Thanks to John Paduhovic of pwtorch.com for sending in this report:
-I graded the pay-per-view as disappointing in the poll. There were a lot of cheers after The Miz match, but nothing really during the match.
-I was happy The Shield won but I was looking forward to the Randy Orton heel turn, but it was good match. The Shield didn’t get a too loud of reaction but my section started a “Let’s go Ambrose” chant.
-Mark Henry got a decent pop for the surprise ending, but I don’t think anyone gained anything from the match.
-There isn’t much to mention about the short tag title match other than a few close near falls.
-The most disappointing match was with Fandango winning with the simple roll up. After the match, Chris Jericho played to the crowd by acting shocked after the loss.
-P Diddy got a decent pop but nothing too impressive.
-Jack Swagger driving the little cart whipping around the corners was funny. The stadium erupted with boos after the match because of no Dolph Ziggler and didn’t stop until almost the next match.
-The match of the night despite the poor storytelling in the build was Undertaker vs. C.M..
-Triple H and Brock Lesnar was not nearly as good as expected and personally I felt it had the wrong outcome. Hunter has nothing left to prove in the company and this was the perfect time to hang up the boots and work behind the scenes.
-I don’t know how it came through the television, but there were a lot of boos for The Rock as well as John Cena. It had a predictable outcome with the same ending as Rock and Hulk Hogan with each other hugging and raising each others hands in respect. I was highly disappointed in the show, but things might turn around at the hotel because my fiancée’s main guy won the WWE Championship.
Thanks to A.J. Maltese of prowrestling.net for sending in this report:
I arrived late due to my friend Danny Lamas’s job, though if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have went because we didn’t have tickets until late Saturday night and he was a big part of us getting them! Thank you Danny!!! We only missed The Miz beating Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title, which they showed in between a match we didn’t care about. On to Mania.
It was amazing. Our dream to go to Mania since we were young, as have both been WWF/WWE fans for about ten years now. Finally, at 17 we both experienced it. We got our tickets last minute late Saturday night and it was well worth it. The Jersey Crowd was amazing. It was cold when it got close to the Punk match. The Super Bowl is going to be freezing next year.
MetLife is only a ten-minute drive from where I live in Jersey so it wasn’t that far at all a lot of people from other states and countries. The undercard matches were okay but the three main events blew me away. I’m a big Lesnar fan. Seeing him, The Rock, and Chris Jericho for the first time was amazing (I saw Triple H, John Cena, and Undertaker many times before). Y2J got a massive pop, as did Taker.
This wasn’t preset on TV most likely The Rock was getting booed. Cena had a mixed reaction like always down here. Dolph Ziggler was amazing in his match and when Alberto Del Rio won the whole place was chanting “we want Ziggler.” When he didn’t come out, we all booed.
I loved it and hopefully they will come back to MetLife in a few years so I can go again. I will never forget last night. Also, seeing Diddy perform my favorite song of all time “Mo Money Mo Problems” was amazing as well. The event was sold out, as I didn’t see any empty seats.
PS. Not that many Giants jerseys around the arena. I was happy since I’m an Eagles fan.
Dolph ( After Delrio Won)
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