Flair and Michaels has since come out and said that the Flair-HBK match as supposed to go on last but Flair thought that there should be an emphasis on titles since they are the most important thing in the business. The original plan was for Mania to end with a close up of Flair's robe and boots, signalling the end of the greatest career in wrestling history (I'm guessing GAME had something to do with this lan being concocted), but Ric would have nothing of it.
Gee, I wish SOME OTHER PERFORMERS were like that. Thankfully we get to see Mania end with Cena holding the WWE Championship above his head with that typical troll smile on his face this year, which is far above the alternative of Rock ending Mania on top for the THIRD FUCKING YEAR IN A ROW.
I can't believe I'm actually looking forward to Mania ending with CENA on top of the fucking world once again. This is what ROCK has driven me to... MADNESS.
EDIT : YESSSSSSSSSSS HBK-CENA FROM MANIA XXIII. When I get the COUNTDOWN cranking in a few days once I finish these last 4 Manias, it's going to be rather unorthodox to have HBK-Cena ranked where I probably will. I STILL HAVE HBK-TAKER from Manias XXV/XXVI left.
MY GAME PLAN ? TO BE.... THE MAN