SPANISH HARLEM – While I’m not the biggest wrestling mark, I do invest quite a good time watching and reading about the WWE. Over the weekend one of the biggest events in sports and entertainment took place. WrestleMania 36 was to go on for two nights. Due to the coronavirus, wrestling has marched on giving people their weekly scheduled programming and with all the major sports on lockdown until further notice, the WWE has pumped out some great stuff.
I must say that I enjoyed the two-night event and though the missing crowd was a problem in the beginning, it didn’t affect me for much of the night. WrestleMania’s are known for special moments and there were two that really stood out to me.
THE UNDERTAKER vs. AJ STYLES (BONEYARD MATCH)
The Undertaker has been a main stay in WrestleMania and that wasn’t going to change this year. As expected, the Dead Man would make an appearance and his feud with AJ Styles was a great move because Styles is one of the best wrestlers and workers in the sport. Taker is older and slower and just doesn’t match up well with most of the talent on the roster but that would be different with AJ. While it was more of a choreographed tango than a wrestling match, it was awesome to watch because it took place outside, in what looked to be a graveyard. The way it was shot made Taker look like a great once again, without putting the pressure on Styles to carry the fight. It was the right move and though it was different than what you come to expect from WrestleMania, it was a special moment in wrestling.
JOHN CENA vs. THE FIEND (FIREFLY FUNHOUSE MATCH)
John Cena is pretty much mainstream now that he is acting and about to be in the new Fast and Furious movie. That makes his appearance at WrestleMania a must-see. Vince McMahon is known for brining back his biggest stars for such an event and while many fans didn’t expect it be a long match, no one could have expected what was to come. The match was weird and funny, making light of Cena’s career in wrestling. It had elements of horror and makeshift comedy that lead to Bray Wyatt -aka The Fiend – winning. Though some fans expected more work done in the ring, it turned out to be very unique and fun to match. It was definitely the match that had me and my brother questioning the most; we both expected more fighting, but collectively decided it was great as is.
That’s it for me. Leave your thoughts below and come back to our version of the Dead Man, Replacement Matt – Trevor Herrick.