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#101 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.86
    Originally posted by KJames199
    There were 27 announced guys, then Christian was pulled. That leaves four spots, but there were five unannounced participants: Antonio Cesaro, Xavier Woods, Yoshi Tatsu, David Otunga, and Tyson Kidd. That makes 31, but was Justin Gabriel in the match? I went over the list of announced guys and Gabriel was on it, but I never saw him in the match. If he wasn't there, that's 30.


He was, in fact, I think he took the best elimination bump of the match over the top and to the floor.



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#102 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00
    Originally posted by KJames199
    There were 27 announced guys, then Christian was pulled. That leaves four spots, but there were five unannounced participants: Antonio Cesaro, Xavier Woods, Yoshi Tatsu, David Otunga, and Tyson Kidd. That makes 31, but was Justin Gabriel in the match? I went over the list of announced guys and Gabriel was on it, but I never saw him in the match. If he wasn't there, that's 30.


That's bizarre O_o I know SOMEONE in WWE can count to 30, LOL (if only because that's the number on the PPV). Makes me wonder why they wouldn't drop one of the unannounced spots instead of just shoving 31 in there and hoping nobody actually counts.
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#103 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39

    Makes me wonder why they wouldn't drop one of the unannounced spots instead of just shoving 31 in there and hoping nobody actually counts.


Getting Yoshi Tatsu a payday > having exactly 30 people



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#104 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.68
    Originally posted by Blind_Guardian
    I know SOMEONE in WWE can count to 30, LOL (if only because that's the number on the PPV).


Well, it's not Sheamus. When he kept teeing off with the forearms on Fandango well after the 10 count, I thought for sure he was going for 30. Then he stopped at 26 or 27.
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#105 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
I really hope Yoshi, Xavier or someone just ran out there and competed in the match without being booked, just to say they appeared at a Wrestlemania.



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#106 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.09
I'm pretty sure the story they mostly failed to tell (but tried again tonight with Hogan) was that it ended up thirty men PLUS Cesaro in the ARMBAR. I guess Cesaro decided he had something to prove after the preshow and by golly, he went out and stole that victory from The Big Show! Or something.



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#107 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.31
The main positive to take from Lesnar ending the streak, is that Cena didn't, I'd take a part-timer (a legitimate one, mind you) like Brock beating the streak over Cena's goofy ass ending it any day of the week. Cena/Undertaker would have been awesome (hell, I badly wanted that match) but the streak ending would have felt a hundred times worse if Cena ended it. You'd have the commentators trying to sell Cena as a face after the fact. Cena would most likely not turn heel, therefore he'd get no real useful momentum from it. I mean Jeez could you imagine it? He'd be helping Taker up, walking him out, shaking his hand, saluting.

Fuck that.


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#108 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.03
Cena would've refused to beat Undertaker. He knows that's not something you want.

Was Kofi trying to land on his feet on the steps? Madness.

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#109 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.31
I suppose, in a sense, with the streak gone, Rock/Taker, Sting Taker & Cena/Taker are a lot more unpredictable. And none of them need to happen at Mania now.

I guess the rumors of Sting Taker at SummerSlam make more sense now.
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#110 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
    Originally posted by steven87gill
    I suppose, in a sense, with the streak gone, Rock/Taker, Sting Taker & Cena/Taker are a lot more unpredictable. And none of them need to happen at Mania now.


The entire reason the streak was broken is because 'Taker realized he can't go anymore. I'm pretty sure he's hung up his boots.
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#111 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.84
    Originally posted by CRZ
    I'm pretty sure the story they mostly failed to tell (but tried again tonight with Hogan) was that it ended up thirty men PLUS Cesaro in the ARMBAR. I guess Cesaro decided he had something to prove after the preshow and by golly, he went out and stole that victory from The Big Show! Or something.


I think someone in the Raw thread suggested the possibility that this was the hook that got Cesaro to sign with Heyman -- he promised him a spot in the ARMBAR and so he jumped. Would be nice to hear reasoning, though.
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#112 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
    Originally posted by InVerse
      Originally posted by steven87gill
      I suppose, in a sense, with the streak gone, Rock/Taker, Sting Taker & Cena/Taker are a lot more unpredictable. And none of them need to happen at Mania now.


    The entire reason the streak was broken is because 'Taker realized he can't go anymore. I'm pretty sure he's hung up his boots.


It may be true that he can't go any more*, but Undertaker apparently wanted to lose to Brock when they first teased this match back in 2011 with Undertaker at the UFC event and all. That was a different stage in Brock's life too and it's always possible Undertaker might have just retired after that match instead of now. Pretty happy he didn't.

Aesthetically, it's best if this is the last we see of Undertaker in the ring and he's limited to a Hall of Fame appearance and incredibly rare cameos, but they're going to let Undertaker decide on his own for that, just like they probably let Undertaker decide if/when he wanted to lose this streak. They did the retirement farewell at WM without saying retirement because no definite decisions have been made. I'd bet we don't know for sure until January.

* - though it's less certain if we can tell that from Sunday night. I don't remember if the current screen grab is from the end of the match, but apparently Undertaker suffered his serious concussion rather early in the match. Brock was telling Undertaker what he was supposed to do at points during the match. Brock's an athletic freak, but he's never seemed like a HBK when it comes to putting together (and keeping together) matches, which might start to explain what happened there. It still possible that Undertaker came in as physically done, or is even now physically done after what happened in that match, but he was also mentally gone for most of it.

(edited by thecubsfan on 8.4.14 1537)


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#113 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.43
My wife told me some time ago that she would attend one WrestleMania with me in our lifetime, so choose carefully. She keeps up with current happenings through me, but she's not really a big fan. I originally wanted to do WM31 with her, since it would involve an I-80 cross-country road trip (a bucket list item for both of us), but, knock on wood, we have real-life plans that we hope to have enacted between now and then.

In the back of my head, I knew that if we did WM30, then not only would she have a good time, but that she would also become a fan. Check and check.

We were seated in the second row of the second level, directly behind a group of six guys in matching white "Hot Rod" t-shirts and a Seattle Seahawks 12th man flag draped over the balcony (pretty easy to spot...directly across and to the right of the hard camera).

-Guys, the WrestleMania marquee was HUGE. You have no idea.

-WM20 had the video floor at the entranceway, WM30 had a video ramp. Just calling that out because I think video floors are really neat.

-From I where I was sitting, you could not hear Austin's or Rock's music over the pop of the crowd.

-Really sorry if someone already mentioned this, but it can't be mentioned enough. Daniel Bryan kicked out of the Pedigree. Not in a WM19 sort of way, where Bryan was left laying for 30 seconds before being covered, but in kick-wham-pedigree-cover-kick out sort of way. Unbelievable.

-Given all of the onscreen cameos, I'm honestly shocked we didn't see HBK.

-Cesaro eliminating Big Show in the ARMBAR was the loudest I've ever cheered at a wrestling event. One of my favorite moments ever. And my wife really loved it as well.

-Towards the end of Taker-Lesnar, I had a bowl of some sort of jambalaya pasta on my lap. I thought to myself, you know, wouldn't it be something if Lesnar won and I wouldn't be able to react with this bowl of tasty food on my lap. And of course, Lesnar laughed at my predicament and pinned Taker. I had no choice to be frozen in my seat, with my jaw on the floor.

My wife's reaction on Taker losing: she laughed. She wasn't making fun of it. It simply was a matter of "This is the one and only live wrestling event I will ever attend (me: yeah right), and I got to see the streak broken. That's ridiculous."

Total chaos live, as others have said. Did not hear a bell. Looked like the ref was calling off the three count even after the house lights came on. Reaction was unreal. I can't believe I got to witness this.

-The Divas match immediately following was booed right out of the gate. The worst death spot imaginable. BUT, we did pop for AJ winning. Her winning did a lot to bring the crowd back.

-It was just simply amazing to be part of Daniel Bryan's celebration live.

    Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
    One simple switch that would have helped Cena/Wyatt a lot: since Cena didn't have a special entrance at all, he should have come out first so he could be in the ring already, making weird faces during the whole entrance and making Wyatt sitting in chair and staring at the ring make a hell of a lot more sense. I gather logistically the dancer and band would have made that slightly tougher, but it couldn't have been that hard to do in order to get Cena out there to sell his fear of Bray Wyatt/John Cena's True Evil Face earlier.

My initial response to this was going to be yes, I agree with you 100%, but it really took a long time to setup Bray's entrance. But then I thought, hell, have Cena come out first, then play the Eminem video package. That would've given them enough time. So, yes, I agree with you 100%.



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#114 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.03
    Originally posted by Mr Shh



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    knock on wood, we have real-life plans that we hope to have enacted between now and then.


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#115 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.61
Man, I had such a GREAT time going to WM30... I really want to go to WM31 at Santa Clara, CA. We sat in the lower levels because tickemaster deemed it the best available...ugh. People had to walk down our stairway/aisle to get to the floor seats so it was hard to see the ring or take pictures. Luckily there were monitors everywhere. We had seen Stone Cold and Lita at Delta's baggage claim on Thursday so I knew Stone Cold would be apart of WM somehow. The Rock tweeted that he was in NOLA.

NOLA was awesome, you run into wrestlers everywhere. We were having a drink at Big Easy Daiquiri and R-Truth came to grab a bite to eat. He was super cool. Saw Norman Smiley on Bourbon street and Carlito on Canal Street. When we walked back from WM, we noticed the Roosevelt was blocked off and out of the cars came Lillian Garcia and the other car had Mike Chioda. Someone said they ran into Bray Wyatt by the Roosevelt.

I was able to get Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose's authographs through 2 sessions of Axxess but when I got up to Seth Rollins, he was replaced to The Great Khali. I hate you, Great Khali. I wanted Cesaro's autograph, too, but by the time I got up there he was replaced by Christian which wasn't a bad trade off. When we went to the WM Superstore, the line out the door at 11am were so long. We asked why, they said Christian was going to sign autographs and people have been waiting since 8am. Glad I was able to get Christian's autograph an easier way.
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#116 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.43
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    It has been a privilege.

Mr. Hartley, the pleasure is all on this side of the table, trust me. If you guys in Pittsburgh didn't do what you did, we wouldn't be making Titanic jokes today.



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#117 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
Today's WON has two important Undertaker things I'm having trouble processing. They're clear, but they're also very strange.

- Referee Chad Patton was not told Brock was winning. Dave doesn't make it clear if Patton was told Undertaker was winning or just not told a finish, but he didn't know Undertaker was losing to the third F5 until he just didn't kick out. There was no finish listed in the script (but that wasn't the only match with no listed finish and doesn't appear to be unusual.)

- Dave says it was Vince who made the call to have Undertaker lose, sometime in the first few days of April, Vince believing this would probably be Undertaker's final match and wanting to end it with a loss. Brock just happened to be the guy who was in the match this year. Undertaker had to agree to it, and he mentions his sources differ about how much Undertaker had to be convinced.

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#118 Posted on
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    - Referee Chad Patton was not told Brock was winning. Dave doesn't make it clear if Patton was told Undertaker was winning or just not told a finish, but he didn't know Undertaker was losing to the third F5 until he just didn't kick out. There was no finish listed in the script (but that wasn't the only match with no listed finish and doesn't appear to be unusual.)
    (edited by thecubsfan on 10.4.14 1843)


I guess it doesn't matter now, but I really don't understand this line of thinking for the most important finish in years.

Why would you not tell him the finish once he was out there?
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#119 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.03
Did I read it right, was the implication also that the announcers weren't clued in?

    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    - Dave says it was Vince who made the call to have Undertaker lose, sometime in the first few days of April, Vince believing this would probably be Undertaker's final match and wanting to end it with a loss. Brock just happened to be the guy who was in the match this year. Undertaker had to agree to it, and he mentions his sources differ about how much Undertaker had to be convinced.


I definitely err on the side of Dave, but for the record, Wade Keller's story was that Vince McMahon and Undertaker came to the decision together because Undertaker wasn't satisfied with how his body was holding up in preparation this year. Of course, "came to the decision together" doesn't suggest who said it first.

I was also kind of surprised the call was only made last week -- I thought the least illogical explanation for the entire build-up was that if Lesnar was going to win, McMahon wanted him to beat the true POWER OF THE Undertaker and not the declining, jeopardized one you'd portray him as in the reverse psychology if he was going to win. Dave believes it was just been that he wanted to protect Taker from having to take any punishment before he had to.
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