OSR: WWE WrestleMania 28 (2012)

WrestleMania 28

Once in a Lifetime was the Tagline going into this WrestleMania, and I can honestly say that my memory of the event is very vague. For the first time ever, WrestleMania invades Miami in the Sun Life Stadium with just three championship matches but bursting at the seems with talent. I really do not know what to expect from this event, this will definitely be an interesting experience going 19 years down the line from the last OSR I carried out. So, ready or not, Once in a Lifetime here we come with the latest…

Old School Review: WrestleMania XXVIII

World Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) (w/ AJ Lee) vs. Sheamus

Both men make their way to the ring,and I cannot fathom why this match is on first because it diminishes the credibility of the championship in my honest opinion. Now, this match on paper looks quite promising but unfortunately it delivers nothing. One must think Daniel Bryan had annoyed someone considering he was defeated in under 20 seconds. Squash matches are 0kay, but only in the right setting…the opening match at WrestleMania XXVIII is not the time or place for that. Yeah, it gave us shock value but little else. It damaged the credibility of Daniel Bryan considerably, and this match shouldn’t have happened unless they were going to be given a decent opportunity.

Winner: Sheamus, to capture the World Heavyweight Championship

Match Rating: 0.5 out of 5.0 Stars

Kane vs. Randy Orton

Both men make their way to the ring, but I cannot recall as to why this match is happening. The feud only really intensified in the aftermath of this match, but to their credit they were able to have a half decent match. Randy happily throws himself around the ring for Kane’s moves which do wonders for the character of Kane, whilst at the same time Kane has no issue selling the moves of Orton. Ultimately, you would think that Randy is the locked in favorite to win this match so it comes as a compete surprise when Kane picks up a worthy win following a massive chokeslam from the top rope.

Winner: Kane

Match Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

WWE Intercontinental Championship: Cody Rhodes (c) vs. The Big Show

This is a match which going in I have serious reservations about, because it is not one that you would logically put together. Cody does his best to bring the best out of Show, even though that is exceptionally difficult. This match is about what you would really expect sadly, there is nothing really about it which makes it stand out but it is slightly better than the average Big Show match. In all honesty, Cody got an exceptionally raw deal here, he deserved a lot better and in all honesty creatively it would have made more sense for him to walk out as the champion, but hey, we have to put up with Big Show as the yawn-IC champion.

Winner: The Big Show, to capture the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Match Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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