Before WrestleMania gets stale, WWE should look to its past to infuse some excitement into The Showcase of the Immortals!
Are you ready for another bloated WrestleMania? Well you better be as WrestleMania 33 is less than two weeks away. Over the past few years, “The Showcase of the Immortals” has become the equivalent of that amazing new restaurant your friends hype up, only to be a lackluster experience after going yourself. No matter how much we - the WWE Universe - try to convince ourselves that this year will be different, chances are ‘Mania will leave many pissed off.
This may sound like a “back in my day” piece where I (a crotchety writer) point out flaws in wrestling today, only to look at the past with rose-colored glasses. You’re correct!
Looking beyond the bland card, head-scratching booking and embarrassing sex-tapes (a new ‘Mania tradition?), we journey to yesteryear to find elements, people and thingamajigs that were once components in the early success of WrestleMania.
These changes may not make all of the matches five-star quality or give us satisfying payoffs for every storyline, but they could make that almost six-hour runtime easier to digest!