Bomb dropped, game changed, Twitter goes nuts, and CM Punk is somewhere in Chicago crying in his Blackhawks jersey.
Undertaker vs Shane McMahon is going to main event Wrestlemania. Meh, I don’t have a problem with it.
â€” Nemesis (@The_Nemesis__) March 22, 2016
â€” Karen Catizone (@Mugsysam) March 22, 2016
Shane McMahon vs. Undertaker is the Mania main event you get when 50 people are out injured and The Rock has movie commitments. #RAW
â€” Bill Pratt (@blpratt1982) March 22, 2016
Interesting how Chris Jericho repeatedly called Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker the main event.
â€” The VOTV Podcast (@TheVOTVPodcast) March 22, 2016
â€” WrestleNewz.com (@wrestlenewz) March 22, 2016
Let me start off by saying, NOTHING has been confirmed yet from what I can tell, and really, I am only going by the rambling of Chris Jericho. Plus, Y2J couldâ€™ve meant main event in the fact that this HIAC match is really one of Wrestlemania 32â€™s main draws; and might not close the slow. Still, Iâ€™m torn by the idea either way.
On the one hand, how could a HIAC match not close Wrestlemania? Itâ€™s HIAC, and itâ€™s The Phenom. Weâ€™re talking about The Undertaker, hands down, one of the biggest draws in WM history taking on the prodigal son, Shane McMahon. How long have many WWE fans patiently waited, prayed, and begged for Shane-O-Mac to return to the WWE, and in the ring? And really, one Twitter commenter (above) did put it best, what else is the WWE suppose to come up with, as half the roster is slowly (but surely) hitting the injury list?
Then there is the other side of me. Iâ€™m an old-fashioned gal who generally likes to see the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match close a show â€¦ any show, which includes pay-per-views (PPV) and of course, the biggest show of the year. And as much as I love the Taker, and love the fact that Shane has returned, is it fair to have give this prestigious closing WM match to a man who has been away from the company for about six years?
More importantly, to be quite frank, I also feel like the story around Taker and Shane is utterly confusing and the roll out to this entire program has been poorly executed (which is an article in itself). Does it deserve to close the show? Hate to tap into some ageism here, but should two men who are 50 (or nearing their 50s) really be handed this opportunity?
Still, what other options does the WWE have? The Rock canâ€™t and wonâ€™t wrestle. The other matches that are lining up within the card will entertain, but are not close to being Wrestlemania-main event worthy. Well, there is Roman versus HHH, the obvious choice. However, if the outcome is what we all think it is, and the crowd is still undecided about they feel (as whole) when it comes to Reigns, does the WWE risk closing with their championship match, and having the WWE Universe worldwide listen to the top baby face get booed from the live crowd at their largest PPV of the year?
Perhaps at the end of the day, Taker and Shane closing WM 32 might be what is best for business right now. The match itself is sure to be epic, and with just under two weeks before the big event, whoâ€™s to say some gaps wonâ€™t be filled for storyline purposes during next weekâ€™s RAW, or perhaps within the match itself.
WNZ fans, what do you think? Should the HIAC Taker/Shane bout close the show at WM 32? What are the chances it will? Leave your comments below!