Jonathan Coachman reveals why Shane McMahon vs Undertaker should have closed WrestleMania

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It's been almost seven weeks since WrestleMania 32 took place, where Roman Reigns defeated Triple H in the main event of the show for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Before the bell had even rung, the match was already being criticized. During The Big Dog's entrance to the ring, he was booed heavily by a vast majority of the WWE Universe. So much so, the WWE muted some of the crowd mics.

There were some matches most fans were happy with. These were the Women's Championship match between Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch, the Intercontinental Championship match which Zack Ryder won, and the Hell in a Cell match between Shane McMahon and The Undertaker.


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Many members of the WWE Universe believe the Hell in a Cell clash should have been the main event of WrestleMania, and not the Reigns vs Triple H bout. Former WWE commentator and current ESPN interviewer Jonathan Coachman believes McMahon vs Undertaker should have been on last too, and for good reason.

During an interview on a recent episode of The Ross Report - according to Wrestling Inc - he said: "The one thing I would have changed, and [Ross] will remember this, when [The] Rock and [Hulk] Hogan finally met in Toronto [Canada], and that was the year they decided that the championship was going to mean everything.

"And so, Triple H and [Chris] Jericho went after that match. Such a mistake! That match was epic. It was 45 minutes of brilliance and the play-by-play was brilliant. And I thought, 'this is going to be Toronto all over again.' That's what it felt like to me. People want to see Shane jump off the cage or jump off the cell and then go through the table and have that look from Taker be [the last image before going] off the air."

Coachman is referring to WrestleMania 18 when Triple H vs Chris Jericho for the Undisputed WWF Championship was the main event ahead of The Rock facing off against Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Rock vs Hogan was dubbed Icon vs Icon in the build up, so you would have thought a match of that magnitude would be given the main event slot.

Both the title match and the Icon match at WrestleMania 18 were brilliant matches and were received well, unlike the main event at WrestleMania 32 which was not received well at all. It ended the show on a bitter note because of the forceful nature by the WWE to make the crowd accept Reigns as their champion.

Due to how The Big Dog was being received at the time, it might have been better for the company to finish WrestleMania with an image of The Deadman standing tall once more. 

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