WrestleMania 32 heads into Arlington, Texas this Sunday, in what will be biggest WrestleMania of all-time. The WWE hopes to pack more than 100,000 people into the stadium for a show headlined by Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker. CM Punk probably won’t be watching.
Sunday’s show is unique in that it will likely break all previous WrestleMania live attendance and gate records, without the kind of marquee match-up that WrestleMania has traditionally enjoyed. There is no Hulk Hogan (thankfully) vs. Andre The Giant. No John Cena vs. The Rock. No Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels.
Thankfully, all those guys and many more have paved the way and helped build a brand that allows for a WrestleMania 32 to happen, where the brand is bigger than any of the individual stars. And for professional wrestling fans, the event will be a glorious combination of the Super Bowl, the Tonys and Lollapalooza (yes, I grew up in the 1990s). And it will be long. It’s a six-hour show, at last count.
Trying to predict the outcome of WrestleMania is futile. It’s like trying to pick a lock with your left hand and solve a Rubic’s Cube with your right. It’s just pointless because anything can happen at WrestleMania. For the MMA purist out there, here’s how to understand how cool the WWE is.
Imagine if at UFC 200 Nate Diaz is wiping the floor with Conor McGregor when Diaz accidentally delivers a spinning heel kick to referee Herb Dean, sending him crashing to the ground. UFC President Dana White, panicked enters the cage tells the timekeeper that the match will go on, and that he will replace Dean as referee. Nate’s brother, Nick, then jumps the cage and starts arguing with White, saying he can’t be the referee. He ….View full article