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Best and Worst of WrestleMania 34

Some images from WrestleMania will stay fresh in our mind
Some images from WrestleMania will stay fresh in our mind

78,133 members of the WWE Universe were live in attendance. Millions more were watching at home from around the world. This was one of the most stacked WrestleMania lineups in history. And overall, we must say that it was a thumbs up show.

There were some moments that we did not quite agree with, from a booking and performance perspective and we will list them for you in this article. As always, we invite you to leave a comment as well. Even if they differ from our opinion.

The length of the show was definitely a huge detriment to us waxing eloquent about it, in a completely positive manner. However, we do believe that WWE filled the seven hours with enough of a punch to leave us fairly entertained.

Presenting the best and worst of WrestleMania 34!


#1 Best: A massive face turn

Bray Wyatt has joined forces with Woken Matt Hardy
Bray Wyatt has joined forces with Woken Matt Hardy

We have been staunch advocates of the Ultimate Deletion and just how good it was, as an angle. We're glad to report that it seems to have paid off brilliantly with regard to Bray Wyatt's current character. The last we saw of him, he had been submerged in the Lake of Reincarnation. He's emerged from the waters 'woken'.

Wyatt will now align himself with Matt Hardy going forward, from the looks of it. This was a much-needed development for Wyatt, who had floundered in the mid-card. Maybe they can even get a tag team title shot against Braun Strowman and Nicholas.

Congratulations are in order for Matt Hardy, on winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. We can safely say that he needed this big win too!

#1 Worst: Dream match sadly disappoints

Styles and Nakamura did not tear it up, as expected
Styles and Nakamura did not tear it up, as expected

We think it's safe to say that the NJPW match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura was better than the WrestleMania 34 one. This match was a victim of its own hype. It was fine for what it was. In fact, the finish was actually not bad at all.

Coming out of this match, the most significant development was certainly Shinsuke Nakamura's unexpected heel turn. We wonder if this will mean a fresh new character for the King of Strong Style.

#2 Best: A stunning debut

Ronda Rousey had a great showing against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
Ronda Rousey had a great showing against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon

Unlike the AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura match, Ronda Rousey's debut had the faces and heels clearly demarcated. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon played their parts masterfully and the whole match built towards the hot tag. And when the hot tag happened, the place erupted. The psychology of this match was pretty strong.

This was not a technical masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. It was what sports entertainment should be- fun and memorable. Ronda Rousey was the central character and the others did their best to make her shine!

Dana White was in attendance as well, and he seemed thrilled with the proceedings. WWE may just have made a brand new fan!

#2 Worst: Not capitalizing on Rusev Day

Jinder Mahal's win seemed a little surprising to us!
Jinder Mahal's win seemed a little surprising to us!

Rusev was perhaps the most over superstar in the whole card. And when you have a card that is as star-studded as this one, that's quite a feat. Therefore, we were surprised when Jinder Mahal became the United States Champion. It seemed like Rusev's time.

Mahal can always drop the title in due time. However, we fear that it may be too little, too late for Rusev. Which is sad because he's an athlete who got himself over organically.

Let's just hope that it has not killed all of Rusev's momentum for good. It's hard to have a superstar get over in 2018, much less as over as Rusev!

#3 Best: The opening contest

The first match was perhaps the best of the lot!
The first match was perhaps the best of the lot!

Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, and The Miz got WrestleMania off to a great start. It wasn't Okada vs. Omega by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a well-worked match. This match resulted in Rollins becoming a Grand Slam Champion! The crowd was quite thrilled.

It's clear that Rollins will be a central player going forward. He's the best representative for the Intercontinental Championship because he's the workhorse of the company.

#3 Worst: Prematurely ending the streak

This didn't seem like the time or place for Asuka to take a pin!
This didn't seem like the time or place for Asuka to take a pin!

Charlotte Flair has the legacy and the lineage. She is a great promo and simply fantastic in the ring. Asuka is none of these things, really. All she had going for her was the streak, and now that it's gone, we're afraid that it may mean that she'll slip down the ranks!

Thankfully Flair and Asuka were great during the match. Hopefully, this performance will help salvage her reputation in the long haul.

#4 Best/worst: The Undertaker's cameo

The return was perfect, the match really wasn't!
The return was perfect, the match really wasn't!

Fans had salivated at the thought of a match between John Cena and The Undertaker for years. They finally saw it this year at WrestleMania. Of course, The Undertaker returned and that was awesome. The match, on the other hand, wasn't very good really.

There's so much more that can be said about the event, but these are the overall thoughts that we thought to bring to you. As always, we invite you to leave your thoughts in the comments.

As for The Goddess, she finally lost her title at WrestleMania. However, she will still rule our hearts, won't she?

All hail the Goddess of WWE!

And on that note, we end this article!
And on that note, we end this article!

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