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Three Problems with WrestleMania 28: Fan’s Take
While the feelings towards WrestleMania 28 have been mixed, some of the matches delivered on their promise to be great. The WWE Championship match between CM Punk and Chris Jericho was a great "wrestling" match, while John Cena vs. The Rock delivered in the suspense category and The Undertaker vs. Triple H was a 10-out-of10 ranked match. That being said, the other five matches left plenty to the imagination. Aside from terrible matches, what were my biggest problems with WrestleMania 28?
Sheamus' 18-second World Heavyweight Title Victory
I knew going in that the match was going to be the opener of the event and I figure that they would get 10-12 minutes. With eight matches planned, that would have been an acceptable time frame. Instead, the bell sounded, Daniel Bryan went to kiss AJ and turned around in the Brogue Kick. Not only did Bryan lose the World Heavyweight Title, he lost it in one of the worst ways in the history of the sport. Considering how talented Bryan is, it is an embarrassment to him to drop the title in this fashion.
Maria Menounos Pins Divas Champion
It is bad enough that World Wrestling Entertainment brought an actress/television personality to wrestle at WrestleMania in two straight years, but to have Menounos pin the Divas Champion, Beth Phoenix is ridiculous. Phoenix has been booked to be the dominant women's wrestler in the promotion, yet she gets pinned by a television star. Will someone from WWE please watch how Impact Wrestling books their women's division?
The Rock Beating John Cena
I know that a lot of people think that Rock should have gotten the win, but I think those people are crazy. He has barely wrestled in the past seven years and somehow beats the face of the promotion, cleanly? In what world does that make any sense? Cena had looked great in the lead-up to the match and deserved to get the win. Instead, Rock seems to be the new Hulk Hogan who doesn't do what is best for business. It is just what we need, another superstar who doesn't protect the future of the sport that they "love."
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Hobson Lopes has been a fan of professional wrestling since watching SummerSlam 1992 with his father and can be followed on Twitter @HobsonLopes.
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