WrestleMania is easily the biggest day in the WWE's calendar and this year's edition proved no different as over 100,000 people crammed into a packed out AT&T Stadium to watch the WWE's best.
In the big matches on the card, Shane McMahon took on The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell for the rights to control Monday Night RAW, Brock Lesnar faced off against Dean Ambrose in a street fight that promised much but delivered little, and Roman Reigns took on Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
There is a correlation in these matches, they all included at least one part-time WWE star who isn't on TV week in, week out. This fact has angered WWE legend Bret Hart, who took aim at the WrestleMania card in a recent interview.
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Hart was very critical of all those top spots going to part-timers, saying that it's not cool that guys who bust their gut all year round get overlooked.
"This year, there's something very wrong about all the part-timers like Undertaker [and] Brock Lesnar getting the main event spots and Shane McMahon's working in a cage," Hart said in an interview with Notts TV News. "He's not even a wrestler wrestling The Undertaker and qualifying as a wrestler, I don't know how the promoter's kid gets that kind of qualification to main event with The Undertaker."
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"Vince McMahon's son got the main event spot, Triple H got the 1,000th time world champion spot. He's making the top money. Brock Lesnar is making top money. They're working twice a year, three times a year, five times a year."
Hart then went on to talk about wrestlers like Kevin Owens, Cody Rhodes, and Natalya who deserve much better than what they have received in recent times. Yes, Owens may be a bad example, but the point stands that he could be a main event star if the WWE actually cared about devoting the time to making him a star.
Yes, Owens may be a bad example, but the point stands that he could be a main event star if the WWE actually cared about devoting the time to making him a new face, well heel, of the promotion.
"You look at Cody Rhodes and Kevin Owens and Natalya, people who are slogging it out day in, day out, week in, week out, in every part of the world, traveling every day, and they're all in the opening matches, the pre-card," he explained.
There's something wrong with the logic of that. It bothers me. It offends me a lot.