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In two hours, I’ll update this post with a live report of Wrestlemania. I will be live from Reliant Stadium as long as I have cell phone access in the building.
Big D put up a preview of the big show yesterday.
I have a live report of the Hall of Fame ceremony from last night.
We also did an edition of FGB Radio which centered around the Hall of Fame from last night.
We’ll be back in a few hours.
This place is impressive and packed and we’re still technically early.
It looks like Miz and Morrison are in the dark match.
The HD screen is beautiful.
Miz and Morrison vs. The Colons
I’m already sad. Not only did this not get on TV, but Morrison had to lose to Primo’s back cracker. It picked up near the end, but I didn’t see the Bellas.
The opening to this show was one of the greatest video packages I’ve ever seen. It was based around the greatest Wrestlemania moments ever.
Nicole Scherzinger’s version of “America The Beautiful” wasn’t so beautiful. At least not compared to the renditions of the past.
The light show to start the show was awesome. If you ever go to a wrestling show, make sure it’s Wrestlemania. The presentation is impressive to say the least.
Money In The Bank V
Shelton just did a flip off one of the tall ladders that was death defying live.
With my buddy GG at Houston currently participating in Wrestlemania 25 weekend festivities (poor guy almost lost his tickets!), I, the Beautiful Big D, have decided to take the bull by the horns and organize your official ONE STOP SHOP, thorough Wrestlemania preview on FightGameBlog. Today we will look at all nine matches and we will predict the winners with our panel of esteemed wrestling minds.
The panel includes the following:
GG – Fight Game Blog Lead Editor
Big D – Fight Game Blog Columnist and host of Big D and the Superfriends
Alan4L – Fight Game Blog International Correspondent
Eddy Zucko – GG’s friend who is in Houston.
Officer Dave Hancock – Indiana Police Officer and long time fan
Jereme Warneck – Wrestling Observer Video Game/Boxing Correspondent / Editor of Number1Contender.net
Adam Bogan – Lead DVD Reviewer from Angry Marks
Martin Marvel – Promoter of Pro Wrestling Eklipse and Independent Pro Wrestler (Eklipsepro.com)
Special Note: The order of the matches were taken from Fox 8 Australia and is the rumored match order for Wrestlemania this year. While I find it odd that they cap off the show with a big triple main (they normally include a buffer match in between), I sort of agree with it!
And thus we begin.
Match #1: WWE Intercontinental Championship: John Bradshaw Layfield (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
There was a lot to like about the last Raw before Wrestlemania 25, but there was a lot that made you scratch your head too. Before I get to that, I’d like to get one major gripe out of the way. Can we please stop calling this the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania? Unless they’re celebrating the anniversary of Wrestlemania Zero, they’re wrong. Next year would actually be the 25th Anniversary of the first Wrestlemania.
Ok, I got that out of my system and now I can move on.
I have to say that if I was a fan that hadn’t just watched many weeks of television, the last angle to Raw was a lot of fun. But being that I’ve been watching Raw for many weeks leading up to Wrestlemania this weekend, I just can’t pretend that the angle closed off perfectly.
What was needed to really bring it home that Triple H wants to kick Randy Orton’s ass? For one, Triple H needed to talk. He needed to tell the fans that if Wrestlemania was his last night on earth, he would get revenge on Orton for what he did to Stephanie. But he’s such a terrible babyface, they instead made him nearly get revenge on the show before Wrestlemania. I almost wish that last week’s angle where Orton planted that gnarly kiss on a knocked out cold Stephanie was the last thing we see until the match. Really, Orton and HHH shouldn’t have even touched tonight.