Originally Posted by GoldSpirit
You say its mediocre, and that people only call it the best card of the year because of "name value", because its "the grandest stage of them all". I'm sure casual fans will buy it to mainly see legends such as The Rock, SSCA, Trish Stratus, and others. But for people who watch it for the wrestling(like myself), you would see that the card/future card is going to have many great matches. I can name some right now, off the bat, and tell you why they are worth watching.
1) The Miz vs. John Cena for the WWE title: You said that besides an appearance by The Rock, what else is good about this match? It sounds to me that you would watch this match for The Rock hitting a Rock Bottom on both men, rather than a 20 minute match for the WWE championship. What happened to watching it for the wrestling? Now Cena isn't the best wrestler out there, and neither is The Miz, but you can be sure that this will be a better match than anything with Eve in it.
2) Undertaker vs. HHH: Who are you to say when someone should retire from doing what he loves? I know many of us get that feeling that Triple H burys everyone upon his return, but hes a big name in the business, and can continue to draw big crowds, and main event PPVs. This will probably be the match of the night, and perhaps of the year, in the WWE. Taker has gotten older, slower, and people say that his injuries have caught up with him, but if you've been watching Wrestlemania the past few years, you'l know damn well that everytime Takers in a match at Mania, he brings his A game, and puts on the best damn match that you will see.
3) Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio: I don't know why you find ADR boring, maybe because you just do? Hes been shoved down our throats for a reason: hes the future mexican star of Smackdown. Hes damn good on the mic, has a fucking amazing entrance, and puts on the most entertaining matches on Smackdown. If you don't watch Smackdown, I suggest you start now, or at least go on Youtube and see what this guy has to offer. As for Edge, hes been limited by the PG rating, and can no longer do the edgy(no pun intended) stuff that he used to do. But hes still got it, for a veteran. You also said that there will obviously be a Spear involved. Why shouldn't there be? Everyone has their own finishers, and Edges' just happens to be a Spear. This will be right up there with the other top matches of the night.
4) C.M. Punk vs. Randy Orton: This IMO, may very well be the best match of Mania this year. Punks matches are usually gold, and Orton can draw out the match longer, since he can take a beatdown, and then comeback with his signature moves.
5) Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes: I think that you completely missed the point of this match here. Whether or not Cody will beat Rey, this feud, and match has a goal-to put over Cody Rhodes, and have him make his transition into the main event. The kids got talent, no one can deny that. Hes not yet ready to compete for the world title, but a feud with a maineventer like Rey could set the groundwork for him doing that. As for Rey, yeah the kiddies like him, so what? Hes what, 38? And still puts on awesome matches. He doesn't botch his moves, and can hit them as well as he did all those years ago. This match is going to have several spots, and will be one hell of an exciting bout.
6) Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus: If you've watched Daniel Bryan, you'd know why they have, in the past, called him the best wrestler in the world. Last year, he put on better matches than the entire roster, including the veterans. Not bad for a "newbie" huh? He stole the spotlight at virtually every PPV, and has brought prestige to the US title, by holding it for a damn long time, and actually defending it regularly. Sheamus' matches are always fun to watch, for me. He knows how to put on a good match, and draw people in to watch it. This match can be good, if not better than Edge vs ADR.
In closing, there are several matches that I believe, are worth paying for. Sure its quite costly in the States, but if you are very passionate about something, like you said you were, than I think $50 is worth it, for the wrestling PPV of the year, and I think I've told you why.