The Two matches I’m Genuinely Looking Forward To At Wrestlemania 35.
In just a few short weeks it will be Wrestlemania 35 — the largest sports entertainment event of the year! Wrestlemania can make or break a career. It can give a wrestler a career defining moment. It can make fans believe that yes, this is real, and we are 100% invested in these superstars.
But this year feels different. I don’t feel the excitement like I did last year. Maybe it’s still too early, but it the magic just doesn’t feel real. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some cards and storylines I’m totally invested in. It goes without saying that I am completely into the Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Ronda Rousey match. Flair and Lynch are amazing in ring performers, who arguably deliver some of the best promos in #WWE. Rousey isn’t bad either, and her heelish turn has been fun to watch.
Personally I want to see Lynch reign supreme, as the odds are frankly stacked against her. Creative really went all out with her road to #Wrestlemania, from suspending her, to reinstating her, to throwing Flair into the match. While it may leave fans with some kind of emotional whiplash, this is making Lynch a stronger character overall. Flair herself is even benefitting from this, by truly acting like a haughty Queen, one who came from greatness herself. She is eating the audiences boos up, and I love it. Rousey still looks a little uneasy in her own role, but I have faith in her too. These three women will absolutely dominate Wrestlemania.
The other (possible) match I’m ready for is Kofi Kingston against Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship. Now, right now things are looking bleak for Kingston. He’s been through the ringer in order to “prove” himself, including a gauntlet match on SmackDown this past week to win his spot against Bryan at Wrestlemania. Kingston stood proud — and kept picking himself back up — against superstars such as Samoa Joe and Randy Orton. In the end he came up short, being defeated by — surprise — Daniel Bryan.
We still have a little over two weeks to go, and anything is possible. Personally I think Kingston will have his Wrestlemania moment, and he will be the victor. But WWE likes to mess with fans (or, “The Authority” as they so promised us we were), and it also wouldn’t surprise me if someone else went against Daniel Bryan. Granted, we’d all be dissapointed, but that kind of comes with the territory sometimes. We can’t always get what we want.
In the end, I’m still going to watch all 7+ hours of Wrestlemania. It’ll be long and daunting, but hey — it’s only once a year!