Will this year?s ?Mania be great or a disaster?
WrestleMania 32 is this Sunday, and I?m lucky enough to say that once again, I?ll be attending the event live. This will be my eighth WrestleMania (I was at 15, 20, 26, 28, 29, 30, and 31), and as much fun as the weekend always is, I almost didn?t go this year. Not only is my interest in WWE at a low thanks to the company?s booking decisions over the past year, but this WrestleMania is a particularly weak one from a main event standpoint.
Still, the magic of WrestleMania won out. Not only is it always fun to go to wrestling events with my brother, but being in a stadium filled with nearly 100,000 wrestling fans is an incredible experience no matter what?s going on in the ring. The introduction of some guaranteed-to-be-good midcard matches (the Intercontinental Title ladder match, Charlotte versus Sasha versus Becky, Styles versus Jericho) only sweetens the deal.
As I write this, WrestleMania is four days away. The final push has been made, and all of the TV has been taped. There?s nothing standing in the way of WrestleMania weekend besides a little bit of time.
With the grandest show of the year (and all its attendant events) drawing near, I thought I?d share some of the thoughts, anticipations, and concerns that are circling around in my head.