As expected, WrestleMania 28 blew the previous year’s event completely away in terms of match quality, signal-to-noise, celebrity wrestler performances and any other metric you might care to apply. While it wasn’t a perfect show, and there were quite a few finishes that left me…puzzled, it was a stand-out pay-per-view that felt overwhelmingly huge and important. I watched the entire show amongst an awesome, rowdy crowd at Highland Park in NYC, so I didn’t tweet as much as I probably should have last night – besides I was trying to enjoy the show! So, instead, check out my assembled thoughts below, post late-night Mad Men catch-up and good night of sleep:
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Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on April 2, 2012
WrestleMania XXVIII has a really phenomenal card. Rock vs. Cena, Triple H vs. Undertaker, CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus – no matter what type of wrestling fan you are, the show has something to make you happy. But even outside all the great talent on display, what makes this event truly great is that outside the fact that Taker will almost certainly maintain his streak and Maria Menounos will be victorious, broken ribs or no, most of the matches on the card could go either way.
If you want to give your picks for the biggest wrestling event of the year, head over to GuySpeed now, where you can take part in the inauguralWrestleMania Poll-o-Mania event. You’ll get the chance to sound off on the winners, as well as answer some secondary questions, including how many times you think new WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons will say “DAMN!” throughout the night.
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on March 30, 2012
This past week I had the distinct pleasure to appear on the special WrestleMania edition of Pat Loika’s appropriately named Loikamania podcast, along with a distinguished panel of Marvel Comics employees and marks, including Associate Editor of Marvel.com Ben Morse, Sales and Communications Coordinator James Viscardi and of course, Executive Editorial Director of Marvel.com Ryan Penagos, better known on the internet as Twitter celebrity Agent M.
I had an absolute blast talking with all these guys. So much of my thinking and opining about wrestling is done through writing that it was a real treat to be involved in a discussion that didn’t involve sifting through “You suck!” comments or entering anything into a CMS. As a special bonus, I used to work with all those Marvel guys, so I think we quickly found a comfortable rhythm while going through the card for this weekend’s show. Some of the ideas expressed might be familiar to folks who already checked out my own WrestleMania XXVIII preview over at GuySpeed.com, but there should be plenty of new stuff in there to check out as well.
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on March 28, 2012
If you aren’t excited for WrestleMania XXVIII, you should probably quit calling yourself a wrestling fan. The event has something to please everyone, from casual observers (John Cena vs. the Rock), to lapsed Attitude Era fans (Triple H vs. the Undertaker), to technical wrestling geeks (CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho). If your girlfriend/wife/live-in-lover puts up with your wrestling habit so that she can have the television for celebrity gossip shows, there’s even something for her, as Extra‘s Maria Menounos will be competing in a Divas tag team match.
Over at GuySpeed.com, we’ve just posted a full, complete, detailed WrestleMania XXVIII preview. Whether you’ve been religiously watching every WWE show on the “Road to WrestleMania” or just need the basics to understand what’s what going into each match, this is the web feature for you, with individual commentary on each of this weekend’s eight matches, including four (!!!!) main events. First, make sure you’re all caught up with this week’s recap of the Raw go-home show, then check it out and tell us in the comments what you’re most looking forward to.
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on March 27, 2012
It’s the go-home show to WrestleMania XXVIII, and as you might expect, this week’s Monday Night Raw was entertaining, if a little forgettable. But, the show opened with a good match, finished casting the Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny match (only to raise another question mark later in the show) and the Funkasaurus made an appearance, so who could complain?
This also marks the second week that our Raw recap has lived at its new home of GuySpeed.com. So, change all those old UGO and Lords of Pain links, because if you’re looking for good ol’ Shitterson, GuySpeed is the place to find me. Best of all, no more Good, Bad and Ugly – Spring is upon us and we’re getting more positive with things. Check it out and leave a comment to tell us what you think. And when you’re done, make sure you also get ready for this weekend’s big show with our WrestleMania XXVIII preview.
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson on March 27, 2012