With WrestleMania 34 a week away, fans are expecting the usual “crush Vince McMahon for his dumb booking and praise Triple H as the savior” narrative.
Well, not here.
Dare we say that this article will actually give Vincent Kennedy McMahon some props and take Triple H down a notch.
WrestleMania is always the grandest spectacle in sports entertainment but over the past 14-15 years, it has left fans with more disappointment that fulfillment. This year is the first time that we can honestly say that it’ll be different – okay, slightly different.
For the first time in recent memory, the smarks’ desires are taken into account by McMahon. Styles and Nakamura won’t close the show but isn’t it amazing that he didn’t strap Nak with a samurai gimmick and stuff him into the main card? How about letting the Usos change-up and go hood? How about clearing Daniel Bryan and booking him to face Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn?
We are going to touch on all of that and a few missteps in this article but honestly, if you’ve been an indie wrestling fan and someone told you in 2011 that Kevin Steen and El Generico would team up to face the American Dragon Bryan Danielson at a WrestleMania you would’ve slapped them and then gave them a Stone Cold Stunner.
Well, without further ado, here are the 5 things WWE got right and the 5 they got wrong when booking WrestleMania 34.
RIGHT: The Return of Daniel Bryan
How can someone call themselves a wrasssslin fan and not love that Daniel Bryan is clear to compete at Mania? Bryan could be wrestling a paper bag or worse, Ryback, and the pop would still be enormous. The fact that he’s wrestling two of the best in-ring workers in the company in Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn only makes his return that much sweeter. By the way, it doesn’t even matter who his partner is, but if Shane jumps off something again it’ll only improve the match.
WRONG: Braun Stroman not challenging Brock/Roman
Braun Stroman is a homegrown WWE athlete, he’s a legit 6’9″ inches, and has a monster personality to go along with his monster strength. He’s made of everything Vince McMahon dreams about. So why isn’t this man in the main event title picture at WrestleMania? We all know Roman Reigns has been on this 4-year plan and Vince saw his as the face of the company back in 2014, but the WWE prides itself in changing plans at the drop of a dime. Stroman has gotten more over as a babyface than Roman ever has and he seems like the man deserving of a Mania moment this year.
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