Title This: WWE WrestleMania 28 Reaction

Josh Isenberg

Team Johnny def. Team Teddy:

What I Liked:

Great athletic display from all of the guys involved. You have to give credit for Ziggler, Kofi, Truth, and Jack for carrying a lot of the action in the match. There was solid efforts from Drew and Miz as well. I wanted to see guys like Ryder get more time, but his spot in the match was just enough to get his pop. The nice spot where he, Kofi, and Truth sunset flipped to the outside made perfect sense to gain more attention to Miz. Also, I agree with giving Miz the pin here, gaining more attention to him and winning two straight Mania matches.

What I Disliked:

I do not like Eve in this match to give Johnny the win, unless she aligns herself with him. This would give him much more heat, given her looks. I still am not sold on Eve as a heel, because she needs a wardrobe change along with a new song. She is still too likable by the mass population.

Grade: B+

CM Punk def. Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Championship:

What I Liked:

I got exactly what I wanted. A technical bout with a lot of emphasis on professional wrestling and chemistry. The reversals between the two were fantastic, picked up the pace of the match. Punk and Jericho were able to get the crowd back into the action when Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho. A great focus on what both guys are known to be. If you were let down by this, it is because you put too much stock into them being Savage/Steamboat part 2. They cannot be somebody else, only themselves. They wanted it booked this way, and this was the only way to go about it. Also, jericho relied on his antics to garner crowd heat, which was hot throughout the whole night. Yes, they were more quiet, but I saw all of them focused and enjoying the beauty of old school. The ending shocked me…

What I Disliked:

The end did not make much sense for me. What has Jericho done since returning besides put every one else over? i really wanted him to win tonight because he NEEDED it. His return has been lackluster, and this would have made it full circle and less of a conundrum. Also, why was the match made DQ if they did not capitalize on it? What was the point then? There wasn't. A great match, but not fantastic.

Grade: B+

Brodus Clay danced with his Momma.

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