WrestleMania Week Review
The biggest week in the WWE's year has once again come and gone with another WrestleMania week in the rear view we now can look back at this last week. The reason I waited to do this is because over the last few years two more days have been added to WrestleMania Week and those two days are both the Raw and Smackdown following WrestleMania. Now I know there have been a number of great moments this past weekend, but I am going to handle this the same way to another post series by picking one good, bad, and average moment from this past weekend.
I will start this by picking the one bad moment from this past week which includes Friday's Hall of Fame induction ceremony all the way up to last night's edition of Smackdown Live. If I am being honest it is tough for me not to pick a moment or two from the Hall of Fame this past Friday, but instead I am going with some Main Roster Debuts. Though Tye Dillinger, and The Revival debuted on Smackdown and Raw respectively, but one debut will stick out. Yesterday on Smackdown the fans in Orlando were treated with the debut of Japanese Wrestling Legend Shinsuke Nakamura. One of the most anticipated debuts of anyone to walk through the door of NXT it is crazy to think that a legend like Nakamura has become a WWE Roster member. His debut is also the stuff that legends are made of because it is anything but your typical debut and if you don't believe me take a look. Nakamura will become a major part of the WWE roster for years to come it's just a matter of time.
With this being as tough a choice as the previous selection, but I will be going back and choosing the Hall of Fame. This year's Hall of Fame class in my opinion was one of if not the most deserving Hall of Fame class in the history of the company. With names like Rick Rude, Rock n Roll Express, Kurt Angle, and others finally getting their deserving spot in the hallowed halls. The reason this class was so good is because it adds credibility to Hall as many people have disregarded the Hall of Fame for not including certain people before this year. For example, Kevin Nash went on record saying that the Hall of Fame wouldn't be credible without including Rick Rude in the Hall of Fame. Now it's worth looking forward to next year to see who will join the WWE Hall of Fame next year. This ceremony was a highlight of the top week for the WWE.
Now onto the most highly disputed part of this post and I say that because I don't think the Main Event WrestleMania was that bad and yes even though Roman won that doesn't matter and I am okay with it. However, with all the talk of a "New Era" coming popping up since last July I felt as though this WrestleMania should have helped propel the company forward with some new top talent to embrace and lead the company for the future. It is possible that they could just move forward with names like Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens, but with the Brand Split in full effect the WWE's needs depth to help prevent overexposure and running out of possible feuds in between "roster shake-ups." Even though I don't think the push of Baron Corbin is anywhere close to being over, but I do think that with the loss at Mania his push did take a step backward. Also I do believe that Mojo winning the Andre Battle Royal was a mistake as well due to the fact that he isn't ready for a singles push and needs to be kept relevant for when Zack Ryder returns, but his win will dilute the tournament after a strong boost in credibility the battle royal got from Corbin's push over the last year. With that being said it would be hard to believe how the idea of young talent not winning enough at the event wasn't the lowest point of this week.
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