The Complete WWE Wrestlemania XXVII (2011) Review – Part IHello. I am Brightside and welcome to my first WWE review of WrestlemaniaXXVII.
Date: April 3, 2011
Place: Atlanta, Georgia
Best Match : Triple H vs. The Undertaker
Worst Match : Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler
Best Moment : John Cena gets rock bottom-ed by The Rock.
Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus
It was rather disappointing to see the United States Championship match (between The Irish, Great White Guy Sheamus and Daniel Bryan)was a pre-paperview match. The match should have been on the main show. It was a lumberjack match with the ring surrounded by others. The bell rang and no sooner than three minutes, the match turned into a pathetic brawl between all wrestlers. Teddy Long came on and announced that the match would now be a battle royal between all wrestlers including the lumberjacks. In a few minutes,the new United States champion was decided to be The Great Khali after he eliminated Sheamus as the last wrestler. The match was a pretty simple one.
Now, onto the main card matches....
The intro was taken over by the fireworks and a song by Keri Hilson (America the Beautiful). Then, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson entered the lively arena. He returned after an absence of seven years. He wasn’t participating on this one though. He took over as the host of the biggest show.The crowd was entertained by the most electrifying man in WWE history for sometime. The dome was filled with screams of over seventy thousand spectators (or people.)
Alberto Del Rio vs. Edge (World Championship Match)
Before proceeding with the review of this match, I want to ask anybody who is reading this review a question. Once a wrestler wins a Royal Rumble, isn’t he destined to battle the champion of his brand at Wrestlemania’s main event? Well, at least that’s what they said. But, in this case, the so called ‘main event championship match’ was the opening match. How un-cool!Anyways, the match started with Brodus Clay at Alberto Del Rio’s side and Christian at Edge’s side. Well, with that arm-lock of Alberto, he still couldn’t get Edge to submit and so Edge finished the match after pinning Del Rio. The winner of the match was obvious. Is there anybody who thought that Alberto Del Rio was winning? Personally, I wouldn’t call the match ‘great’ because that wouldn’t be exactly just. Come on! It’s the biggest show’s opener.It should have had something special. Probably, the post match event could be considered special, I guess. Alberto’s car was destroyed by Christian and Edge after the match and it was shipped to Charlotte for Smackdown.
Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio
The match was pretty decent and a good way to get Cody on the big screen. The feud was a good one too. Rey Mysterio got off Cody’s mask and wore it on. In vengeance, Cody took off Rey’s knee brace and smashed it on Rey’s head for the winning pin.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Now, it was filler time with a good comedy segment. I’m not gonna tell anything about the filler in this review so let’s proceed to the next match.
Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella & Kofi Kingston vs. the Corre - Ezekiel Jackson, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel
The match was pointless because we knew the obvious winners.The entrances were good and long while on the other hand, the match took lesser time. Each of the face guys (Big Show, Kane, and Santino Marella & Kofi Kingston) used their respective finishers on every member of the Corre and the match ended at a short period of 1 minute and 35 seconds after Show knocked out Slater with the K.O. punch. It was obvious that the winners would be the team holding both the tag team championship and the intercontinental championship.The match was a pathetic one. This match should have been a pre-PPV match and should have shifted schedule positions with the US Title match.
Winners: Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella & Kofi Kingston
Randy Orton vs. CM Punk
The match was averagely hyped and progressed decently. I was looking forward to this match because it was between two of my favorite pro wrestlers but it wasn’t great but good. Just like the World title match, it was good but not great enough to be a memorable Wrestlemania match. The pace of the match was slow. Randy injured his knee during a punt kick attempt at CM Punk just as he did on Monday Night Raw. CM Punk took advantage of his weakness and went for the fabulous GTS but Randy barely managed to kick out. Punk was going for the springboard forearm signature but Orton managed to get an RKO out of nowhere and pin Punk for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
WWE introduced the Hall of Fame class of 2011. The inductees were HBK Shawn Michaels, the legendary tag-team ‘The Road Warriors’ ( Hawk,Animal & Paul Ellering), Abdullah the Butcher, Sunny, Bob Armstrong, Drew Carrey & Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
Thank you for reading my review so far. I continued this long review on my next WWE post- The Complete WWE Wrestlemania XXVII (2011) Review –Part II