maniaWhen you’ve only got an hour to write a blog and you’re drawing a blank you turn to what you know and what you’ve been thinking about for the past 48 hours. In my case, that’s wrestling. More specifically, WrestleMania.

As someone who frequents /r/squaredcircle on Reddit and reads my fair share of dirtsheets and episode recaps I think I can consider myself a pretty big “fan” of wrestling and by extension, the WWE. One only need to look at how often we have wrestlers over on Go Plug Yourself to know that.

That being said, the overall reaction in the “smark” (smart-mark, someone who’s into the product but knows far too much about the inner workings) crowd to the 32nd annual WrestleMania was pretty mixed to negative.

I mulled it over for a long time, and I think that WrestleMania in terms of being a collection of wrestling matches was pretty good. On an individual basis, there were no particularly dull matches to be had. But I was still wondering why I felt so unfulfilled.

I decided that it was because stories didn’t come together and nothing even really moved forward. It’s kind of weird because wrestling runs every week, 365 days a year. Every Monday has Raw, every Wednesday has a Smackdown and there are 12 pay per views a year. But if WWE has a “season finale” it’s WrestleMania.

That’s the part where I think it missed out this year. Maybe it’s the writer in me, but I kept thinking about how, without completely overhauling the outcomes, it could’ve been better. So, this is extremely self-indulgent, but here are my minor revisions that would have left me much more excited for what happened.

In the interest of keeping this short (something WWE gives zero fucks about) I’m not counting the pre-show. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…