8 things to look forward to at Wrestlemania this Sunday
It's gonna be a good one.
It's Wrestlemania season, and even though all WWE fans are counting down the days until Sunday night, some people might not be willing to commit to staying up until midnight just for a bit of wrestling.
Well, let me tell you, it's a lot more than that. If you're somewhat on the fence about whether or not you're going to watch Wrestlemania 34, this should push you over the edge. You better call work now, you might be a bit late on Monday.
There's a reason WWE refer to this event as "The grandest stage of them all" and it's a damn good reason too. Whether you have been following the storylines, or you were a fan 15 years ago, there is no doubt that you will enjoy the event as a spectacle alone. If the WWE know anything, it's how to put on a show, and this is nearly always their best show of the year.
Yep! A legitimate world-class fighter is performing in the WWE at Wrestlemania. Not only that, but she will be in the ring with old-school legends Triple H and Kurt Angle and face of the company Stephanie McMahon. This is her first actual match in the WWE, and nobody really knows what to expect, but that's the best part. She could be amazing, she could be terrible, she could forget where she is and put Triple H in a legitimate arm bar. Who knows!? All we know is that it's too damn exciting to miss.
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Will he show? Will he not? Recently on Monday Night Raw, John Cena has been calling out The Undertaker, but the deadman has not made an actual physical appearance. This has led fans to speculate as to whether or not the match will happen. I mean, it definitely will, but still, the fact that we haven't seen them together is pretty exciting.
Daniel Bryan's return
Just over two years ago, arguably the best wrestler in the world was sadly forced to retire following a series of concussions and head injuries. It was one of the saddest moments in recent WWE history, and it looked like we as fans had lost a legend in the making.
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But two weeks ago, Daniel Bryan was medically cleared to perform in a WWE ring, which was music to the ears of the WWE universe. He was immediately put into a match against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, and fans are absolutely buzzing to see the Yes man in the ring again.
Remember when you were a child and you would be making your list for Santa Claus, and at the end of it all you'd just throw down "and a surprise!" just because you could? Well, that's kind of how the WWE see Wrestlemania; they stack a card full of brilliant matches, but you can always count on one big surprise.
Last year it was The Hardy Boys' return, and it was probably the highlight of the night. Who knows what they have in store for this year?
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AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura
If you're an old school WWE fan, you may have never heard of either of these men. But you really should have. The two men came into the WWE less than four years ago, but they are already two of the most adored in the company.
There's a pretty good reason for this too: they're the best wrestlers in the world. The match that they have on Sunday night will definitely be the best of the night, from a technical wrestling point of view. It's the most likely to get the coveted "This is awesome" or "Holy shit" chants from the crowd.
Yes, that's right, women's matches. Not "divas". This will be one of the first 'Manias that will have women's matches that have actual storylines. Genuine storylines, that don't revolve around how crazy women are, or how much the women love men. They just made a normal storyline and used women instead of men. And it's brilliant.
The WWE still have a little bit of work to do, as they have resorted to just throwing a lot of women in a battle royale, but it can't be denied that they have come a long way from the bra and panty matches of old.
The Irish contingent
There's nothing better than seeing an Irish person succeed on the world stage, no matter what the field. We're spoiled for choice at Wrestlemania, with Finn Balor, Seamus and Becky Lynch all on the card.
Having three Irish people on the card is impressive as it is, but having two of them competing for a championship is even better. There's a strong possibility that the night will end with Balor as the Intercontinental Champion, Sheamus as one half of the Tag-Team champs, and Becky Lynch having just won the Women's Battle Royale.
And by the way, there are three Irish people on the card and not one British person. Not that we're keeping score or anything.