Boy oh boy that Taker/Roman match was a disaster, and not even Roman's fault for the most part. What they should have done, is made it a triple threat with Cena/Roman/Taker which could have protected Taker so he just had to do some spots and then have Roman go over big time...but yeag, Taker losing embarrassingly was a better option.
That Tombstone reversal attempt that failed not once but twice..jeepers. And not to mention that botched ending spear when he ran bounced off the ropes twice but had to quickly turn it into a punch cause Taker wasn't even looking in the right direction. Wowee. Oh and then theres that Last Ride that looked like he got Roman waist height...A horrible end to one of the best of all time. They should have just had Taker dominate and throw all his energy into tombstones right from the start, give all his energy for 5-10 minutes and then just have Roman rag doll him and spear him and gtf outta there. Cut 5-10 mins off at least. That match made me depressed and not cause it was the end of Taker.
Bray gets f*cked again but I said pre-mania it would happen so not surprised it got given the shitty 9 minute second rate championship blowoff treatment. Love to know any sane reasoning behind another Orton win here, Bray badly needed a win to cement himself and now he looks like a joke. All talk and beaten easily.
Miz/Cena again, I said pre-mania that Cena was winning cause f*ck you that's why. I actually fast-forwarded the match and it all went down as I thought, to even the Cena proposing part. Surely Cena could have done the job to someone on the way out..
Andre Battle Royal...yawn. Fast forward. Noticed Braun didn't win for whatever reason.
Ambrose/Corbin....yawn. Forgot about it until this thread.
I actually liked Triple H/Rollins, could have cut about 5 minutes off the middle tho... what I will say is Triple H gets an awesome intro every year and Rollins gets a stupid torch part. Fck. Stone Cold actually gave a good analysis of this match but he said that Rollins needs to stop doing athletic moves in matches like this where revenge should be on his mind. They need to showcase his hatred and him kicking ass not doing a nice flip (which has its place but not here). Anyway, good match, liked the pedigree reversals at the end and the right man won.
Goldberg/Brock match was perfect for those two. Some big moves, some spears, get outta there. Goldberg can't work long so cutting this match short and sharp was the right move.
Loved the tag match even if it was short at 11 mins. Hardyz got the biggest pop of the night. Really really hope they let Mat keep his delete gimmick. I think everyone did well in this one, all got their moves off and looked strong. Top stuff.
AJ/Shane. Good match, great start. Shane O surprised everyone with his wrestling and ground work and I'm happy they didn't have to resort to a huge spot from Shane. I feel this benefited Shane more than AJ so hopefully AJ goes up from here.
Owens/Jehrico was ok to good. Could have been a classic if they moved this to the Goldberg/Brock/Bray spot on the card and an extra 5 minutes.Had a tough spot to follow the AJ match but both worked hard and never disappoint.