JerichoNot going to lie.. overall, I was not impressed with tonight’s PPV.

Both Elimination Chamber matches delivered, and The Miz put on a good match against MVP. Everything in between was horrible. I’m going to get the complaining out of the way, as there was a lot of good stuff tonight that I’d like to talk about as well, so please bear with me..

After a solid finish with a believable tap out by Triple H to give Cena the title, Vince came out and gave the belt away to Batista. Yes, Batista. Why, dear God… why??? The world’s most uninteresting man now holds the WWE title. Lame.

After that, I think there was an Intercontinental Title match.. some Scottish guy and Kane. Borrrrring. We ended up watching the US Hockey Team take it to the Canadians in the meantime.

I wasn’t the only one who was bored with the whole thing.. JTG via twitter during the PPV: “PF CHANGS here I come!!!!!

The Divas match was a travesty. No title on the line, boring tag match. What’s the point? Are they trying to put us to sleep before the second Chamber match?

Then William Regal (still the 2008 King of the Ring, in case you forgot) and Edge come out to promote the Monday and Tuesday television shows. Really? I mean… really?! Come on, WWE – people paid good money to watch this, and this is what you deliver? Disgusting. Though.. it was fun to see Edge spear Regal.

Luckily for us, The Miz decided that he’d save the PPV – he and MVP put on a solid match. Yes, I said that The Miz saved the PPV’s momentum and got us ready for the last match. Hey, who’d have thought he’d have three belts, anyway? Anything is possible… I’m just waiting to see him with a fourth belt.

Finally, the last match came through and granted all of our greatest wishes. Jericho won the title, and the WrestleMania card… well, let’s put it in the words of Alter Bridge: “On this day, I see clearly…”

Here’s my updated WrestleMania XXVI card… I dare WWE to prove me wrong, because it is AWESOME:

Big Show / The Miz vs. The Hart Dynasty, WWE Tag Team Championship
Smackdown / Raw Divas Battle Royal, Women’s / Divas Championship Unification
Randy Orton vs. Legacy, Handicap match
Money in the Bank (Shelton Benjamin, John Morrison, R-Truth, Christian, Ezekiel Jackson, Jack Swagger, MVP, Kofi Kingston)
Cena vs. Batista vs. Triple H, WWE Championship
Edge vs. Jericho, World Heavyweight Championship
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, Rematch from WMXXV

I’m so excited for WrestleMania!

Joshua Schlag

For most of the last 30+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years.

Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us.

It's still real to me, dammit!