

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Too bad for them because it's starting to get good. They are the highest rated program on Spike.

I agree, other the Dixie Carter and ECW reunion stuff I've actually enjoyed TNA lately.

Spike did announce that TNA will be on till the end of the year now but nobody knows what's happening after that. I don't see how they can survive if they don't get renewed or at least get picked up by another channel that is actually decent.

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I would think SOMEONE out there would want 1.2 ish million viewers a week on their network....the move to Wednesdays was good too.....I'm holding out hope that they can survive....and resign Bully Ray....he's the heart of this company right now.....

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