Re: WrestleMania 29 was a solid PPV
No, it was pretty weak.
The Shield/Orton, Show, Sheamus: Decent match but nothing about it screamed Wrestlemania and even though I hated the booking at first, I got over it because they saved Orton's heel turn for a big moment instead.
Jericho/Fandango & tag title match: Complete blurs that I have forgotten about completely by now
Del Rio/Swagger: Really? This match for the World Title? No wonder it was worth less than trash after having headlined WM numerous times. And the match itself was nothing special and crowd cared more about Ziggler.
Punk/Taker: MOTN and the only thing really good coming out of this show.
HHH/Lesnar: Should've never happened to begin with and it remains their worst match together from the trilogy. Just dull with a dead crowd and Lesnar shouldn't have taken another loss.
Cena/Rock: Extremely predictable and no longer the spectacle it was the first time around. At WM28, I was genuinely excited and counting days until the match. This time they just put the title into it which made it even more obvious Cena would win and only saving grace would've been a heel turn. But not even that, we got a boring, long match with a bunch of finisher exchanges and a dead crowd with a forced ending that was received with a chorus of boos.
A complete waste of a Mania with the star power it had and I can only hope they actually move forward this year instead of giving us more rematches. And when I say rematch, I mean recent ones so stuff like Orton/Batista and Taker/Brock don't count should they happen.