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WrestleMania 27 – Fans Get "Snookied"



Forget the feeling of WrestleMania 25 where you believed you witnessed the greatest match of all time between Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker. The feeling of nostalgia.

Forget the feeling of WrestleMania 26 where you felt the emotion of watching perhaps the greatest performer of all time Shawn Michaels in his final match against the Undertaker (again) which would become an all time classic. The feeling of emotion when Bret “Hitman” Hart returned to the ring.

No, instead WrestleMania 27 gave fans the feeling of being “Snookied”.And there is no pill to take that gets the $60 back fans wasted on this event. Easily one of the worst Mania’s of all time.

Not even the return of the Rock (who was horribly used) could save this Mania from being the abomination it really was.

Not only did fans get gyped out of any solid matches outside of Rhodes vs. Mysterio and the Old School match between Triple H & The Undertaker, they didn’t even get a chance to enjoy these matches.

Not only that but the booking of this event was piss poor. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus which was built up, advertised and marketed to fans every week didn’t even make it to the PPV. There are also a ton of new options to tune into content such as professional wrestling, and while the WWE Network provides a great option, Twitch streams and also helps connect people with content. Tune into Twitch channels featuring the best video games, sports, female streamers, esports teams and more!

The Opening Contest was the Heavyweight Title match between Edge & Alberto Del Rio. Epic Fail. This match was thrown to the wolves. The fans weren’t built up yet and this match didn’t have as much time as it deserved.

The 4 man tag match between “The Corre” and The Big Show, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston and Kane got a whopping 3 minutes. Yes, 3 minutes!

Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole had more time than it needed. By far!

But rest assured fans that the time taken away from the matches was put into backstage segments with Pee Wee Herman, Snoop Dogg and of course a match that put over Snooki.

After brilliantly building up an Old School Wrestling feel the past 2 Mania’s the WWE successfully flushed it ALL down the toilet.

This event was a slap in the face to the talent, the fans and WrestleMania itself. WWE owes it’s fans much better than that and they insulted many of them. All the energy that was put forth in breaking back talents like The Rock, Austin and HBK to infuse the older generation fans into this event was lost.


Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.