Passing Judgment: WrestleMania XXX was epic, BROTHER!

HulkamaniaWell let me tell you something BROTHER!  I am 35-years old, and I still watch wrestling.  I have watched wrestling since I was six years old and I still remember seeing the original WrestleMania back in 1985.  I am a life-long Hulkamaniac, so any time Hulk Hogan has come back it makes me feel like a kid again.  Needless to say, I was thrilled that Hogan came home to WWE earlier this year and would be a part of WrestleMania XXX.  Just hearing “Real American” and seeing him pose in the ring brings back such vivid memories that I can’t help but smile.

One quick item…I know the most shocking thing in WWE history might be the fact that The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania came to an end at the hands of Brock Lesnar.  Yes, it was astonishing and no one saw it coming.  But I am not going to touch on that.  Nor am I going to discuss Daniel Bryan’s incredible performance with a five star match against Triple H and then a tremendous victory to win the WWE World Heavyweight championship.  It was an historic moment and was well deserved for the best all-around performer in WWE today.

Hogan, Austin, RockRather, I just wanted to talk about how epic it was to have Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and The Rock in the ring together for the very first time.  Once it was confirmed that Austin and Rock would be at the event, I figured something like this could happen.  But it was surreal seeing it unfold because arguably the three most iconic and legendary superstars in WWE history were able to share a WrestleMania moment together.  Hogan paved the way for the industry today, Austin revived the company and energized a fan base like none other, and The Rock helped transform the WWE into a global entertainment conglomerate.

This moment was truly a representation of WWE’s greatest treasures coming together and honoring the next generation of stars waiting for their turn while also paying homage to those who laid the groundwork.  Hearing all of their catchphrases and sharing some Steve-weisers epitomizes what a WrestleMania moment truly is.  I felt like a 6-year old kid again watching Hulkamania run wild to the tune of “Real American.”  I also felt like a college kid again watching Stone Cold and The Rock interact like they did so many times during the Attitude Era.  That is what wrestling (or sports entertainment) is all about…eliciting emotions from those who watch it.  I was invested in these three characters for many years, and that investment culminated in a moment that will live in immortality.  And that’s the bottom line, because I said so BROTHER…if you smell what I am cooking.

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